I've now owned four different versions of the Fender Dimension bass (Squier V, Fender MIM IV, Am Std IV, and now Am DLX IV), and I can easily say that I have found the one I'm going to keep!
This bass has serious tone! As soon as I plugged it in, I was highly impressed by the variety you can get from just switching the five way toggle. Add in the active electronics and you have seemingly endless possibilities. You can get a pretty solid Pbass like tone in position 5, a Stingray in position 1, and 2-4 can give you different types of Jazz bass sounds.
The compound radius of the neck is unique as well. In the meat and potatoes area (frets 1-7) you get a chinkier round feel similar to a P Bass neck, and when you move toward the higher end of the fretboard, it flattens our quite nicely and allows for easy chording and solo lines.
Furthermore, the bass is lightweight and has a great Natural finish with an awesome grain. I would highly recommend this bass to anyone who wants to have bass-ically any tone out there while keeping the classic Fender feel, with some slight variations that makes you want to play for hours on end!
American Deluxe Dimension™ Bass Iv Hh
Ash body with asymmetrical neck heel Maple neck with asymmetrical “C” profile Compound-radius (9.5”-14”) maple or rosewood fingerboard 18-volt