The Standard series welcomes its first Dimension Bass model in the elegant form of the Standard Dimension Bass IV. Discerning bassists with an extra-...Click To Read More About This Product
Modern looks, an offset body and huge humbuckers make this bass a solid choice for the working player.
The Standard series welcomes its first Dimension Bass model in the elegant form of the Standard Dimension Bass IV. Discerning bassists with an extra-sharp ear for tone will appreciate the power and nuance of its single Dimension Bass humbucking pickup. They'll also appreciate the remarkable playing comfort of its offset body, smooth maple neck and fast rosewood fingerboard. With these and other features, it's a new Standard and a new Dimension in Fender bass sound and performance.
Body Wood: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" (241 mm) Radius
Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: White Dot
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard Vintage-Style with Single Groove Saddles
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
Strings: Fender USA Bass 7250ML, NPS, (Gauges .045-.100)
Pickups: Standard Dimension Humbucking (Bridge)
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
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Comments about Fender Standard Dimension Bass IV Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass Guitar:
Bought on a whim, I had been eyeing the body style for a while and I was kinda taken with the looks. I've had it for about 6 months, so it's had some play and I can safely write a review.
First impression was it is very attractive out of the box. Nice feel and finish all over. Plugged in, it gave me a hum. Thought it was supposed to be a humbucker. Went into the cover, which is buckled and doesn't fit BTW, and yes, there's 4 wires so two coils, but the backplate for the pick-up was small metal (didn't verify if it was magnetized) that covered about half the space the coils do, so think 1/4 gap on both sides of the pickup coils. This was a bit weird to me, plus it was barely glued in place and it came looses easily...thought I had killed it. Installed a new cap and checked the pots and regrounded everything. Still hummed, goes out when you touch the strings. It's something that can be overlooked at high volume but it was disappointing. Add the distinct shape and routing for the shape and it's not easily upgraded. If I hadn't pulled it apart to look, I would have sent it back. On the plus side, it still generates a nice tone. My brother tried it at church and loved it. Once I got the pickup lowered (the pad behind it had to go to get it down low away from the strings), I started really feeling the tone. And the neck is s soft - V (MF doesn't tell you that) and took some getting used to but it is very nice and thin.
Bottom line, I couldn't find one to play before I bought, and I like the weight and feel, so I kept it. But first impressions last and my first impression was "meh". I'll keep it, because I got it for less than half price due to SDOTD and bonus points but I would never recommend that you buy one for the asking price. Except for the alder body, everything Squier offers is a far better bang for the buck. And I have to say, the Ibanez TMB100 I have is twice the instrument for 1/3 the price (except it has a big chunky neck and lots of neck dive).
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