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Squier Standard Jazz Bass

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The Squier Standard Jazz Bass features many Fender Jazz Bass appointments, including an offset-waist body, ultra-slim fast-action neck and full-range...Click To Read More About This Product

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A great instrument for the new bassist.

The Squier Standard Jazz Bass features many Fender Jazz Bass appointments, including an offset-waist body, ultra-slim fast-action neck and full-range bi-pole pickups


SPECIFICATIONS
Body: Agathis
Neck: Maple, C-Shape,
(Polyurethane Finish)
Fingerboard:Rosewood, 9.5" Radius (241 mm)
No. of Frets:20 Medium Jumbo
Pickups:2 Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickups (Mid & Bridge)

Controls:
Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
Master Tone
Pickup Switching: None

Bridge:Standard 4-Saddle
Machine Heads: Standard Open-Gear Tuners
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment on: 09, 65,
4-Ply Tortoise Shell on: 37,
3-Ply Black on: 92,
1-Ply Matte Black on: 43
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.50" (38 mm)

Unique Features:
Dot Position Inlays, Knurled Chrome Dome Control Knobs
Strings: Fender Super 7250ML, p/n 073-7250-005, (.045, .065, .080, .100)

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4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

alterations maybe?

I am a guitarist/pianist and have been involved in hundres of genres of music from classical, jazz, fusion, to rock'n roll, 80's metal, and hard rock. This bass, by...Read complete review

I am a guitarist/pianist and have been involved in hundres of genres of music from classical, jazz, fusion, to rock'n roll, 80's metal, and hard rock. This bass, by my standards, plays very nicely as a comfortably priced instrument, and I am a supporter of the theory that the musician makes the instrument what it really is. I would, however, encourage a few things for the improvement of the quality of this instrument's tone and tuning. EMG makes a pair of absolutely amazing bass pickups that fit this bass well, (passive ones) and with correct wiring, the bass has a georgeous tone! It is amazing how much punchier and fuller the sound becomes. Another standard alteration is the use of authentic Fender or Schaller bass tuning pegs to help the bass better hold its tune. A Leo Quan Bass Bridge II also greatly enhances the playing experience, the tuning, and the sound becomes more punchy. Overall though, even before any alterations, this bass is great from starters to pros.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

About what you'd expect for the price

I normally don't buy instruments at this price point, so I wasn't really expecting much. I really just got it as an experiment to try some mods out on. On the up side,...Read complete review

I normally don't buy instruments at this price point, so I wasn't really expecting much. I really just got it as an experiment to try some mods out on. On the up side, the neck feels really good, the frets were done well and it's balanced nicely. It sounds like a passive Jazz bass should, so I'm not quite sure what the issue is with people saying it has low output. It A-B's perfectly with a standard passive J. Now for the down side... After a month the neck started shifting sideways in the pocket, so much that the G string was on the edge of the fingerboard at the 14th fret and over the edge at the butt of the neck. Upon disassembly, I found the screw holes in the neck pocket were egg shaped. Don't know if they mis-drilled on the first try or what, but the paint was still intact on the inside of the holes, so it was assembled that way. I set the neck in place and used liquid hide to keep it there. Not something the average buyer is going to want to do, but as this was a project for me and I got it for a song, I went ahead and did it. When I pulled the bridge there were 3 holes drilled for the ground wire and 2 of them had chipped the wood on the top and didn't go all the way through. The tuners were a bit sloppy and the pots are not tapered well, but as I was replacing them anyway, not as big of deal for me as it would be for the average buyer. I really hope this isn't representative of the Squier line in general, but those are serious quality control issues that can't be seen without taking the bass apart. If you're buying it to modify it's not a bad deal, but if you're looking for a decent entry level instrument I can't recommend it based on my experience.

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5.0

Upgrade from Affinity Squire

By DL-R2mA6

from NYC, NY

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I was looking for an inexpensive and better quality bass to take to my lessons. So I upgraded from the Affinity Squire that came with the starter Bass Package I got last year to this nice bass. I'm very happy with this Standard Squire bass because it looks more expensive than it really is and it sounds quite good. It feels and plays smoothly. No real complaints except for the input jack which does get loose once in awhile but that's fixable. I believe I'm not the only one having this issue. This is a very good bass for beginners as I am a beginner. I know I'll be upgrading from this one to a better bass in the near future. For now this serves my function well.

 
5.0

Squier?...Where?

By Beatles_fan_ty

from Ashley, OH

Wow! What a Bass. This bass plays as well if not better than a fender american standard J. the antique sunburst adds a great touch to the bass, but it is nothing compared to the underlying beauty. The intonation is great, the neck is very playable, and the body is a perfect fit to any player! Great bass!

