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Here's what Fender say about the Jazz Bass Deluxe IV
Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active (4 String):
Now available in IV (four-string) version! The Deluxe Jazz Bass Active IV is an instrument perfect for bassists who desire a modern active tone - at an unbeatable value! Features include an active threeband EQ with slap switch and a one-piece maple neck with ebonol fingerboard.
Finish Polyurethane Finish
Neck Maple, C-Shape
Frets 20, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 34.0"
Nut Width 1.650"
Tuning Keys Standard Open-Gear Tuners
Bridge Standard 4-Saddle
Pickups Bridge Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickup. Middle: Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickup
Pickup Switching Blend Control
Controls Master Volume, Blend, Treble, Middle, Bass, Slap Switch
Strings Super 7250ML, (.045, .065, .080, .100)
Unique Features Active Electronics, Quick Release Battery Compartment,
Side Dot Position Inlays, Knurled Chrome Control Knobs,
Matching Painted Headstock on Black
Mrs. Karen Porter | Purchase date: 18 July 2011
This bass is a very comfortable bass to play, i play on the back pick up most because it gives you a really nice punchy sound. the looks are amazing as well. 5/5!
Mr H Coombes | Purchase date: 27 October 2010
Perfect for what I wanted, great all round sound that can be used for any style of music you would want to play. And with all this at a great price, a must buy!
Mr Goggin | Purchase date: 20 March 2010
This bass is very affordable and very well priced for what it puts out.
The sounds you can get from it are not far off a more expenisve fener guitar, and i must say i was surprised when i first picked tit up and had a go, Its build quality and finish are very nice, I decided to wait a little longer and order in the Black on Black model but the Sunburst is just the same.
The 3 band EQ on the bass is also very helpful, i am not one who likes active basses in particular but with this bass it seemed right to have it, There are endless combinations of sounds you can get from the bass even when you have your EQ on your Amp set flat, this is why i can see this bass becoming a valuable tool in live preformance and in the studio.
The body is basswood but still produces a "full" sound, Another nice feature is the Bass Cut / "slap boost" switch which cuts the low end and gives you extra treble boost, i have found myself using this primarily and adding bass using the EQ on the bass / amp as i like the tone of sound it produces this way, it just sounds more authentic jazz.
Overall the bass has been a very decent investment and hasnt burned a huge hole in my pocket.
This bass is very versatile but you dont have to worry too much about it because of the price you pay for it, there is a 5 string version out there as well, but i personally chose to go with the 4 string.
Hope this helps anyone out there thinking of buying this bass...