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Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s returns you to a great period in Jazz Bass history, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped ...Read More

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A legendary bass with outstanding tone designed for the working musician's budget.

Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s returns you to a great period in Jazz Bass history, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include a black-bound 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets and stylish black block inlays, three-ply black pickguard, four-saddle bridge, knurled chrome control knobs, and open-gear tuners. Super '70s sound and feel for today's bassists, with superior Squier performance and value.

FEATURES
  • Soft maple body
  • Polyurethane body finish
  • Jazz Bass body shape
  • "C" Shape maple neck
  • Vintage tint gloss neck finish
  • 34" (864 mm) Scale
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 20 Medium jumbo frets
  • Synthetic bone string nut
  • Block position inlays
  • Fender-designed single-coil Jazz Bass bridge and middle pickups
  • Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup) and Master Tone controls
  • SS pickup configuration
  • 4-Saddle standard bridge
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • Standard open-gear tuning machines
  • 3-Ply black pickguard
  • Fender USA Bass 7250ML strings, NPS, Gauges .045-.100

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SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s

  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
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SquierVintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good tone (16)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Solid electronics (10)
  • Good pick up (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (14)
  • Practicing (14)
  • Small venues (14)
  • School bands (9)
  • Recording (8)
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    • Experienced (14)

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Very nice bass for the price!

I was very impressed with this bass! Though at first, I was a bit skeptical. (Seeing the price and the name on the headstock) For the money, this bass cannot be...Read complete review

I was very impressed with this bass! Though at first, I was a bit skeptical. (Seeing the price and the name on the headstock) For the money, this bass cannot be beat. For a long time, I only played the higher end jazz basses, and saw Squire basses a cheap. (I was SO wrong) Not here. The Vintage Modified line is amazing! It doesn't feel cheap. You can pick this bass up, and tell it's a quality instrument. The neck is slim, and easy to move around upon. The electronics are great. It took me a while to dial in my ideal tone. But eventually, I found it. When I first saw the price of this bass, I almost ruled it out as an option. But as soon as I picked it up and played it, I was SOLD. I would recommend this bass for any gigging musician or anyone who likes to do upgrades. The only mod I plan on doing is putting some Aguilar AG 4J-HC's in it. Squire nailed it with this one. BUY THIS BASS!

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Cheap Modified Jazz Bass '70s

This bass was one of the worst basses I've ever purchased. I am hoping to sell it and try to get back some of the money I've lost. The frets are uneven, and...Read complete review

This bass was one of the worst basses I've ever purchased. I am hoping to sell it and try to get back some of the money I've lost. The frets are uneven, and the pick ups sound thin and cheap.

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5.0

Great Bass.

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

      Great bass!
      I've been playing a Ibanez Soundgear Bass 6 string for the past 6 months and needed a bit of change. This bass does exactly that. The bass looks great, sounds great, and for the money it's a steal.
      My only complaint is that it's a bit on the heavy side but I've spoiled by Ibanez' for the last 7 years in regards to instrument weight. I would not hesitate to buy this bass again and wish I had years ago.

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      5.0

      One of my favorites!

      By 

      from Vicksburg, MI

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

        I had some doubts when I ordered this bass, but was soon relieved once I received and started playing it. Finish and quality is very good, setup was good, pickups sound good, I am very happy with it! This is my second Squire and honestly I am very pleased with both. Would recommend this bass for anyone to try, specially in this price range.

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        5.0

        Great Bass

        By 

        from Florida

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

          Great sound and play-ability. My second one throughout the years. I put a Gotoh bridge on it and some fender 9060L flat-wound strings and it plays perfect with no buzz and with equal dynamics all over the finger board. I'm liking this bass more than my old american G&L.

