Fender SQ Contemporary Act. J-Bass V review: specs & price

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5-String Electric Bass

The Fender SQ Contemporary Act. J-Bass V is a 5-String Electric Bass with a Black dot fretboard inlays, 20 Frets, Active Squier 9 V electronics, Master...

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Name Sandberg California II TM 5 FO CSBSandberg California II TM 5 FO BKBSandberg California II TM 5 EB NT 35"Sandberg California II SL TM 5 BK MNSandberg California II SL TT 5 TB PFSandberg California II TM 5 BM HCAR LPBSandberg California II TT 5 MN NTSadowsky NYC Standard 5 Peacock BurstSadowsky NYC Vintage 5 MangoSadowsky Metro Vintage RV5 NATSadowsky NYC 5-24 Burl Maple MNSandberg California II TT5 RW BBSandberg California II TM 5 RW HCAR MRSandberg California II SL TM 5 TB PFMarcus Miller V7 Swamp Ash-5 BMR 2nd GenFender SQ Contemporary Act. J-Bass VFender AM Ultra J Bass V MN PRBSandberg California II SL TT 5 BB MNHarley Benton Enhanced MJ-5EB CremeHarley Benton Enhanced MJ-5EB Lake Bl Bundle
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Description Electric bassElectric bassElectric bass5-String Electric BassElectric bass5-String electric bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric BassElectric bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String electric bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric BassHarley Benton Enhanced MJ-5EB Lake Blue
BodyAshAshAlder-CedarAlderAshAlderOkoumeAshAshAshAlderCedarSwamp AshAshAshCedarAlderAlder
NeckMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMaple
Neck attachmentBoltedBoltedBolted-Bolt-onBolted------BoltedBolt-on---Bolt-on--
FretboardFumed OakFumed OakEbonyMaplePau FerroMapleMapleMadagaskar RosewoodAfrican BlackwoodPau FerroMapleRosewoodRosewoodPau FerroMapleMapleMapleMapleEbonyEbony
Nut width45 mm (1.77")45 mm (1.77")45 mm (1.77")-45 mm (1.77 inches)45 mm (1.77")45 mm (1.77")4.8 cm48 mm47.6 mm1.875"-45 mm (1.77")45 mm (1.77 inches)46 mm47.6 mm48 mm (1.87")45 mm (1.77 inches)46 mm46 mm
ScaleLongscaleLongscaleExtra LongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscale
Fretboard radius14"14"14"-14 inches14"14"12"12"12"12"-14"14 inches241 mm--14 inches350 mm350 mm
PickguardBlackWhite pearlBlack-BrownshellBlackBlack-----ParchmentBrownshell---Black--
Pickups1 Sandberg single coil (neck) and 1 humbucker (bridge)1 Sandberg single coil (neck) and 1 humbucker (bridge)1 Sandberg single coil (neck) and 1 humbucker (bridge)--1 Sandberg single coil (neck) and 1 humbucker (bridge)2 Sandberg single coils2 Sadowsky hum cancelling2 Sadowsky hum cancelling2 Sadowsky humbuckers-2 Delano J-Style single coils1 Sandberg single coil (neck) and 1 humbucker (bridge)1 Sandberg single coil and 1 humbucker2 Marcus Super-J Revolution single coils-2 Ultra Noiseless Vintage Jazz Bass single coils-Roswell MA5-B AlNiCo-5 humbucker (bridge) and Roswell JMA5-N AlNiCo-5 single coil (middle)Roswell MA5-B AlNiCo-5 humbucker (bridge) and Roswell JMA5-N AlNiCo-5 single coil (middle)
Electronics2-Band EQ active / passive2-Band EQ active / passive2-Band EQ active / passive-2-band EQ active / passive2-Band EQ active / passive------2-Band EQ active / passive2-band EQ active / passive---2-band EQ active / passive--
ControlsMaster volume, balance, treble, bassMaster volume, balance, treble, bassMaster volume, balance, treble, bass-Master Volume (Push / Pull), Balance, Treble, BassMaster volume, balance, treble, bassMaster volume, balance, treble, bass-----Master volume, balance, treble, bassMaster Volume (Push / Pull), Balance, Treble, BassVolume / Tone (Dual Pot), Pickup Blender, Treble, Middle / Middle Frequency (Dual Pot) and Bass--Master Volume (Push / Pull), Balance, Treble, BassBalance, Treble, Bass-
Hardware finishChromeBlackChrome--Nickel (aged)--------------
Machine headsSandberg, lightweightSandberg lightweightSandberg, lightweight-Sandberg lightweightSandberg, lightweight------Sandberg, lightweightSandberg lightweight---Sandberg lightweight--
ColourSunburstBlackNaturalBlackSunburstBlueNaturalPeacock BurstNaturalNaturalNaturalBlueRedSunburstRedBlackRedBlackCreamBlue
Frets2222222222222221212124222222202021222222
Pickup SystemJHJHJHJHJJJHJJJJJJJJJJJJJHJHJJHHJJJJJHJH
ElektronicAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassivePassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, Passive
Incl. Case
Incl. Gigbag
Pickup----2 x Sandberg Single Coil-----2 Sadowsky J-Style Single Coils----2 Squier SQR Ceramic humbuckers-2 x Sandberg Single Coil--
Hardware Finish----Chrome-------Nickel (aged)Chrome---Chrome--
Bolted neck------Maple---------Maple---
Top-------Flamed mapleMango-Master grade Burl Maple---------
Weight-------3.72 kg4.15 kg-Approx. 3.22 kg---------
Neck profile--------------CCModern D-Modern CModern C
Split switch------------------Humbucker / single coilHumbucker / single coil

Description

The Fender SQ Contemporary Act. J-Bass V is a 5-String Electric Bass with a Black dot fretboard inlays, 20 Frets, Active Squier 9 V electronics, Master Volume, Blend, Master Sound and Bass/Treble boost controls, Standard bridge, 3-Ply parchment pickguard, Open standard machine heads & Black chrome plated hardware. The retail price is 328.22 £.

Specifications

BodyAsh
NeckMaple
FretboardMaple
Neck profileC
Nut width47.6 mm
ScaleLongscale
Pickup2 Squier SQR Ceramic humbuckers
FinishPolyurethane
ColourBlack
Frets20
Pickup SystemHH
ElektronicAktive, Passive
Incl. CaseNo
Incl. GigbagNo

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