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Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass   

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The Precision Bass is considered by many to be the rock 'n' roll bass; truly a workhorse of an instrument. Squier's great Vintage Modified Precision ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The most popular electric bass of all time!

The Precision Bass is considered by many to be the rock 'n' roll bass; truly a workhorse of an instrument. Squier's great Vintage Modified Precision Bass offers the stripped-down and straight-ahead tone heard on countless recordings since the dawn of rock.

Features include an agathis body, one-piece maple neck with 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, three-ply Black/White/Black pickguard, thunderous Duncan Designed split single-coil pickups, chrome hardware and machine heads, and four-saddle chrome bridge.

FEATURES
  • Agathis body
  • Maple, C-shape neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 9.5" radius (241 mm) and 20 medium jumbo frets
  • One Duncan Designed PB101 Split Single-Coil Pickup with Alnico 5 Magnets
  • Volume & tone controls
  • Standard 4-saddle bridge
  • Machine heads
  • Standard chrome open-gear tuners
  • 3-Ply black/white/black pickguard
  • 34" (864mm) scale length
  • Width at nut
  • 1.625" (41 mm)
  • Dot position Inlays
  • Knurled chrome dome control knobs
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SquierVintage Modified Precision Bass
 
4.7

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unrivalled value for money.

If you don't have the funds for an American P-bass - buy this bass. Don't even think about a MIM bass, and certainly don't let the Squier logo on the head fool you....Read complete review

If you don't have the funds for an American P-bass - buy this bass. Don't even think about a MIM bass, and certainly don't let the Squier logo on the head fool you. If this bass disappoints you, I'll eat all my hats. And I have a lot of hats.
It's a standard P bass. With only one pickup and one tone and one volume knob, the features aren't overwhelming - but it does its job.
This is probably what surprises me most. I bought this bass knowing that it was probably the best in its price group, but it's actually more than that. Down to every detail its better than any Mexican made P bass I've tried. For about half of the price, that is nothing but amazing.
Why doesn't the review star bar go to eleven? Anyway, this is one of the best instruments I've ever bought value for money-wise.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Under Expectations

Had'nt bought a bass in ten years and needed one for the standard tuning. I picked this up at a store because tonally it sounded better than the others in the price range. After...Read complete review

Had'nt bought a bass in ten years and needed one for the standard tuning. I picked this up at a store because tonally it sounded better than the others in the price range. After about two months of owning, the neck troubled me to no end. Fret buzz that wouldnt go away with the highest action and neck bow. Also, the string nut was slotted incorrectly. Recently bought a Fender replacement neck that cost more than the whole guitar costs. Im let down because the bass I bought when I started ten years ago is of a higher quality than this. The positives would be the pickups and tuners for a bass in this price range. I think the quality of cheap guitars has slipped in the past ten years though. Recommended if you have a light playing style or crank your amp all the time. Or else the fret buzz will kill you.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unrivalled value for money.

By Rickard Brinck

from Sweden

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass:

If you don't have the funds for an American P-bass - buy this bass. Don't even think about a MIM bass, and certainly don't let the Squier logo on the head fool you. If this bass disappoints you, I'll eat all my hats. And I have a lot of hats.
It's a standard P bass. With only one pickup and one tone and one volume knob, the features aren't overwhelming - but it does its job.
This is probably what surprises me most. I bought this bass knowing that it was probably the best in its price group, but it's actually more than that. Down to every detail its better than any Mexican made P bass I've tried. For about half of the price, that is nothing but amazing.
Why doesn't the review star bar go to eleven? Anyway, this is one of the best instruments I've ever bought value for money-wise.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The bass is amazing!!!

By SlapHappy123

from Neillsville, Wisconsin

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Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass:

This is my favorite bass to play with (even though I have a MIM Fender Jazz, Yamaha, and Padula). This bass plays so nice! The tone is amazing (do yourself a favor, put some flatwounds on it, AMAZING). If you are looking for a great bass at a great price, stop looking. If you budget is more expensive, pick this bass! I have gotten so many complements on how the bass sounds. My friend has an american made Precision. We tried one at a time through the same amp. You can barely tell the difference. This bass is the best purchase I have ever made!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow..nice feel and sound!

