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Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar 3-Tone 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
  • Ebonol 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 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (8)
    • Jamming (6)
    • Recording (5)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

    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

     

    Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Bass, I guess okay for money.

    For the pros: I liked the wide spacing which is more like that of a four string. Also, the pickups have the active/passive switch which allows you to make it through the...Read complete review

    For the pros: I liked the wide spacing which is more like that of a four string. Also, the pickups have the active/passive switch which allows you to make it through the gig if your battery runs out.
    For the cons: If I got the action below 2mm, there was terrible buzzing at the 17th fret. Some other frets had buzz as well, but not to the same degree. Also, I've seen better tuners.
    I would reccomend this bass to someone on a bugdet or someone who likes higher action. Just not for me.

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    5.0

    Great Bass!

    By HeartlandRoots

    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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      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Rock Solid!

      By The Clapper

      from Pittsburgh, PA

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      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!

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Way better than the USA, MEX verions...

        By Bassistman

        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!

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            squier active 5 --great bass

            By Bassman

            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 Jazz/R&BGuy

              from Bel Air, MD

              About Me Novice

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              Verified Buyer

              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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Squier Active 5 String Bass

              By Bassman

              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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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Never Thought I Would Own a Squire

                By Brick

                from Tyndall AFB, FL

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                Ask me a question

                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:

                  Incredible bass for the money. It has the feel and features of a much more expensive bass. It is a little heavy but, the body is much more comfortable than my previous 5 string. Looks good, plays well, and sounds good too. It did need a neck adjustment right out of the box. But, it is now my favorite bass. Pretty incredible when you consider I would have never considered a Squire years back. I would have no problem gigging with this bass. As a matter of fact, I'm thinking about buying another one just so I can have a spare.

                  Comment on this review

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome

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

                  I own a variety of high-quality basses including American G&Ls, Fenders & Music Mans...but the 'Beater' that I use on the road is this Squier. I actually quit using the $1575 G&L on the road because I couldn't get the sound that I wanted. This Squier actually gives me a deeper tone. It's without a doubt the best 'bang for the buck' out there in the inexpensive 5-string market. The only mods I have made include: lowering the action, & installing Ernie Ball 'Power Slinky' Strings...thats it. It sounds amazing. It's honestly so inexpensive that it's hard to take it serious, but it's the real deal.

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                  (7 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Big-Tyime

                  By Tyrone Cameron

                  from Providence, RI

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

                  Note: Its A Squier!! so in the beginning what you pay for is what you get
                  I bought the bass when it first came out, so I paid a little bit more then what it is now , In the beginning id loved the sound and love the black neck , but as I became a wiser bass player I knew what kinda sound I wanted so in doing so I had the whole in side changed, I change the pick up to EMG and put an AGUILAR OBP-3 in side and now its a (WHAT I CALL IT ) a SUPER FENDER SQUIRE bass sound like a 2,000 dollar bass, sounds better than the Regular Fender
                  For me it was a good start off bass for getting into a five sting bass, when you first buy it youd think its the best bass you ever bought!! but once you start hearing other bass and how it sound its gona make you think, i also have a custom made bass and sometimes i still play the fender squier more cause of the changes i put into it
                  Cheap bass, good price also good for make your own changes to it

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