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Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active 3-Tone Sunburst 

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The Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active is a 4-string version of another popular Squier bass—the Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active. Like its 5-string predecess...Read More

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Squier's Deluxe Jazz Bass Active model in a 4-string version.

The Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active is a 4-string version of another popular Squier bass—the Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active. Like its 5-string predecessor, the Deluxe Jazz Bass Active is perfect for 4-string bassists who want modern active tone at an unbeatable price. Features include an active 3-band EQ with slap switch, a 1-piece maple neck with Squier ebonol fingerboard and a matching painted headstock on the black bass.

The Deluxe Squier bass offers a basswood body, and a maple, C-shape neck for easy movement up and down fretboard. The dual single-coil Jazz Bass Pickups pickups are piloted by controls knobs including master volume,
blend, treble/bass (stacked), middle, and slap switch. Pickup switching features a blend control.

The Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active model's bridge is a standard 4-saddle. The bass also offers standard open-gear machine head tuners, chrome hardware, 34" scale length, 1.50" nut width, active electronics, quick-release battery compartment, side dot position inlays, knurled chrome control knobs, and a body dressed in a polyurethane finish.

FEATURES
  • Model Name: Deluxe Jazz Bass® Active
  • Series: Deluxe Series
  • Polyurethane Finish
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple, C-Shape (Polyurethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Ebonol, 12" Radius (305 mm)
  • Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: 2 Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickups (Neck and Bridge)
  • Controls: master volume, blend, treble/bass (Stacked), middle, slap switch
  • Pickup switching: blend control
  • Bridge: standard 4-saddle
  • Machine heads: standard open-gear tuners
  • Hardware: chrome
  • Scale: 34" (864 mm)
  • Width at nut: 1.50" (38 mm)
  • Active electronics
  • Quick-release battery compartment
  • Side dot-position inlays
  • Knurled chrome control knobs

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SPECIFICATIONS

Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active

  • ACTIVE CIRCUIT: SLAP SWITCH ON: SLAP SWITCH OFF
  • INPUT: 1KHz 100mV:
  • BATTERY: 9V:
  • MAX OUTPUT (VR MAX,EQ C) 1KHz: 100mV: 60mV
  • TREBLE BOOST/CUT: 10KHz: 8dB/-9dB: 9dB/-9dB
  • MIDDLE BOOST/CUT: 1KHz: 9dB/-10dB: 7dB/-8dB
  • BASS BOOST/CUT: 100Hz: 7dB/-7dB: 4dB/-5dB
  • MINI NOISE (VR ALL MINI): 1KHz: 0.5mV below: 0.5mV below
  • MAX NOISE (VR ALL MAX): 1KHz: 3mV below: 3mV below
  • RESPONSE 100 Hz: LOW: 0dB: 8dB
  • 1 KHz: MIDDLE: 0dB: 0dB
  • 10 KHz: HIGH: 0dB: 4dB
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SquierDeluxe Jazz Bass IV Active
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (10)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Incredible Bass, Incredible Price!!!

      This is one of the best basses that I have played (besides my Ibanez TRB 70)

      The tone is amazing and the bass is well built too.

      I have the...Read complete review

      This is one of the best basses that I have played (besides my Ibanez TRB 70)

      The tone is amazing and the bass is well built too.

      I have the sunburst version and it looks even more beautiful in person.

      If your looking for a good bass without putting down a whole lot of money, THIS IS IT!!!!

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      Ok, I was wrong. Beware!

      I was wrong. I loved this bass when I first got it (after having it set up to my liking). The sound & feel was much better than I expected. Here's the...Read complete review

      I was wrong. I loved this bass when I first got it (after having it set up to my liking). The sound & feel was much better than I expected. Here's the problem: when the bass arrived the strings were way too high off the fretboard. I had someone set it up just right for me. Then 2 months or so later I pick it up & the strings are all the way down. So bad that it wasn't playable. The neck jumps out of adjustment whenever it feels like it. I have owned several basses over the years(Yamaha, Peaveys, Spector, etc.) I've never had a bass do this before. I'll just call it bad craftsmanship, poor quality control, whatever. The guy who set it up for me said he got rid of his Squier for the same reason. I still have it, but it's pretty useless to me. I've since bought a Sterling by Music Man Ray 34 (more money, but much better all around). Bottom line: stay away from this unless you like adjusting your bass more than you like playing it!

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      (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Ok, I was wrong. Beware!

