Squire Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active
I'm thinking of getting a second electric bass, anyone know about the Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active?
It'll be my third bass, my first one is a Squier P-Bass and my second is an Acoustic Ibanez. I play everything from jazz to metal and I want to get a five string to be more versatile. So far the Squier Deluxe Jazz looks really good as I don't have much money to spend but the Ebonol neck worries me as I don't know about it. If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it.
I have one that I use as an inexpensive backup 5-string, bought it used from another TBer here. It sounds good and the ebonal neck is fine, it is very smooth, looks good, wears well. In fact one of the reasons I bought was to check the ebonal neck out and it has worked fine for me. Overall I really like the feel of the neck.
There is a lot of love for this bass here on TB. I tried a few out and really liked the sound. The neck is wider than most 5 strings I've played. I actually went to GC with a fistful of cash to buy one last year. The only one in stock had really high action so I asked the tech on hand to adjust the truss rod before I bought it. He turned it and it snapped (a horrible noise I never wish to hear again). I went home empty handed and ended up blowing my money on something else.
Moral of the story: buy one that you know is in good working order and set up properly before you take it home.
I had one with a Fender neck on it so I don't know about the necks on 'em...
But the body was nice. Lots of tonal options. Seemingly pretty good quality.
However, after a few weeks I decided that active basses weren't for me and I sold it.
A few days ago I picked up one of these and I'm loving it:
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