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Fender Unveils Deluxe and American Deluxe Dimension Bass Models

Fender Deluxe and American Deluxe Dimension Bass ModelsAfter introducing the Dimension Bass as part of their Modern Player Series, Fender has revealed that the bass is now available as part of their Deluxe and American Deluxe instrument lines.

Available in 4- and 5-string versions, the Fender Deluxe Dimension Bass is built with an ash body in the model’s new body shape, the Black-finish model is made with alder. The maple neck has a “C”-shape and is reinforced with a graphite bar.

The bass is fitted with a single Dimension Bass humbucking pickup that feeds into a 18-volt onboard preamp featuring a three-band EQ with Treble, Mid, and Bass boost/cut knobs. Other features include a three-ply black pickguard, a Fender Hi-Mass bridge, and a quick release battery compartment.

The Deluxe Dimension IV and Deluxe Dimension V Basses come in Natural, Black and Aged Cherry Burst gloss finishes. They carry street prices of $749 and $799, respectively.

Fender Deluxe Dimension IV and V Photos:

Fender Deluxe Dimension IV and V Specs:

  • Body Material: Ash (Alder on Black-Finish)
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Body Shape: Dimension Bass
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
  • Neck Shape: “C” Shape
  • Scale Length: 34″ (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple, Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Position Inlays: Black or White Dot
  • Pickup: Dimension Humbucking
  • Controls: Master Volume, Treble Boost/Cut, Mid Boost/Cut and Bass Boost/Cut
  • Special Electronics: 18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ
  • Bridge: Fender Hi-Mass
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
  • Unique Features: Single Disk String Tree, Graphite Bar Reinforced Neck, Side Mounted Oval Output Jack, Rear Mounted Quick-Release Battery Compartment

The Fender American Deluxe Dimension also comes in four and five string versions, but adds variation with the option of one or two humbuckers. The HH versions add a five-way switch for selecting the pickup coils.

Further upgrades include an asymmetrical “C”-shape neck profile that’s reinforced with Posiflex graphite support rods, an asymmetrical neck heel, a heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel, a hand-rubbed oil finish, and a five-bolt neck plate. The American Deluxe Dimension IV, V, IV HH, and V HH models are available in Natural, Black, Cayenne and Violin Burst gloss finishes. They ship in hard-shell cases with leather straps and a 10′ cable. Street prices range from $1,599 to $1,799.

Fender American Deluxe Dimension Photos:

Fender American Deluxe Dimension Specs:

  • Body Material: Ash
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Body Shape: Dimension Bass
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Oil Finish with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape: Asymmetrical “C”
  • Scale Length: 34″ (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″-14″ Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Position Inlays: Black or White Dot
  • Truss Rods: Posiflex Graphite Neck Support Rods
  • Neck Plate: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical
  • Pickups: Dimension Humbucking
  • Controls: Master Volume, Three-Band Active EQ with Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut and Mid Boost/Cut, Five-way Switch (HH Models only)
  • Pickup Configuration: H, H/H
  • Pickup Switching for HH models: 5-Position Blade: Pos 1. Bridge Pickup, Pos 2. Inner Coils of Bridge and Middle Pickup, Pos 3. Full Middle and Bridge, Pos 4. Outer Coils of Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 5. Middle Pickup
  • Special Electronics: 18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ
  • Bridge: Fender Hi-Mass
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender “F” Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Unique Features: Asymmetrical Neck Heel, Strong Arm String Retainer, Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Truss Rod Adjustment, Vintage-Style Knurled Control Knobs, 5-Bolt Neckplate

For more info, check out the Fender website.