      By Mario G.

      from Detroit,MI

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

        Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active:

        I was wrong. I loved this bass when I first got it (after having it set up to my liking). The sound & feel was much better than I expected. Here's the problem: when the bass arrived the strings were way too high off the fretboard. I had someone set it up just right for me. Then 2 months or so later I pick it up & the strings are all the way down. So bad that it wasn't playable. The neck jumps out of adjustment whenever it feels like it. I have owned several basses over the years(Yamaha, Peaveys, Spector, etc.) I've never had a bass do this before. I'll just call it bad craftsmanship, poor quality control, whatever. The guy who set it up for me said he got rid of his Squier for the same reason. I still have it, but it's pretty useless to me. I've since bought a Sterling by Music Man Ray 34 (more money, but much better all around). Bottom line: stay away from this unless you like adjusting your bass more than you like playing it!

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Incredible Bass, Incredible Price!!!

        By Bassman20

        from Shallotte, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active:

          This is one of the best basses that I have played (besides my Ibanez TRB 70)

          The tone is amazing and the bass is well built too.

          I have the sunburst version and it looks even more beautiful in person.

          If your looking for a good bass without putting down a whole lot of money, THIS IS IT!!!!

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I Love This Bass!

          By Mario G.

          from Detroit,MI

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active:

            This bass is an incredible value. It sounds better than basses that cost 3 or 4 times more. I thought I' d give it a shot, not sure what to expect. As soon as I played it, whoa! It has that funk, pop, slap sound that I really only got from a Music Man before (it was borrowed & I had to return it). I have played a few higher end basses. Being a sax player mainly I don't have high-end money to spend (not on a bass, anyway). The sound of this thing is killer. Big, fat tones. And, absolutely perfect for slapping & grooving. I will be selling my Peavey Cirrus BXP (nice, smooth playing bass) because this is the only 4 stringer I need. I had it set up by my bass guru, put on some DR Fatbeams, and now it's the perfect bass for me. I have the 5 stringer on order & if it sounds & feels like this I'll be selling my Cirrus 5 string, too. Squier has done it this time. If you're not concerned about the name on the headstock, try this bass. You will love it!

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            (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Bass

            By Surgica1

            from Fayetteville, NC

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active:

                Sounds better than the fender jazz i picked up.

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                (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                now own sunburst model

                By Doc4aday

                from Sherwood Forest, North Carolina

                Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active:

                Rarely would I buy another bass that is the same make and model. However, I had some gift certificates along with other types of certificates from this site and decided to use them to get another bass. I own the black version of the Active Deluxe 4 string and it is the best bass I have owned until I bought the Sunburst version of the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass. This bass plays better than its Black counterpart of which is nothing short of dying and going to bass guitar heaven!

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                (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is the best Squier bass

                Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active:

                I bought a slightly used all black Deluxe Jazz 4 string bass 8 months ago, and really like the way it plays and sounds. I did find out that Rotosound strings sound horrible on this bass! GHS Boomers are the way to go on this bass. I can say that once you put the right strings on this bass, it sounds like a million $$$ no doubt. I suggest that you get the all black version in that it is an absolutely knock-dead great looking bass! This bass is worlds better than the Fender MIM Standard Basses.

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                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                excellent bass

                By Glass-OeOmy

                from Boulder, CO

                Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active:

                I have never found a bass that is equal to this one. I play classical cello as well as electric bass, and I demand an exprressive quality from my instruments; this bass completely delivers. I can dial in any sound I want just with the active pickups, and the ebenol fretboard facilitates faster shifting. This is an excellent bass.

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Superior Fit

                By Carr54

                from Slidell (New Orleans), La.

                Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active:

                OK, I'm not a real bass player, I'm still learning. But this Squier Bass fit my hand and seemed to have better action then all other basses in its price range and higher priced basses. I've tried several brands and bought this one.

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                (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It's RIDICULOUS!

                Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active:

                I have 11 basses including a custom-made and a couple that are vintage. THIS is my favorite bass right now. It has a limited tonal range, but one which really cuts through the music. The front and rear pu's go from fat to growl and the neck is flawless. The ebonol fingerboard provides a smooth feel and a tight response. I cannot believe this bass is 300 bucks. It's almost unfair that anyone just starting out can have a bass that is high end professional quality. Where was this bass 20 years ago!? Kudos to Squire. You have officially eclipsed your big brother.

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                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                strange fingerboard, but otherwise awesome!

                Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active:

                I don't know why there isn't a rosewood fingerboard on this instrument. The ebonol fingerboard looked strange and felt stranger. If I decide to buy this instrument, I will get used to it, not a big deal really, it just surprised me.Other than that, I was extremely impressed! I'd played Schecter and Ibanez basses with active pickups - basses that cost much more than this one, and those sounded worse. The tones I could get with this bass, wow!! REALLY amazing!Other good points - finish was quite nice, and the neck felt pretty good. I tend to like Precision basses better, at least partially because of the necks, but the neck on this Jazz bass felt better than the necks on other Jazz basses. I don't own the instrument, so cannot comment on durability, but the sound and the overall feel and appearance.. outstanding!!

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