F-Bass VF5-J 5-String Bass, Maple Fretboard, Ash Body, Brown Burst Matte
Innovation, ease of use, and versatility is the name of the game for today's top session players and bass enthusiasts, including for those of us here at the shop, and those are some of the qualities F-Bass has brought to the forefront with their VF series basses. Handmade in Canada, the build quality is absolutely out of this world. The meticulous attention to detail is immediately evident.
When people refer to a bass as being velvety smooth, we think they're probably imagining this gorgeous Brown Burst VF5-J in their minds. It feels like there's nothing you can't do on it. The playability of the maple fretboard on this one is just simply perfect. With your choice of either high or low action, notes will all ring true and clear all the same. It's kind of crazy how easy this bass is to play.
As for the electronics, this one is equipped with Aguilar J-style pickups. The preamp is F-Bass's own proprietary 3-band preamp that sounds phenomenal, and the boosts are centered around just the right frequencies! Whether you're going for an old-school vibe (the bass can also be played in passive mode), or you want something with a more modern edge to it, this one's got you fully covered.
For a truly boutique-feeling instrument that will serve you more than well both live and in the studio, this VF5-J checks every box. Every F-Bass that has come through our shop so far has been a total masterpiece!
The VF Series captures the vibe and tone of the vintage ‘60s and ‘70s industry staples. While we stay true to the originals, we’ve trickled in much of what we’ve learned in these past 50+ years. Being fans and collectors of vintage Fender instruments ourselves, we know the hunt for the perfect specimen can be endless, terribly costly, and at times downright frustrating. Our love of the originals is apparent in our design so vintage enthusiasts will feel right at home. Between the infusion of F Bass DNA, premium materials and components, and our build consistency, you’ll be hard pressed to find an original that plays and sounds better than an F—all at a fraction of the cost, with lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects and un-paralleled customer support. Not to mention plenty of finish and exotic wood options to truly make it your own. The quest for “The One” just got easier.
- Model: VF5-J
- Color: Brown Burst Matte, Black Grain
- Body: Ash
- Pickguard: Black
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Maple
- Neck: Maple, Satin
- Scale: 34"
- Nut Width: 1.75"
- Frets: 21
- Fretboard Radius: 9" - 14" Compound
- Headstock: Brown Burst
- Pickups: Aguilar J-HC
- Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Tone (p/p for active/passive), Bass Boost, Mid Boost, Treble Boost
- Preamp: F-Bass 9v 3-Band EQ
- Bridge: 19mm Bent Plate Bridge
- Tuners: F-Bass
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Case: F-Bass Heavy Duty Gig Bag
- Instrument Weight: 9.6 lbs
- Serial #: 880623
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for F-Bass. This VF5-J is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.