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Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass

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The Classic Vibe Precision Bass '70s delivers the true Precision Bass experience. Huge tone roars from its traditional split-single-coil pickup. The ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A classic reimagined.

The Classic Vibe Precision Bass '70s delivers the true Precision Bass experience. Huge tone roars from its traditional split-single-coil pickup. The contoured basswood body, is familiar and comfortable, and the vintage-tint gloss-maple neck has 20 vintage-style frets with block inlays and a modern 9.5" radius.

It is a powerful '70s-style model that evokes the instrument's look and vibe from that musically adventurous era. The smartly alluring all-black look of the Classic Vibe Precision Bass '70s extends to the pickguard, the finger rest and, in a stylish touch, the binding and block inlays on the maple fingerboard. The split-single-coil pickup delivers classic Precision muscle, and the Hi-Mass bridge with brass "barrel" saddles keeps intonation rock solid-all with terrific Squier value.

FEATURES
Neck
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: 4-Bolt
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Gloss polyester
Pickups
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Configuration: Split single-coil
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Split single coil
  • Bridge: Not applicable
  • Brand: Fender
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Active preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Vintage style
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut material: Synthetic bone
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret:
Body
  • Style: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss polyester
  • Orientation: Right-handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
  • EQ on/off: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 4-Saddle Hi-Mass
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Paddle
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: User kit
  • Country of origin: China

Order today and experience an authentic P-Bass feel and sound.

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SquierClassic Vibe '70s Precision Bass
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent quality, affordable

By Bruxic

from Kansas City, MO

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

    I have been playing bass for 28 years and the quality of this bass is every bit as good as any fender I've played. Don't let the Squier name on the headstock fool you. If you are looking for an affordable, basic precision bass in black with a gloss maple neck, this is the one.

    Like every bass I have ever played, this one was in need of a proper set up. A slight relief adjustment and I was able to set the action really low. I also restrung the E and A strings to make sure they were low enough on the tuning pegs to break properly over the nut. Absolutely no fret buzz and plays great. Nice hi mass bridge with plenty of adjustability. The stock pickups have plenty of output and that classic fender p bass tone. The finish was excellent.

    This is an excellent bass for the money. I was able to get mine as a scratch and dent special, which made this bass an absolute steal

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Surprisingly excellent quality instrument!

    By Pugsley

    from Albany, Georgia

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

      First a little background, my main bass has been a 90's Peavey Foundation, but I've owned several additional basses over the past 16 years. After previously owning an Epiphone Thunderbird and realizing that they were nothing but poor quality, licensed knock-offs, I was very skeptical about buying a Squier. I feared it would be a low quality Fender knock-off. However, I could not find a single bad review for this bass. It looks fantastic, and I really wanted a traditional p-bass sound, so I ordered one. I was blown away by the sound quality and playability of this bass! It plays better than the overly expensive Modulus bass that I used to own! The sound is exactly what I was looking for, classic precision bass tone! Of course that's partially due to the fact that it comes with Fender Pure Nickel strings on it. This bass does not disappoint! It's got the looks, tone, and playability of a much more expensive instrument. It's worth every penny!

       
      5.0

      A fine Precision Bass

      By Bassman 57

      from Minneapolis, MN

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

          This is a fine quality p-bass for anyone on a budget. Features and finish rival higher priced instruments. Put LaBella flat wounds on it and you are ready to go for traditional tones. A terrific value.

           
          5.0

          WOW!

          By Thump 54

          from Chicago

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

            To start with I only looked at this bass because I loved the looks. Being the Fender American snob I have always been I asked my self "Really...how good can a cheaper bass be...and it's a Squire on top of it? Some foreign made hunk of junk. I ordered this bass expecting to send it back. O.K. the packing was stupidly overdone. I didn't like that BUT then again the bass was pristine even though the outer box looked like it was dragged to my house from wherever it came from. Fit and finish are flawless. The nobs and tuners are rock solid. The neck is beautiful and there were a very few minor tweaks out of the box. The fret work is immaculate. The last American P-Bass I bought in the 70's was a mess brand new. I also hated the sound. O.K. so how does this cheaper bass sound. I have several different amps from small practice amps to a 2001RB Gallien-Krueger. This bass sounds simply amazing on all of them.
            It sounds amazing in the studio as well. No noise. Very articulate. Big! I would not change one thing about this bass. The last P-Bass I owned (and it was an American as I've mentioned) outright sucked compared to this bass. Sure this bass I made from basswood and not Alder or Ash but it's painted so that isn't a factor. It sure isn't a factor in sound and this has huge sound. So how good can a cheaper bass be. It can be every bit as good as a $1799 American made Fender that's how good. Maybe these Squires weren't all that great in the beginning. I don't know as I've never spent so little on a bass that I am so thrilled with. I have had Japanese and Mexican Fenders that I considered every bit as good as their American counterparts. This is made in China. It looks like the Chinese have caught up now as well so I ask you! Do you have money to throw away for the sake of where something is made? Mic drop!

             
            5.0

            Great Bass.

            By Sam

            from Cleveland

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

              If you were blindfolded, you would not be able to tell the difference between the sound and feel of this bass and all the American Precision Basses I own. What an amazing!

               
              5.0

              Glad I chose this one!

              By maevinj

              from GA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

                  I was debating between this one and the Nate Mendel series p-bass. I'm glad I chose this one and saved a few hundred quid. I'm sure the Nate Mendel is great, but I for what I needed this bass for, it is working great!! The action came a little high for my taste, but other than that it was good to go straight out of the box!

                   
                  5.0

                  A Classic Pbass sound

                  By NickNamed

                  from NYNY

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

                    Compared to the Fender American Standard P-bass that I've owned, this one is surprisingly close. The tone is very good, the looks are better in my opinion. This gloss black, with gloss, maple, block inlay is gorgeous!!
                    I'm loving this bass. It did need an initial setup to get the intonation and lower the string height to my liking, but now it is my go to bass for that p-bass, simplicity and warm tone.

                     
                    5.0

                    Exellent bass guitar

                    By Rich

                    from Springfield

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

                      This bass is built very well. The action and fret work is top notch and the pickups have a warm tone. Check one out for yourself.

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