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The Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V is a value-priced 5-string version of a Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass. This Deluxe Jazz Bass has the look and tone that everyone knows and loves, but adds hot-rodded ele... Read More

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The Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V is a value-priced 5-string version of a Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass. This Deluxe Jazz Bass has the look and tone that everyone knows and loves, but adds hot-rodded electronics, including active preamp circuitry, a pickup blend control, 3-band tone controls, and a slap switch. The Active V is perfect for either the burgeoning 5-string player or a low-cost 5-string second bass worthy of the working musician.

Features
  • Solid Body Electric Bass
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 20 medium jumbo frets
  • 34" scale
  • 2.008" nut width
  • Chrome hardware Five-string J Bass pickups
  • Pickup Blend control
  • Volume, Treble/Mid/Bass & Slap Switch controls
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SquierDeluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Bass!!

Awesome bass. Let me start out by saying that i've tryed and played anything from cheapies to pedullas. I bought this bass for my main 5 string bass because when i tried it...Read complete review

Awesome bass. Let me start out by saying that i've tryed and played anything from cheapies to pedullas. I bought this bass for my main 5 string bass because when i tried it out, i loved it. It looks like a bass that would cost at least 2 to 3 times the amount. I have big meat hooks and it is tough for me to play finger style on smaller basses.So i like the wide spacing at the bridge and at the nut. The ebonal frettboard is nice and tight. The pick ups sound amazing, the brightest i've heard. The active electronics and slap switch allow for such a wide tonal range. If set up properly you can get the action nice and low with the bass, very similar to the pedulla. It is very comforatble to play. Now the bad news. Watch out for the quality control. I recieved the bass and the stack was in the wrong control hole. And the 1st two pots, when you moved them they made a grinding noise over the amp.I unscrewed the back cover plate and readjusted the circuit board wich was jammed in there pushing against the pots causing the noise. I had to drill out the proper size hole for the stack in the proper position. Despite the normal lightness of basswood, The bass weighs alot, probably double what my schecter custom 5 weighs, and a good 2 lbs over my heavy swamp ash j-bass. Other than that, the bass Rocks. Just wish they made a frettless. An all around plus from me. Good luck.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Above Average. However.....

At this price point, this bass is a steal for a ""decent"" 5'er, but has some drawbacks. You say your budget is around...Read complete review

At this price point, this bass is a steal for a ""decent"" 5'er, but has some drawbacks. You say your budget is around three times what this one costs? Then the Ibanez BTB675 is ready to go out-of-the-box. If you can live with The Squier's limitations, or are willing to spend the money to hot-rod/mod it, it is a good starter kit. It is one of the very few five strings with 19mm string spacing, the reason for my purchase. The Ibanez BTB is one other. Now that is out of the way, the critique: Pros: Nice neck. Jury is out on the ""Ebonol"" fingerboard Adequate pickups Low Price Cons: Cheap hardware (tuners, bridge) Fret sprouts Floppy B-string. A 35"" scale STB will cure that. Advantage: Ibanez BTB. Gloss finish. I prefer satin Headstock is ugly, (IMO) Weight (10.5 lbs.) It's a Neck Diver, even with a 3"" wide suede strap and of course, the strings are junk I have only owned this bass for a little over a day and played it for a few hours. Too many cons for me. Back to GC it goes. Thank you Guitar Center for your return policy! On the bright side, I have decided to just convert one of my 4 strings to BEAD tuning so I'll have a bass that is comfortable for the times when a low-B is called for.. and skip owning a 5'er altogether. Now to find someone to sell those G-strings to.

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5.0

I want to buy this bass in black as well.....

By I

from Columbia SC

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Looks good
  • Solid Electronics
  • Wide spacing of the strings

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Church
    • Cover band
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    I gig every weekend with a corporate band. We average about 120 dates a year from this band alone. We play rock, country, jazz, pop, soul, blues, beach,RnB etc.......
    I would have to say this is the best bass you can find in this price range. I bought mine used, so it might have already been setup but it plays like a dream and it has a lot of low tone but it also has a bite that's clear and punchy, it doesn't crack like the Ibanez BTB 5string neck thru maple one piece I had. This has to be the best bass I've owned in yrs so far. And I would compare this EVEN to the custom Peavey Cirrus 6 string bubinga wood custom shop I used to own for about $2K. This bass sounds and plays better than some basses way more expensive than this...... word.,....

