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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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Classic vibe with modern refinements.

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!

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 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (11)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

Reviewed by 42 customers

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4.0

A very good Squier bass

By Foxbat25

from Aiea, Hawaii

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All around gigging.
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

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

    I've had my CV 50's P-Bass for 9 years; - it's a very decent instrument and a great value. The only mod I would suggest is to replace the stock bridge with a vintage style bass bridge; - the thinner bridge plate lets the body resonate more and gives it a solid, fundamental early Fender bass sound. Suggestion: Have your repair guy do this mod as the mounting holes do not line up perfectly and will have to be re-drilled; - a minor but important essential thing. Pleasant surprise: I've tried a Lindy Fralin, a Basslines Quarter Pounder & even a reissue '51 P-Bass pickup on the bass but, - in my IMHO the stock pickup is the most balanced as far as string-to-string output and tone.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great vintage tone with modern enhancements

    By Grandchawhee

    from NY

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Smooth fret ends
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      Forget for a second that this is a budget bass, then ignore that the brand name says Squier. Now, after putting that aside, what we have here is an incredibly well playing bass, with a high mass bridge, brass saddles, Telecaster Pbass vintage looks, smooth responsive pots, thicker yet comfortable neck, and that vintage tone you have been looking for.

      I will say that the round wounds do not allow for the sound that this bass is meant to produce. I opted to restring mine with Dunlop flatwounds, and let me say that this bass sounds smooth, and plays as good or better than my original 50's pbass. I was amazed at the fret job mine came with, no sprouts, no jagged edges, smooth ends. My hand slides as though this had an expensive fret dressing. Unreal! My MIM Steve Harris bass feels like a razor saw in comparison.

      I didn't pay full price, I called MF during the call and save promotion and scored a great deal. Even at the full price, this bass is a great value, as it currently is the only tele style option with the single non split pickup that fender is still actively producing. Ignore the name and pick one up today!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Great Bass Guitar,,,period

      By Frank

      from Northern CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording

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

      Been playing bass guitar since 1964.....I've had deals with Music Man, G&L....even got to know Leo Fender personally...so it was quite an honor.....I've had many, many bass guitars in the 50 plus years of my career....but this one surprised me like very few have.....it is an incredible instrument....I don't care where it was made.........the feel, playability, quality....are just superb.....the only thing I changed was the pickup...simply because the one that comes with this bass is weak, and has very little gain....and I do mostly recording sessions at this point in my life.....I replaced the pickup with a direct replacement from Lindy Fralin........got a lot more gain and tone........but other than that, this is my favorite bass to play at this time........buy it....it's totally worth it.................

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good bass with good tone, but not the lightest.

      By Mark H

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

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

          This is a very solid bass and it has a very solid old school type tone just as you would suspect. But be aware it has a somewhat chunky neck to it (depth) which means you won't be quite as fast as you might.
          Also a bit on the heavy side overall, not super heavy.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Bass For the Money

          By Agall0811

          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.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great instrument!

          By kahunadog

          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!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Cool Bass

            By Jerry M

            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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Reminds me of my '53P WOW!

                By Wally

                from California

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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

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome feel

                  By Andy

                  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!

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    awesome feel!

                    By Andy

                    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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