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Squier now delivers pure P Bass power and extended range with the Vintage Modified Precision Bass V. It's Fender's first true five-string Precision m...Read More

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Squier now delivers pure P Bass power and extended range with the Vintage Modified Precision Bass V. It's Fender's first true five-string Precision model, with a wealth of vintage-style touches combined with modded features including a Fender-designed split single-coil Precision Bass pickup and a comfortable "modern C" neck profile.

Other features include a maple neck, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, tortoiseshell pickguard (three-ply parchment on Candy Apple Red model), two knurled flat-top control knobs (master volume, master tone), vintage-style five-string bridge with five single-groove saddles, and vintage-style tuners. Available in Candy Apple Red, Olympic White and three-color sunburst.

Vintage style and looks on a worthy 5-string.

FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • Gloss polyurethane body finish
  • Maple neck
  • Gloss polyurethane neck finish
  • Modern "C" neck shape
  • Maple fretboard
  • 20 Medium jumbo frets
  • Synthetic bone string nut
  • Black dot position inlays
  • 4-Bolt Squier neck plate
  • Fender-designed single split-coil Precision Bass V
  • Master Volume and Master Tone controls
  • 5-String standard vintage-style bridge with single groove saddles
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • Standard open-gear tuning machines
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard
  • Knurled Flat-Top control knobs
  • Strings: Fender USA NPS, (Gauges: .045 - .130)

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SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage Modified Precision Bass V

  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
    Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)

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SquierVintage Modified Precision Bass V
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (13)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Recording (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • Small venues (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), Experienced (5)

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4.0

Quality 5-String for the Price of Boutique Pedal

By 

from Atlanta

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Quality wood, fret job
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Intonation nits

Best Uses

  • House parties
  • Jamming
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

Really solid, sharp-looking bass you won't be ashamed to play out with, once you slide the B and E saddles back a little. Intonation really wasn't that far off, but needed to be addressed. Has a warm, round punch that lends itself well to rock and pop with the single pup giving flat, dependable response. If it is a little too flat in spots for your taste, I'd try a bass EQ pedal before diving into a pup swap. Seems to defeat the purpose of a low-cost 5-string. As others have noted, the wide neck is very user friendly and should encourage you to try different voicings and notes if you have always been a 4-string player. That extra string is there for a reason, you know. And to me is the biggest argument for this Squire -- you can try out a 5-string in your regular playing and not go broke or feel stupid if you do not like it.

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5.0

Nice bass, sounds great!

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from San Francisco, California

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Quality Built
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

    Great bass out of the box, just needed a little intonation setup at the bridge and a string change to sound great.

    Love the neck, really fast and didn't found any dead spots. It was straight so didn't needed any adjustment

    The quality On the finish of the neck and body is superb, fretwork is on par of my American Deluxe JB and the pickup is hot and delivers that classic P-bass tone I was looking for.

    So this is a great sounding bass, at a nice and Affordable price...

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    4.0

    Fender's entry level Squier bass rules!

    By 

    from Salt Lake City, Utah

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Great Set Up
    • Quality Craftsmanship

    Cons

    • Weak Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

    This is my new "go to" bass. I took it out of the box, tuned it up and it was set up perfectly. No neck or intonation adjustment was required. The action is just right for my playing style. The low B string is not as "floppy" as my previous 5 string. Fit and finish are amazing from end to end. The piece of maple used for the fingerboard has some slight coloration variations that would probably be rejected for a standard U.S. made P-bass, but I don't mind - in fact, I think it adds character and beauty. The only thing I anticipate changing will be replacing the pickups eventually. I would highly recommend this Squier 5 string P-bass.. It's a great value for the money.

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    5.0

    For the price great

    By 

    from NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

      The pots remind me of my 66 p bass very smooth workmanship nice. due to the 34 scale the b is a little sloppy but tolerable. The pickup is decent and will get the job done i am upgrading it to the 3/8 magnets. The stock strings on a the d and g sound fine the e and b lack a little tone. but labellas will fix that.

