Deluxe Jazz Bass® V Active (5 String)


Model #: 0300575500

Deluxe Jazz Bass® V Active (5 String), Ebonol Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst $529.99

0300575500

Deluxe Jazz Bass® V Active (5 String), Ebonol Fingerboard, Black $529.99

0300575506
Deluxe Jazz Bass® V Active (5 String), Ebonol Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

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The Deluxe Jazz Bass® Active V (five-string) is perfect for either a burgeoning five-string player seeking active tones, or as a low-cost backup for any working musician. Features include an active three-band EQ with slap switch and a one-piece maple neck with ebonol Fingerboard.

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zbassman on February 23, 2014 (updated February 24, 2014)
Professional Blues R&B Funk Jazz Rock

I have two of these basses. I bought a black one last year as a backup to a white one I've been playing for at least the last 5 years. My friend liked them so much he bought the four string version, which became his go-to axe. I've used his four and my five on a number of recordings and gigs.
The good news: the bass sounds great. Its ebanol 2 inch-wide neck at the nut and 12 radius are perfect for me. The strings aren't all clumped together like a four string neck with five strings on it. The basses are comfortable, a tad heavy, but have a strong clear voice with lots of snappy top-end and resonant mids. It's thick enough on the bottom to give you nice presence but not thick enough to be muddy. These basses have become my main axes for most gigs I do around New York.
The Bad News: quality control. The electronics can be faulty and the truss rods are suspect. I mentioned I have two of these? Well, I've actually had five pass through my hands. My first white one had a bad preamp and had to be exchanged for the one I'm now playing. The first black bass I ordered also had a bad preamp. So they sent me another and that one was fine until I opened the case at a gig after a couple of months use, and the truss rod had given out and wouldn't adjust. Bow and Arrow Time! Fender were nice enough to exchange that one too and the new one they sent me was fine until it started to eat batteries. I opened up the back and found a ground lead not properly soldered. I reattached it and the bass plays and sounds great.
Bottom Line: You find a good one, treasure it! There is nothing in that price range and even hundreds of dollars above that even comes close. But beware bad wiring and truss rods.

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Dont Let the "Squier" Name Fool You!

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doctorwholittle on January 21, 2014 (updated January 22, 2014)
Professional Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Country

I've long been a proponent of Squier products, despite the bad rap a lot of snobbish musicians tend to hang on them. I'm pleased to say that this bass has shut up quite a few "name brand" snobs.

The feel and versatility of tone of this bass is absolutely incredible. One would, indeed, expect something this nice to come from the main brand, and I have to say that the main brand should sit up and take notice, because this thing is sneaking up on you fast.

I play in several different bands, spanning several different genres of music, ranging from quiet dinner jazz to balls-out party rock, and this bass has never let me down. Since I've owned it, I think I've actually ~had~ to turn on the active switch about three, maybe four, times. Yes, the passive setting is absolutely stunning. Well done, folks. DO NOT EVER STOP MAKING THIS BASS, OR CHANGE THE CONFIGURATION!!

My only (mild) complaint is the width of the neck is still something I can't quite get used to. It's a bit too wide to be completely comfortable to my left hand, but as long as I don't start having finger issues, I'm not gonna complain too loudly or too much.

I'm seriously considering getting myself a backup model should anything bad occur on a gig.

Again -- well done, Squier! Well done!

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General
Model Name: Deluxe Jazz Bass® V Active (5 String), Ebonol Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 0300575500
Series: Deluxe Models
Advertised Price: $529.99
Color: 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Basswood
Body Finish: Polyurethane
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Polyurethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Ebonol
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 2.008" (51 mm)
Position Inlays: Side Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Neck Pickup: Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls: Master Volume, Blend, Treble, Middle, Bass, Slap Switch
Pickup Switching: Blend Control
Pickup Configuration: SS
Special Electronics: Active Electronics

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 5-String Standard Vintage-Style with Single Groove Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
Pickguard: None
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 8250/5M, NPS, (.045, .065, .085, .110TW, .130TW Gauges)
Unique Features: Active Electronics, Quick Release Battery Compartment, Side Dot Position Inlays, Knurled Chrome Control Knobs, Matching Painted Headstocks on Black (06) and Olympic White (05)
  • Deluxe Jazz Bass® V Active (5 String), Ebonol Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

    #0300575500

    $529.99

  • Deluxe Jazz Bass® V Active (5 String), Ebonol Fingerboard, Black

    #0300575506

    $529.99