By JSTJEAN

from GREENWOOD, DE

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass:

    Unbelievable fit and finish for the price I paid. I though after many years of laughing off Squire products that I would try this low end bass. I was totally surprised and please to hear and see the quality right out of the box. The bass is fun to play and I don't have worry about gigging with a $1200 name brand bass in order to get a decent sound and appearance. Very nice job incorpoarting quality components and finish.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Squier Modified P-Bass

    By Daniel-eZqhZ

    from Ocala, FL

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass:

    I bought this bass nearly 4 years ago as a practice bass, and I must say, it has been the best bass I could ask for at that low of a price. There isn't really a whole lot to this bass as far as features. But as far as a straight-up booming bass guitar, you can't go wrong. I would highly recommend this bass as a practice bass for anyone.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good.

    By Cameron-6Rezf

    from MI

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    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass:

    I wish all these people would stop saying all the negative things about this bass and other Squires, so what they had a bad experience, that doesn't mean it'll happen to you. I played this at a local Guitar Center and it was nice, I liked it and considered buying it, then I relized I didn't have money and was saving up for a Fender nt a squire, but if I have to get a bass immediately I only have enough to buy that bass or something cheaper and that bass or something cheaper, this one played well and sounded good. So dont write a crumy review ust because you had a bit of bad luck, not all are gonna be bad, you have to play them before you buy.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great surprise

    By Bassblast

    from falls church,va

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Well Crafted And Finished

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass:

    the craftsmanship on the bass i received was very well done. the neck has an excellent finish and made up of one solid piece of maple. the tuners are also of good quality and keep their tune. i received this bass one month ago and held off making any comments until i used it in my regular playing routine. my first venue is playing classic rock this bass cuts very well in the mix the capacitor .o49uf allows you to roll of the tone in a very smooth spectrum it has gradual use. the pickups are the stars here they are very quiet with a lot of headroom and solid punch. the body is agathis which is very light and welcoming for people with back problems like me, but the bass still feels solid. on my other gig which is for a church i can get a very smooth sound and the neck provides a lot of sustain and no dead notes. when playing slower you can hear all the subtleties of this bass that are very clear. i have other more expensive basses but this bass stays at their level. you cant go wrong with this bass.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Monster sound and classic P-Bass feel!

    By GeddySquire

    from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass:

      This is it. If you're searching for a great Precision Bass feel and sound, look no further: the Vintage Modified P-Bass is a monster, and will make you feel like you actually own a Fender (forget about the Squier logo).

      Great playability, great sound, great looks.. This bass has got it all. It can sparkle and get some serious bright sound using roundwounds or get the mellow/dark sound by placing flats: your choice. It gets both types of sound very cleverly thanks to the Duncan Designed Pickup!

      Out of the box, very little adjustments: I set the action a bit lower, changed the strings for a new set and adjusted the pickup to my taste (higher under A and D strings). Even with the lower action, it doesn't buzz at all! But the real surprise came when strapping it up: it's light - in a good way! I can play it for 2 to 3 hours standing and it doesn't kill my shoulders, and it still has good wood capable of some fantastic sounds!

      I'm in love with this bass and I used to be a Jazz Bass player/fan myself! After playing this P-Bass it has become my favourite instrument hands down (I also own a Squier Vintage Modified '77 Jazz Bass - also a great bass by the way).

      Do not hesitate: this bass has it all. Get it, you won't regret!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Bass, How Sweet The Sound

      By Ryan-rfZ2_

      from Biloxi, Mississippi

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      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass:

      I've been playing bass for nearly 15 years now and I've played everything from Aguilar to Warwick searching for a bass with the right balance of bottom end with amazing highs. Not until I played this bass did I find that. If your looking for a bass that won't break the bank and will stick around for the long run, this is it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It is a P Bass!!!!!

      By Tdub0199

      from Atlanta, Ga.

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass:

      For the money it is a very nice, playable bass with a good overall sound, had to do a complete set up but thats nothing too uncommon, great bass for beginners and it also makes a great backup or beater bass, I will be using it for my back up to my Fender P Bass

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Buy

      By AIBKenny

      from Ossining, NY

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass:

      I've had this bass for a little over half a year. This bass is a great bass to buy. I had a really bad bass before hand, and as soon as I had bought this bass I saw instant improvement. There is a bit of fret buzz when your not playing with an amp, but thats normal for almost any bass. This is a really good bass if your not the best, but past beginner. I would definitely recommend buying this bass.

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