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Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50s Bass Guitar  

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  • Body: Contoured Basswood
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Thick C-shaped
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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 35 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

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        (29)

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        (6)

      • 3 Stars

         

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good feel (6)
      • Fun to play (5)
      • Good tone (5)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming (5)
        • Practicing (5)
        • Small venues (5)
        • Rock concerts (4)
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        5.0

        Reminds me of my '53P WOW!

        By RockNRoll

        from Modesto,CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        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

          By Andy

          from UK

          About Me Experienced

          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!

            By Andy

            from UK

            About Me Experienced

            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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice Bass for the price!

              By Omer Pineau

              from New Brunswick, Canada

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                this rocks

                By bassgezer

                from Saginaw Texas

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                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!

                By JSTJEAN

                from 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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                  (4 of 4 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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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Back to the basics

                  By chris curry

                  from Germany

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

                  There is nothing about this bass that I would change, I love the minimalistic design. The very fact that this is such a well built simplistic bass means you spend time playing rather than adjusting. In my opinion, any bass player worth their salt should own one of these basses. If you can't sound good with this, you don't need to spend more money, you need to spend more time practicing.
                  A very basic bass guitar with all of the features a good bass player needs, strings, a pickup, and a nice sound. Too many people get caught up with having to have the latest and greatest in pickups and tone controls and forget about the basics.
                  For the price of the instrument, the quality is incredible.
                  A good bass for the price, and it looks great.

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                  (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Bass

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

                  I'm not a bass player I'm a guitar player who will play bass on my recordings and if in a jam where we have no bass player so I'm by no means a good or even competent bass player but this guitar makes me want to learn. I have always liked the look of the older p-bass with the tele neck but couldn't justify spending the money on an instrument I don't really play. Kudos to Squier for making this design and making it very well and making it for a reasonable price. I plan to buy more of the CV series guitars and the Vintage Modified guitars.
                  This is a very basic guitar, you can read the features. I tend to like basic guitars.
                  The frets were a little sharp but the guitar was set up perfectly and the intonation was right on. One thing I haven't seen mentioned is that the fret wire is very small and vintagey compared to my MIM P-bass, that may be something to cosider if you are used to modern guitars. It also has brass saddles and a high mass bridge, very nice!
                  This guitar sounds mellow compared to my MIM P-bass, the tone knob works all the way through the sweep. It's these types of things in a bass under 400 dollars that I can't get over.

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                  (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Value

                  By Gary Marriott

                  from Midwest

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

                  At first blush, I am very happy with my purchase
                  The basics...one single coil pick-up, one tone and one volume control. I love the butterscotch / maple neck...looks like my ash/ maple Tele's big brother! The tone control provides a good range to dial in the tone to suit your taste. I am a blues / rock player , and this bass provides the tone I'm looking for. The bass comes with both truss rod and saddle hex wrenches.
                  Overall, the quality is superb, price not withstanding. I made a slight adjustment to the truss rod, and that was it. The finish has no flaws, the neck joint is tight and overall fit and finish is great. There is a little roughness on a few of the fret ends and I needed to tighten the input jack nut.
                  A fine value. I like to purchase products made in the USA whenever possible, but with quality and sound like this, the price point was hard to pass up.

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