Classic Vibe Precision Bass® '50s


Model #: 0303080550
Classic Vibe Precision Bass® '50s, Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde

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Delivering an authentic ’50s-era bass experience in sound, look and feel, the all-new Classic Vibe Precision Bass® ’50s boasts a gorgeous new Butterscotch Blonde finish on a pine body. Features include a vintage-tint gloss maple neck with 20 medium-jumbo frets and modern 9.5” Fingerboard radius, custom “original” single-coil pickup that delivers warm and earthy old-school Precision Bass tone, traditional single-ply black pickguard and HiMass™ bridge with four brass barrel saddles.

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Good bass, minor niggles

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countrysquier on May 27, 2014
Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Country

Great instrument for the money, playable and good-looking.
In use I've had a couple of minor issues. The jack socket tends to unscrew and can fall into the body, I advise a bit of loctite on the threads. The black top plate of the pick-up fell off and had to be superglued back on.

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Excellent bass for little money

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karl.horizont on February 20, 2014 (updated February 21, 2014)
Amateur Blues Jazz Rock Classic Rock

The bass comes with a perfect setup, the hardware is massive and solid, the tuners work perfect, electronics are good, the neck is fat and comes with thin vintage frets, it offers excellent playability. Good sound, much lows, lots of funky treble, but for my taste it sounds too 'modern', I think the mids are too poor. I expected a 'rougher' sound, more fuzzed. I tried a SD SCPB-1 Vintage, it didn't make a better job, it sounded even more modern, so I still use the original PU. The pickguard is thick and glossy, it looks too modern. The thumb rest is also a nasty piece of plastic, but easy to remove. Anyhow, I love the bass. The only thing that really disturbs me is the laquer of the body - too thick, too glossy, to me it looks and feels like greasy meat, awful. I think I'm gonna replace it with something different. I'm not a nitro junkie, polyester works fine for me, but here it looks awful.

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for true bass lovers

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mr step on February 4, 2014 (updated February 4, 2014)
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Punk

You can't forget this is a replica of the very first electric bass in history, and it's still amazing to see and hear how perfect this project was.
the bridge is a good one, heavy with brass saddles, but it's obviously different from the original string-thru 2 saddle bridge design. tuners are smaller than the original too. Tiny details won't compromise playability, very good.
The action was perfectly setted up just out of the box, the body is light and this bass is very confy to wear and play. Change the nut as soon as you can, stock one is cheap, upgrading to a bone one won't cost you that much and will give great benefits in terms of sound.

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General

General
Model Name: Classic Vibe Precision Bass® '50s, Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde
Model Number: 0303080550
Series: Classic Vibe
Color: Butterscotch Blonde

Body

Body
Body Material: Pine
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Body Shape: Precision Bass®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Middle Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Configuration: Single Pickup

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass with Brass Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Dome Style

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
Unique Features: Vintage Styling, Knurled Chrome Dome Control Knobs, Contoured Body, Gold Squier Logo, Finger-rest, Synthetic Bone Nut, Brass Saddles