Fender Dimension Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wattsman, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. wattsman

    wattsman Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Hey guys,
    Always been interested in getting one of these, they seem to sound really cool. However, don't seem to see many musicians using them, so my perception is that they are not very popular. Are these on the way out? You think fender will discontinue?
  2. At Sea

    At Sea ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    They're not being discontinued yet, though their product offerings are not so prevalent. I like my AmStd Dimension V; gonna try some Dunlop Superbrights when it's time to change strings.
  3. Trouztrouz


    Feb 6, 2013
    The Dimension is Fender's take on the Stingray, yes? Perhaps people who want the Stingray sound also want the Stingray look, which can be had at a number of price points between the EBMM Stingrays, the SBMM Ray34/Ray35 and the SUB Ray4/Ray5.
  4. NickFromNY

    NickFromNY Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    I just picked up a 4 string American deluxe one to go with my 90s Stingray. I have tried to love P-basses and Jazz basses and I just can't. The Dimension is a very nice bass. I love the sound and feel of it. Very light too and easy on the back for a 4 hour gig. I bought it because I got a great price on it and i wanted something to work with my Stingray. The sounds are similar, yet different. The Dimension is versatile and punchy. Very clear, modern sound too it. Had to back off the treble a bit but that may be the strings. Putting a set of sunbeams on there soon and will see if that makes a difference. I am very happy with it. It doesnt have the feel of a stingray though. Necks are different, and my Ray has 20 years of playing on it and just feels broken in like a 2015 bass won't yet, so it's not a fair comparison. Dimension neck feels a bit tapered towards the nut where the Ray feels more consistent...
  5. Rib 13

    Rib 13

    Jun 20, 2006
    Personally, I think they favor G&L more than Musicman
  6. Dbassmon


    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    Its still a "new model" for Fender. It takes time to build a big following. Once they get one superstar endorser, you will see more "D's" around. Not that Jolanda Charles isn't a fine bass player, she just has no name recognition.

    Great neck on this bass, compound radius, great shape. Very nice sounding bass but I take issue with anyone saying Fender's take on Musicman.... it simply does not sound like that. Its a wonderful instrument that can be bought at really great prices.

    Will Fender discontinue them? Probably. They killed the P5 deluxes and Roscoe Beck Models... some of the best basses Fender ever produced, I am sure the Dimension will be gone. That just means it will increase in value over time.
  7. wattsman

    wattsman Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Great, thanks for the replies guys. I will look for a good deal.
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