Standard Jazz Bass incorporates many Fender's features such as the offset waist body and ultra slim fast-action neck. I got it for about 120$ . The upgraded Deluxe Active Jazz Bass was designed with the gigging bass player in mind. Having spent some time with this bass, it is easy to see, and hear, exactly why Geddy returned to using his Jazz basses - and considering that this is the cheaper model in the range, we wonder what the results would be if we lined up 10 examples of this Mexican model and compared them against each other. Updated with two bi-pole pickups and American Jazz Bass knobs. Id pick a MIM over squier anyday. Based on this specimen, this bass really can do it all. It was a good bass however. Maple (4) Pau Ferro (2) Rosewood (2) 47938 Nut Width Clear Facets. The bass that was sent for this review is the Fender Deluxe Active 4 String Jazz Bass. My first 5 string was a MIM fender V jazz in midnight wine. The string spacing and neck were comfortable enough. (47.62 mm) (3) 47988 Accessories Included Clear Facets. Right Handed (10) 45360 Fingerboard Material Clear Facets. and the pickups weren't the quietest in the world either. The neck was bowed (maybe an issue with just mine?) The B wasn't floppy but not exactly clear and precise, kind of in between. Fender, a household name among many bassists and guitarists, has just recently released the Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass, available in 4 or 5 string models. 1.875 in. Fretted (9) 47923 Number of Frets Clear Facets. Read Guest's review of the Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican), 5 of 23 Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican) reviews, & compare with other Bass Guitars at Review Centre “My Fender Jazz Bass Mexican guitar was a Saturday...” Written on: 20/11/2006 by vonbrown (1 review written) My Fender Jazz Bass Mexican guitar was a Saturday afternoon impulse buy, to indulge my mid-life crisis (well, it's cheaper than a Porsche). 20 (6) 21 (2) 1972 Left- or Right-Handed Clear Facets. Mexico (2) United States (7) 15873 Fretted or Fretless Clear Facets.