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Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar  3-Color Sunburst 

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The Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V is a value-priced 5-string version of a Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass. This Deluxe Jazz Bass has the look and tone tha...Read More

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Active electronics with 3-band EQ and a slap switch.

The Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V is a value-priced 5-string version of a Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass. This Deluxe Jazz Bass has the look and tone that everyone knows and loves, but adds hot-rodded electronics, including active preamp circuitry, a pickup blend control, 3-band tone controls, and a slap switch. The Active V is perfect for either the burgeoning 5-string player or a low-cost 5-string second bass worthy of the working musician.

FEATURES
  • Solid Body Electric Bass
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 20 medium jumbo frets
  • 34" scale
  • 2.008" nut width
  • Chrome hardware Five-string J Bass pickups
  • Pickup Blend control
  • Volume, Treble/Mid/Bass & Slap Switch controls

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SquierDeluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (14)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Good tone (13)
  • Solid electronics (11)
  • Good pick up (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Rock Solid!

If "mass" is an important ingredient for a five-string, then, SQUIRE hit a homer in that department: it is MASSIVE! The huge, 2-inches-at-the-nut neck, with the stunning, un-dotted Ebonal...Read complete review

If "mass" is an important ingredient for a five-string, then, SQUIRE hit a homer in that department: it is MASSIVE! The huge, 2-inches-at-the-nut neck, with the stunning, un-dotted Ebonal fingerboard is a joy to play. The spacing on the strings is what I have been waiting for in a "five": the E, A, D, and G strings seem the same as my four-string Precisions and Stingrays. The dual-pickups and active-circuitry offer a clean spectrum of mind-boggling, "anything-is-possible" sounds and tones. The "slap-switch" is VERY useful, efficient and FUN. By watching my tuner, and experimenting with DAMPENING of the low-B string at the bridge, I was able to shorten the excursion-time of the open-B dramatically; and, as such, I am really optimistic about what will be possible with the proper limiting/compression, high/low pass, attack/gain applications; and, the addition of an 18" speaker-cab to my, now, 3-way system. I was expecting the first and second harmonics to be a nightmare, but, they were right-on and the intonation of all five strings was fine, right-out-of-the-box. The thing is HEAVY but,I am certain it needs to be so. The black finish on the body is superb, as is the overall craftmanship. There could not possibly be a better VALUE out there! No matter what your cast is as a musician, this is the only five-string you will need. Kudos SQUIRE!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great valule for the $$$$$

Felt the bug after not owning a bass for a few years and didn't want to drop my normal $1k on a bass that I used to when I was gigging regularly. Played a...Read complete review

Felt the bug after not owning a bass for a few years and didn't want to drop my normal $1k on a bass that I used to when I was gigging regularly. Played a friends 4-string version of this axe and was impressed enough to buy one. The active electronics, controls, and bridge are outstanding at this price point as I don't feel the need to do any customization. I've always preferred rosewood over maple fretboards and if there is on con with the ax it is the quasi-plastic look to the fretboard. The action is great so it's essentially a non-issue for me, but may be a turn-off to someone who is more of a stickler for finishes.

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5.0

Can't Stop Playing IT

By Bubs

from Denver

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    I love this thing. I can't stop playing it, I come right home and pick it up. The neck is very solid and I like the traditional spacing. Have used it and many gigs with compliments about the sound. I use the slap switch on for finger style and it sounds massive yet clear.

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    5.0

    Awesome purchase

    By Deacon Bassman

    from Fayetteville, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • A little heavy

    Best Uses

    • Church musician
    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    I've been playing as a church musician for a number of years and I have a few bass guitars, from Ibanez SR 505 , Peavey Fury 6, and after reading the reviews on this deluxe jazz active v, I decided on its purchase. It was a scratch and dent item in the description, so I called to inquire before purchasing. Was told it has some scratches on the back near the battery compartment, so they knocked nearly half off the price! I received my nearly New bass four days later and could not be happier! One small scratch on the back, and otherwise Brand New to me! A little tuning and the Active Electronics sound phenomenal through my Peavey rumble 100 bass amp. I have my eye on a Mark bass Cmd 121H amp next! Thank you musicians friend

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    5.0

    great bass right price

    By archetoothus

    from sumter sc

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      i owned one of these basses a few years ago and sold it.since then I have owned high end basses like modulus and alembic.the tone of this bass comes so close to high end its scarey.I played out with my first one and everyone assumed it was high end fender that was hot rodded.run it through a good amp and you wont regret it.

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      3.0

      Great valule for the $$$$$

      By BigMarvB

      from Greensboro, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

        Felt the bug after not owning a bass for a few years and didn't want to drop my normal $1k on a bass that I used to when I was gigging regularly. Played a friends 4-string version of this axe and was impressed enough to buy one. The active electronics, controls, and bridge are outstanding at this price point as I don't feel the need to do any customization. I've always preferred rosewood over maple fretboards and if there is on con with the ax it is the quasi-plastic look to the fretboard. The action is great so it's essentially a non-issue for me, but may be a turn-off to someone who is more of a stickler for finishes.

