Sharing the same DNA as Charvel’s classic 1970s basses, the Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V is a hot-rodded 5-string J-style bass built for discerning players. A fresh take on a familiar design, the Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V packs serious punch with active electronics, DiMarzio pickups, a caramelized maple bolt-on neck with graphite reinforcement rods, and a Charvel HiMass bridge. Along with Luminlay side dots, open gear tuners, and standout cream pickup guards, this formidable feature set adds up to a pro-level performer with sublime tone. If you’re a bass player who digs the classics but has a taste for modern appointments, then the Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V is your instrument!
Familiar look with modern flair
The Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V inherits its sleek body shape from Charvel’s 1970s San Dimas basses. With its classic contours, the Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V has a familiar feel, but with a deep cutaway for accessing the upper register. A rear-control cavity rout design and the absence of a scratch plate puts the alder body’s gorgeous gloss finish on full display and highlights the eye-catching cream pickup covers and stunning gold hardware, including the rock-solid Charvel HiMass bridge.
Sweet-sounding DiMarzio pickups and active electronics
Underneath the Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V’s handsome cream pickup covers rests a set of DiMarzio Area Js. With vintage character and hum-free performance, Area Js exude a warm rich tonality, showcasing a clear sustaining midrange, focused lows, and a sweet high-end response. Featuring a reduced magnet pull, Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V’s Area J pickups allow your strings to vibrate freely, producing an incredibly natural, open sound you have to hear to believe. Add to that the Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V’s active electronics with 3-band EQ, and you have limitless tone sculpting at your fingertips.
The Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V takes the Speed neck formula to the next level by pairing it with caramelized maple for enhanced stability and an upscale look. On top of that, a 12-inch to 16-inch compound radius opens the fingerboard to upper-scale acrobatics that make it hard to resist slipping a ripping bass solo into every song! A hand-rubbed satin urethane finish completes the package, eliminating sticky-neck syndrome.
- Hot-rodded take on a classic bass style
- Alder body with offset waist and stunning gloss finish
- Eye-catching gold-hardware, including a Charvel HiMass bridge, open-gear tuning machines, and a vintage string tree
- Comfortable Charvel Speed profile caramelized maple neck; 12–16-inch compound radius
- Versatile tone-machine with active electronics, 3-band EQ, and DiMarzio Area J pickups
- GraphTech TUSQ XL nut prevents string binding
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