Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s returns you to a great period in Jazz Bass history, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include a black-bound 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets and stylish black block inlays, three-ply black pickguard, four-saddle bridge, knurled chrome control knobs, and open-gear tuners. Super ’70s sound and feel for today’s bassists, with superior Squier performance and value.
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Squier is kicking some butt with this bass!! Ever since they came out with the Classic Vibe series basses the bar started to raise for what Squier has been putting out. The instruments are getting made better, and has obviously extended out to this model which, in my opinion, wasn't that great a few years back. No longer is this just a beginner instrument. The maple neck now has a real finish on it that makes it look really nice without it feeling sticky, and it feels real solid and sturdy, too. The soft maple body is not just several pieces of wood glued together like most basses in this price range usually are made, but rather two reasonably book-matched pieces (mine has a little bit of some nice "flaming" to the grain in spots). I was also very impressed with the sound of this bass. The pickups/electronics were very balanced sounding without it being too heavy on any specific frequency giving you control on how you want to set your tone on a given amp. I highly recommend this instrument to beginners and pros alike. Beginners, you need a bass that will inspire you to practice, feel good in your hands, and pleasing to your ears. Pros, don't let the low cost or the reputation distract you: this bass can hang with anything you have in your arsenal!!
bctstyle owns this item
Very impressed with this Bass.
Superb tone and sound from such a cheap bass guitar.
daveWeller owns this item
I traded a friend for this bass and was astounded. I mean I was blown away. The frets are immaculate, the pickups deliciously juicy and warm, and the body and neck are very well made. The tone suggests classic fender but still has a bit of modern tone. the natural finish was flawless. I would recommend this bass to anyone who wants a classic jazz for a great price this is your guitar
Patmyers6667 owns this item
I bought this bass 2 years ago and last week i went to my favourite music store to try out a fender american standard and a fender american vintage bass. what can i say - i still play the squier! No more words to say!
donogee owns this item
I've become a huge Vintage Modified fan since buying this bass. I used to write off Squier as okay, entry-level stuff that in no way was desirable of anything, but something to upgrade from once you decided that guitar/bass was something you wanted to pursue seriously.
This thing is great, though. I love the neck's feel, I love the tones you can get from it and I love the design of it. I went to the local guitar store shopping for a MIM Fender Jazz, ready to pay for a MIM Fender Jazz, and I came home with this VM Squier 70's Jazz with a bigger smile on my face and more cash left in my wallet.
The only negative I'll bring up is consistency. I bought the third VM Jazz I looked at because the first two had gouges on the top of the neck binding. The first one's grain wasn't lined up at all either. Purely aesthetic issues, but the third one I saw was flawless. No reason, in my opinion, to get one with aesthetic problems if you can find one without.
Deviate owns this item
|Model Name:||Vintage Modified Jazz Bass® '70s, Maple Fingerboard, Olympic White|
|Body Material:||Soft Maple|
|Body Shape:||Jazz Bass®|
|Neck Finish:||Vintage Tint Gloss|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||34" (864 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.5" (38.1 mm)|
|Bridge Pickup:||Fender-Designed Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Middle Pickup:||Fender-Designed Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Controls:||Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone|
|Tuning Machines:||Standard Open-Gear|
|Strings:||Fender® USA Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)|
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