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Charvel expands its bass guitar lineup with the five-string Pro-Mod San Dimas PJ V

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Charvel dropped a bounty of new products to kickstart 2022 – including four impressively appointed signature models for Sean Long, Satchel, Jake E Lee and Henrik Danhage, and a host of new body wood and finish options for its Pro-Mod series.

And the company shows no signs of slowing down, as it unveils a new bass guitar model, the five-string Pro-Mod San Dimas PJ V, and two fresh finishes for its existing four-string Pro-Mod San Dimas PJ IV.

Appointments on the new Pro-Mod San Dimas PJ V include a super-thin bolt-on caramelized maple Charvel “speed” neck with graphite reinforcement, 12"-16" compound-radius 20-fret caramelized maple fingerboard with rolled edges and Luminlay side dots and a heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel.

Electronics include a DiMarzio Area J DP551 bridge pickup and a Charvel 5-String split-coil P pickup in the bridge position, controlled via a volume pot – with push/pull functionality for active/passive options – a pickup blend knob and a three-band active EQ.

Other features include an alder body, Charvel HiMass bridge, Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut, open-gear tuners and a licensed Fender Precision Bass headstock.

In terms of finish options, the Pro-Mod San Dimas PJ V is available in Metallic Black or Platinum Pearl. The existing Pro-Mod San Dimas PJ IV also now comes in these colorways, in addition to Lime Green Metallic and Mystic Blue options.

Price-wise, the Pro-Mod San Dimas PJ V retails at $1,099, while the Pro-Mod San Dimas PJ IV sells at $999. For more information, head to Charvel.

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Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.