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Fender American Standard HH Dimension Bass V Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass Guitar

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Fender's flagship American Standard lineup now has a 5-string Dimension bass of its own. Great looking, smooth playing and phenomenal sounding, the A...Click To Read More About This Product

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Great looking, smooth playing and phenomenal sounding.

Fender's flagship American Standard lineup now has a 5-string Dimension bass of its own. Great looking, smooth playing and phenomenal sounding, the American Standard Dimension Bass V HH delivers the U.S.-made pinnacle of modern pro bass style, power, performance and personality. Sculpt your personal tone with the great power and tonal finesse of two Dimension humbucking pickups, and feel the fantastic playing comfort of the asymmetrical "C"-shaped neck profile and compound-radius fingerboard (9.5"-14").

Other premium features include a convenient heel-mounted "spoke wheel" truss rod adjustment, asymmetrical neck heel with five-screw neck plate, Strong Arm headstock string retainer, 21 medium jumbo frets and dot inlays, threeply black pickguard, three knurled chrome control knobs (one for each pickup and single master tone), Fender Hi-Mass bridge with chrome-plated brass saddles and Fender "F" lightweight vintage-paddle keys with tapered shafts.

FEATURES
Neck
Shape: C
Wood: Maple
Neck joint: 5-Bolt
Scale length: 34"
Truss rod: Yes
Finish: Satin lacquer
Pickups
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Pickup configuration: HH
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: Dimension humbucking
Bridge: Dimension humbucking
Brand: Fender
Series or parallel: Parallel
Active preamp: Not applicable
Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 9.5"
Fret size: Medium-jumbo
Number of frets: 21
Inlays: Dot
Nut material: Bone
Nut width: 1.625" (41.275mm)
Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Body
Cutaway: Double cutaway
Construction: Solidbody
Body wood: Alder
Top wood: Not applicable
Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
Orientation: Right handed
Controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
Pickup switch: No
Coil tap or split: Info not available
Tone switching: No
Special switching: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Fender Hi-Mass bridge with chrome-plated brass saddles
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Fender "F" light-weight vintage-paddle keys with tapered shafts
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 5
Pickguard: Yes
Special features: Not applicable
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Info not available
Country of origin: USA

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FenderAmerican Standard HH Dimension Bass V Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass Guitar
 
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5.0

Excellent bass! So glad I took a chance on this one.

By phillipsbw

from Savannah, GA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender American Standard HH Dimension Bass V Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass Guitar:

    This is the third member of my bass collection. I have an entry level Ibanez that is used as a loner or as a backup to the backup. I have an American Standard P-Bass V that has been jack-of-all-trades for practice, Church bands, and a rock cover band. I was looking for another bass with better access to the higher frets and a bridge pickup to help with the early Duff McKagan-esque sound. I looked at several models of J-basses and Lakland basses. After reading quite a bit about the new Dimension bass, I was thinking that I may have found what I was looking for. The Ed Friedland review of this bass on Youtube was enough to convince me to rick buying one without playing it first. Here are the pros and cons based on two months of playing and performing.

    Pros:
    - Asymmetrical neck is extremely comfortable and easier on my slightly arthritic wrist.
    - Access to higher frets is much improved over P-bass.
    - Variety of tones is incredible (see aforementioned Youtube review)
    - Low strings are much clearer than 5 string P-bass (also leads to a con. See below)

    Cons:
    - Heavy (not sure of the weight, but it feels a lot heavier than the P-bass. Still have a sore shoulder after a long performance or weekend at Church)
    - Smaller gauge strings than P or J bass five-strings. I overlooked this in the specs when making this purchase. My fault. The B string sounds wonderful (much better than my P-bass). The smaller gauges, however, do not lend this bass to lower pitch tuning without excessive tweaking of the setup. My P-bass can tune 1/2 step down with or without including Drop D and not buzz anymore than in standard pitch. I have yet to find a sweet spot in the setup that will allow both tunings with this bass and not compromise the playability I desire. As a result, I have relegated this bass to daily practice, Church performances, and any other gig requiring standard tuning only. My P-bass is used for my cover band and anything requiring alternative tuning. Still, no regrets.

     
    5.0

    Good addition to my bass collection

    By Five String Frank

    from Sidney, OH

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Standard HH Dimension Bass V Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass Guitar:

      Bought this bass as an opened box/return. Was still in factory new condition with plastic on pick guard and tuners. This bass was a pleasant addition to my collection. I own a MIM Fender Active Deluxe 5 string, and a Lakland 55-01 Deluxe 5 string. This bass is as good quality as the Lakland, and better than the MIM. String height out of the box was high for me, but I have never gotten a new bass that didn't need a little love. The satin neck is a dream to play. Smooth and comfortable. I think the new neck shape really helps with this as well. The strings needed to be broken in to really get a good sound. They were bass was super trebly out of the box, and I did not like the sound of it initially. After a week of playing it warmed up and now has a great low end, and tons of growl, even more than I can get out of my jazz. The passive controls are ok. I pretty much play with everything wide open. I prefer Master Volume, Blend, Tone, probably will be switching to this setup down the road. The tonal possibilities are not as great as in my other two active basses, but that is to be expected I think when you go to passive. I do prefer the low B String on my other two basses, but this one is ok. Slap on this bass is fun, sounds like a good slap should. Came with the tolex case, strap and chord. I already had a molded case for my MIM so I will just use that when transporting the bass.

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