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Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50s Bass Guitar  White Blonde 

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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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OVERVIEW

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 36 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Reminds me of my '53P WOW!

      By 

      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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

              By 

              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 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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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Back to the basics

                By 

                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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                (11 of 11 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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