The new Fender Dimension Bass

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Hi!
Yesterday I stumbled on a new bass at one of the local music stores. A Fender representative happened to be there and he had brought the new, to be released in November, Fender Dimension 4-string bass.

I managed to play it for almost an hour before the store closed for the day. It was a nice experience and I really dug the new features specially developed for this new model.

Some of the features
• New pickups (humbuckers with split coil capabilities)
• 5-way pickup selector blade (switch) 1. Bridge Pickup
2. Inner Coils of Bridge and Middle Pickup,
3. Full Middle and Bridge
4. Outer Coils of Bridge and Middle Pickup
5. Middle Pickup
• Asymetrical C shape neck profile with satin feel.
• 3 band active EQ
• “Mini” string tree for the A-string

Playability
Right away I fell in love with the bass. It was easy to play and had a great medium low action making it a joy to play.
I played it through a new Fender Super Bassman 300 w rig and I felt this combo was really singing in my hands 🙂

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When it will hit the streets in November be sure to check it out if you want to try a new Fender bass. It’s built on the Fender legacy concept but bringing something new to the plate and with a wide variety of tones at your finger tips!

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The Fender Dimension
Fender video about the Fender Dimension

Full specs of the bass I played
Model Name: American Deluxe Dimension™ Bass IV HH, Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0195502706
Series: American Deluxe
Color: Black

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: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″-14″ Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.625″ (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: Black or White Dot
Truss Rods: Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods
Neck Plate: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical

Bridge Pickup: Dimension™ Humbucking
Middle Pickup: Dimension™ Humbucking
Controls: Master Volume, Pan Control, Three-Band Active EQ with Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut and Mid Boost/Cut
Pickup Switching: 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
Pickup Configuration: HH
Special Electronics: 18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ

Bridge: 4-Saddle Fender® Hi-Mass
Hardware Finish: Chrome/Nickel-Plated Steel
Tuning Machines: Fender® “F” Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top

Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
Unique Features: Asymmetrical Neck Heel, Strong Arm™ String Retainer, Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Truss Rod Adjustment, Vintage-Style Knurled Control Knobs, 5-Bolt Neckplate

Link to Fender Dimension Bass product page

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