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Charvel launches new Pro-Mod San Dimas basses for 2021

Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas
(Image credit: Charvel)

Until now, Charvel's Pro-Mod San Dimas range has been composed purely of electric guitars, but the company has added two bass guitars 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" compound-radius, caramelized-maple fingerboard with rolled edges and cream dot inlays.

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Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass PJ IV Lime Green Metallic

Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass PJ IV Lime Green Metallic (Image credit: Charvel)
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Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass PJ IV Mystic Blue

Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass PJ IV Mystic Blue (Image credit: Charvel)
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Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V Lambo Green Metallic

Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V Lambo Green Metallic (Image credit: Charvel)
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Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V Candy Apple Red

Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V Candy Apple Red (Image credit: Charvel)

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, available in Lime Green Metallic and Mystic Blue
  • Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V – $999, available in Lambo Green Metallic and Candy Apple Red

For more information on the new Pro-Mod San Dimas basses, head over to Charvel.

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