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          5.0

          The best you can do for the price new

          By 

          from Portland, OR

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Needs Minor Adjustments

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

          I spent the better part of 5 months going through stores and pawn shops, looking at new and used basses, in an attempt to find a perfect bass for me to begin with, all the while borrowing a friend's bass to practice on. I found one of these beauties in a store and was blown away with how much it felt like my friend's Fender Jazz Bass, and went home to order it. It showed up very fast and I couldn't be happier with it.
          It is basically a Jazz Bass, and that is all there is to it. It feels like one, sounds like one, therefor it is a Jazz Bass. I have a few little issues with it, but they can either be easily fixed or are just negligible.
          The scratch board is a bit iffy, and scratches up where I usually rest my thumb on the neck pickup. That may just be me who did that, though, by pressing down onto it too hard. Also the bridge, while functional, is set up in a way that the D and A strings just touch the springs and vibrate a bit. This actually isn't picked up on an amp, though, and could probably be fixed with just a little adjustment.
          Overall, This is a FANTASTIC little bass.

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          5.0

          Just as good a fender

          By 

          from Plymouth, MA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

            this bass is amazing, it's my primary instrument.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very nice bass for the price!

            By 

            from Blythewood, SC

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

              I was very impressed with this bass! Though at first, I was a bit skeptical. (Seeing the price and the name on the headstock) For the money, this bass cannot be beat. For a long time, I only played the higher end jazz basses, and saw Squire basses a cheap. (I was SO wrong) Not here. The Vintage Modified line is amazing! It doesn't feel cheap. You can pick this bass up, and tell it's a quality instrument. The neck is slim, and easy to move around upon. The electronics are great. It took me a while to dial in my ideal tone. But eventually, I found it. When I first saw the price of this bass, I almost ruled it out as an option. But as soon as I picked it up and played it, I was SOLD. I would recommend this bass for any gigging musician or anyone who likes to do upgrades. The only mod I plan on doing is putting some Aguilar AG 4J-HC's in it. Squire nailed it with this one. BUY THIS BASS!

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very good bass guitar

              By 

              from Corbin, Ky

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                I had a Fender MIM FSR J Bass Ash body with tortise pickguard that is sold here on MF. I really liked it. I was given this Squier in Natural finish that looked just like the Fender except for the pickguard, knobs, and the maple neck with black block inlays. After playing on the Squier and doing some of the normal bridge and neck adjustments for intonation, I found that I liked the feel and sound better than the Fender. The pickups are not quite as thick sounding, but I acually like the tone much better. So I sold the FSR and still playing the Squier at my Church. Also the FSR was a back breaker at about 13 pounds. The Squier is much lighter.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great neck, good tone, but needs set up

                By 

                from castle rock, wa

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Needs Set Up To Stop Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                The bass has a nice feel and plays well. The tone is close to the original Jazz bass. The only drawback is that it has to be set up before it is playable. My bridge and neck are not right out of the box, but it should not be difficult, or costly to do. Most luthiers don't charge much for a set up and it only takes a day or two.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                pleasantly surprised

                By 

                from Mogadishu, Somalia

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                  I purchased this bass and I am pleasantly surprised at the level of craftsmanship that the Squier line has demonstrated with this model. For the low price, I was not expecting such a quality instrument. The tone is really good, and the feel is great. I was able to play it right out of the box, pre-adjustment. It's been two months now since I received the bass, and with adjustments, I have nearly worked out the 2-3 fret buzzes, but as the wood ages, and I get the instrument out of this high humidity environment, I expect that I can correct this. I recommend this bass for any band that does road time, and expects to subject their equipment to rock 'n' roll wear and tear. In fact, I'm thinking about getting a second one so I don't have to take my actual Fender jazz bass out on the road anymore as the spare. You'll love the performance this bass provides, and you won't cry if it gets dinged up some along the way. A great value.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Value

                  By 

                  from Haslet, TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                    This bass is a very good value, I've had mine for almost one year, and it has not let me down. I purchased the natural (soft maple) one. The body appears to be made from only two pieces of wood, and it is finished very nicely. For the money, I don't think you can go wrong, it's better than many of the MIM Fenders I've seen.

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