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        The look and style of yesteryear with updated specs and electronics.

        From Squier, a leader in producing quality basses and guitars for a great price, comes the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77, a gorgeous-looking 4-string bass built for professionals, priced for beginners.
        Its agathis body has a a gloss black-finish and its one-piece maple neck is dressed up in '70s style with white binding and white pearloid block inlays on a maple fretboard.

        A pair of Duncan Designed Jazz Bass single-coil pickups emanate the bold, clear tone that has made the Jazz bass an enduring favorite.

        Other features on the Squier Jazz bass include chrome hardware and machine heads, black plastic Stratocaster-style knobs, a 3-ply black/white/black pickguard, and a 4-saddle chrome bridge.

        Strap this beauty on and prepare for an onslaught of powerful bass bliss.

        Features
        • Colors: Black
        • Body: Agathis
        • Finish: Polyester
        • Body Shape: Jazz Bass
        • Series: Vintage Modified Guitars
        • Finger Board Radius: 9-1/2" Radius
        • Scale Length: 34"
        • Nut Width: 1-1/2"
        • Hardware: Chrome
        • Tuning Keys: Standard Open-Gear Tuners
        • Bridge: Standard 4-Saddle
        • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
        • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
        • Strings: Super 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)

        Funkify the low-end with this classic-looking 4-string jazz bass for a great price. Order now!

         
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        SquierVintage Modified Jazz Bass '77
         
        4.9

        (based on 12 reviews)

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful and powerful

        By GeddySquire

        from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

        About Me Novice

        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 '77:

          The thinner neck-fast action feel of the Jazz Bass, the powerful sound of the Ducan Designed Pickups, the versatility of sounds only the J-Bass can provide... It's all here in this absolutely beautiful instrument.

          Not only it plays well, it is also a very good looking bass, giving you the stage presence you might be looking for. Everytime I take it out of the bag, people seem not to believe a Squier made instrument can look this good - and play even better. The pearloid block type inlays are simply gourgeous and match with the white contour on the mapple neck/fretboard, in a mind-blowing contrast with the all-black body and pickguard! I get compliments for this bass's looks every single time someone sees it!

          As for the sound, it has all the J-Bass versatility you could be hoping for: tons of different tones by combining the three controls and the possibility of playing near the neck or bridge pickups. Clear sound, geat pickup... This bass plays it all, from punk to pop to classic rock and even metal.. But the mapple neck/fretboard really makes it shine if you favor the brighter tones - with the right set of roundwounds it sparkles and still gets to cut through the band (Rush and Yes fans will love how it sounds!).

          Action had to be adjusted just a bit out of the box, but it was just fine, no bigger issues.

          Don't mind the Squier logo and wait no more - get it and add a great Bass to your arsenal! For this price, this bass is a steal!

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A great sounding & playing bass!

          By BassJoe

          from New Mexico

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77:

            This is a low end model (the reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5), but it sounds and plays really good. Sounded much better than more expensive models from Gibson & Fender on the same amp (no change in settings). Very happy with my purchase a year ago, and the maple fretboard makes all the difference in the world. I chose to file down my frets for a smoother and faster neck. The stock pickups are good and pretty hot too, although I have opted to upgrade for a more distinct personalized sound. A great option for a limited budget or if you just don't want to pay for the Fender logo. This is an axe that is a great example of not having to pay top dollar for a quality instrument.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77

            By Community User

            from Cayce, South Carolina

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77:

            Although I was apprehensive when I first purchased this bass, it has proved itself worthy. The Squier series offers affordable guitars and basses with quality. Because of its quality and tone, I would not only recommend this bass to beginners, but to musicians who would like to add another sweet bass to their repertoire . The Duncan Designed pickups offer great tone, arguably as bright as my MIM Jazz Basss stock pickups. To complete the package, the white binding and white block pearloid inlays on the neck add flashy detail to the bass, bringing it back to the 70s. I am highly pleased with this bass. The only thing that I have done to augment this bass is add a replacement pickup cover over the neck pickup to give it that classic vibe look. The only disappointment with this bass is that the neck has a satin, not glossy, finish. Overall: great product!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great quality for the price

