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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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4.5

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Solid electronics (8)
  • Good pick up (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (13)
    • Practicing (11)
    • Small venues (11)
    • Recording (7)
    • School bands (7)
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    Impressed

    I was sitting in a music store waiting on them to find me a certain Precision bass when I just pulled this Squier down from the rack to have something to thump on while I...Read complete review

    I was sitting in a music store waiting on them to find me a certain Precision bass when I just pulled this Squier down from the rack to have something to thump on while I waited....then I just fell in love with it. I have been playing bass for over 30 years and I was just amazed at how well this bass felt...solid and well made. I bought it (and another one in a different color) and plugged it in when I got home and was floored by the tonality and bottom end of it..Very, very pleased with it. I have had MiM's before and I like these better honestly. Too bad it has the Squire name on the headstock, but oh well....I love it....

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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

    Just as good a fender

    By salad

    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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      5.0

      Very nice bass for the price!

      By Seth Kelly

      from Blythewood, SC

      About Me Professional Musician

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      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!

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        5.0

        Very good bass guitar

        By GibsonMan-70NbX

        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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          4.0

          Great neck, good tone, but needs set up

          By none

          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 DiPaolo 13

          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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            5.0

            Excellent Value

            By lerxst_x

            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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              5.0

              SOLID BODY. GREAT NECK !

              By dave cab

              from calif

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Price

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                A real fender sound for 3 bills ! Tuners are o.k. and came pretty well set up out of the box ( adjusted string height on the g string). Still have the factory fender round rounds which were pretty rough on the fingers at first. beautiful natural wood and quality finish, nice weighted body. Only real give away thats its a squire is the headstock sticker/logo. the pick ups at this price point are exceptional. Only change I am considering at this point (2 months in) is replacing the strings with some rotosound "77 jazz" flatwounds.

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                5.0

                Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s

                By KG

                from Yukon, OK

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                  This is my 6th bass (2nd Fender Jazz) and I love the way it plays and feels. Compared to some of my more expensive basses, this is an unbelievable bass for the price. I purchased it because I didn't own any basses with a maple fretboard. So, I decided to give this one a try and I am very pleased with it. I did have to set the string height and intonation but that's to be expected with most guitars. My only complaint is that the pick guard was pitted very badly so I ordered a black and pearl white one to replace the black guard.

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                  4.0

                  GREAT BASS FOR THE MONEY

                  By SHAGS

                  from ESCANABA,MI

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                    JUST GOT THIS BASS, IT CAME QUICK ALL IN ONE PIECE,I OWN 4 OTHER BASSES AND I JUST LOVE THIS ONE FUN TO PLAY AND WHAT A GREAT DEAL. I THINK MY FAVORITE THING IS THAT IT IS A FENDER SQUIER,HAS A GREAT MAPLE NECK/FRETBOARD THAT IS SO EASY TO FLY UP AND DOWN ON!

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                    5.0

                    authentic j-bass tone minus the pricetag

                    By thunderbird guy

                    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:

                      I own several basses but never owned a Jazz bass, but always loved the tone and feel of the slim neck. So I bought this bass used in mint condition and I must say I'm very impressed. It faithfully reproduces the classic j-bass tone. the frets are all very level, it stays in tune well, the fit and finish has no problems on mine (2-piece wood body). In my opinion, these 70's VM basses are better than the regular squier VM jazz basses. not quite sure why, but this just feels better to me. I don't usually give 5 stars but, considering i got this bass for only 140 used, I couldn't be any happier!

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