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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
 
4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (24)
  • Good feel (23)
  • Good tone (23)
  • Good pick up (14)
  • Solid electronics (14)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (22)
  • Practicing (22)
  • Small venues (18)
  • Recording (14)
  • School bands (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as good as the first VM 70s models

I bought one of these when they first came out in the late 2000s. Back then, the pickups were Seymour Duncans, and the neck had a super-playable satin finish. And it was seventy...Read complete review

I bought one of these when they first came out in the late 2000s. Back then, the pickups were Seymour Duncans, and the neck had a super-playable satin finish. And it was seventy smackers less for a new one, including the gig bag. The pickups were the stars of the show ... amazing versatility, getting you everything from your standard Jazz tone to more of a "Jaco" style mid-range sound, to an amazing copy of a P-bass tone if you rolled off the bridge pup. The Fender pups this model now has are much weaker, with much less tonal diversity. So while the current model largely looks the same and still plays decent (and would be a good starter instrument), know that this is NOT the same bass that Squier originally sold under this moniker. I'm definitely holding on to the one I have.

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5.0

This is a beautiful bass guitar and sounds great!

By Bobby Bassman

from Ocean Park Wa.

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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
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

    I use this for typical weekend gigs and I'm more than happy with the quality and the prompt and fast delivery

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    3.0

    Not as good as the first VM 70s models

    By Western PA Funk-o-meister

    from Pittsburgh PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Beautiful finish
    • Fun To Play

    Cons

    • Inferior pickups
    • Sticky gloss neck

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

    I bought one of these when they first came out in the late 2000s. Back then, the pickups were Seymour Duncans, and the neck had a super-playable satin finish. And it was seventy smackers less for a new one, including the gig bag. The pickups were the stars of the show ... amazing versatility, getting you everything from your standard Jazz tone to more of a "Jaco" style mid-range sound, to an amazing copy of a P-bass tone if you rolled off the bridge pup. The Fender pups this model now has are much weaker, with much less tonal diversity. So while the current model largely looks the same and still plays decent (and would be a good starter instrument), know that this is NOT the same bass that Squier originally sold under this moniker. I'm definitely holding on to the one I have.

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    5.0

    Amazing bass and sound and is more than worth the investmet

    By benjamin

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

    Amazing bass and sound. I have two more expensive bass but needed something cheap to bang around. Now I need to get a cheaper bass because I don't want to damage this one because it sounds and plays so good. There are minor issue with it needing setup and other minor stuff but this is well worth the investment even a as primary bass for those who don't other basses.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Ive Ever Had

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    By Mike

    from Port Richey, FL

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gigs
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

      I own a studio and I'm in a band. This replaced my active bass I loved for over five years. I had no intention of trading... ever! But I accidentally ran across this bass and after playing it I HAD to buy it! No regrets. All my friends are so jealous!

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      4.0

      Good bass, especially for the money

      By Poodie

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • sharp frets

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

      Good bass especially for the money. Like all squiers i've dealt with it needs a little tweaking to be excellent. Fret ends were a little sharp upon purchase but that was a straightforward fix. Pickups are pretty good though i do intend to replace them at some point. i replaced the stock strings with some labella flatwounds. this did require a little filing of the nut for them to sit properly and quite a bit of intonation work, however the bass is coping well with the extra tension. Personally i would rather take a high end squier model over a MIM fender but that's just me. For the price, get it as a first bass and it will grow with you quite well.

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      5.0

      Great bass

      By Chris

      from Va beach virginia

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

        Very happy overall

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great jazz bass!

        By BASMAN55

        from WAGONER, OKLAHOMA 74467

        About Me Professional Musician

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        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:

          squire is the unsung hero. of durability, and sound. they are up with fender itself. as far as i'm concerned. and i have owned and played fenders and squires. i know only what i know.

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          5.0

          Wow this bass is legit.

          By stratsurfer

          from Davie, FL

          About Me Professional Musician

          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:

            This is a great bass period. I'm really impressed with the feel and tone.

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            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            NECK PICKUP NOT WORKIN

            By Kennxx

            from Weaverville N.C.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Poor Pick Up
            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

            Neck pickup not working

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            5.0

            Loving it

            By tperki

            from Hartford, CT

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

              I am a long time guitarist that wanted to try picking up some bass techniques. Perfect instrument for me. I would recommend it to anyone up to an intermediate level. A professional might want more, but for me this is great.

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