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Squier now delivers pure P Bass power and extended range with the Vintage Modified Precision Bass V. It's Fender's first true five-string Precision m...Click To Read More About This Product

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Vintage style and looks on a worthy 5-string.

Squier now delivers pure P Bass power and extended range with the Vintage Modified Precision Bass V. It's Fender's first true five-string Precision model, with a wealth of vintage-style touches combined with modded features including a Fender-designed split single-coil Precision Bass pickup and a comfortable "modern C" neck profile.

Other features include a maple neck, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, tortoiseshell pickguard (three-ply parchment on Candy Apple Red model), two knurled flat-top control knobs (master volume, master tone), vintage-style five-string bridge with five single-groove saddles, and vintage-style tuners. Available in Candy Apple Red, Olympic White and three-color sunburst.

FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • Gloss polyurethane body finish
  • Maple neck
  • Gloss polyurethane neck finish
  • Modern "C" neck shape
  • Maple fretboard
  • 20 Medium jumbo frets
  • Synthetic bone string nut
  • Black dot position inlays
  • 4-Bolt Squier neck plate
  • Fender-designed single split-coil Precision Bass V
  • Master Volume and Master Tone controls
  • 5-String standard vintage-style bridge with single groove saddles
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • Standard open-gear tuning machines
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard
  • Knurled Flat-Top control knobs
  • Strings: Fender USA NPS, (Gauges: .045 - .130)

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SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage Modified Precision Bass V

  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
    Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)

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SquierVintage Modified Precision Bass V
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

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    (15)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (19)
  • Good tone (16)
  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (13)
  • Practicing (12)
  • Recording (10)
  • Rock concerts (9)
  • Small venues (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (10), Experienced (7)

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5.0

AWESOME 5 STRING SQUIRE BASS !

By BASSMAN55

from WAGONER, OKLAHOMA

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • FAST COMFORTABLE MAPLE NECK. EXCELLENTLY BUILT
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

    INCREDIBLE BASS! GREAT TONE, GOOD POWER, FAST COMFORTABLE NECK. BOTH PUPS TIGHT AND SOLID. EXCELLENT CRAFTSMANSHIP, OVER ALL. IT BLOWS MY MIND. HOW SQUIRE SELLS A BASS OF THIS QUALITY. SO CHEAP? I LOVE THIS BASS SO MUCH. I JUST ORDER'D A SECOND ONE. FOR BACKUP. CANDY APPLE RED. BEAUTIFUL.

     
    5.0

    Best budget 5-string...

    By B-stringer

    from Ontario, Canada

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great fret work

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

        Great vintage-style P bass, use mine as backup to an expensive Dingwall.

        Don't misjudge the stock pickup by the way this bass sounds out of the box. I've seen half a dozen of these, and although the action was nicely set up, every single one needed to have height and angle adjustments to get the pickups to Fender spec.

        Once the pickup is properly adjusted, string to string balance, output and tone are spot on for a P-bass. I dropped a Fender pickup in mine, and the difference was too small to worry about.

        As others have commented, the neck width and profile on this bass is perfect for a 5-string P. Roomy enough, but not too much of a handful. Best affordable bass I've ever tried.

         
        5.0

        Good !

        By Anchorman

        from Central Kansas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

          Very pleased with the guitar. Plays good, looks good, electronics are good, pots are smooth turning. If you use flat wound strings there is a problem with the wrapping of the ball end of string laying over the bridge. "B" string only. Don't get full resonance. With the help of a spacer at the back of the bridge the problem was solved. The spacer is easily removed when changing strings and not needed with non flatwounds.
          A great buy if can't afford a Fender "P".
          Additionally had an issue with intonation on "E" and "B" strings but solved with the help of the repair shop gurus at Mass St. music in Lawrence.

