Fender Jazz V

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Re: Fender Jazz V

Postby Sloom » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:34 am

Freddels wrote:I prefer to disappear into the background. That way people really do think it's the voice of god they are hearing. [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif] [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]


Have you started distributing Kool-Aid at your shows?... [smilie=fun_84.gif]
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Re: Fender Jazz V

Postby Freddels » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:37 am

Sloom wrote:
Freddels wrote:I prefer to disappear into the background. That way people really do think it's the voice of god they are hearing. [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif] [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]


Have you started distributing Kool-Aid at your shows?... [smilie=fun_84.gif]


Not yet but that's a good idea. lol
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Re: Fender Jazz V

Postby Sloom » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:17 am

Freddels wrote:
Sloom wrote:
Freddels wrote:I prefer to disappear into the background. That way people really do think it's the voice of god they are hearing. [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif] [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]


Have you started distributing Kool-Aid at your shows?... [smilie=fun_84.gif]


Not yet but that's a good idea. lol


Get red. Everybody drinks the red kind. [smilie=cool-smiley-031.gif]

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Re: Fender Jazz V

Postby noahvale » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:36 am

I had one of those. Good solid bass. http://noahvale.freeshell.org/j5.htm

I sold off the Fralins before I sold the bass. They really didn't make that much of a difference.
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Re: Fender Jazz V

Postby Sloom » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:47 am

noahvale wrote:I had one of those. Good solid bass. http://noahvale.freeshell.org/j5.htm

I sold off the Fralins before I sold the bass. They really didn't make that much of a difference.


Interesting, and nice to know!

I gigged the bass last night in a too-big, open room full of shiny surfaces that had lots of reverberations, etc., but still it sounded pretty good- fat and punchy- to my ears. At this point I don't really see a need to swap anything. I am going to probably move that upper strap-button after all though.

And I got the buz out! [smilie=icon_biggrin.gif] I'd shimmed the neck but the action got too high so I pulled it, and finally got the neck relief right. 'Tis nice now.
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Re: Fender Jazz V

Postby BigDaveOnBass » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:04 am

Of all the Jazz V'ers I've owned, two were black American Stds. and one is an American Dlx. My American Dlx. V'er is my numero uno bass. Been with it 12 years now and don't think I'll ever part with it.
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Re: Fender Jazz V

Postby Sloom » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:26 am

I'm noticing the sound after some more playing, and sometimes it 'hides' a bit compared to the Hamer and even the Squier P-Bass. Also the action is still high, I think I'm bringing it to someone to see if there's some wisdom I don't seem to have about it.

I tossed off the aluminum diamond-plate pickgurad, it's here in a drawer. Can't stand it-- too glitzy. There's a 3-ply white one on it now, much more Fender-y. All in all I'm back on the fence...
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Re: Fender Jazz V

Postby Rhian Batson » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:39 pm

I think a solid set up will do wonders for it. There is no bigger turn off for me than a bass that has a crappy set up. Maybe roll off the neck pickup just a bit to add a lil more mid? Perhaps some boomers as well? They have a real nice mid punch to em that cuts well in most any mix IMO. I wouldn't give up on the bass yet. If you're not into it, I have to say the new Squier active 5ver and the vintage 70's looking one are a great bass for low dough - I wouldn't hesitate rocking one at a gig anyhow. If it doesn't work out with this one, maybe sell it and check a Squier 5ver. Good luck [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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Re: Fender Jazz V

Postby Sloom » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:47 pm

Rhian Batson wrote:I think a solid set up will do wonders for it. There is no bigger turn off for me than a bass that has a crappy set up. Maybe roll off the neck pickup just a bit to add a lil more mid? Perhaps some boomers as well? They have a real nice mid punch to em that cuts well in most any mix IMO. I wouldn't give up on the bass yet. If you're not into it, I have to say the new Squier active 5ver and the vintage 70's looking one are a great bass for low dough - I wouldn't hesitate rocking one at a gig anyhow. If it doesn't work out with this one, maybe sell it and check a Squier 5ver. Good luck [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]


Agreed, a proper setup will bring in the final word. And strings- I don't like the step-wound things that are on there at all, I'm afraid! Next paycheck I'll bring it and some new steel to a friend of mine. [smilie=cool-smiley-031.gif]

And plus-one on the Squier, in my own experience: my P-Bass with the A-neck (procured from Ghiadub) is an ace axe- a hair-close second to the old Hamer Cruiser. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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