Hi friend from down under
I'm no help here, 'cause not only I won't talk you out of the 5er, but nonetheless push you to order it
The basses are almost the very same in sound and feel (Squier
active deluxe V has a wider, different neck, while VMV is still
"slim", in a way)
Problem is, as with all VM series 4er basses out there, necks are hit or miss down to QC and stability.
I said "VM series 4er basses"
Infact I had a couple of them: the first one went back to shop
in a week/the second one-slightly better-had its neck replaced
The Vintage Modified 5er I happened to try out were all ok
Get me: fit and finish, and overall feel of the bass are the very
same between 4er and 5er
5er necks are consistent one another, while 4er necks are like russian roulette
Get the 5er
Chances are it could be good out of the box even sight unseen
l'innocenza e l'intelligenza nel miracolo della Creazione.