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

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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 - Inca Silver 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.

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.

FEATURES
  • Body: Basswood
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern C-shaped
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 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 white 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
  • Unique Features: Inca Silver over basswood; 20-fret vintage tint gloss maple neck; open gear tuning machines; HiMass 4-saddle bridge with brass barrel saddles; Custom Jazz Bass single-coil pickup set with Alnico V magnets

Great sound, vintage looks, unbeatable value ” Classic vibe. Order today!

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SquierClassic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 53 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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    • Experienced (9)

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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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5.0

This is my second one of this model and i love it !

By Richie

from Rochester ,N.Y.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

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

    This is my second squire 60's classic vibe jazz bass. this one also came with round wound strings,but i chose to restring it with flatwounds .I have 30 something instruments and over twenty basses. I'm a big fan of the classic vibe editions because they play and sound great. I only bought this one because it was a scratch and dent sale.boy was i lucky ! It quickly is becoming my fave. the inca silver is a great color, and the matching headstock looks great. but with the flats this thing sounds so phat ! I'm so pleased ! a

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    5.0

    Good Vibe-rations . . .

    By Steve

    from Washington, DC

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording

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

      I have to admit that this purchase was primarily motivated by aesthetics - the "vibe" of the inca silver and painted headstock. However, the vibe also extends to the tone and playability. As others have noted, it is hard to believe that a bass at this price point is this good. I did a few mods but, with a proper set up and some good strings, you could gig this bass as is. I ending up adding a new nut and put in some Super55s that I picked up on the cheap. With the stock bridge and a new nut, it has really good sustain. This, along with the new pups, give it a nice fat sound that I associate with the Jazz. While I am not going to argue that this bass is now on par with my American Deluxe Active Precision, it is definitely fun to play and has solid tone. So, don't let the "Squier" logo dissuade you from checking it out.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Jazz Bass

      By Stratisfied

      from Hollywood,Fl

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Good Tuners And Bridge
      • Incredible Sound
      • Very Comfortable Neck

      Cons

      • Electronics Are Weak
      • Mine Is A Little Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Suits Any Type Of Music

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

      This is just a great all around bass that feels incredible in your hands. The neck feels like a custom shop with the tint and lacquer job and actually the quality of the entire bass is surprising with the exception of the volume and tone controls which I feel should be switched out as they are really cheap. First of all do not switch out these pickups..they have alnico V magnets and sound amazing and is the main reason this bass sounds as good as it does. The tuners on mine are adequate and hold the tuning perfectly and the heavy duty badd *ss style bridge with the brass saddles was a nice touch. The funny thing is..the only thing i have a problem with is that the headstock says Squier. That being said this bass plays and sounds better than any Fender bass i've ever had. Nothing to fear here people, the Classic Vibe series and Vintage Modified models are quality instruments.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Surprising

      By Maroontone

      from Boston,MA

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

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

        Surprising but I shouldn't be. I own the Squier CV Precision 60's and the CV Precision 50's. Great feel on the neck and typical Jazz body comfort. The Inca Silver color is stunning. I intend to mod the pickups, pots, pickguard, knobs and change the strings of course. Very, very happy with my purchase. First one came with some neck and body blemishes. MF switched out, no questions.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very nice bass for the price

        By Steve Bass

        from New Jersey

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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.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quality and value at last!

          By Jonnie

          from Vallejo, CA

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          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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          (16 of 17 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.

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              (4 of 4 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!

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                High Quality Bargain Bass - BUY IT NOW

                By meatwolf

                from Pittsburgh, PA

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                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."

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Incredible Sound, Feel, and Value

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                  By ThreeEcho7

                  from Northern Virginia

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                  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.

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