For the seasoned player who defies the status quo and demands more from a high-performance hot rod bass, the brand-new Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass PJ IV does it all by combining modern appointments with throwback Charvel DNA.
The sleek alder body shape is a familiar one--straight from the original Charvel San Dimas basses of late 1970s, with the deeper cutaway that gave adventurous bassists effortless upper-register access.
The super-thin bolt-on maple Charvel speed neck is crafted in the original style, with a gorgeous caramelized treatment, graphite reinforcement and heel-mount truss rod wheel for easy adjustment. The 12"-16" compound radius caramelized maple fingerboard gradually flattens from nut to heel for fast, smooth playing, and has rolled edges, 20 jumbo frets and Luminlay side dots.
And like the originals, the Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass PJ V features the powerhouse voice of DiMarzio pickups--a Model J at the bridge for well-rounded punch and a Model P in the middle for warm and fat tone with a mid-range growl when pushed. Versatile electronics include three-band active EQ, pickup blend control and a master volume control with push/pull selector. The push/pull selector eliminates the risk of losing sound due to a dead battery as a quick pull on the volume knob bypasses the EQ's active circuit and regains sound from the bass without the use of battery power.
A Charvel HiMass bridge, Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut and open-gear tuners combine for stellar tuning stability with improved note punch and sustain.
This 4-string bass is presented in Metallic Black with chrome hardware, black pickup covers and licensed Fender Precision Bass headstock shape.
Four-string model with 34" scale length
Bolt-on caramelized maple "slim C" speed neck with graphite reinforcement and hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish
12"-16" caramelized maple fingerboard with rolled edges, 20 jumbo frets and cream dot inlays
Luminlay side dots
Heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel
DiMarzio Model J DP123 bridge and DiMarzio Model P DP122 middle pickups, each with black covers
Master volume control with push/pull selector to engage or bypass active EQ circuit, pickup blend control and three-band active EQ (bass, mid and treble) controls
Charvel HiMass bridge
Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut, open-gear tuners, vintage-style disc string tree, and oversized strap buttons
Body Finish: Gloss
Body Material: Alder
Body Shape: San Dimas Bass
Body Style: Solid Body
Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio Model J DP123
Bridge: Charvel HiMass
Color: Metallic Black
Control Knobs: Dome-Style
Controls: Volume (Push/Pull Selector for Active/Passive Options), Blend, 3-Band EQ (Active Only)
Fingerboard Material: Caramelized Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Fret Size: Jumbo
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Headstock: Licensed Fender Precision Bass
Middle Pickup: DiMarzio Model P DP122
Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
Neck Material: Caramelized Maple
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard
Neck Shape: Speed Neck with Rolled Fingerboard Edges
Number of Frets: 20
Nut Material: Graph Tech TUSQ XL
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays: Cream Dot
Special Electronics: Active Electronics
Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
Truss Rod: Dual-Action with Wheel
Tuning Machines: Charvel Open-Gear