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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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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.

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

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
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No 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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

An exceptional value with unique features.

By 

from Tucson, Az

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active:

      This is the best sounding bass I have ever played. The high mass bridge and Ebanol fretboard are a big upgrade. The active pickup set is an ideal compromise with nuanced tone control that does not push my power amp into clipping as have others. After a few minutes adjusting saddles and setting the intonation, this bass was perfect and easily outperforms far more expensive models I have owned. Right out of the box, I placed this guitar on a large dining room table, then plucking a string and the whole table resonated. It is as if this instrument were alive....unbelievable!

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      5.0

      Exceeds Expectations

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      from Tucson, Az

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active:

          I bought this as an open box item at a significant discount and half expected to end up returning it when I placed the order. I adjusted the saddles and set the intonation in a few minutes, the neck and frets were already perfect. The pickups and circuit produce absolutely zero hum at any volume. I would conclude that this model will eventually become a classic. What I saved, buying the Squire, allowed me to spend the savings on the components of a rack system and Hartke HiDrive speakers. I am blinking in disbelief. that this Squire Jazz, turns out to be simply the best sounding bass I have ever played. I ended up with an exceptional instrument and a pro rig for the price of an average bass guitar...go figure.

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          (3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Ok, I was wrong. Beware!

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          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!!!

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            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!!!!

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I Love This Bass!

              By 

              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 

                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 

                    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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                    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    excellent bass

                    By 

                    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 

                    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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