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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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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.

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

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 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 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 (11)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (8)
  • Good pick up (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Jamming (8)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

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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3.0

Great valule for the $$$$$

By 

from Greensboro, NC

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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 

    from West vurgina

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    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

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      from Waukesha Wi

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      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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        from Omaha, NE

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        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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          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Rock Solid!

          By 

          from Pittsburgh, PA

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          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 

            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!!

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              from Akron, OH

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              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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                squier active 5 --great bass

                By 

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

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

                  I like this bass so much I have one in white and one in black. BUT, I had to send both back the first time because of faulty preamps. The second basses are keepers. Again, like others mentioned, I sat in the store and played everything in sight regardless of price. I love active electronics to cut through a mix. And the ebanol wide fingerboard is perfect for me. I hate skinny neck basses. I use these basses a lot. They sound and look and feel great and I don't have to worry about an expensive bass taking a hit in the local Irish tavern. 41/2 stars. I'd give it 5 but the return thing takes away 1/2 star.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great bass!

                  By 

                  from Bel Air, MD

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • It Needs A Set Up

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  I am a lead guitar player, so I am no expert on bass guitars. I have owned a Ibanez 5 string with active pickups, for the same price range the squier vintage and deluxe models have a better tone. For the money that I paid for this bass I believe that quality surpasses the price. The sound is clean, the bottom B is awesome and it is made from a heavier wood. If you are looking for a good bass without breaking your pockets I would recommend this bass. It is a beauty in appearance and sound.

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                  4.0

                  Squier Active 5 String Bass

                  By 

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

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

                    This is an entry level cost-wise bass that outperforms much more expensive axes. The active electronics and wide ebanol fingerboard give this bass a beautiful clear sound right down to the low B. I like them so much this is my second one, but in both cases, the first one I ordered had to sent back because of faulty electronics. But if you find a good one, these basses kick total butt.

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