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Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass  

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Squier’s Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass comes out swinging with pulse-pounding tone, sultry-yet-simple style and a welcome dose of feisty ...Read More

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Inspired by the custom shop.

Squier’s Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass comes out swinging with pulse-pounding tone, sultry-yet-simple style and a welcome dose of feisty Cabronita attitude. Might have something to do with its single powerful Fideli’Tron humbucking bass pickup.

Other features include a maple neck with “modern C” profile, comfortable 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, single-ply white pickguard, dual knurled flat-top control knobs (master volume, master tone), four-saddle Hi-Mass bridge, and vintage-style tuners. Available in only one formidable color—black.

FEATURES Neck
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: 4-Bolt
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Polyurethane
Pickups
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Configuration: Split single-coil
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: FilterTron Bass
  • Bridge: Not applicable
  • Brand: Fender
  • Series or parallel:
  • Active preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Synthetic bone
  • Nut width: 1.625" (41.3mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Body
  • Style: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: Not applicable
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 4-Saddle Hi-Mass
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Open-geared
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Info not available

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SquierVintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass
 
3.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible Pickup!

By kvnstfrd

from Branson, MO

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass:

    First thing I noticed right out of the box is that the pickguard (still don't get why they put a pick guard on a bass) had bubbles in the plastic and shards of plastic splinters around the edges. It's useless and ugly anyway, so I simply took it off. Problem solved. So I plug her in and start trying to get a decent tone out of this thing and I find that it's not even remotely possible. I've never heard such lame tone from a bass pickup, except maybe an EB-0. The E string is less than half the volume of the other strings! So I try raising that side of the pickup. No improvement. I started looking around to see if anyone made a decent replacement pickup this size. Nope. Looks like my only option is to have the pickup pocket routed to accept something decent and then I'll probably have to repaint as well. Or maybe I'll just give it to one of my students. Also, when I drilled the pilot holes to install the bridge cover, (see photo) I realized that the paint job is really thin and chips easily. On a positive note, I will add that this thing has a gorgeous neck and fretboard! I own other Squier basses and love them, but this bass is a huge disappointment. Shame on you, Squier.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Value

    By Golfmanbil

    from Weston, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Initial Setup

    Best Uses

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass:

      I needed a Bass for recording and an occasional Gig. I am a guitar player so my bass technique is very limited. I picked this up as a "Stupid Deal of the Day". Reviews were mixed, but for the price I decided to take a chance.
      The bass came in a box without much fanfare or over packing. I pulled it out, tightened the strings and found the action to be very high. Intonation checked out with my tuner so I simply put a wrench in the neck and gave it a few good turns. When I tightened the strings they were perfect! Low action, no buzzing and a joy to play.
      The neck is awesome. Beautiful smooth maple with skunk stripe. Tuners seemed a little flimsy, but they probably are. Body finish all around was excellent. To be honest, I was floored that all I had to do was tighten the truss rod to set it up.
      Overall the sound is good, works for me and it was money well spent. This is a very cool looking bass. Thanks,

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      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Budget Bass!

      By The Mighty Jophin

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Looks great
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Quiet Pick Up
      • Sub Par Fret Work

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass:

      This is an amazing bass guitar for the price. Even at list, I would be hard pressed to find many cons. It has that vintage muffled tone that you know and love from the 70's. Personally, I removed the stock strings, sanded down the fret sprouts (all low price basses will usually require minor fret work, when they are shipped from tropical zones to Upstate NY), re-strung it with GHS tape wounds and ....WOW! This bass sounds amazing on my Eden WTX-500 with a single 12inch Eden Cab. It also sounds amazing on my TC BHS500 with a TC 4x10 cab. Absolutely no dead spots what so ever. I will say that the pickup volume is as others have stated rather low, so having either a preamp or volume pedal of sorts will help bring out the wonderful tone. This all being said, if you are like me and want to add a unique sounding instrument to your growing arsenal, then stop reading this and add it to your cart, you will not be disappointed!

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      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Simple and Solid budget bass

      By Dr. Hansen

      from Quad Cities Iowa

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Poor Pick Up
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass:

      Made in Indonesia. I expect to do a full setup on any instruments coming from east asia and this was no exception. Neck was a nice piece of straight tight hard maple and has a vintage precision feel. However, the frets literally had green crusty corrosion all over them and needed to be extensively dressed and leveled. Roundwounds insisted on buzzing even after the fret dress and truss rod adjustments and had to go to medium stainless steel 9050M flats to make it playable. Finish was poor, lacked any depth, and looked like it was either rolled on with a roller or sprayed from a spraycan. Most disappointing was a "dead" area in the pickup above the low E string which couldn't be adjusted up. The tone is rough and doesn't seem to be able to get the balance of richness and cleanness like I would expect out of a vintage P (I usually play a 75 P on stage and in studio). Similar tone results on all my amps (all tube Fender Studio Bass; Solid State Fender 410 Bass; Hybrid Carvin 2000). Plays and sounds very similar to my Indonesian G&L 2000 for comparative purposes. If you are looking for a sweet budget bass my Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Special is far superior quality, tone, and flexibilty, especially if you like the faster jazz neck. The Cabrionita is a good inexpensive practice bass but has quality issues that even an extensive pro setup couldn't correct.

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