Fender MonoNeon Jazz Bass® V – Neon Yellow and Orange
From avant-garde to southern soul to funk and all notes in-between, MonoNeon’s astounding musical range, tone and taste are always on full display. He collaborated with Prince, recorded Making a Movie with Ne-Yo, and won a Grammy for Best Rap Album with Nas. MonoNeon’s massive YouTube channel showcases his mind-bending jams and masterpieces on his favorite Fender® Basses.
The MonoNeon Jazz Bass® V features an alder body finished in an eye-popping neon yellow urethane finish, complemented by a neon orange painted headstock and pickguard. The 22-fret one-piece roasted maple neck features a 10”-14” compound radius fingerboard and elegant white pearl block inlays. Custom-wound Fireball™ 5-string Bass Humbucking pickups deliver fat, punchy tone while the 18v active preamp with 3-band EQ provides flexible tone-shaping for any style of music. The Fender HiMass™ string-through/top-load bridge provides increased resonance and sustain, and the gold hardware adds to the distinctive look of this stunning bass. Also Included are a MonoNeon sticker pack and custom headstock sock. The MonoNeon Jazz Bass V makes a statement – equal parts swagger and serious business.
-Eye-Popping Neon Yellow and Orange Finish
-Custom Fireball™ 5-String Bass Humbucking Pickups
-22-Fret Roasted Maple Fingerboard with White Pearl Block Inlays
-18v Active Preamp with 3-Band Eq
-Gold Hardware and Fender HiMass™ Bass Bridge
*NEON YELLOW ALDER BODY AND ORANGE HEADSTOCK
A classic tonewood gets a taste of MonoNeon style with a bright neon yellow finish, plus a neon orange pickguard and headstock, and flashy gold hardware to complete the look.
*CUSTOM FIREBALL™ 5-STRING HUMBUCKING BASS PICKUPS
Custom-wound Fireball™ 5-String Humbucking Bass pickups are versatile enough to deliver classic bass tones in passive mode and fat, punchy tones in active mode.
*22-FRET ROASTED MAPLE FINGERBOARD
Designed for a comfortable feel that won’t fatigue your hands, the 22-fret roasted maple neck has a modern “C” shape with a 10”-14” compound-radius maple fingerboard.
NEON YELLOW AND ORANGE FINISH
Recreates MonoNeon’s brand colors in a sumptuous satin urethane finish.
CUSTOM FIREBALL™ 5-STRING BASS HUMBUCKING PICKUPS
Custom voiced to MonoNeon’s discerning taste, these custom Fireball™ 5-String Bass Humbucking pickups deliver the crisp highs, growling mids and focused lows for stage or studio.
22-FRET ROASTED MAPLE FINGERBOARD
Adorned with elegant white pearl block inlays, the stunning roasted maple neck delivers serious punch and sustain.
18V ACTIVE PREAMP WITH 3-BAND EQ
Designed for versatile tone, the 18v active preamp with 3-band EQ delivers sweet highs, focused mids and powerful bass.
GOLD HIMASS™ BRIDGE AND HARDWARE
Beautiful contemporary gold hardware makes a dramatic statement on stage or at home while the Fender HiMass bridge provides rock-solid sustain and intonation.
Body Finish:Gloss Polyester
Body Shape:Jazz Bass®
Neck Material:Roasted Maple
Neck Finish:Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Shape:Modern “C”
Scale Length:34″ (86.36 cm)
Fingerboard Material:Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Radius:10″ to 14″ Compound Radius (254 mm to 355.6 mm)
Number of Frets:22
Fret Size:Medium Jumbo
Nut Width:1.875″ (47.6 mm)
Position Inlays:Pearl Block
Truss Rod:Single Action, Head Adjust
Truss Rod Nut:3/16″ Hex Adjustment
Bridge Pickup:Custom Fireball™ 5-string Bass Humbucking
Middle Pickup:Custom Fireball™ 5-string Bass Humbucking
Controls:Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle
Special Electronics:3-Band EQ (Active Only)
Auxillary Switching:Active/Passive Toggle Switch
Bridge:5-Saddle HiMass™ (Toploaded)
Tuning Machines:Standard Open-Gear
Pickguard:3-Ply White, Painted in High Visibility Orange
Control Knobs:Black Plastic
Neck Plate:4-Bolt Vintage style with Custom MonoNeon Art
Strings:Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.125 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag:Included: Deluxe Gig Bag
Many artists are described as “prolific,” but MonoNeon (née Dwayne Thomas, Jr.) goes above and beyond the traditional sense of the word.
Since 2010, he has released 25 solo albums, in addition to maintaining wildly popular Instagram and YouTube channels and collaborating with the likes of Prince, Mac Miller, Nas and Ne-Yo.
From avant-garde to southern soul, funk and all notes in-between, MonoNeon’s astounding musical range, tone and taste are always on full display.
His interest in music began as a child growing up in Memphis. His father was and still is a sought-after bassist. His mother and grandmother always had music in the house or at church.
When it came to the bass, MonoNeon had a great tutor, as he and Dwayne Thomas, Sr., regularly jammed together. “We pretty much started out like each other. We had no formal training, just practicing, listening, emulating,” said dad. “Then later on, thinking I knew what I was doing, I started adding effects, things bassists weren’t doing at the time. You tell me to go right, I go left. That’s why I embrace what he does. It’s his style.”
That flair — bolstered by training at Berklee College of Music — also extends to the bright colors and intricate quilted fabrics that make up his eye-catching outfits. Inspired by experimental art movements such as Dadaism and surrealism, MonoNeon’s works are as impactful visually as they are musically.
“I try to connect music to visual arts,” he said. “Abstract expressionism stuff that I really try to convey when I play. I don’t know how to explain it. I just grab those things and apply them to music.”
ART AS A BASS
To celebrate MonoNeon’s career and singular style, Fender is releasing the MonoNeon Signature Jazz Bass V, a statement-making instrument equal parts swagger and serious business.
Finished in a bright neon-yellow complemented by a neon orange painted headstock and pickguard (plus a set of matching Stance socks), it is undeniably associated with MonoNeon. Custom-wound MonoNeon Jazz Bass pickups deliver fat-punchy tone, while an 18-volt active preamp with 3-band EQ offers flexible tone shaping.
All of these features come together in an ultimately expressive instrument ideal for creating a style all on your own.
“I’m really just doing me,” he said. “I don’t try to sway people to think this way about me or that way. However you want to feel is up to you.”