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The Squier Classic Vibe Precision Bass '50s delivers a unique playing experience both in terms of sound and feel. This larger neck and wider string s...Read More

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The Squier Classic Vibe Precision Bass '50s delivers a unique playing experience both in terms of sound and feel. This larger neck and wider string spacing (1.65") of the P Bass promote strong pocket playing with a warm, earthy tone that is supportive and inviting. And you can have the unique voice of the Squier Classic Vibe Bass in your electric bass arsenal at an amazing price.

The beautiful finish over a basswood body is an eye catcher for sure, while its custom 'original' single coil Alnico V pickup delivers that old school, '50s P Bass tone. Open gear tuning machines sit atop a gloss 20-fret maple neck, both solid and stable. Modern refinements such as the flatter 9-1/2" radius and HiMass 4 saddle bridge make this bass more user friendly in terms of setup and playability. A winner with killer looks and a unique voice!

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!

Classic vibe with modern refinements.

FEATURES
  • Body: Contoured Basswood
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Thick C-shaped
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Frets: 20, Vintage-style
  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.65" (42 mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Open gear tuning machines
  • Bridge: HiMass, 4-saddle bridge
  • Pickguard: 1-ply white pickguard with thumbrest
  • Middle: Custom 'Original' Precision Bass single-coil pickup (Alnico V)
  • Controls: Volume, Tone

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SquierClassic Vibe Precision '50s Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Great Bass For the Money

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from Chicago

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Gloss Neck

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Live
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50s Bass Guitar:

Excellent Bass. I had to sand down the gloss on the neck for my own personal liking but other than that it is one of the best basses from Squier.

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5.0

Great instrument!

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from Los Angeles area

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Pros

  • Great looker!
  • Solid Build

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50s Bass Guitar:

    As with some other reviewers, I am not (yet) a good bass player. Guitar is my instrument (50+ years) but I'm always wanted to learn more about bass playing. I play and collect high-end acoustic guitars, so I know what's good and what's not. Since I just retired, I'll have the time to get to know this baby much better! As I was opening the box and checking it out, my wife (who is not a musician but is a big music affecionado) commented, "Nice blonde!" and "It looks real vintage, like Sting's bass." Since even a non-player can see this, obviously Fender/Squire has nailed the vintage visual vibe on this one. The wood grain is beautiful and shows thorough the blonde finish nicely front and back.

    This came out of the box without any observable damage, scratch, dent or anything at all. Very well packed and boxed. I tuned her up and after a week of playing her, can detect no issues. The neck relief is perfect. Intonation is spot on. The set up overall looks perfect to me. There was a hang-tag indicating this was "inspected" and set up in 7/2014 in China, so it's been sitting around somewhere for over a year! But the set up and condition of this axe is like is was built and set up last week!

    The neck is a work of art in itself. Beautiful vintage tint. Large and meaty especially above the 7th fret; good my someone like me with big hands and fingers.

    I decided on this model because it's ravishingly gorgeous and is a higher end Squire (price-wise) with least hardware (one pickup; 2 pots) so I figured less better in terms of quality parts. The "hi-mass" bridge looks and acts much better (more stable) than other bridges on some Squire basses.

    This baby will work well for jamming with my friends and playing at our parties!

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    5.0

    Cool Bass

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    from Anaheim CA

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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 Precision '50s Bass Guitar:

        This is a fantastic instrument. Great neck, nice finish on body, solid feeling pots, great tone. Many reviewers have stated that they have replaced the stock pickup, but I think it sounds just fine. All in all, that's just a preference thing and this bass has it's own voice that I really like. The only knock is that mine arrived with a very poor setup - not even in the ballpark. While I am perfectly capable of setting up my own instruments, I think that #1, this says loud and clear from the manufacturer "we don't really care that much", and #2, aside from the poor first impression, the purchaser is left hoping and wondering if the instrument will end playing nicely instead of just enjoying playing it. So, I say to Fender/Squire: show a little pride in workmanship, this instrument is too nice to be slapped together in such a careless way. I realize, many buyers DID get their bass with a decent setup, but unfortunately, that was not my experience.
        My rating AFTER setting it up with new strings: 4.5

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        5.0

        Reminds me of my '53P WOW!

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        from Modesto,CA

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50s Bass Guitar:

          I love it. Played well straight out of the box. I had my tech tweak the neck and bridge and it is filling the spot that my '53P left when we parted ways. Now that was a sad day, but the hole that it left is whole again. YEAH BABY

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          5.0

          Awesome feel

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          from UK

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50s Bass Guitar:

            This bass plays as smooth as butter! great feel of the neck...once you pick it up you can't stop playing it!

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            5.0

            awesome feel!

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            from UK

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50s Bass Guitar:

              This bass plays as smooth as butter....great feel from the neck...sounds awesome too.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice Bass for the price!

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              from New Brunswick, Canada

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              Pros

              • Beautiful Bass Guitar
              • Good Feel

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Noisy Pickup

              Best Uses

                Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50s Bass Guitar:

                Love the look! Had some high frets to take care of which was the cause of some fret buzz, pickup was a bit noisy, so I put some insulated paint in the cavity and also it needed a filler in the back of the pickup so I could raise it to proper height! Still worth buying because these imperfection are very fixable!

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                this rocks

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                from Saginaw Texas

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50s Bass Guitar:

                I like the feel of the frets and the wieght on your shoulder. I also like like the look of the blonde and the grain of the wood. The price aint bad

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Shocked and dismayed!

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                from GREENWOOD, DELAWARE, USA

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50s Bass Guitar:

                  I turned my nose up to Squire because of the name and the belief that it would be junk. WRONG!!! This bass right out of the box was ready and setup for gigging. I was attracted to the looks and the price convinced me to try it. Wow was I pleasantly surprised. The bass is extremely light weight and balances very well on your shoulder. Action and playability are excellent and the fit and finish is perfect (Placid Lake-Blue). It's a keeper!

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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  OMG!

                  Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50s Bass Guitar:

                  Finally a reissue with the contours and no "sting" inlay! Also who wants a string through Fender? yuk! Fit and finish is amazing, it's beautifull, the fret work and nut are well done. Resonates well w/o amplification. Needs a new pickup(quaterPounder baby!) as the high are a tad shrill and lacking definition. The neck is Louisville Slugger fat and reminds me of countless late 70's P bass anchors I've owned. This is a 70's P for $350...wow!. Well matched grain on the body, light weight. I recomend the classic vibes to beginners and pros alike. I've got a real '60 P plus many others, and this baby has been my mainstay since I purchased it. DO IT!

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