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        5.0

        Yes

        By Jimmy James

        from West vurgina

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Well rounded for any occasion

          Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

          It's got the funk but plays my metal the wide neck makes it really easy to play and sounds great

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Squire Jazz Bass V

          By Franky

          from Waukesha Wi

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

            My previous bass was a American made Fender Deluxe V,unfortunately I had to sell because of financial difficulties! This Squire bass should not be taken lightly! Sounds good,although I recommend changing strings first off. The B string is a little muddy compared to the deluxe,but than again I was playing through a Markbass Jeff Berlin 15 inch combo-which by the way I had to sell for financial reason's-I have some DR high beams being shipped from MF,I expect the sound to be enhanced greatly! I love the look of this bass without a pickguard,very sexy!The neck width is huge on this bass,feels like a six string bass.Bottom line,good bass,good qaulity,almost as good as American made Fender!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Bass!

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            By Greg

            from Omaha, NE

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

              This bass is an incredible value. I returned a Modern Player Jazz V that had some problems, and picked this up in exchange. This is twice the bass - the quality is MUCH better. The fit and finish was good, the electronics good, the neck and frets were good. The ebonol fretboard was a little softer than I expected, but it plays great. I put flatwound Chromes on it, and the sound is outstanding. For me, I play either the neck or bridge pickup, I rarely blend the pickups. I usually keep the treble rolled all the way off, and keep the bass and mid controls flat.

              This being said, the bass is not for everyone. The neck is wider, and the fretboard flatter, than any other Fender product I've played. At first I wasn't sure I'd be able to play it, I almost sent it back. But it really grew on me, and now it feels great in my hand. But it might be a challenge to play for someone with smaller hands.

              Looking for negatives, it wasn't packaged well. I may have gotten one that was previously returned, it was moving around in the box. But that didn't matter, it was in perfect condition. The B string has a little buzz on the 8th fret only, I haven't found buzz anywhere else on the fretboard. The only other negative, I think the slap switch is useless. But that's OK, you don't have to use it. I may modify it in the future to use it for something else, like maybe a passive/active switch. Or I may not, it's not in the way of anything.

              These newer VM Squiers are excellent quality basses, and this is the best of the VMs I've played. I don't think there's any bass out there in it's price range that can compare with this. If you have average to larger hands, go ahead and pull the trigger on this bass, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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              (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Rock Solid!

              By The Clapper

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

                If "mass" is an important ingredient for a five-string, then, SQUIRE hit a homer in that department: it is MASSIVE! The huge, 2-inches-at-the-nut neck, with the stunning, un-dotted Ebonal fingerboard is a joy to play. The spacing on the strings is what I have been waiting for in a "five": the E, A, D, and G strings seem the same as my four-string Precisions and Stingrays. The dual-pickups and active-circuitry offer a clean spectrum of mind-boggling, "anything-is-possible" sounds and tones. The "slap-switch" is VERY useful, efficient and FUN. By watching my tuner, and experimenting with DAMPENING of the low-B string at the bridge, I was able to shorten the excursion-time of the open-B dramatically; and, as such, I am really optimistic about what will be possible with the proper limiting/compression, high/low pass, attack/gain applications; and, the addition of an 18" speaker-cab to my, now, 3-way system. I was expecting the first and second harmonics to be a nightmare, but, they were right-on and the intonation of all five strings was fine, right-out-of-the-box. The thing is HEAVY but,I am certain it needs to be so. The black finish on the body is superb, as is the overall craftmanship. There could not possibly be a better VALUE out there! No matter what your cast is as a musician, this is the only five-string you will need. Kudos SQUIRE!

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                (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Way better than the USA, MEX verions...

                By Bassguy

                from LA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

                  First I want to say that I've been playing jazz basses for over 16 years of my life and let me tell ya:
                  Forget about spending thousands on American fenders or any other custom jazz bass from crazy luthiers around! THIS IS THE BEST JAZZ BASS ON THE MARKET! Everything is right about this bass. Very solid built with nice selection of woods for the price. Great string spacing (It's not narrow like everyone says), 3-way active electronics with mid frequency switch toggle... you kidding me? Why fender does not make one single bass like that? I don't understand... Overall, stop looking for 5-string basses now and get this one. Can't go wrong! Kudos to Squier!

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Pay Like a Novice, Sound Like a Pro!!

                  By elderbrad

                  from Akron, OH

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone
                  • Great bang for the buck
                  • Perfect String Spacing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

                    My wife surprised me with this bass for my birthday. I've been smiling ever since!! The set up was nice right out of the box! I noticed some slight intonation adjustment needed, but I'm the only one who noticed at church. The versatility of this bass is wonderful!! It gives the thunder and with the flip of a switch, the lovely twang of slap eq'd lightning! The neck feels like this bass was custom made just for me!! The pickups have a little more gain than I want, and the bass boost can overpower, but those are not really horrible problems to have. LOVE IT!!

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