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Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Vintage Blonde Maple Fingerboard

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Squier is very proud to introduce its new Telecaster Bass, which presents an exciting new sonic and stylish twist on a long-familiar design.Its time-...Read More

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OVERVIEW

A bass built for the player on a budget who isn't willing to compromise on sound or style.

Squier is very proud to introduce its new Telecaster Bass, which presents an exciting new sonic and stylish twist on a long-familiar design.

Its time-honored body and headstock shape are well balanced by a comfortable medium scale length (32") that will appeal to bassists and guitarists alike. Remarkable tonal versatility comes from a single powerful Duncan Designed PB-102 SCPB single-coil pickup and three-way switching among special tone circuits, which feature a modern bass sound (middle switch position, volume and tone controls), softer "double bass" sound (neck switch position, volume control only) and authentic tic-tac "baritone" sound (bridge switch position, volume control only).

Other distinctive features include black "barrel" switch tip, knurled chrome control knobs, vintage style bridge with two brass saddles, vintage-style tuners and strap buttons, and single-ply pickguard (white on Black model, black on Vintage Blonde model).

FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • Telecaster Bass body shape
  • "C" Shape neck
  • 20 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Black Dot position inlays
  • Maple fretboard
  • Polyurethane neck finish
  • Duncan Designed™ PB-102 Single-Coil Middle Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: Position 1: Special Tone Circuit- "Baritone" - (No Tone Control), Position 2: Modern Bass (Volume and Tone Control), Position 3: Special Tone Circuit - "Double Bass" - (No Tone Control).
  • Volume and Tone controls
  • Chrome hardware
  • 2 Brass Barrel Saddles, Vintage Style bridge
  • Vintage Chrome tuning machines

SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass

  • Scale Length: 32" (81.28 cm)
  • Nut Width: 1.7" (43.2 mm)
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
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SquierVintage Modified Telecaster Bass
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (7)
    • Practicing (7)
    • Small venues (6)
    • Recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

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    4.0

    pleasantly surprised

    By Coullion

    from Louisiana

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass:

      Very comfortable to play even though its on the heavy side. Sounds very similar to my MIJ '51 p-bass reissue. Just a solid bass for the money - very surprised.

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      5.0

      Musician's Friend does it again!

      By Barfco

      from Glendale, Ca.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass:

        If you love maple fret boards like I do then you'll love this bass. You'll love the price too. It feel's good, it look's good and it sound's good, what more do you want?

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        5.0

        Eh, what the heck...

        By Greg

        from Forsyth, Ga.

        About Me Experienced

        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 Telecaster Bass:

          I have purchased many Squier Basses in the past because I like the freedom to customize and am practical also. The Tele is my favorite guitar of all time and to have the bass offered at this price was too good to pass up. I don't think the pups are getting replaced any time soon, but the tick tack tone will probably take some getting used to. Maybe with some clever effect usage there may be hope for it(intros and such). The neck is sublime and way faster than one would think for a poly finish. A nice flame to the wood also. Worth every penny.

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          5.0

          GREAT BASS!!!

          By billy chibson

          from Corona, Ca

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Types Of Music

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass:

            I've been playing bass for over 50 years on all types of basses and this is my favorite all time bass. You'll need a good amp to get the best out of it but its in there! I play through an SWR TRIAD CAB with a
            An Acoustic 600 watt head. And the sound is incredible! I was fully prepared to put in an aftermarket pickup but found it unnecessary. Got my best deal on the black one at MF. I've never bought an instrument online before and I'm very happy with the bass that was sent. Don't wait this is a great bass a true Telecaster body! Wow!

