The Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active is a 4-string version of another popular Squier bass-the Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active. Like its 5-string predecessor, the Deluxe Jazz Bass Active is perfect for 4-st... Read More
The Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active is a 4-string version of another popular Squier bass-the Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active. Like its 5-string predecessor, the Deluxe Jazz Bass Active is perfect for 4-string bassists who want modern active tone at an unbeatable price. Features include an active 3-band EQ with slap switch, a 1-piece maple neck with Squier ebonol fingerboard and a matching painted headstock on the black bass.
The Deluxe Squier bass offers a basswood body, and a maple, C-shape neck for easy movement up and down fretboard. The dual single-coil Jazz Bass Pickups pickups are piloted by controls knobs including master volume,
blend, treble/bass (stacked), middle, and slap switch. Pickup switching features a blend control.
The Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active model's bridge is a standard 4-saddle. The bass also offers standard open-gear machine head tuners, chrome hardware, 34" scale length, 1.50" nut width, active electronics, quick-release battery compartment, side dot position inlays, knurled chrome control knobs, and a body dressed in a polyurethane finish.
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The first shipment I got was damaged, so the 2nd time around I am happy. It's got an ok neck, not perfect, but decent for an Indonesian import. I'm replacing the stock pre. It's the only real flaw in this bass. It lacks any guts, and the "slap switch" is silly. I am also swapping out the pickups, although I actually think the stock are pretty decent. It's wide 20mm spacing at the bridge, but a narrow jazz 1 1/2" at the nut. I'm getting a new nut and routing for 18v and this is going to be my main player. I've had the V for a year now and I always just wished it could be a IV. They are affordable enough to have both. I measured it 9 pounds. Not light, but not too heavy.
this bass served me well for about a year and a half, nice sound, good sustain, then it started to cut out on me. opened it up and found that is VERY cheaply made. had to re-sadder allot of the wiring.
A friend brought this bass to a gig; he said he doesn't play his other basses anymore, as he likes it so much. I liked it too, and after playing 7 basses at the store , ordered one myself. Result: Surprisingly good looking, parts quality seems good. Plays well out of the box (but will need setup). Great tone, with broad range of sounds available with some thoughtful tweaking. Easy to play, with plenty of round wound twang defining the tones, but with adjustments to guitar, amp and articulation, one can achieve a fat, dark thud more akin to traditional tones. Excellent value - very pretty. Cons: Mine arrived with a significant cosmetic flaw - a small black knot on the face, but under the finish close to the bottom of the neck. I think this instrument should have been sold as a second. I contacted GC and they agreed to give me a store credit for a fair amount to compensate for defect. I'm satisfied with the outcome. Body somewhat heavy basswood. Conclusion: Play one, if you like it, don't hesitate. It's a great deal. I hope it lasts.
After playing drums for 23 years, I decided to stretch my musical legs and take up bass. I've heard alot of guitars in that time and this one takes the cake! First off, it's Fender quality at a Squire price... barely. The wood is high quality, the finish is flawless, there was no scratchy pots either. It has sustantial weight to it (doesn't feel like a toy) but it perfectly balanced. The dual pickups do a great job of isolating sounds to go from a country (passive pickup) feel to just the right amount of crunch when powered up for metal. My bass player said he would gig with it! The action is fantastic and it stays in tune quite a bit longer than I anticipated. Bottom line: Excellent bass for beginner through advanced player. A bit more pricey than "package deals", but WELL worth it in the long run. Enjoy!
I played one of these basses at your center through a BA-115HP Ampeg Amp and even my wife was surprised.She said Man that sounds great. I use to had a harkte system,it never really gave me that phat round sound that I've heard around the music world. Not to be confused the Squier Bass sound great an so did the amp.
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