Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V

Packed to the gills with our latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass V is an active 5-string bass for the modern bassist who demands cutting-edge tone technology along with timeless style and fast, smooth playing feel. Its versatile sound easily matches any playing style—picked, plucked or slap-and-pop—while its standout looks remain authentically Fender, with a fresh twist.With the exclusive all-new fourth-generation Noiseless pickups we’ve achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion—vintage-style response with completely noise-free performance. These muscular pickups are fueled by a redesigned robust 18-volt preamp cranks up the power for even more signal quality for chest-thumping tone with more headroom and reduced noise. Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck with a 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard is ideal for all playing styles. A modern “C”-shape at the new genuine bone nut, the profile morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of comfortable support for fret hand antics. Posiflex™ graphite support rods run the length of the neck, adding stability to the neck while resisting temperature- and humidity-induced warping. The HiMass™ Vintage bridge increases note attack and resonance for thunderous basslines with colossal punch and boundless sustain while allowing either top-load or strings-thru-body stringing. In a vintage-inspired touch, the new truss rod adjustment wheel has been moved to the butt end of the neck for easier access, making neck relief adjustments a snap.This bass is packed with Fender’s immortal aesthetics—from the ergonomic contours to the black chrome headstock logo, large pearloid fret markers and new color this instrument will pin the audience’s ears back with it’s gigantic tone and slick style. The American Elite Jazz Bass V is a bold new bass for adventurous bassists who need a tonal multi-tool that refuses to compromise on any front. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with body-hugging contours to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument and TSA locks.

Double cutaway 5-string electric bass

Dual all-new fourth-generation Noiseless Jazz Bass single-coil pickups

Onboard active 18-volt preamp for more headroom with less noise

Compound profile neck; redesigned contoured neck heel

9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard

HiMass bridge; new genuine bone nut

Includes redesigned ABS Elite Molded Case with TSA locks

Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V

Tobacco Burst, Maple

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  • All-New American Elite Neck
  • All-New 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups
  • All-New American Elite Neck Heel
  • New 18V Preamp
  • New Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel


Model Name
Fender American Elite Jazz Bass® V Ash, Maple Fingerboard, Tobacco Sunburst
Model Number
American Elite
Tobacco Burst


Case/Gig Bag
Elite Molded Case


Body Finish
Gloss Polyurethane
Body Material
Body Shape
Jazz Bass®


Fingerboard Material
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Fret Size
Medium Jumbo
Neck Binding
Black or White
Neck Finish
Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Material
Neck Plate
5-Bolt Asymmetrical
Neck Shape
Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
Number of Frets
Nut Material
Nut Width
1.875" (47.6 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Blocks
Truss Rod
Truss Rod Nut
Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment


Bridge Pickup
New 4th Generation Noiseless
Pickup Configuration
Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle
Neck Pickup
New 4th Generation Noiseless
Special Electronics
18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ
Pickup Switching
2-Way Mini Toggle Switch for Active/Passive Mode. In Passive Mode, Only The Volume, Pan and Passive Tone Controls Function. In Active Mode, All Controls Function.


5-Saddle HiMass™ Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
Control Knobs
Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
Hardware Finish
3-Ply Mint Green
Tuning Machines
Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts


Fender® USA NPS, (Gauges .45 - .125)