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This looks like a pretty good deal

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frsbdg, May 9, 2015.

  1. frsbdg


    Jan 4, 2015
    Anchorage, AK
    Am thinking about getting a second bass, something different from my Squier P-bass. The local Fender shop has a Deluxe Dimension 4-string with ash body and maple neck for $799, which is $50 more than the standard price listed on the Fender web site. Another music shop in town has what looks like the same model (ash/maple) in a 5-string, priced at $699, $100 below the list price. Sounds nice, plays nice, and is $100 less than the 4-string version. What's not to like?
  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    There seems to be a variety of pricing between all these models adding to confusion over why some a $600-$700.00 and some are as much as $1400-$1700.00. I suppose it's parts & choice woods? If it's maple & ash and it's about $700.00, you gotta get it in your hands & see if it works for you.

    EDIT: The Deluxe $6-700.00 models appear to be MIM not MIA.
    I have my eye on the American Deluxe V Dimension. Awaiting unplaced inventory to sell before I can buy it.
  3. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    A picture is worth a thousand words and a few minutes of actually playing an instrument is worth a thousand pictures. If you don't try it out you'll never know.
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  4. frsbdg


    Jan 4, 2015
    Anchorage, AK
    Absolutely. I've played them both. The action was a little high on the 4-string, but it sounded nice. The five string was very easy to play, and sounded good too. I need to do a "search" for discussion threads on the Dimension bass to see what people think of them in general.
  5. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    I actually think the Mexican Dimensions (with the one pickup) sound better than the two-pickup American ones. I also think that they're made more solidly, from experience. Just make sure yours doesn't have that dreaded dead-spot area on the G (5-7th frets). The 5'er I tried had it more than I'd like, at the 7th, otherwise I would've grabbed it.
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  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
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  7. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    If they seem to be equal in most regards, get the 5 string, you never know when the extra range will come in handy.
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