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    4.0

    i wish this bass came with a fretless version with ebonal

    By rick

    from Watson, La.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      for the price, these series of basses cant be beat

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      4.0

      Very nicely done

      By Senoia Dave

      from Senoia, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Inexpensive

      Cons

      • Slight Pickup Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Backup Instrument
      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      I purchased this bass during the Black Friday sales. The V Deluxe cost the same as the regular Jazz V. It has the Seymore Duncan pickups and the mid scoop switch, three band eq +and-, and the Ebonol fingerboard. I play in a classic rock band and am finding the odd occasion for the need of a fifth string. I needed a backup bass in case anything happens to my 1979 Ibanez MC924 Musician. I did not want to spend a fortune and so I thought I would give this a try. I like it even though I am not used to playing with five strings. The string spacing is nice and wide, which I like. I have to remind myself to unplug it at the end of the day so I don't run the battery down. If the pickup blend is centered there is no pickup noise, however if you roll towards the bridge or neck pickup you start to hear them buzz. Not a huge deal for me because I use this live and the buzz will get lost in the ambient room noise. This is a great deal "for the price". I don't know how I feel about the unfinished neck. I think it will be hard to keep clean. I wish the Ebonol was a satin finish instead of the high gloss. It sounds great through my GK MB410 with a little compression. This was a good purchase and with minimal tweaking, it set up nicely and sounds great.

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      3.0

      Above Average. However.....

      By GLENN

      from Arvada, CO

      Site Member

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      At this price point, this bass is a steal for a "decent" 5'er, but has some drawbacks. You say your budget is around three times what this one costs? Then the Ibanez BTB675 is ready to go out-of-the-box. If you can live with The Squier's limitations, or are willing to spend the money to hot-rod/mod it, it is a good starter kit. It is one of the very few five strings with 19mm string spacing, the reason for my purchase. The Ibanez BTB is one other. Now that is out of the way, the critique: Pros: Nice neck. Jury is out on the "Ebonol" fingerboard Adequate pickups Low Price Cons: Cheap hardware (tuners, bridge) Fret sprouts Floppy B-string. A 35" scale STB will cure that. Advantage: Ibanez BTB. Gloss finish. I prefer satin Headstock is ugly, (IMO) Weight (10.5 lbs.) It's a Neck Diver, even with a 3" wide suede strap and of course, the strings are junk I have only owned this bass for a little over a day and played it for a few hours. Too many cons for me. Back to GC it goes. Thank you Guitar Center for your return policy! On the bright side, I have decided to just convert one of my 4 strings to BEAD tuning so I'll have a bass that is comfortable for the times when a low-B is called for.. and skip owning a 5'er altogether. Now to find someone to sell those G-strings to.

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      3.0

      Above Average. However.....

      By GLENN

      from Arvada, CO

      Site Member

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      At this price point, this bass is a steal for a ""decent"" 5'er, but has some drawbacks. You say your budget is around three times what this one costs? Then the Ibanez BTB675 is ready to go out-of-the-box. If you can live with The Squier's limitations, or are willing to spend the money to hot-rod/mod it, it is a good starter kit. It is one of the very few five strings with 19mm string spacing, the reason for my purchase. The Ibanez BTB is one other. Now that is out of the way, the critique: Pros: Nice neck. Jury is out on the ""Ebonol"" fingerboard Adequate pickups Low Price Cons: Cheap hardware (tuners, bridge) Fret sprouts Floppy B-string. A 35"" scale STB will cure that. Advantage: Ibanez BTB. Gloss finish. I prefer satin Headstock is ugly, (IMO) Weight (10.5 lbs.) It's a Neck Diver, even with a 3"" wide suede strap and of course, the strings are junk I have only owned this bass for a little over a day and played it for a few hours. Too many cons for me. Back to GC it goes. Thank you Guitar Center for your return policy! On the bright side, I have decided to just convert one of my 4 strings to BEAD tuning so I'll have a bass that is comfortable for the times when a low-B is called for.. and skip owning a 5'er altogether. Now to find someone to sell those G-strings to.

