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Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass  Natural

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Superior sound and feel for the five-string bassist, with superior Squier performance and value.

Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass is now available in a five-string model. Like its mid-'70s-style four-string brother, the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V has a handsome natural-finish soft maple body and one-piece maple neck with sharp-looking black binding and block inlays on the 20-fret maple Fingerboard. Other features include dual Fender-Designed Single-Coil Jazz Bass pickups, three-ply pickguard, five-saddle bridge and chrome hardware and tuners.

FEATURES
  • Soft maple body
  • Natural gloss body finish
  • "C" shape hard maple neck
  • 20 Medium jumbo frets
  • Block position inlays
  • Maple fingerboard
  • Natural satin neck finish
  • 4-Bolt Squier neck plate
  • 1-Ply black neck binding
  • Dual-action truss rod
  • 4 mm Hex truss rod nut
  • SS pickup configuration
  • Fender-Designed Single-Coil Jazz Bass pickups
  • Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup) and Master Tone controls
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • 5-String standard vintage-style bridge with single groove saddles
  • White PPS string nut
  • Standard open-gear tuning machines
  • Knurled chrome dome control knobs
  • 4-Over, 1-Under tuning machine array
  • Bar style string retainer
  • Synthetic bone nut

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SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass

  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
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SquierVintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Affordable monster!

By Charlie

from Lake Tahoe, NV

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Machine Fret Job
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Good Back Up Bass
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass:

This bass represents a jazz V costing many times the price. I have lots of professional grade basses already that I am happy working with, but no jazz V. So this was a way for me to satisfy that "GAS" without breaking the bank. I knew from the reviews that it would be good and need some set up, but the same can be said about my high end basses. They always need atleast some string change, and fine tuning. This bass was no exception that way. I did a truss rod adjustment, looser, to give more relief in the neck. This helped with some of the fret buzz. But I am taking the bass to my luthier for a good fret leveling to make it play to my standards. It is a remarkably well made instrument for the money. My standards are pretty high, because I spend so much time playing. I really don't have time to fight with a bass that can't cut it. To my great pleasure, the maple body gives the bass a very punchy sound. I have noticed that some people install upgrades (mods) on this modle. I'll say that I am considering a new bridge, but haven't decided yet if I'll be satisfied with the stock one. I'm having trouble getting the B string to fit correctly over the bridge and intonate correctly. I'm looking into other strings, but might do a string through bridge modification. As for the pickups, they need some EQ alright. I have an Aguilar Tone Hamer pedal that provides the same type of preamp as you would have if you installed one on the bass, only you just plug in, set it and play.The Tone Hammer really makes the bass sound like a much more expensive bass. I can get everything from Marcus Miller's tone to old school Motown out of the bass. I bought this bass on a whim, to satisfy my "jones" for a Fender Jazz V. I am very happy. I think the tune up; the hand worked fret work is going to put this bass right where I want it. I expect to pay extra to have that done, but this bass will sound and play well enough to have it's place with my other work basses. I am certain that the bass kicks butt! Looking forward. Recomend getting one. But don't be surprised if you need to fine tune it to your liking. Hope this helps you!

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing value

By guroove

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gigging
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass:

    I have to qualify my review of this instrument with the fact that this is my first 5 string, so I don't know how this compares with other 5 string basses.

    I bought this bass because I needed a 5 string, and I didn't want to spend a lot of money.

    Initially, I didn't like the way this bass sounded and played out of the box, but I almost never do with a new instrument. The first thing I did was change the strings to flats and gave the instrument a good setup. The truss rod needed to be loosened by a couple turns, and the action needed to be tweaked to my liking. The result was an instrument that both plays well, and has clear articulate notes on all strings.

    I have a $1600 bass that will now sit and collect dust because of this one. The fretwork is on par with my most expensive instruments, which I am incredibly pleased with. I have found only 2 problems with this instrument. The "A" string will rattle a bit in the nut, but that was easily fixed by putting some paper around where it sits in the nut groove. Most people won't have this problem, as I'm using some light strings. My other issue with it isn't really a problem with this bass, as it is with my collection of instruments as they sit. The pickup on this bass has much lower output than my other two basses, so I can't really switch instruments at gigs if I bring this one. This is not a problem for someone who only takes one instrument to gigs.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love MF; have bought 3 guitars so far..

    By Kingfish

    from Fairfield, Connecticut

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Neck Adjustment Needed

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass:

    This Jazz Bass V is the 3rd guitar I've bought from MF (the first used one) along with an ES-175 and Tele Deluxe and I couldn't be happier. It was advertised as a Condition 3, and I didn't really know what shape it would be in, but it showed up without a mark on the neck or body, and just normal scratches on the pickguard so I have no complaints, and for the price it's unbeatable. There was some fret buzz, but a simple truss rod adjustment took care of it. It's a great complement to my fretless Jazz Bass (Jaco copy).

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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect

    By Dude

    from L.A.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • everything

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass:

      This bass is everything I would ever want in a bass and suits my taste of classic looks and tone. The pickups and electronics sound excellent. The tuners work excellent. The bridge and truss rod adjust as they should. The frets don't buzz. My only complaint is the color; I would have preferred something more like black or burst, and with a rosewood fingerboard. But otherwise, I don't see what can be found at fault with this bass. Buy it.

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