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            5.0

            Cool bass

            By Taxlaw1

            from Metuchen, NJ

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass:

              This is a great bass for the buck. I use it to play in local venues, and it handles well. Holds tune, comfortable neck, and nice sound.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Cool bass, low price

              By Ders

              from Cambridge, MA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Cheap
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Just for fun
              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass:

              I bought this bass about a year ago because I needed something cheap I could bang around in rehearsal and bring to the studio. Upon its arrival at my house, it had some fret buzz, and some loose screws but with a bit of tinkering was in great working order. The bass has pretty good tone, the neck feels amazing, not to mention it looks pretty fresh, but it isn't really fit for gigging. Its too heavy, and its body shape its a little to boxy so it hurts your forearm if you like to fingerpick. But if you just want a cheap bass for the studio, are just starting bass, or want a bass you can bang around without too much worry this is a good bass for you.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fine but not Fabulous Bass

              By Tombob

              from Athens, GA

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Poor Pick Up
              • Some Weird Tones

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass:

              Fine but not fabulous bass for me - I am acoustic guitar and banjo player and was looking for an inexpensive bass to play for home recordings and occasional gigs. I usually play a Fender Jazz bass (which I LOVE) but that is frequently on the road with my son so I needed a second instrument. The setup out of the box is really good and the price was right. The single pickup with a 3- position pickup switch is interesting with the first two positions being useful and good sounding. The tone knob only works in the second position. The third position is just awful sounding to my ears. Makes you wonder why they ever invented that tone at all. But I don't need to use it so it's ok. the rest of the instrument is fine. good setup, nice neck. I'm good with this bass at this price. Now I need a gig bag.

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice Bass for a Nice Price!

              By ThatOneBassGuy

              from Granby, MO

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass:

                I've been playing bass for a few years now, and I wanted to buy a bass that was a good mid-level bass for a mid-level price. I've always loved the Telecaster guitar body, but original Telecaster basses look more or less like P basses to me. When I saw that a true Telecaster body was finally on a bass, I was fascinated. It looks different from any other bass, and that drew me to it. I played one at a local music store and LOVED the feel of the neck, as smooth as butter. And I feel more comfortable with the 32" scale (which I also have on my Dean acoustic bass) instead of the traditional 34", but that's just my preference. The best thing for me with this bass is the feel, just so comfortable. I ordered mine from this site to get the color I wanted. The blonde finish is beautiful. My buddy I jam with (he's been playing guitar for years) loves the finish (he admires the shiny finish of the neck especially)and he thinks it sounds good. It is built really well, good craftsmanship. All in all I think it sounds solid. The only drawback for me is that I wish the middle strings would have a bit more growl to them since I play some punk and grunge (also play lots of classic rock). But that can be adjusted on a good amp or with a good bass pedal (which I am currently saving up for to compliment this bass). And for those of you who pick/strum near the bridge/back strings of the bass, be aware that the pickup is near the neck and if you pick near the back the sound is very thin and clunky. I love how the switch gives you the double bass option, I use it for a few songs (like "I Miss You" by blink-182 or "Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers). This bass is very serviceable, and is a nice value for the price. I am glad I bought it. Like I said, I wish it had a bit more growl and punch to it, but that can be adjusted fairly easily, and other than that I think this is a great bass. It looks fantastic and different and plays well.

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                (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Medium Scale Bass!

                By Thunder Rogue

                from Northern Virginia

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Single Ply Pick Guard

                Best Uses

                • Great Multi-purpose Bass
                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass:

                I'm a 5' 4" former Fender Stratocaster guitar player & DW/PDP Drum hobbyist, all which influenced my decision to purchase the Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass. The 32" (Medium Sized) neck wasn't too long or short for my size & had a similar feel to my 1972 Fender Strat. The finish of the neck & body was as good as if not better than my old Fender guitar & some of the Fender Basses I've looked at. Squier does a great job making this instrument in Indonesia the only visual fault is the single ply pick guard versus a 3 ply one. Now for the important things, this base has great sound & is well represented by the Fender video clip on their website. I am playing the instrument through a Roland Micro Cube 4-4" amp & am able to achieve any sound I'm interested in. The playability is smooth, the fret distances not to far apart for my hand size & it fits well in comparison to short scale (30") or long scale (34") basses that I've tried. If you're looking for a Unique Bass Guitar this is the one!

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