Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active - 3-Color Sunburst

5-string Electric Bass with Basswood Body, Maple Neck, Ebonol Fingerboard, 2 Active Single-coil Pickups, and Active 3-band EQ with Slap Switch - 3-color Sunburst
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A Great 5-string Bass Anyone Can Afford!

Squier's Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active solidbody bass guitar is easily one of the best entry-level-priced J Bass models you'll find at Sweetwater. You certainly don't have to be a beginner to appreciate this fantastic 5-string bass. If you're a seasoned bass player, then the first thing you'll notice when you pick up your Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active is how delightfully solid it feels. Its 1-piece maple neck and countered body both make it incredibly comfortable to play. And when you plug your Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active in, the real fun begins.

Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active 5-string Solidbody Electric Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Active single-coil pickups give you an extended tonal range
  • 3-band active EQ provides all of the onboard tone shaping you need
  • A classic Fender design for a price any working musician can afford
Active single-coil pickups give you an extended tonal range

It's hard to imagine how Squier could build an instrument that sounds as good as their Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active and still manage to make it so affordable. Its pair of single-coil pickups do a great job demonstrating just how much tone you can get from active bass pickups. You're going to be more than a little impressed by basic sound of the Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active.

3-band active EQ provides all of the onboard tone shaping you need

Here's something else you don't typically see on such an affordable instrument: an active 3-band EQ. This active EQ lets you dial in your Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active's sound to fit your playing style. From fat and round R&B tone to percussive and punchy metal thump, the Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active gives you just what you need. What's more, Squier equipped their Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active's EQ with a slap switch, which provides you with a tonal contour that's perfect for slap and pop playing techniques.

A classic Fender design for a price any working musician can afford

At its basic root, the Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active gives you one of the most popular bass guitar styles in history. Ever since Leo Fender first introduced the Jazz Bass in 1960, bass players everywhere have fallen in love with its offset-waist body, balanced design, smooth action, and extremely comfortable neck. Pick up a Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active, and you'll find out for yourself why bass players of all styles and musical genres choose this wonderful instrument.

Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active 5-string Solidbody Electric Bass Guitar Features:
  • An amazing way to get into playing 5-string bass of any style
  • A solidly built J Bass that any working bass player will love
  • Contoured basswood body and slim 1-piece maple neck feels great and plays smoothly
  • Active single-coil pickups provide you with a wide tonal range and excellent dynamics
  • Active 3-band EQ lets you tweak your tone to match your playing style
  • Slap switch automatically contours your tone to fit percussive slap and pop techniques

Pick up a Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active and discover the fun of playing a 5-string bass with active electronics!
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Tech Specs

Body Shape Jazz
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color 3-color Sunburst
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish Polyurethane
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Ebonol, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Side Dots
Number of Frets 20, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 2"
Bridge/Tailpiece Standard 5-Saddle
Tuners Standard
Number of Pickups 2
Middle Pickup Active single-coil Jazz Bass
Bridge Pickup Active single-coil Jazz Bass
Controls Master Volume, Blend, Treble, Middle, Bass, Slap Switch
Strings Fender USA 8250/5M, (.045-.130)
Manufacturer Part Number 0300575500

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Awesome Bass!!

Totally blown away by the fit and finish of this Squire bass. When I pulled it out of the box, it was still in tune! Thanks for the free 55-point setup Sweetwater! Good preamp, medium output pickups. Nice high mass bridge. Tuners stay in tune! Totally happy with the nice low action and playability.
Music background: Semi-Pro
5/5

Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active - 3-Color Sunburst

I have had my Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active - 3-Color Sunburst for about 3 years now and it is a legitimate alternative to a LOT of higher priced basses. - I love the wide 2" nut width! No other in it's price can come close. - Very good and quiet 3 band EQ - Slap switch comes in handy. A gain pot on the underside would be a welcome addition to match the volume of IN or OUT. Also a 250 / 500Hz for the midrange would be awesome! - Looks great and plays great. - Feels like a much higher priced bass - Ebonol fretboard is as good as ___________ whatever wood you want to fill in the blank with. I see why they bumped the price $50. They could bump it $200 and it would still be competitive. I also own a black version too. Purchased both used on-line and both do not disappoint. Did I mention I LOVE the wide neck?!! Looking to MOD one of them with pickups and electronics, just don't know which one to attack...:-D
Music background: 46 years playing
5/5

Geat Bass!

I wasn't sure about this bass, but it seemed to have all the features that I wanted. This turned out to exceed my expectations. Plays well, and has almost endless tonal possibilities. Becoming my go-to bass. Price made it a real bargain.
5/5

The Best Jazz Bass For the Money

I bought my squier jazz bass deluxe V back in March 2015. This is the best jazz bass 5 strings for the money. I only had to get it professional set up and now they're no song that I can't find the tone to. The bass will need to be set up and other than that it is near perfect. I also want to add that you will probably have to change the strings. There are lots of bass strings on the market and I put the DR high beam on my jazz bass and it sounds great. Lots of highs and low tones really good for me playing jazz and funk.
Music background: I have been playing bass guitar for over 30 years
5/5

I call mine the "Funk Machine".

This in my opinion is one of the best basses I've ever owned! I've been playing over 30 years and have played everything from my '68 jazz bass to my warrick, etc... When I bring this one to gig, everybody wants to know what modifications I made. Squier knocked this one outta the park. It's my # 1 bass right.
Music background: Gospel Live and Session Artist.
See also: Squier, Squier 5-string Bass Guitars