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Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Black Maple Fingerboard

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  • Basswood body
  • Telecaster Bass body shape
  • "C" Shape neck
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      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
       

      Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Specifications:

      • 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
       
      4.3

      (based on 3 reviews)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming (3)
        • Practicing (3)
        • Small venues (3)

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        4.0

        Fine but not Fabulous Bass

        By Tombob

        from Athens, GA

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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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        4.0

        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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          (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Medium Scale Bass!

          By Thunder Rogue

          from Northern Virginia

          About Me Experienced

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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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