The Squier Deluxe Dimension Bass V bass guitar in black delivers an exceptional 5-string model at a price that anyone can take advantage of. Using its more expensive Fender cousin for inspiration, the Squier model is a fine composition of sublime tonewoods, carefully selected appointments and superbly executed design.
Adopting the same body profile as the Fender model, the Squier Deluxe Dimension Bass V bass guitar is complete with offset-waist and slender curves. The shapely body guarantees a comfortable playing feel thanks to the finely balanced weight distribution, making it a joy to wield. Whether you play whilst standing up, or sitting down with the bass resting on your leg, the Deluxe feels 'just right'. The tonewood is lightweight, and guarantees a well-rounded tonality to ensure that whatever style of music you're tackling, you are guaranteed a smooth and consistent output.
The body is home to the rugged and reliable Fender Hi-Mass bridge, which provides a seamless connection between the strings and body. You can rest assured that intonation is upheld with absolute accuracy, and when you really want to dig in to get a meatier response, the bridge is well up to the task.
Fitted to the body is a responsive maple neck, which provides a sturdy and responsive playing support. Though this is a 5-string model, Squier have gone to great lengths to ensure the playing feel accommodates those who're used to 4-strings, without the fingerboard feeling crowded. Matched with the neck is a delightful rosewood fingerboard, home to 21-frets that are all easily accessible thanks to the deep double-cutaway body profile. The tuning machines hold strings steadfast no matter how hard you rock out.
The single high-output humbucker pickup, along with the accompanying three-band EQ and master volume pot, delivers a mind-blowing assortment of tones that are rich in complexity and filled with power. Whether you're looking to create a tight, compressed-sounding output, a thumping midrange swell, or a deep, cavernous low-end rumble, you can shape your output signal with ease using the controls at your disposal.
The Squier Dimension Bass V bass guitar in black isn't just a beginner's dream, it is great for touring professionals who require a consistent backup model - or a budget-friendly go-to - that is built to take a beating, and yields beautiful tones with a gracefulness that makes it the envy of all others.
Manufacturer Squier Model Deluxe Dimension Bass V Bass Guitar Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Maple Number of Strings 4 Pickup Configuration H Active/Passive Active Colour Black Number of Frets 21 Scale Length 34" Fretboard Radius 9.5"~14" Fretboard Inlays Black Dot Pickup Bridge: High-Output Humbucking Bridge Fender Hi-Mass Controls Master Volume Three-Band Active EQ with Treble Boost/Cut Bass Boost/Cut Mid Boost/Cut
The electronics and pick-up are uncomplicated but incredibly versatile and can achieve any sound i require.
The B is very defined, tight and punchy without being flabby or too boomy like most 5 strings in this price bracket.
The Neck is sublime and fits like a glove to my P bass accustomed hand which is a rarity for a 5 string and is fast playing despite being a lacquered neck. (Squier have clearly learnt their lesson about the amount of gloop to put on a neck.)
The Hardware is all top notch with solid tuning pegs which refuse to de-tune even with heavy abuse and a fender hi-mass bridge which i am now fitting to all of my other Fenders and Squiers.
The finish and fret work is American fender quality on my bass with a seamless join from the neck to the body with the new high fret access four bolt neck plate design.
The only thing i've had to change is the basic strap locks for Warwick strap locks and the strings for d'addario. Both of which are just personal preferences of mine.
This is now my main gigging bass beating out all of my other basses including My 70s Fender P Bass and my £3K Warwick Thumb bass.
This Bass gives me the sound i have in my head when i think of how a bass should sound I'm over the moon with it and may not have to invest in the American Deluxe after all. Great job Fender and Squier.
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