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Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s  

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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 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (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)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14)

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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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

One of my favorites!

By Bassgimp

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 Greg123

    from Florida

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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:

      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 Koren_Rain

      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 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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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very nice bass for the price!

        By Seth Kelly

        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 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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                SOLID BODY. GREAT NECK !

                By dave cab

                from calif

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Verified Reviewer

                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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