 
5.0

This isn't a Squier

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Best Jazz bass I've used.

 
5.0

BUY IT, ITS GREAT

By thatonedudethatplaysbass

from Midland, MI

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I bought this bass and have only one complaint and that it the input jack got loose, which is fixable. To me this bass is as good as a fender, its not too heavy and it plays great, only upgrade I might do is get some seymore duncan pickups.

 
5.0

Good Choice

By Mr. Soul

from Buffalo, NY

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Excellent piece of musical equipment. I have had it for about a year and a half without any problems. My first bass was a P-Bass but I found this far better. The pickup placement (for resting the thumb) and the smaller nut make for a comfortable play. Excellent implement for musical exploration, no complaints here.

 
5.0

The Squier

By Cuthburt1919

from Indiana

My only problem with this bass is the imput jack. It always seems to come loose. Otherwise this is a brilliant bass and perfect for begining to intermediate players. It has an excelent tone, very similar to that of a Fender. It is an excelent choice or those who are serious about bass playing but can't quite afford the costly Fender. My only recomendation is that if you plan on playing primarily Jazz, this bass works wonderfully with flat wound strings. They give the bass a fat, round tone typial of any upright bass.

 
3.0

Not a good bass for pro's or semi pro's

By Joe-juJv0

from North Carolina, U.S.A.

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This may be my first negative review I've ever written about any product but I got one of these years ago and I sent it back a week later and bought a Rouge VB100 Beatle Bass copy-which is a fantastic instrument. First, this Squier Jazz Bass in my opinion does NOT sound good; that's because it's made of Agathis (which I believe is a tropical rainforest wood). Agathis is suppose to replicate the sound of Mahagony but it does not even resonate or come close to the sound of Mahagony. Second, the pickup screws were stripped out so there was no chance for pickup adjustment. Third, the bass didn't seemed balanced in weight and the intonation didn't seemed properly set up (Whenever I try out a new guitar and the intonation is not set up properly, I always put it down and walk away). This bass is at best suited for beginners to thrash about, but I honestly wouldn't buy it for any beginner. The best beginner basses on the market today is an Epiphone EB0 (SG) Bass and the Ibanez Mikro Bass. Plus, they both have really good package deals with amp, tuner, picks ect.. If you're a professional or semi-professional bassist, I wouldn't even consider this Squier Bass even for a backup or stand in. You'll be disapointed.

 
4.0

Not bad, for the money

By Hunta B

from Friday Harbor, WA

I was Looking for a good Beginnner bass, this things great. As Far as Gigging goes, I Use My other Basses. But this is great for Writing or just messing around. Not a Great Bass but For a kid (hey im only 14) this is cool to start off

 
5.0

Great Product Great price!

By mrgoodvibrations

from michigan

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I am a bass player for +20yrs and have owned Fender basses in the past. I bought this model 1yr ago and think it is just great sounding (Amp Line6 110). I changed out the strings with Super slinky round wounds.

 
5.0

not bad at all

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This bass is perfect if you are starting out or around the intermediate stages in playing bass. I've been playing guitar for a long time, I bought this bass and I was not at all dissapointed. It came without any dings or anything. The sunburst looks a little more red when I got it. I bet if you take it to the shop, get the bass set up and change the pickups, I have no doubt it'll play just as good or better than the fender.

 
5.0

Dandy As Candy

By signature57

from Provo, UT

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I ordered this sight unseen and I could not be happier. However, the front pickup crapped out on me for a while, but started working again luckily(I think that this happened because of a not-so-good soldering job). Other than that I absolutely love this bass. The tone is sweet, the neck is super comfortable, and its a beauty. Word.

 
5.0

alterations maybe?

By Guitarmaster1690-Pkalg

from Orlando, FL

I am a guitarist/pianist and have been involved in hundres of genres of music from classical, jazz, fusion, to rock'n roll, 80's metal, and hard rock. This bass, by my standards, plays very nicely as a comfortably priced instrument, and I am a supporter of the theory that the musician makes the instrument what it really is. I would, however, encourage a few things for the improvement of the quality of this instrument's tone and tuning. EMG makes a pair of absolutely amazing bass pickups that fit this bass well, (passive ones) and with correct wiring, the bass has a georgeous tone! It is amazing how much punchier and fuller the sound becomes. Another standard alteration is the use of authentic Fender or Schaller bass tuning pegs to help the bass better hold its tune. A Leo Quan Bass Bridge II also greatly enhances the playing experience, the tuning, and the sound becomes more punchy. Overall though, even before any alterations, this bass is great from starters to pros.

