Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass V in Ultraburst with Rosewood Fingerboard
The Ultimate Production 5-string J-Bass
The American Ultra neckplate graces Fender’s top-of-the-line production instruments — their most advanced series of guitars and basses for discerning players who demand the ultimate in precision, performance, and tone. The Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass V delivers the same iconic vintage vibe and visuals as its ancestors. But play a few notes and you’ll quickly realize that this is a state-of-the-art, high-performance axe. The contoured offset alder body balances beautifully and always feels just right; while the fast, comfortable Modern D neck profile, compound-radius fingerboard, and tapered neck heel turbocharge your playing. Amazing-sounding Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Jazz Bass pickups and active 3-band electronics complete the setup.
State-of-the-art performance, vintage-inspired tone
Plug into your amp or interface and you’ll savor legendary, punchy Jazz Bass tone with the added range of a tight, responsive low B string that extends the versatility of this masterful instrument. You’ll get zero hum, thanks to a dynamic duo of Ultra Noiseless Vintage Jazz Bass single-coil pickups. The pickup arrangement gives you the low-end punch from the middle-position pickup, along with the aggressive growl from the bridge pickup. Mix up your signature blend, and you’re ready to roll. Whether it’s rock, funk, blues, country, or fusion; the Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass V has you covered.
Fender’s revolutionary Noiseless circuitry eliminates the signal noise and hum that are inherent in vintage single-coil pickup designs. You can plug the American Ultra Jazz Bass V into anything — from old-school tube combos to digital modeling software — and you’ll experience vintage-inspired tone with the level of performance you expect from cutting-edge modern electronics. The American Ultra Jazz Bass V is equipped with an 18-volt active preamp for optimized headroom and punch. The control layout includes a pickup pan pot; 3-band EQ that lets you quickly shape your tone for any genre, live gig, or studio session; a passive tone control, and a mini toggle switch to disengage the active electronics.
Classic design with high-performance features
The American Ultra Jazz Bass V’s performance-driven features extend to the neck in a big way. While its all-maple construction and eye-catching Fender headstock logo look standard enough, run up the fingerboard and you’ll know there’s a lot more going on. This instrument boasts an easy-playing 10"–14" compound-radius fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets that’s perfect for grooving down low and soloing up high; while rolled and bound fingerboard edges supply endless hours of playing comfort.
The famously fast, slender neck on the American Ultra Jazz Bass V sports Fender’s Modern D profile, which, along with its super-slick Ultra Satin finish, enables enhanced maneuverability. One of our favorite elements of the American Ultra Jazz Bass V here at Sweetwater is its tapered neck heel. Play it and you’ll understand — this perfectly sculpted heel gives you effortless access to the entire fingerboard, while the new 5-bolt neck plate provides an advanced neck join for optimized tone with prodigious sustain. The American Ultra Jazz Bass V is a player’s dream come true.
Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass V Features:
- Solid alder body; gloss finish
- Bolt-on maple neck, Modern D profile, Ultra; Satin finish with gloss headstock
- Bound rosewood fingerboard, compound 10"–14" radius, block inlays
- 34" scale length; 1.875" bone nut; 21 medium-jumbo frets
- Fender Light-Weight tapered Vintage Paddle tuners
- 2 Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Jazz Bass pickups with preamp
- Master Volume, Pickup Pan controls
- Bass, Mid, Treble, and Passive Tone controls
- Active/Passive Mini Toggle switch
- Vintage 4-saddle Vintage topload HiMass bridge
- Fender lightweight tapered Vintage Paddle tuners
- Single-action truss rod, neck heel access
- Quality crafted by Fender USA