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Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar 3-Color Sunburst

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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

Available 09-18-2015 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Overview

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
  • Ebonol 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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4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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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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poor bass

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...Read complete review

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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5.0

Great Bass

By keddy emmanuel

from Berrien Springs, Michigan

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

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5.0

this is the one?

By MARGARET PLUMMER

from baltimore, md

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 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

poor bass

By Karl Kirn

from saginaw, michigan

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy this bass before it goes away

By Funktastic

from Beaumont TX

I've been playing metal and funk bass for 15 years. I would consider myself a pro musician. I always turned to Ibanez for my 5 string basses. I read about this Deluxe V in a Musicians Friend catalog and discovered that GC carries it for the same price. I played it and was blown away. I have the all mirrored black model. I traded my Ibanez SR505 and Ibanez SR300 doe this bass and I have been happy ever since. The string spacing is perfect, there is room to be articulate and fast. The sound ranges from warm to growling. The "slap mode" switch is perfect for me for instant mid-scoop. I lot of other basses have necks that crammed together especially towards the nut. This bass is comfortable, balanced, sounds great and easy to play. Even in drop "D" tuning in a standard tuned 5 string, I can do it all with ease. Therefore my Ibanez basses had to go. They being nice basses but that generic for the masses feeling kept bugging me. This particular bass is a bit on the heavy side so get a good strap but it stays in tune well, keeps it's intonation and everything is accessible to get to. I like my action low, this Deluxe gives and gives again. Being a 330 dollar Squire, you would a fool to pass this bass up if you want a 5 string. Active electronics, good controls, comfortable playing feel, good articulation between notes I can play in the style of Primus all day and switch to outright heavy metal without concern. Stop reading this review and buy the bass already. I don't like garbage basses, I've had enough of them in 17 years. This is truly a diamond in the rough.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW! a nail biter

By Darryl "BIG D" From New Orleans

from New Orleans, La.

Let me tell you. I entered the guitar center and started playing around with the basses hanging on the display wall. Wow! I began playing on this bass and I could not believe the feel, tone, balance and overall versatility. I purchased this bass the same day. I need to inform you guys that I have an unusual collection of basses. ESP, FENDER, K-SMITH,YAMAHA, AND MODULUS. I love this bass. I've not given it a break yet. The most amazing thing about this bass is that I've been playing bass for over 30 years and I do believe manufacturers make mistakes. This bass is worth it's weight in gold and the price is wrong. If you don't believe me, play one. I recommend that you buy one, before Squire learns about this little secret and decides to remove it from your fingertips or ask for more $$$ for it.

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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy it

By Kevin Moore

from Midland, OH

I've owned mine for about 2 years now, and I still love it. This thing will bring the low-end. I play contemperary christian music, and we play sometimes 2-3 times per week. I set aside my USA Fender bass and have made this my primary bass. People can't beleive how good it sounds. Depending on the venue, I have a couple of amps that I use, both are Gallien Krueger, and this bass sounds great through 10's or 15's. This bass is huge and heavy but well balaced. I highly recomend strap-locks. The ebanol fretboad is great. After all this bass is played, the pots are still smooth and no scratyness in them. The negatives are the tuners could be smoother, and the overall finish is not what you would get with a more expensive bass. It's OK, but after 2 years of heavy use, the finish on the body is getting a little scratchy. That's OK though, It's a bass, not a peice of furnature. This is one of the rare times when I fell like this bass is underpriced. I would pay more for it. If you are econsidering buying a 5 string, I say buy this one.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Me gusta

By Dodging Bullets

from Lincoln, Nebraska

I've used it for numerous shows and practice and it sounds amazing. The only downside is that it gets dirty and is noticeably dirty if you get in black so you'll need a guitar cleaning kit.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Any Sound Is At Ur Fingers

By Pato...(bassist; Sonz Of Zion)

from Caribbean

I bought this bass in the summer of 2008. I bought it online. I took a long time to make my choice and it was that final decision. This is the 1st I've owned but I've played for quite a while. The bass sounds wonderfull. After I bought it i went to guitarcenter(Boston&NewYork). And after playing all the big names from Warwick-Spector, the squier can be dialed in to both of their sounds. Save urself loads of money and buy this bass and an eq pedal. By doing this you can play any bass whilst on stage.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Do not miss it

By Bass player for the Lord

from Woodhaven, New York

This is an outstanding bass. I bought it in nov 2009. The first time I played it, I felt that I have played for years. It is very friendly instrument. The sound is also amazing for the price.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome for the $

By guitarman61

from Plymouth ,Ma.

You can't beat his bass for the money .I have wanted a 5 string for years . This bass kicks for the money. Sounds great through my recording equiptment. Sounds great live . So much tone , easy play. No fret buzz as others have said . I was very pleased .And I got it delivered. Very impressed .

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