| “Just like in the ‘50 and ‘60s, we did this in a very real and organic way — with the input of dozens of artists over the two and a half year development cycle. Every part of this is new, and it was a great adventure to put the Precision and Jazz Bass temporality out of our minds and start from a blank slate in a new direction. We’re really pleased with the result,” said vice president of Fender marketing Justin Norvell.
At Winter NAMM
2014, Fender introduced the all-new Dimension electric bass line comprising six models featuring an original body style with all-new pickups, electronics and more. The Dimension basses make their European show debut at Musikmesse Frankfurt
2014, Hall 4.0. The American Deluxe Dimension basses were nominated for a Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA)
2014 and won in their category.
Available in four-string and five-string versions, the American Deluxe Dimension Bass and American Deluxe Dimension Bass HH have an ash body in the completely new Dimension shape, featuring a comfortable asymmetrical neck heel. All models offer a maple neck crafted with an asymmetrical “C”-shaped profile, Posiflex graphite neck support rods, a convenient heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel, smooth hand-rubbed oil finish and five-bolt neck plate.
The basses feature acompound-radius maple or rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and a bone nut, while the headstock has a glass finish and Stealth “A” string retainer. Other features include a single Dimension Bass humbucking pickup (dual on the HH models), five-way switching (on the American Deluxe Dimension Bass IV HH), 18-volt onboard preamp, three-band active EQ, three-play black pickguard, knurled chrome control knobs, Fender Hi-Mass bridge, vintage-style tuners with tapered shafts, locking strap buttons, side-mounted oval output jack and rear-mounted battery compartment. All models are available in elegant Natural, Black, Cayenne, and Violin Burst gloss finishes. The instruments come in a hard-shell case, leather strap and 10’ cable included.
Available in Natural, Black, and Aged Cherry Burst gloss finishes, the Deluxe Dimension Bass IV and Deluxe Dimension Bass V offer an ash body (alder body on Black-finish model), graphite-reinforced maple neck with “C”-shaped profile and smooth satin finish, 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets.
Other features include a single Dimension Bass humbucking pickup, 18-volt onboard preamp, three-band active EQ, three-ply black pickguard, knurled chrome control knobs, Fender Hi-Mass bridge (five-saddle on five-string model), standard open-gear tuners (five-in-line die-cast mini tuners and headstock “tunnel” string retainer for A, D, and G strings on five-string model), side-mounted oval output jack and rear-mounted quick-release battery compartment. Deluxe gig bag is included.