Yikes that is mouthful of a fast food order. Yeah, I'll take a Squier Deluxe make that a Jazz Bass Active V. Anyway, besides a big name, it is a ton of fun bass for little money.
My local music shop. I do not play a 5 string bass much at all but occasionally I will run into a situation where I need one, so it is good to have one around. This is a great pick! I played 3 of them around town and took home one in a black finish for $330.
It feels good that weight isn't bad at all. In my book what defines a 5 string as sing or swim is if the low B is anywhere near the volume of the other strings.
That is where the electronics shine here. With the bass boosted a smidge there are no problems hearing that thunderous low B string.
Once again I can't complain at the price tag. The sunburst finish looked cheesy, so that is why I went with the black. With Squiers and well most cheaper instrument quality will vary. If you can play a few of the same model.
Balanced. The black finish appealed to me more than the sunburst. The neck is a light satin finish. The fretwork was smooth.
A great 5 string bass to have around if a 5-string isn't your main poison. The EQ allows you to dial in some fantastic tones. The switch is referred to as 'the slap switch' basically it will click on a preset of a scooped mid setting.
The set is very sturdy varnish is beautiful the look is impressive.
I usually make my settings a bit at random and I play on a vigier arpege which all sounds are excellent.
I bought this version défrettée by the former owner.
More or less the same characteristics as fender jb.
The handle is huge not very easy to play and access to acute is rotten, the weight of the beast is hard hard hard to bear.
In return the creature is well balanced and falls well under the hand.
A vacuum it sounds pretty good.
I play all styles bass is mounted with ropes round nets.
Honestly sounds of thunder. As a fender.
Highlight the price its weak point playing comfort and access to acute.
I see no equivalence among competitors.
Would recommend to beginner instrument or other instrument, or even the main instrument, a good amp putting touch sounds serious need and that's all.
The look is ultra sleek and simple class.
I've always avoided the lower fender by conformism primary must say that there are many nice designs in low, multitudes of brands or makers offering original instruments, I regret my not having an instrument of this type earlier, the sound is really beautiful with a nice dynamic.
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muzumbu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Made in Indonesia
20 medium jumbo frets,
5 classic jazz bass bridge spacing 18 mm
1 piece maple neck light, modern "C" shape, high radius less rounded than the Fender V,
ébonol button (synthetic resin, devilishly effective)
5 keys butterflies classic
51 mm wide at nut (against 47 for the Fender V), it is plastic-like tusk. For models olympic white and black, the head is attached to the body color.
For electronics: two single-coil Jazz Bass pickups and closed tanks,
an active circuit with 9V vol / blend / bass and treble stacked / + switch mediums "slap". Battery compartment,
There is of course set it properly before use, so - 1 point for the form.
V is a jazz bass classic, a little wider then the nut, but relatively light and well balanced.
Values (approx + / - 9 dB at 100 Hz serious, 1 KHz and 10 KHz acute mediums) of the circuit are not extraordinary but the overall result is well above what one would expect from a low to price. The so lacks a bit of presence compared to other strings.
The points that I care and that should be of interest:
1 / What a blessing to have a 5 string with a real bridge to real 5-string, as opposed to 505 and other Ibanez Cort, Dean, etc. easels to 16.5 mm.
2 / Finishing im-pec-cable, high gloss, thick, no orange peel or wood grain (unlike the Yamaha BB 4 / 615), the guitar in general is well done, really. The plus is the hatch for the battery.
That is: after 30 minutes with my file, my screwdriver and my keys (they provide with, for those who do would not), I plugged in and there ... Amazing.
I recall that I have a Custom Shop TUNE WBX 6 (Kobe) of 95, a monster studio. I have owned other "beautiful" low and I must say that for 300 E, thin is im-bat-table. The range is wide, typical jazz bass, but also the active electronics allows a lot of settings. It goes to Korn Pastorius (treble and midrange fully recessed), to the sounds SmoothJazz (type albums by Ray Obiedo eg), Abraham Laboriel ... Finger, slap, pop everything is fine as long as you ayiez is settled or resolved by someone who knows and though you good shooting.
That's the advantage of a 3-way preamp equalizer: we do what we want. In addition, the jazz bass is naturally and historically a tool for wide range, this little circuit widens.
I bought the olympic white color model. My opinion: for the price, finish, benefits: 10/10.
If you are looking for a "real" 5-string for beginners or backup, NO problemo, it is what you need (I looked for 6 months a 5 string to no-price: bridge too narrow nine times out of 10 too expensive, not active, etc ... I even almost bought a Yamaha BB615 is tell you how desperate I was.