Opinions on the Fender Jazz 5 MIM

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowendpurveyor, Oct 4, 2002.

  1. I'm thinking of getting a Fender Jazz 5 MIM as a backup. Has anyone got any opinions or experiences with this bass? How does the B string compare?
  2. Gander


    Jun 5, 2002
    Hi, Bought my bass on ebay. You can pick one up there with gig bag for around $300, including shipping and insurance. Mine had been left tuned in storage with a loose truss rod, so it took a while to work the neck back to nearly flat like I like it. For me the B string makes the bass. It will rattle the rafters. In my opinion, downsides for the bass are weight(pretty heavy), hum(a set of MIA hum cancelling pickups would fix this). The new ones come with hum cancelling pickups. I love this bass. I don't think you can go wrong buying a Fender Jazz 5.