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Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar Inca Silver w/Matching Headstock 

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The Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s is an electric bass guitar that has all of the deluxe elements its Fender big brother did when first introduce...Read More

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Classic vibe with modern refinements.

The Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s is an electric bass guitar that has all of the deluxe elements its Fender big brother did when first introduced in the 1960s: groovy offset waist design, narrow width, fast-action maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 2 custom single-coil pickups with Alnico V magnets, individual volume controls that allow you to solo either pickup's sound or blend them for new sounds, and a master tone control for overall tone shaping.

The look is Fender all the way — classic Olympic white over basswood with a traditional tortoiseshell pickguard with thumb rest. Features include a HiMass bridge with brass barrel saddles, rosewood 20-fret vintage tint gloss maple neck with the modern playability of a 9.5" radius, and vintage-style frets. Tonal versatility and an up front sound — quick and punchy with enough clarity and harmonics to slap and pop.

Classic Vibe!

Back in 1982, the very first Squier by Fender guitars and basses came ringing out of Asia. Known for their excellent vintage-quality look, feel, sound and construction, those early Squier instruments and their Fender-branded counterparts are now highly sought-after collector's items revered by guitar enthusiasts as models of getting it right while aiming at value-conscious players.

The Squier Classic Vibe Series reflects that simultaneous commitment to excellence, value and 'vibe'. Mirroring classic Fender designs, the Classic Vibe offering is not intended to be era or vintage correct, but rather imparting the 'vibe' of a classic Fender design. Each with distinctive feature set combinations — all adding up to one classic looking instrument. Great sound, vintage looks, unbeatable value — Classic Vibe!

FEATURES
  • Body: Basswood
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern C-shaped
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Frets: 20, Vintage Style
  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.5" (38 mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Open gear tuning machines
  • Bridge: HiMass, 4-saddle bridge with brass barrel saddles
  • Pickguard: 3-ply tortoise shell with thumbrest
  • Middle pickup: Custom Jazz Bass single-coil pickup (Alnico V)
  • Bridge pickup: Custom Jazz Bass single-coil pickup (Alnico V)
  • Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone
  • Strings: (.045, .065, .080, .100) Nickel Plated Steel

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SquierClassic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 49 reviews)

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    (39)

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    (9)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (5)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Recording (4)
    • Small venues (4)
    • Rock concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Its my Favorite Bass

    I started playing bass in April 2012 after 6 years of guitar. Now I play bass in a Post-Punk band. I have a very fast punk rock style like Matt Freeman but also really...Read complete review

    I started playing bass in April 2012 after 6 years of guitar. Now I play bass in a Post-Punk band. I have a very fast punk rock style like Matt Freeman but also really grooving to some Motown or Jazz. I own both the White J Bass and Red Pbass in 2013. This review is for the White Jbass. For the other review check out the CV Pbass on Musicians Friend.
    Let me start by saying that this is the first bass I have played consistently. I have put it through its paces over the last 10 months and I will honestly give you all the info.
    The neck feels really comfortable and just fits my hands well. I took to this bass like no other instrument since my 94 Gibson SG. I played all the basses at my local guitar store (about 15) and this one just called to me. Since I bought it I have come to appreciate the quality Squire is now putting out.
    This thing is a player. The components might be a little on the cheaper side but the only issue I 've had is the input jack gets loose on me. So far no crackling but I know, if not dealt with, it will start to become a problem. Other than that I love it. I can't wait for this thing to show the wear and tear of touring and playing. I honestly never see myself selling this.

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    The Only Bass I Own

    I've had this bass sense Dec 2008. It has been with me at every show, practice & recording session that we've had. I absolutely love this bass.

    The...Read complete review

    I've had this bass sense Dec 2008. It has been with me at every show, practice & recording session that we've had. I absolutely love this bass.

    The neck is glossy & on the thinner side which is what I prefer. But it doesn't feel sticky or flimsy at all. The body has some weight to it but not so much that it kills your back. The finish on it is great. Still no signs of wear.

    As far as the tone I couldn't ask for anything more. It has a well rounded tone. Wether you're looking for highs, mids or lows it can do it all with some tweeting of the knobs. I'm running mine through an Ampeg SVT 4 PRO & 8-10 cab. And didn't have to do a whole lot of EQ'ing.

    I can tell you that this bass has been through a lot of abuse. I'm an aggressive player & this thing is still going strong. The only thing that I've changed out was the strap buttons for strap locks. Other than that it's bone stock & it'll stay that way for a long time.

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    4.0

    Very nice bass for the price

    By Stevebass

    from Randolph, NJ

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

      I have vintage and masterbuilt instruments I purchased this as a knock around to bring to my office, once set up I was surprized on how well it played well worth the price point.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Quality and value at last!

      By jondiego

      from Vallejo, CA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

      My only gripe with this bass is that the bridge is wider than the usual Fender or Squier jazz standard. Even wider than my 4 string Warwick. This takes some getting used to playing (which slows me down). With that aside, this bass stands on it's own. I love the tone and the build speaks quality (and it's built in China?). Bought it on sale (used) which gives me extra money to upgrade some of the "cheap" parts (knobs/tuners). Buy it, play it and you'll soon realize you don't need that overpriced Fender.

