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Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar

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The all new Vintage Modified Jazz Bass features an offset-waist body and ultra-slim fast-action neck. Taking cues from iconic instruments of the past...Click To Read More About This Product

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Vintage style with modern enhancements.

The all new Vintage Modified Jazz Bass features an offset-waist body and ultra-slim fast-action neck. Taking cues from iconic instruments of the past while keeping an eye toward the future, the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass features the value, vibe, and performance players have come to know and loveā€¯with solid, superior construction; high-end cosmetics; and Duncan Designed pickups.

FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • C-shaped maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with 20 medium jumbo frets
  • 2 Duncan Designed JB1010 single coil Jazz Bass pickups with alnico 5 magnets
  • Chrome hardware
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 34" scale
  • Nut width: 1-1/2"
  • 9-1/2" fretboard radius
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SquierVintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (6)
  • Small venues (6)
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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Value EVER in a Bass!

By BulliesBassman

from Dubuque, IA

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar:

First of all, I've been playing Bass for 15 years, and have tried LOTS of instruments and amps. I have been searching for a certain sound, and the combination of this Squire Vintage Modified Jazz Bass and my Acoustic 200H bass amp finally gave me the sound I've been searching for all these years.Squire has really done something fantastic with their Vintage Modified Series basses. I've played with all of them, and they all sound really good. Don't let the fact that this is a Basswood body instead of Maple body sway you. This particular model sounds great. I primarily play a Rickenbacker 4003, a Bass that costs roughly 5-6 times more than this one. While I love my Ric, it does not give me a Fender sound. This bass, as well as the other Vintage Modified basses, gives me that sound. The Duncan Designed pickups are tone monsters. The bass feels great in my hands and plays like a dream. As far as looks go, when I imagine a Jazz Bass, this is what I think of. It has that classic John Paul Jones tobacco burst color with the faux tortoise shell pick guard. This thing looks like a million bucks and sounds even better. If you like the color, I personally think they've got the Mexican Fenders beat. I can't recommend it enough. This is a great bass for someone starting out. Buying an Affinity? Pay the extra $100 for this bass! This is also a great Back-up for that classic Tight-Bassy-High-Pingy Fender Sound. This is also a great bass for your main axe, as it will be for me. I often wondered why Geddy Lee switched from a Ric to a Jazz. Now I know. Buy this Bass!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Squire Jazz Bass

By ME-pSqt.

from St.Louis

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Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar:

This bass is awesome. I really don't know how people can justify buying expensive American made instruments anymore, do yourseld a favor, check out the Squire and or Epiphone brands. It simply doesn't make sense to spend four times more for an instrument made in the U.S. just because a "craftsman" spends an additional 30 minutes in front of a buffing wheel. All parts are CNC machined anyway..no matter where the instrument is made.
For all intents and purposes, this is a real Jazz Bass..Squire or not.You couldn't ask for a better tone with the Duncan pups..they sound nice and wet, and clear. The neck is straight and the action is low, without rattling or buzz.
The fret job is top notch, the fit and finish are perfect.
I really don't know why anyone would feel the need to purchase the US / Fender or even the MIM version of this bass, the Squire has it all.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quite Nice

By tonyleeglenn

from Valdese, NC

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Pros

  • Better than average frets
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Nice finish
  • Really nice looking
  • Stays in tune

Cons

  • May need a bit of setup

Best Uses

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

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar:

Pretty and substantial. This does feel comparable to the American-made counterpart. One of the knobs is a bit gritty when turned. Setup out of box was not perfect, but a few minutes with the included allen wrenches and all was well. Sounds great over a wide range of music. Can be very mellow or slappy/snappy. For the money it's an excellent deal. I played last night through a Fender Rumble amp and everyone loved the sound. Does what you need unless you need something extraordinary. It's heavier than my P-bass. Doesn't come with a gig bag, so prepare to buy a case or bag for transport. Comes shipped with minimal packing, so give it a good once or twice over when it arrives. UPS handled mine a bit roughly, but the instument seems to have survived unscathed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My new main bass!

