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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 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (26)
  • Good feel (25)
  • Good tone (24)
  • Good pick up (15)
  • Solid electronics (14)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (25)
  • Practicing (25)
  • Small venues (20)
  • Recording (15)
  • Rock concerts (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (7)

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

Great value for money!

By Andy

from UK

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

    This bass is great value for money....I had to do a set up on it myself but apart from that no problems. It looks great, it feels great and it sounds great...some people mentioned it has poor pickups but in my opinion pickups are fine...quite powerful in fact compared to my other basses. I put D'Addario pro steels on it and the sound is clear and sharp...I play in a rock band and for the first time I can cut through our loud guitarists easily!

     
    4.0

    Great sound

    By Tony

    from Chicago

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

      I purchase the bass right after I play it in the store it wasn't the looks that made me want to buy it, even though it look good. it was the warm sound it had. Later I found out the pickups are alnico V foreign made. Mind not have the Seymour Duncan design which I have read a few review that claim they sound better maybe so, but I'm happy the way these sound. Well after playing it for about a week, I notice the lower end of the neck pocket ( the G string side) the neck heel was sticking out just a little over the side of neck pocket if that making any sense. ..I think they cut or sand down that side of the neck heel a little too much but any way it is what it is, it doesn't effect the basses playability in anyway so I give 5 for playability and sound and 3 stars for quality construction. I wish I notice this early maybe I could of got a discount ha-ha it is a defected product but sound and play great. just if you buy check carefully, quality control obviously is not that good...... oh also the neck on it is excellent no frets slicing me.. that a 5 +

       
      4.0

      Great for the money.

      By Largemouthbass

      from Key West, fl

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

      None

       
      5.0

      This is a beautiful bass guitar and sounds great!

      By Bobby Bassman

      from Ocean Park Wa.

      About Me Experienced

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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

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not as good as the first VM 70s models

        By Western PA Funk-o-meister

        from Pittsburgh PA

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        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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing bass and sound and is more than worth the investmet

        By benjamin

        from undisclosed

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        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.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Ive Ever Had

        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!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

           
          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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great jazz bass!

            By BASSMAN55

            from WAGONER, OKLAHOMA

            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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