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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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
  • 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)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (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

 

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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(96 of 105 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass!!

By orange69judge

from westchester, NY

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

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.

(78 of 84 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Bassman4jc

from Ca.

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

I've had this bass for about two weeks and I love it!! I've been playing for about 30 years and have 9 other basses and this one rates right up there with the most expensive ones I own. The neck is fantastic and the action is great. the electronics are awsome and sounds wonderful on my recordings. don't let the squier name deter you, this is a very well built bass and you won't be disappointed.

(26 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass!!!

By Ryan

from Springfield, Missouri

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

I bought this bass as my first five string. Love the way it sounds, i really like the active/passive switch. Overall, the bass sounds like it should of cost twice what i paid for it. I bought mine used. So I really feel like i got a deal. The ebony fretboard was a nice thing for such a value bass.

(25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good buy

By piggy

from wichita,ks

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

I needed to pick up a cheap 5 string and always wanted a jazz bass. Since I've gotten this one I've been nothing but pleased. The build quality is great and I love having 3 tone controls. As expected, I had to reset the neck bow and action when I got it home, but after that it plays great. One thing I especially like is that the string spacing is the same as a 4 string. That makes the neck rather wide but being a finger player, makes picking much easier. The neck also has a light satin finish so your thumb slides smoothly as you change neck position.I really like this bass a lot.

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What an awesome bass this is!

By mark regan

from Sacramento, CA

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

I have had this bass for about 2 weeks now and am amazed by it's versatility. I have played 2 live stage shows and the variance in tones available from this bass are nothing short of fantastic. Great low end, solid mids and a popping high. I have previously used only Fender̴� P basses and don't know why I never tried a Jazz bass before, but this bad boy out performs all the Fender̴� instruments I have ever used. Seriously, whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, this instrument will give you any sound you desire. Don't be fooled by the Squier̴� name, it is simply a great bass by any standard. I just finished a studio session and had to run to the computer to write this review. The quality sound I got in the studio blows me away. When I needed silence, this baby delivered. When I needed quiet but deep tones, same thing. During the louder rocking sections this bass held up perfectly. If you are considering which bass to buy, look no further. This bass delivers, period!

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy it

By Kevin Moore

from Midland, OH

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

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.

(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Groove Machine !

By Lester(Lammy)johnson

from indianapolis,in

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

This Bass is one BAD BOY!.All good,the neck/fret work is excellent.The sound is Shocking! It compares Very well with U.S.A/MIM/Japan Fenders,the FEEL is incredible!The pickups are A+.The Slap switch is Super! It is much more than that, it works very well for finger style as well.It is a bit heavy.but well balanced,also the tuners are little coarse feeling. But at this price WHO cares? A Super value, Versatile,Great playing bass.Buy now,this bass is NOT a one trick pony!It is worthy of (Any)proffesional application!

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You Should Go Try One Of These Out, Awesome Bass

By Gary Deardurff

from South Bend, Indiana

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

Before I stopped playing 20 years ago, I had 3 basses. Fender Jazz Bass Special, P-Bass, and a Memphis P bass. This bass guitar takes the place of all 3 I used to play. This bass is hooked to a Peavy Maxx 115 Combo Amp. I cannot believe what I here out of this setup every time I turn it on. This bass has great feel up and down the neck, and the selection of sounds that come out of this bass is awesome. I bought this in October of 2008 and will not need to buy another bass for any reason. If your looking for a bass that is priced right, plays very well, go to Guitar Center and test one out. You will not be sorry you tested this one out. Play on people....

(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You Can't Go Wrong With This Purchase

By Rodney Chancellor

from Des Moines, IA

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

First, let me say, WOW! This bass is really a unique bird, this bass has the feel of the big boys. I love neck and fretboard, great action and response...which ever style your prefer...this bass will ccommodate you. I did upgrade the pickups to Fender Jazz, to get that great fender tone. Don't get me wrong the tone was pretty good before the modification. The factory strings were pretty rough though. This is a great bass for the price...you will be pleased as I am.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Any Sound Is At Ur Fingers

By Pato...(bassist; Sonz Of Zion)

from Caribbean

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

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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