The Charvel Fusion V was the 5-string version of the Charvel Fusion IV. Upgrades to the fusion V 5 string in 1989 included expanded active electronics and special JBE open wind active pickups. The fusion V 5 string actually had the PJ configuration with JBE pup sized for a 4 string. this was a first run and was a proto type run for 1989. these basses were made and pictured in the 1990 catalog. Finish options were pearl white, candy blue, pearl red, magenta, metallic black and turquoise.
From the Charvel 1991 catalog: "For a subterranean rumble you feel as much as hear, the Fusion V's active circuitry and noiseless pickups grab tones all the way down to the low 8 and really drive them. The pickups are full blade humbuckers. Split up front and straight at the bridge. to provide a thick, full tone with no 60 cycle hum. These are mixed right on the body with a pan pot that features a center detent position. For commanding lows and robust highs, there are active, non-overlapping bass and treble controls with a full 12db of cut and boost and center detent positions. All of this power and scope are packed into a beautifully contoured body with matching painted neck and headstock — a bass for the sincere professional who wants to leave all horizons open."