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NBD!: Fender USA Dimension V HH Deluxe!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by austentaciousC, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. austentaciousC

    austentaciousC

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    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DBassVADHHC

    REVIEW:

    Alright, ill try to be as descriptive as possible here. I've owned over 70 basses over the years, and i've been a full-time musician since 2005, so hopefully my background tells you that my ears are pretty good, and my hands have experienced enough different axes to warrant an adequate opinion.

    BASICS: Take a 2010 or newer american deluxe jazz bass, drop EBMM style pickups in it and give it an 18v super-high ouput preamp in it, make it a one piece slab ash body and there you have it. Im not sure why nobody has made the connection, but this bass is very "Roscoe Beck"-ish.

    If i were to compare it to a Stingray, it sounds a bit more tame, the fretwork allows for lower action without buzz, the neck has a wider, flatter compound radius and the spacing is a bit wider at 18mm for the 5 string. It feels EXACTLY like my 2012 US deluxe jazz V, setup is the same with the pickups lower as the magnets are very large on this one. Does P-bass, stingray and a VERY mid heavy bridge burp. The middle position does jazz bass all day, making this more versatile than a J with all the familiar parts. Very balanced output across the spectrum, no major EQ needed here.

    PROS: Great balance, flexible pre, familiar jazz bass feel, excellent alternative to a Stingray for those who dont like tighter spacing or the weight.

    CONS: No SKB flight case, comes with older-style vintage case. "Badass" style bridge is well made, but the saddles only go down so far. If you have a very "Active" slap style, the 5-way switch may be a bit close and you may knock it around, but i havent had too many problems.
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    I may be right behind you. Please PLEASE post your first impressions as soon as you can after you get it. So, did you get the black and maple one?
  3. electracoyote

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    Okay, I'm confused...

    Is it NBD the moment you order a NB, or the moment you think about ordering a NB, or the day the NB actually arrives?
  4. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Totally up to the buyer. No rules. Anyone who tries to put rules in place over celebrating new bass excitement needs to get a life.
  5. electracoyote

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    Oh cool.

    I'm gonna start a NBD thread about that $30,000.00 custom job I'm dreaming about. :hyper:

    No limits! Life firmly intact.
  6. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats! I hope you enjoy it when it arrives!

    (See how that works?)
  7. electracoyote

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    And an equally sincere "Thank You Very Much, Good Sir!"

    (See how that works?)
  8. austentaciousC

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    thought about it, but i already have a black/maple deluxe jazz v, so cheyenne it is. I will post a review wednesday!
  9. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

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    Gonna go with a natural/maple Dimension, but I gotta pay for some other basses first!
  10. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    They both look sweet. Can't wait to see what you think! I think this thing is going to be nice and versatile as it can be (especially after I carve it up and add passive capability).
  11. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    Disclosures:
    Endorsing artist: Xsonics cabinets
    I really want to try one of these. I have enough basses that I don't need anything, but this bass has really piqued my interest.
  12. Justice4trance

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    Hmmm... Pay for a course to improve my bass playing skills or buy this bass
    When I thought that all will be as planned... This bass gives me the GAS
  13. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

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    Excited at an order is, OK! It's coming!!! :hyper:
  14. electracoyote

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    I get it. My bad. I'm used to clicking on a NBD thread and seeing a pic of OP's actual bass. Just felt a bit bait-and-switched.

    And it was a rhetorical question. No one should get their panties in a wad over it.

    I'm actually very excited about these basses and looking forward to seeing pics and hearing first-hand accounts of how they play and sound from my fellow TB'ers. Wishing OP only the best.
  15. austentaciousC

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    Posted pics from sweetwater, looks like i almost started a riot with tenured forumites! ;)
  16. DuShauh

    DuShauh Supporting Member

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    This...From Fender ?

    This could be a game changer; Awesomely Intriguing.
  17. bwoodman

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    These look interesting. I just heard about them recently. IMO, these may have been inspired by EB/MM Stingray HH and Sterling HH models.....5 position rotary switch, a pair of humbuckers, etc....
  18. bwoodman

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    Truss rod adjustment wheel? EB/MM invention AFAIK....
  19. electracoyote

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    Nah. You did, however, essentially start a second Fender Dimension thread, and we can all now postulate and speculate on at least two threads until your bass actually arrives. Then we can all celebrate with you the actual "NBD" contained in your thread title.

    Looking forward to it.
  20. austentaciousC

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    Yes, obvious.

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