The Modern Player series now brings you a whole new dimension in Fender bass sound and style with the Modern Player Dimension™ Bass. In every way—from its distinctive body shape to its easy-access truss rod adjustment wheel to its single three-coil Triplebucker™ bass pickup and special electronics—it’s a bold new step forward in modern Fender bass for the bold modern player.
Modern Player Dimension Bass controls include a master volume and a special five-position rotary pickup selector switch that delivers enormous tonal versatility from the three-coil pickup (front coil alone, front and middle coil together, all three coils together, middle and rear coils together, rear coil alone). Other features include a maple neck with "C"-shaped profile and five-bolt joint, 9.5"-radius maple (Olympic White model) or rosewood (Candy Apple Red and Charcoal Transparent models) fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets, single-ply black pickguard and vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass control knobs, and four-saddle Fender Hi-Mass bridge. Available in Candy Apple Red, Olympic White and Charcoal Transparent.
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The Fender Dimension MP Bass is an okay bass, maybe as a practice instrument.
However, when I tried to use the bass professionally for a recording session, it had excessive hum, which made it unusable. I like the design of the bass and the pickup, but I have basses that are cheaper than this one, which have no discernible hum when recording and have a better tone. My advice, try before you buy. By the way, I currently have five Fender / Squier basses so this is not coming from a biased opinion.
This bass needs to be judged on its own merits. Don't compare it to the proven P and J basses. First of all, the star of this bass is the five selection pick up. It has a very unique sound that fits in the genres I play- classic rock, worship. Also has a massive bridge, beautiful transparent charcoal finish with a new body profile that is small but feels very good and light. The fretboard and nut are finished with a quality touch. The head stock is stained with a vintage amber color and a silver applique fender logo unusually found in the higher end basses. The sound is bright but with no overtones great definition in delivery. It is good to see Fender move away from their comfort zone. Absolutely there are no issues with sharp fret edges, well finished. The easy access to the truss rod is a huge plus - all basses should have this standard. But I did some modifications. I needed a tone knob and added a .047 cap and the range is much better and varied. I also changed the chrome knobs to jazz tops. Now it is awesome and to my liking.
bassblast owns this item
I just received my Candy Red Dimension bass, and I have to say its playability is awesome. I'm really enjoying the triplebucker pickup's versatility.
pfinch owns this item
I recently played this bass in a local music store. White/maple with black pickguard.
The electronics are incredible - I love the five way selector (coil tap), neck is beautiful and executed perfectly. Amazing to play, and so good looking - much better in the flesh than pictures. I fell in love.
Only minor down side is a little neck heavy due to the small body. This would be perfect as a short scale with the same body size - hint hint Fender! If there was a 30" scale one of these (either modern player or squier classic vibe) in white/maple with black pickguard I'd buy it straight away.
Just bought my Dimension bass. The neck is very good. And the sound is very clean and smooth.
BCaudio owns this item
Just picked up my Dimension bass. Needed a small truss rod tweak to suit my style and tune but that was all. Looks great, and plays even better.
Bought as a back up to my beloved Japanese P bass. Pickup is killer. The P bass may have to take a back seat for a while. Superb value for a 'Fender' badged guitar. Love it.
GripJigbush owns this item
|Model Name:||Modern Player Dimension™ Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Charcoal Transparent|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Body Shape:||Dimension Bass™|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||34" (864 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.5" (38.1 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Black or White Pearloid Dot|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment|
|Bridge Pickup:||Fender Triplebucker™ Bass|
|Pickup Switching:||5-Position Rotary: 1. Front Coil of Triplebucker, 2. Front and Middle Coil of Triplebucker, 3. Full Triplebucker, 4. Middle and Rear Coils of Triplebucker, 5. Rear Coil of Triplebucker|
|Pickup Configuration:||Single Pickup|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle Fender Hi-Mass|
|Tuning Machines:||Standard Open-Gear|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Flat-Top|
|Strings:||NPS, Gauges: .045, .065, .085, .100|
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