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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
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (8)
    • Practicing (7)
    • Small venues (7)
    • Recording (4)
    • School bands (4)
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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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love these!!!

              By tubatodd

              from Birmingham, AL

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              Pros

              • Classic Design
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Reliable
              • Solid construction
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                I own 2 Squier VM jazz basses with the Duncan Designed pickups and 1 with the new Fender-designed pickups. Yes, the pickups sound different, but they both sound great! The new high-gloss necks are high quality and very consistent.

                Not only are these nice basses straight from Fender, they are also a great canvas for your own customization. Replacement/Upgrade parts are readily available. Or if you are like me with a few of these, you can easily swap parts and make your own combination.

                Overall, these basses are the best bang for the buck. If my wife would let me, I'd buy every color combination they make.

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                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Impressed

                By Keithmeister

                from Panama City, FL

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • None
                • Squire Name At Top

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Sound

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                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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                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Squier Vintage Modified 70's Jazz Bass

                By Musicman447

                from St. Louis

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play

                Cons

                • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                I purchased the Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass back when they were producing 3 tone sunburst models and I was actually blown away by the cosmetic look of the bass. If you were to take off the Squier logo, I'd probably have a tough time knowing it wasn't an authentic 70's bass....until you start playing it.

                Every bass is different, but the one that I ordered had some major setup problems. The action was amazingly high and fret buzz was pretty evident the lower you played, but after about an hour of making adjustments, it played just fine. Almost every piece of hardware that came with it (pickups, bridge, tuners, pickguard, strings), I ended up replacing and I really learned the art of upgrading on this bass (which I think every guitarist/bassist should learn). Suddenly, a back up bass became a large investment that I would bring to practice or small events when I didn't feel like hauling my Rickenbacker or Lakland skyline Precision bass. In the end, I really liked the product that this bass turned into, I felt it was in the same category as the American made Highway 1 jazz basses you could get for much more.

                In the end, this bass hasn't left my house in almost two years since I ended up getting an American Deluxe jazz, but I think the musicians who would want this bass are:

                -Beginners
                -Individuals who want to learn how to upgrade
                -Intermediate or Experienced bass players with small incomes who don't mind upgrading over time (if you're willing to break it in with adjustments or take it to a luthier).

                In all, I can't recommend this for serious use or recording, but it will get the job done in a pinch. You simply can't go wrong with a jazz bass, no matter what logo it has on the headstock.

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                (2 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Cheap Modified Jazz Bass '70s

                By Bobby Charles

                from Riverside, Ca

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
                  • This Bass Plays Poorly

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Squier Vintage 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 the pick ups sound thin and cheap.

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