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      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Bass For The Money

      By 

      from Omaha, NE

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

          With all the great reviews, both here and on other websites, my expectations were high on this bass. People are saying this bass is equal to, or better than, the Mexican Fender. It's not. It's a very good low-priced bass, but it's not a Fender.

          The pickups on my bass need to be reworked. The pickup screws can't be adjusted further in, even though the pickups themselves have plenty of room. And that brings up another point, there doesn't seem to be enough foam under the pickups, they're a little loose and sloppy in the cavity.

          The nut was cut sloppily, the slots are too large (and I use large flatwounds) and the slots aren't symmetrical. The neck is actually pretty good, at least once I cleaned off the excess glue or finish that was spotted on the back of the neck. Fretwork was good.

          I got the sunburst finish, and the finish is good, and looks very nice with the tortoise pickguard. But the wood under the finish is all kinds of ugly. It's several different pieces, all with imperfections, and no attempt to match grain was made. But you would have to be close to see this.

          I've been reviewing this bass as if it was a Fender, and maybe that's not fair. But all the hype had me expecting Fender quality. This is a good sounding, nice playing bass, and worth every bit of it's low price tag. But don't buy this bass expecting a Fender. I will spend several more hours setting this up, tweaking, and fixing the little things that you wouldn't have to do on an American (or even Mexican) Fender.

          One final thing, I've owned other 5 string basses, and had a hard time adjusting to them. Slender necks always felt good in the music store, but I just couldn't play them well. This 5 string neck is wide, but string spacing seems to be the same as my 4 string P Bass. It's a natural feel, a perfect fit, and I was able to pick it up and play - no adjustment time needed. It feels great.

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          4.0

          Great Bass for the money

          By 

          from Dover, DE

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

            Very satisfied with the Bass overall ... can't beat it for the price indeed ... was disappointed that the pick guard was raised with a screw exposed ... however, Musicians Friend refunded the cost of repair ... ;-)

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            5.0

            Excellant 5 string bass for the price!

            By 

            from San Diego, CA

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

              I needed a 5 string bass and didn't want to pay an arm and a leg. This bass is comparable in quality and workmanship to all my 4 string basses. I use EMG pickups exclusively so I installed a P5 and a different pick guard. The finish on both the neck and body is top notch. The bass is easy to play and sounds great. If you want to try a 5 string at a reasonable price you can't go wrong with this one. This one is a keeper!!!

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Squirer P-Bass

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              from Tucson, AZ

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • High Quality
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

              This is a high-quality, stellar Bass at a very low cost. Big bottom for a maple neck. I'd recommend it to anyone on a low budget if you want a kick-A Bass, that cuts to the chase. Tempted to buy another one of different color and keep as back-up for drop-tuning.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The do it all machine!

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              from Indianapolis,Indiana

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              Pros

              • Authentic Classic Tone
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Great feel
              • Great fret work
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

              This is a really well built bass with a great sound that sits well with drums and percussion. BIG even tone and moderate weight. The fret work is exceptional and very precise. It is tone and pitch stable even when de-tuned 1 whole step! ...with 50.-135 strings ...it has "the" sound and it fits well in any musical style....it sounds and plays as well as my U.S.A. built Fenders..... no joke!

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              5.0

              Another score for the Squier VM series!

              By 

              from Texas

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

                The Squier Vintage Modified Precision V is a winner, all around. This is my first five string, and this bass plays so well it has made for a smooth transition. It has good electronics with a nice pickup. The Solid maple neck feels great up and down the board. After new strings and a quick set-up, this thing is ready to impress.
                I got mine at a discount because of a factory finish flaw - looks like a metal shaving got stuck in the lacquer or something.. This doesn't bother me much, and the finish is otherwise perfect. Very smooth.

                To wrap this up, if you are looking for quality within a budget, the Squier Vintage Modified series is a safe bet. Groove on, friends.

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