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 V 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.
The Pro-Mod San Dimas® Bass PJ V blends the powerhouse voice of DiMarzio® (just like our original Charvel bass guitars) with an all-new Charvel five-string pickup —an Area J™ DP551 at the bridge offers well-rounded punch while the Charvel 5-String Split-Coil P in the middle delivers classic warmth, kick and clear tone. 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 5-string, 34”-scale bass is presented in Metallic Black or Platinum Pearl finishes with chrome hardware, black pickup covers and licensed Fender® Precision Bass® headstock shape.
Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass PJ V Features
Hot-rodded take on a classic bass style
Alder body with a stunning gloss finish
Eye-catching chrome hardware, including Charvel HiMass bridge, open-gear tuning machines, and vintage string trees
Comfortable Charvel Speed profile baked maple neck; 12–16-inch compound radius
Versatile tone machine with active electronics, 3-band EQ, and DiMarzio Area J and Charvel split-coil P bass pickups
Thumb wheel truss rod adjustment
GraphTech TUSQ XL nut prevents string binding
Tech Specs Number of Strings : 5 Left-/Right-handed :Right-handing Body Shape : Pro-Mod San Dimas PJ V Body Material : Alder Body Finish : Gloss Color:Metallic Black Neck Material:Caramelized Maple Neck Shape:Speed Neck Neck Joint:Bolt-on Radius:12"-16" compound Fingerboard Material:Caramelized Maple Fingerboard Inlay:Cream Dots Number of Frets:20 Scale Length:35" Nut Width:1.75" Nut Material:Graph Tech TUSQ XL Bridge/Tailpiece:Charvel HiMass Tuners:Charvel Open Gear Middle Pickup:Charvel 5-String P style Split Single-coil Bridge Pickup:DiMarzio Area J DP551 Single-coil Controls:1 x master volume (push/pull Active/Passive), 1 x blend, 3-band Active EQ Strings:Nickel Plated Steel, .045-.125