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      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Its my Favorite Bass

      By Robert

      from Houston, TX

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

          I started playing bass in April 2012 after 6 years of guitar. Now I play bass in a Post-Punk band. I have a very fast punk rock style like Matt Freeman but also really grooving to some Motown or Jazz. I own both the White J Bass and Red Pbass in 2013. This review is for the White Jbass. For the other review check out the CV Pbass on Musicians Friend.
          Let me start by saying that this is the first bass I have played consistently. I have put it through its paces over the last 10 months and I will honestly give you all the info.
          The neck feels really comfortable and just fits my hands well. I took to this bass like no other instrument since my 94 Gibson SG. I played all the basses at my local guitar store (about 15) and this one just called to me. Since I bought it I have come to appreciate the quality Squire is now putting out.
          This thing is a player. The components might be a little on the cheaper side but the only issue I 've had is the input jack gets loose on me. So far no crackling but I know, if not dealt with, it will start to become a problem. Other than that I love it. I can't wait for this thing to show the wear and tear of touring and playing. I honestly never see myself selling this.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This bass is solid!

          By Brian

          from Tulsa, Ok

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

            I've been playing music for a while, and I play guitar, drums, bass, and i sing. That being said, I am mainly a guitar player, I own 11 electric guitars, and 4 drumsets. I only have ONE bass. I havent felt the need to get another one, this thing is AWESOME, and you can play anything with it. The neck is far more comfortable than i thought it would be as I usually dont like gloss necks. The pickups could be a little better, but they are still really good, just wish they had a little more low mid. This bass is TOUGH. One of my too eager bass playing friends dropped it twice, and now it has a crack in it, and it didnt affect the action at all... Im still going to get it fixed, but this thing WILL hold up over time, i LOVE my squier jazz bass!

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            High Quality Bargain Bass - BUY IT NOW

            By meatwolf

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Recording
            • Smooth And Round
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

              Excellent value. This bass is top notch for the money. Smooth neck and and clean frets. I'm surprised at how good the quality control is on this bass. I was looking at the Squier Jaguar basses as well since they are in a similar price range and after playing both I can tell you that this bass is much higher quality. From the bridge to the nut this bass wins hands down in this price range. The vintage tint on the headstock looks incredible. I thought that "Squire" on the headstock might bother me a little, but it's actually quite the opposite. Since this thing is made so well I look at that "Squier" as saying "I made a smart purchase and got a killer value."

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Incredible Sound, Feel, and Value

              By ThreeEcho7

              from Northern Virginia

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              Ask me a question

              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 Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

                Squier is producing some amazing instruments these days, and this is no exception. I actually sold a Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Reissue to buy this, and it was definitely worth it. The Strat was a fine guitar, but the Classic Vibe series is stellar.

                Right out of the box this bass sounds and feels top-notch. With the two pickups it is very versatile. I use it to play many different styles, from jazz to rock. I will be hard pressed to find a better bass.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good surprise!

                Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

                Up north in Canada, we have harsh winters with temperatures sometimes getting as low as -35 C. No way am I going out in that cold with my Warwick Infinity or my TRB-6 in a gig bag! So I bought this bass as a "trail instrument". The value for the money is excellent. This is a great back-up instrument and a good introduction to the famed J neck.
                All has been said in other reviews.
                This is my first experience with a "classic" Fender-style bass so I can't compare with the 'real' thing. Electronics and a slightly slack E string (stock) seem to be the (relative) low point. The factory set-up was very poor, but the guy at the music store was cool enough to let me make my own adjustments on site.
                For this kind of money? Very surprising. In a good way.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass

                By bill ferleman

                from the midwest

                Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

                Had mine for over a year and couldn't be happier. Needed something to leave in the trunk of my car all day and not worry about during the midwest winter. Sounds just like a J-Bass should. Plus, it's got the right "satin" finish on the neck instead of the "poly" type finish on the Vintage Modified series. If you're an old guy looking for a back up bass or a new guy looking for the most instrument for the money, try one of the out.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                The Only Bass I Own

                By richard coppedge

                from Sacramento, Ca

                Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

                I've had this bass sense Dec 2008. It has been with me at every show, practice & recording session that we've had. I absolutely love this bass.

                The neck is glossy & on the thinner side which is what I prefer. But it doesn't feel sticky or flimsy at all. The body has some weight to it but not so much that it kills your back. The finish on it is great. Still no signs of wear.

                As far as the tone I couldn't ask for anything more. It has a well rounded tone. Wether you're looking for highs, mids or lows it can do it all with some tweeting of the knobs. I'm running mine through an Ampeg SVT 4 PRO & 8-10 cab. And didn't have to do a whole lot of EQ'ing.

                I can tell you that this bass has been through a lot of abuse. I'm an aggressive player & this thing is still going strong. The only thing that I've changed out was the strap buttons for strap locks. Other than that it's bone stock & it'll stay that way for a long time.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Buy This Now!

                Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

                I went to a local guitar shop and played many basses (looking to buy one). The Classic Vibe series by Squier is impressive! This one sounded the best out of the Classic Vibe series. Seroiulsy, this is the best bass money can buy for under this price or even twice the price!!! I have ownned it for about 8 months (many hours of practice and played live around 30 times). I will be recording with it shortly. Very solid bass! BUY NOW!!!

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