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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Bought this instrument from my buddy a couple months ago, and I haven't regretted this purchase.
Features- Solid design, tough and sturdy
Design- Classic curves with the beautiful wood grain.
Playability- Neck is slightly slow (nothing sandpaper can't fix), nice maple fretboard with solid feel.
Tone- Pre-installed pickups are in need of some work. They aren't the best, yet aren't the worst. Good for beginners, but a solid pair of DiMarzio or Seymour Duncans will fix the tone right up.
Value- A solid buy for hotrodders and beginners looking for their first solid jazz bass.
j.green owns this item
Mourning the the selling of a 4001 Rickenbacker for the last 30 years I decided to get back into playing the bass.
I started to do a little research and noted quite a few positive reviews regarding the Squier Jazz basses.
Found a good deal on the Squier and ordered it, a bit nervous about ordering a bass with a clear finish on the body with out seeing it.
I have now owned the bass for a month or so.
The figured grain of the wood viewed though the clear finish is beautiful as the grain follows the curves of the body.
The set up was a bit high out of the box. The neck needed a little adjustment but this was no problem as I intended to replace the strings before the final set up.
Being a fan of "flats" I ordered and installed a set of Fender 9050L strings. I highly recommend these strings on this bass if you like "flats" and still enjoy a responsive high tone.
After installing the strings and setting up the neck, bridge and pickups I now own what I think is one of the best playing, best sounding basses I have ever played.
The factory installed pickups sound great with a very clean and vintage sound.
I am a bit embarrassed that it took me so long to discover the Jazz bass.
The only modification that I would like to have on this bass would be the installation of the high mass bridge that is mounted on the Squire Classic Vibe 60'S Jazz bass.
Maybe the folks at Fender can tell me if this is possible and send one my way at a good price??
swedgatch owns this item
This is the bass that started my obsession with the Jazz bass. I went to a music shop to get a back up bass for when I play live and all I knew was I didn't want to spend a lot. As soon as I got in, it drew me in (natural wood one). I plugged it in and love it. I ended up waking out of the shop having purchased it. Within a week of having the bass I had all the chrome bits got replaced for black hard where. Next thing I know, I am selling my other bass and getting a MIM Jazz bass. This bass is amazing. I used it at every show now I have put new pups in it.
You want a good bass to make your mind up if Fender is for you then this is the bass to try. Its stupidly good fun.
The-Saxon owns this item
Awesome bass. This bass has changed my vision on Squier products. You can have a very nice jazz bass at a very affordable price and still get that amazing sound. I'm playing it everytime I can and I'm enjoying playing it a lot. Only drawback is that maybe is a bit heavy but usually jazz bass weight quite. I don't know how it came from factory because I've bought it on a shop where a luthier adjust it a little. Also, It's aesthetically beautiful. If you don't mind that on the headstock appears Squier rather than Fender then try it! Give it a chance!
guazu owns this item
I love it! Does what I am asking from a bass guitar, easy to play, and looks great.
gtw541 owns this item
I've owned a couple of P-Bass copies, but never really liked the P-Bass sound.
I set a budget of £250 to buy a new bass guitar, and this bass is what I ended up buying.
My major attraction to this bass was the neck. It felt so right! I was unsure of the maple fingerboard at first, as every guitar I own has a rosewood fingerboard. There's also a definite 'snap' when the strings hit the frets. Awesome.
I tried this bass alongside the MIM Jazz Bass and could not believe that this bass could be £200 cheaper!
pintspiller owns this item
I knew this bass guitar by a friend of mine, who told me: "There's a really cool Squier Jazz bass in Planet Rock store. Go there and check that out." I will never regret the minutes I left my job to visit that store and know this awesome bass! I played it with a little prejudice, because I knew the California Series Squier basses, which did not please me. But it was love at first sight (or first play!). Nice playability, great woods, great sound! It was surely better built than some Standard Series Fenders I played with. I bought it instantly. I intend to change the pickups in the future for some Fender 60's, just because I love their sound.
pimpellicano owns this item
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, Natural|
|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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