By Fregononom

from College Station, TX

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Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar:

I had recently bought this bass a week ago,and I must say it is the absolute bomb. I've played regular Fenders, MIM Fenders, and I used to think Squier...well, wasn't that good. Now that i've played this, "Squier" is just a name now. The tone is nice and deep when slapped, fingerstyle's nice and growly (henceforth I call this bass the Tiger), and it's comfortable to play. My only complaint is the strings it came with, but the setup was spot on, and the action was nice and comfortable. For the price and the reputation of a newfound sense of quality, I am a new Fender/ Squier fan (Before I fingered an Ibanez GSR200- this blows it away)!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Bass for the Money, Excellent Value

By Denny Harvey

from Louisville KY

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Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar:

This is a very good bass for little money spent. The fit, finish, action edges of the neck are of good quality workmanship. The hardware is not stellar as on the American Jazz bass, however, it is very good and bass stays in tune, and intonation is spot on. Overall an excellent value and a great playing bass!
I gave it a 8 because it doesn't have top of the line hardware. However, for the money spent on this bass, the hardware is adaquate. The Duncan designed pickups sound very good, so good in fact you can't tell the difference from the stock pickups on an American Jazz. Played both the Squier and the Fender American special Jazz bass, same color, same neck wood and got the same playability and same sound. Virtually no difference.
The build of the bass is very nice, neck joint is nice and tight. The finish is spectacular. Bass feels good in your hands. The rosewood neck is smooth on the edges and the action is very nice.
This bass may not have some of the amenities that comes with it's american cousin. However, the price of this bass can't be beat. The sound is as good as an American Jazz bass.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Squier Jazz Bass

By Colby Daboul

from Undisclosed

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar:

this bass is amazing! took it out of the box and played it and it sounded great! i couldnt hear the difference between this and a fender. only problems- strings arent great, and the knobs(it may just be mine) are a little wobbly, but it isnt that bad at all. this bass would be great for a beginner or even some who just doesnt want to spend thsat much. and might i add it looks sexy

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Project Bass

By Abby's Dad

from Richmond VA

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar:

I wanted a Jazz Bass to gig with. So I compared the Vintage Modified line and MIM Jazz basses. Honestly the overall quality of this bass put the MIM to shame. I spent a little extra and put a heavier bridge, some real Fender knobs, and a Fender bridge cover on it just to dress it up a bit. This bass is quickly becoming one of my favorites, and for the price point it leaves you with enough money left over to do some customizing.

 
5.0

Great Bass. Period.

By Greg

from Sciota, PA

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Pros

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

Cons

  • None That I See

Best Uses

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

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar:

This Bass is great. It's just as good as a Fender MIM, for a lot less. The finish on mine is VERY nice, these pictures don't do it any justice really. The neck is very nice; It's comfortable to play, and nice and fast. The Duncan Designed pickups are full of very nice tone, good for almost any style you want to play. It does need a setup out of the box though, but most basses and guitars do, so no big deal.

 
5.0

Great Bass at a great price.

By blbasslpayer

from Eustis, FL

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar:

    Great bass right out of the box, once you've tuned up that is. I see a lot of comments about strring buzz, mine had a high action right out of the box, which I don't mind at all. Great for any style of music. Solid bass, good weight, I've played heavier basses, and this one is great.

     
    4.0

    Nice Bass

    By IJW

    from Santa Rosa, Ca.

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Recording

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar:

    I had to do all the set up. The pick ups were touching the strings,the bridge had to be adjusted,the neck had to be adjusted to stop the buzz,there was no wrench for the truss rod. Once the set up was done I was completely happy with the feel and tone.

     
    4.0

    Good bass for the price

    By 66rules

    from Oregon, USA

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    Pros

    • Cheap
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Looks Cool
    • Solid Electronics
    • Vintage Vibe

    Cons

    • A little heavy
    • No Case

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar:

    Played ok out the box but needed some work. Needed truss rod tighting, intonation adjustment, lowered string action and pick-up height adjustment.

    The crome input jack cover was a little scratched.

    At 15 pounds, this bass is kinda heavy. I wish the weight of the instruments were indicated.
    My Mexican JBass from about 10 years ago was lighter (poplar) instead of this basswood (whatever that is) bass.
    Played a few gigs with it; no problems.

     
    5.0

    A true J Bass

    By Heathen Bassist

    from SoCal

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar:

      I've never really been a Fender/Squier kind of person, really prefer the more modern, hi-fi bass sounds. That being said, I really wanted something to get those old school sounds and at the same time not kill my wallet. I tried a lot of different J, P, and P/J basses, and decided on this one. It's very versatile, as a J bass should be. It's fully capable of a plethora of sounds, and they all sound great. No, it doesn't match the American Standard line, but it (in my opinion and many others on forums) surpasses the MIM Standard J bass. For the price point, you can't beat it for a great J bass experience, and that's why I gave it a 5 star rating. Is it the best bass EVER?! No, but it's very good, especially with that price tag. I'm very impressed, and am sticking to this bass as my main player.

       
      5.0

      Great feel...good looks.

      By Slingshot3

      from Sedona, Az.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Arrived With Broken Tuner
      • Cheesy Shipping Box

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar:

      Great neck. Good-looking body. Excellent feel.

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