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77:

            This is an amazing bass that can pump out rock, punk, blues, metal, or folk sounds with the turn of a few nobs. The price is a bargain, which is good for beginners or budget players. The only thing that is a little irritating is how the frets are a little jagged, but this is so small compared to the greatness of this bass that you won't even notice it.
            I felt that the features were almost perfect. The types of sounds you can get are limitless! The tuners keep the strings in tune for days and the neck feels so sleak due to it being non-finished. Sure the frets are a little jagged, tonation is a little funky, and the action was a little high at first but that isn't anything you can't fix yourself.
            Great quality that will last you years and years to come.
            AMAZING how low priced it is for this amazing bass.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pretty Nice!

            By Stan

            from Northern California

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77:

            I bought this bass as a 2nd / backup to my '77 P Bass which I decided after years of gigging should now be kept safe at home. I was a little concerned that the Squier might not be "up to snuff" as far as quality and playability, but at the price I decided to take a chance. After a slight tune up / adjustment this thing plays very nice. The neck has that thin, fast, classic Jazz feel and the Duncan Design pickups sound great through my 4x10 cab. Mine arrived in perfect condition and the black on black finish with maple fretboard is beautiful. No, its not an American Standard Jazz, but for the price you can't go wrong.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beginner's Bass? I don't think so

            By Bottom Dweller-FEcmN

            from Philadelphia, PA

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77:

            I don't know why people call this a beginner's bass or recommended for beginners. I've been an active musician for 23 years. I've A/B'd the hell out the the Squire VM's and MIA's trust me, there is not a $1,000.00 difference. As others have said, the tonal response is not as refined but it's barely perceivable you really have to listen and when playing live with a band those subtle differences will not be noticed by you or anyone listening to you. You can always upgrade with EMGs or Barts for about $150 but that will be solely up to your tatse and not really necessary. Take that $1000.00 you save and treat yourself to a nice Mesa Boogie:) Keep Thumpin'

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great bass

            By Zack R

            from St. Paul, MN

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77:

            This is my 2nd basss. It sounds great! Really good for the value. You might not want to spend 300 on your first bass if your not sure how much you'll like it, but this is a great instrument for newer player. My bass teacher says it's great, and he's not stupid. $3,000 Lakland, and he still wants to have one of these.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77

            By ColdFire-pjIzv

            from Seattle, WA

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77:

            Solid Bass. Well made. Very good fit and finish. Plays very well, right off the shelf! Sounds great. I also have a Mexi Standard Jazz bass........this bass plays better and sounds better! Great value! Check out this bass.....you'll buy it.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Big T

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77:

            I bought this bass about a month ago. I am very pleased with the fit and finish. neck is straight. Pick ups work great. Fantastic tone. A little heavy and when down tuning a whole step, the E string is a little weak. Might try new tuners if you buy. Overall a fantastic bass for the money.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good bass for the price

            By Jenna

            from New York

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77:

            I have been playing guitar for 6 years and this is my first bass. I was originally looking into buying a Squier Standard Jazz bass, but I was never able to find any in stores to try out. This bass is very similar to the Standard Jazz bass I was looking at online, it's just a better version of it.The tones are nice, you can get a good range of sound from the bass. The finish is beautiful and it is really appealing to the eye. One of the problems I have with it is it's weight, it's heavier than most standard basses. I am 5'2 and tiny and this bass is quite heavy for someone my size but putting that aside I love everything about it. My second complaint is that there's just a little buzzing when I try to play notes on the twelfth fret but, it's not a huge issue. I would recommend this bass to people who are beginner bass players, but have played guitar for several years before. I also recommend trying this bass, (or any other bass you want to buy for that matter) out in a store before purchasing so you are sure to make the right choice.

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