 
5.0

Great Bass, Highly Recommended

By BassChick2911

from Memphis, TN

I saw this bass one day when I was searching for one to replace my old one, and it was love at first sight. I bought it, and haven't had a regret since. It's got a great, comfortable feel to it and a marvelous sound. It does amazing with smooth riffs as well as slap and pop. Great price, too, better than any other you'll find. I've had to adjust the action once or twice, but that's nothing to be discouraged about. All in all, GREAT bass, and I highly reccomend it.

 
5.0

decent bargain...

By RICHARD G.

from Los Angeles

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i recently bought one of these in the vintage redish sunburst....im replacing the guts inside to a warwick mec pre amp and bartolini jazz pick ups...i believe its going to sound goooood!...it plays well is and feels like a real decent intrument ...i own a fender usa p-bass sienna sunburst....a gibson les paul bass....an ibanez sr800 and a few others and this bass is not bad at all i wish bass i wish basses were accessable like this when i was younger!

 
5.0

GREAT BASS TO START

By Bassman

from Boston, MA

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This Is a great bass to start on, or for a guitarist looking for a cheap, good sounding bass. The bass itself doesn't come with much, but for the price, it's a good deal. I wouldn't recommend this to a bassist looking to upgrade his/her current or to anyone whose played more than 2 years. If you fit either of the two, I recommend getting the "Fender Standard Jazz Bass"

 
5.0

This'll do the trick

By Da'shkiin

from Arizona

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Overall, this is a great starter bass guitar. The action can be adjusted to play easily, though the sound suffers a bit. The neck is confortable. The pickups aren't that hot, but they'll get the job done. The finish is a nice maroon color. I think that the shortconimgs are the quieter pickups and the control knobs. The volume goes from 0-to-3 to 7-to-ten. There isn't alot of control in intermediate volumes, (or tones for that matter). Still, that's easily fixed by switching out the pots for some fender ones, which can be done easily and cheaply if you like. For me, since I'm just a hobbyist bass player this one does what I want it to do at a great price.

 
5.0

Great starter bass

By Spartanb73

from USA

This is a great beginer bass. I have owned this bass for a year now and I can say that this is the best squire out there. It has a great sound for slap and pop bass. It also has great sustain. If any problems I would say the pickups are not the best quality. They just dont compare to the fender brand. GREAT BUY!

 
4.0

squier standard jazz bass

By Big Smoke

from Chester, UK

im going to be honest and tell you that i got this as my fender mex jazz got stole from me and i could only afford to get a cheaper bass with not having the mex insured (take my advice and insure your instruments!!!) but i purchased this and its a worth while buy but its not the best bass around so dont get your hopes up although it is worth its money worth.

 
5.0

Great for the Price!

By Watty12345

from Iowa

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I went into my local shop and saw this bass! It just looks amazing! I love the sound of these pick-ups. They in no was compare to a fender, but I would gig with this bass no problem! The action is just perfect for me, but I'm sure the shop set it up before I played it, so I'm not so sure right out of the box. You would probably have to set it up, but this bass plays and sounds great. If you are looking for a great bass at a great price look no futher!

 
3.0

About what you'd expect for the price

By 3 Ring

from Bowie, TX

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I normally don't buy instruments at this price point, so I wasn't really expecting much. I really just got it as an experiment to try some mods out on. On the up side, the neck feels really good, the frets were done well and it's balanced nicely. It sounds like a passive Jazz bass should, so I'm not quite sure what the issue is with people saying it has low output. It A-B's perfectly with a standard passive J. Now for the down side... After a month the neck started shifting sideways in the pocket, so much that the G string was on the edge of the fingerboard at the 14th fret and over the edge at the butt of the neck. Upon disassembly, I found the screw holes in the neck pocket were egg shaped. Don't know if they mis-drilled on the first try or what, but the paint was still intact on the inside of the holes, so it was assembled that way. I set the neck in place and used liquid hide to keep it there. Not something the average buyer is going to want to do, but as this was a project for me and I got it for a song, I went ahead and did it. When I pulled the bridge there were 3 holes drilled for the ground wire and 2 of them had chipped the wood on the top and didn't go all the way through. The tuners were a bit sloppy and the pots are not tapered well, but as I was replacing them anyway, not as big of deal for me as it would be for the average buyer. I really hope this isn't representative of the Squier line in general, but those are serious quality control issues that can't be seen without taking the bass apart. If you're buying it to modify it's not a bad deal, but if you're looking for a decent entry level instrument I can't recommend it based on my experience.

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