           
          5.0

          Boom For The Buck

          By Raw Dog

          from Brooklyn NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

          Surprisingly nice bass for the money. Needs some setup work but plays pretty nice out of the box.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Bass if bought on sale

          By Grandchawhee

          from NY

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

          I bought this bass guitar simply because it was on sale and I was intrigued to try a 5 string p bass. At the price point I got this bass at (rhymes with toofiddy) I feel this is a solid well constructed instrument. I did receive one with a 2 inch long finish crack in the neck pocket which was returned for another which was without a blemish. The frets are not sharp; something that is often associated with lower end bass guitars and the semi wide fret board feels natural when playing. The pots and knobs feel/look as though they are as good as any on a MIM fender. This being said, the only real downfall to this bass is the weak pickup. Another reviewer referred to the pickup as being "hot", let me just say that it is neither hot nor is it loud by any stretch of the imagination. I was actually unable to trigger the effect on my envelope filter due to the signal being so weak. This was remedied with my boss EQ pedal. Perhaps moving the pickup closer will resolve this somewhat, but I am doubtful as the height is about perfect as is. The bridge is your typical cheap retro or "vintage" style and although cheap is certainly sufficient at this price point. I was able to obtain rather low action and not experience any buzzing to speak of. If you are looking for a 5 string p bass and do not want to shell out big money for an American made instrument, then this Squier bass will fit the bill nicely. On a final note, the Olympic White color with the tortoise shell pick guard is quite attractive in person, the sunburst allows one to see the multiple pieces of mismatched wood.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Oh Wow

          By JWBradley

          from Belmont, NC

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

            I just picked up playing bass about two years ago. I'm finally becoming proficient at the four string and had planned on venturing into a five after a few more years; however, Musicians Friend had a deal on this beauty I couldn't pass up. The day it arrived, it was incredibly cold so I decided to leave in the box for a few hours to let it slowly warm up. That time was torture. After unboxing the bass and doing a fast inspection, we tuned up and strummed that B. Wow. Was surprised at the sustain and lack of buzz. After a while of working up and down the neck, I was surprised it was still in tune.

            The craftsmanship seems solid. The frets are dressed nicely with no snags. The neck is quite comfortable. I was expecting a 2x4 and instead received a very playable bass.

            This one is very hard to put down.

             
            4.0

            Quality 5-String for the Price of Boutique Pedal

            By BlgDaddy

            from ATL

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            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Quality wood, fret job
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Intonation nits

            Best Uses

            • House parties
            • Jamming
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

            Really solid, sharp-looking bass you won't be ashamed to play out with, once you slide the B and E saddles back a little. Intonation really wasn't that far off, but needed to be addressed. Has a warm, round punch that lends itself well to rock and pop with the single pup giving flat, dependable response. If it is a little too flat in spots for your taste, I'd try a bass EQ pedal before diving into a pup swap. Seems to defeat the purpose of a low-cost 5-string. As others have noted, the wide neck is very user friendly and should encourage you to try different voicings and notes if you have always been a 4-string player. That extra string is there for a reason, you know. And to me is the biggest argument for this Squire -- you can try out a 5-string in your regular playing and not go broke or feel stupid if you do not like it.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice bass, sounds great!

            By Titti.P

            from San Francisco, California

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

              Great bass out of the box, just needed a little intonation setup at the bridge and a string change to sound great.

              Love the neck, really fast and didn't found any dead spots. It was straight so didn't needed any adjustment

              The quality On the finish of the neck and body is superb, fretwork is on par of my American Deluxe JB and the pickup is hot and delivers that classic P-bass tone I was looking for.

              So this is a great sounding bass, at a nice and Affordable price...

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fender's entry level Squier bass rules!

              By BEADG

              from Salt Lake City, Utah

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Great Set Up
              • Quality Craftsmanship

              Cons

              • Weak Pick Up

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

              This is my new "go to" bass. I took it out of the box, tuned it up and it was set up perfectly. No neck or intonation adjustment was required. The action is just right for my playing style. The low B string is not as "floppy" as my previous 5 string. Fit and finish are amazing from end to end. The piece of maple used for the fingerboard has some slight coloration variations that would probably be rejected for a standard U.S. made P-bass, but I don't mind - in fact, I think it adds character and beauty. The only thing I anticipate changing will be replacing the pickups eventually. I would highly recommend this Squier 5 string P-bass.. It's a great value for the money.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              For the price great

              By RW

              from Binghamton, NY

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

                The pots remind me of my 66 p bass very smooth workmanship nice. due to the 34 scale the b is a little sloppy but tolerable. The pickup is decent and will get the job done i am upgrading it to the 3/8 magnets. The stock strings on a the d and g sound fine the e and b lack a little tone. but labellas will fix that.

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