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      4.0

      Real deal

      By David

      from Portland, OR

      Site Member

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      This is a big boy bass. No screwing around here. This thing is huge and beautiful. This is my 4th Fender bass. Great EQ/active electronics. Make no mistake, the fretboard is not Ebony but Ebanol. It looks like an abomination, like shiny black plastic. I was about to send it back. The side of the fretboard looks like flat black ebony. Not sure what idiot decided it would be a good idea to gloss it on top, but it plays great. I may have to figure some decent way to scuff it up so it doesn't look so horrible. The finish is amazing but looks nothing like the photo. The classic black/red/yellow sunburst, has no brown involved. I love a pretty guitar, but it's all about the play. This is one mean machine. This would get 6 of 5 stars but the fretboard just kills me. I may just never need another bass, but that probably won't happen. I like the regular spacing on the strings, but I probably wouldn't complain if they sliced an 1/8-3/16" inch off the width of the neck. Completely versatile. Love it.

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      4.0

      Real deal

      By David

      from Portland, OR

      Site Member

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      This is a big boy bass. No screwing around here. This thing is huge and beautiful. This is my 4th Fender bass. Great EQ/active electronics. Make no mistake, the fretboard is not Ebony but Ebanol. It looks like an abomination, like shiny black plastic. I was about to send it back. The side of the fretboard looks like flat black ebony. Not sure what idiot decided it would be a good idea to gloss it on top, but it plays great. I may have to figure some decent way to scuff it up so it doesn't look so horrible. The finish is amazing but looks nothing like the photo. The classic black/red/yellow sunburst, has no brown involved. I love a pretty guitar, but it's all about the play. This is one mean machine. This would get 6 of 5 stars but the fretboard just kills me. I may just never need another bass, but that probably won't happen. I like the regular spacing on the strings, but I probably wouldn't complain if they sliced an 1/8-3/16"" inch off the width of the neck. Completely versatile. Love it.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Bass

      By keddy emmanuel

      from Berrien Springs, Michigan

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      This bass served me well for about three years. Never had a complaint!

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      this is the one?

      By MARGARET PLUMMER

      from baltimore, md

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      After several brands, several 4, 5, and six strings this it it? The squier line frustrated me so much with. when I got a good one,the pickups were too noise when soloed. I gave up on squier. I was gonna wait for income tax time and drop a boatload of $$'s on an American jazz v or a G&L or a Musicman. So one day in the GC I gave this one more try, since all i was Looking for was a backup to my Schecter elite 4 string. I wanted an alternate tone to the Schecter and I knew the Squier deluxe jazz sounded different. For some reason these guitars (dlx jazz squiers) never sounded or played right in the store but after all the ibanezes and fenders and schecters, an olp, a cort, a G&L, I huess my ears had had enough. so I set out for one of these and wow! This bass sets in the mix better than the schecter. better than all the others. at rehearsal I played through my carvin bx500 into a home made 115 + tweeter. I used an old Crate 100 combo as my cab and its dusty old 15" speaker with a tweeter out of who knows what (its a practice rig) and it completely impressed me. The Schecter through this same set up had me wanting to bring in one of my main cabs because it sounded so blah through the practice rig. But the squier dlx jazz v was perfrct. Fingering and slapping, and its a joy to slap. Just as easy to slap as any Fender 4 string. Do like me and get one as a back up and you'll end up like me, giggin' it instead of the expensive bass. so what next squier, how bout a 5 string version of the 60's jazz vibe. My favorite squier, or a six string version of this bundle of 5 string joy. Ok that might hurt Fender sales but hey go for it Squier.By the way this bass has no spaces between the neck and heal like the MIM jazz v I had. to be fair i got the MIM used in 10/12.It was an 07. But this squier really plays and sounds better than the '07 MIM v. the squier does hum but not like a passive jazz bass. Happy hunting!

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      poor bass

      By Karl Kirn

      from saginaw, michigan

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      I purchased this bass about a year ago thinking it was a good buy but after I took it home I noticed it was hard to get a good tone out of it, it was also difficult to intonate the b string and it sounded muddy probably due to the basswood body, I did some research to discover it wasn't actually an ebony fretboard it was ebonol, a synthetic plastic designed to sound like ebony, continuing my research I discovered the fender pickups were very cheap for the pair from a licensed fender parts distributor, the only thing I liked about this bass was the electronic tone controls, similar wiring can be bought from the seymour duncan website, you would be better off checking the ESP website for a 5 string for less money AND better quality, every other guitar I own is fender or squier but this bass is my most regretted purchase as a musician, please look elsewhere

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