NAMM 2021 isn't taking place in the physical realm this year, but you'll find all the hottest January gear launches in our guide to the biggest guitar, amp and pedal releases of 2021 so far.
It's January, and that means tons of new guitar-related product announcements. We've already seen massive new lineups from ESP, EVH, Jackson, Ibanez and Gretsch, and now Charvel is getting in on the action.
Charvel's Pro-Mod San Dimas range has until now been composed purely of electric guitars, but the company has added two basses to the lineup for 2021. Meet the Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass PJ IV and Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V.
Each of these new basses is constructed of an alder body, bolt-on caramelized maple slim-C speed neck with graphite reinforcement and a hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish, and a 20-fret 12"-16" rolled-edge caramelized maple fingerboard with cream dot inlays.
Other features present on both models include Luminlay side dots, a Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut, DiMarzio pickups controlled via master volume and blend controls and a three-band active EQ, a Charvel HiMass bridge, open-gear tuners, oversized strap buttons and licensed Fender Precision Bass headstock shape.
Pickup-wise, the Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass PJ IV sports a DiMarzio Model J DP123 bridge pickup and Model P DP122 middle pickup, while the Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V features a DiMarzio Area J DP551 bridge pickup and Area J DP550 middle pickup.
Prices and finishes available for each of the models are as follows:
- Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass PJ IV – $899.99, available in Lime Green Metallic and Mystic Blue
- Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V – $999.99, available in Lambo Green Metallic and Candy Apple Red
For more information on the new Pro-Mod San Dimas basses, head over to Charvel (opens in new tab).