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Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass delivers great traditional Jazz Bass style and performance, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Oth... Read More

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Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass delivers great traditional Jazz Bass style and performance, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include a 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, tortoiseshell pickguard, four-saddle bridge, chrome control knobs and hardware, and open-gear tuners. Superior sound and feel for today's bassists, with superior Squier performance and value.

Features
  • Basswood body
  • Gloss polyester body finish
  • Jazz Bass body shape
  • "C" Shape Maple neck
  • Gloss polyurethane neck finish
  • 34" (864 mm) Scale
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 20 Medium jumbo frets
  • Synthetic bone string nut
  • White dot position inlays
  • Fender-designed single-coil Jazz Bass bridge and middle pickups
  • Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup) and Master Tone controls
  • SS pickup configuration
  • 4-Saddle vintage-style bridge
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • Standard open-gear tuning machines
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard
  • NPS strings, Gauges .045-.105
  • Vintage tint neck
  • Knurled chrome dome control knobs
Specifications
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
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FenderVintage Modified Jazz Bass
 
5.0

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbelievable Quality For The Price

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from Elgin, IL

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Pros

  • Classic Construction
  • Great tone
  • Lots Of Growl
  • Nice Finish
  • Very Playable

Cons

  • The Chrome Knobs

Best Uses

  • Live Venue
  • Practice
  • Recording

Comments about Fender Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I am a gigging bassist. I have owned American J-Bass models. This Squier really impressed me. Either I got really lucky or Fender really stepped it up in their Squier brand. The finishes on the body & neck are flawless. The bass looks beautiful. I set the neck, action & intonation & the fret job on this bass is so good that I was able to get the action very low. It intoned perfectly & the neck stayed strait with no twist. The pickups are very responsive & the instrument is very tonally diverse. Everything from bright leads & slap to dark mellow lows. The only thing that I did not like were the Chrome Dome knobs. I pulled them & replaced them with some black anodized knobs with white marker dots on top to give it a more traditional J-Bass look. I am very satisfied with this instrument. I own a few other affordable basses (Epiphone Tbird PRO, Stering by Musicman SUB Ray-4). I don't think they are going to get much play anymore.

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5.0

Great vintage tones for a great price

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from Olathe, KS

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Comments about Fender Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I'm very impressed with the quality of this instrument. Be aware that it's Basswood, which has a great tone rich in low-mids, but it's a soft wood, so it will eat a bit of your attack. Sustain wasn't an issue--it's just as good as any other jazz bass I've heard, Alder, Ash, or otherwise. But, here's the fun part, aged Alder (like real vintage Fenders) mellows out a bit and starts sounding a little more like Basswood anyway. I decided to run with that and installed some Dimarzio Area J vintage-style pickups in this, and the result is phenomenal. It's got a smooth, warm vintage feel, perfect for the acoustic rock band I play with. If you want something snappy and more aggressive, you might look at the other Squier VM jazz basses made of soft maple--this one definitely has a softer, vintage feel to it, which is great if that's what you're looking for.

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5.0

This is a SQUIER?!?!?

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from Caldwell Idaho

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Comments about Fender Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I was shopping for my next bass recently and REALLY wanted a Fender branded Jazz Bass, since I have a Squier Vintage Modified '70's Jazz. I wanted something with a 1960's look to it. After a trip to my local Guitar Center, I tested the Fender MIM Jazz in Sunburst and hated it. It felt unfinished and I didn't like the sunburst one bit. Anyway, After a disappointing James Johnston signature bass, I figured I would play it safe and get the Squier Vintage Modified Sunburst Jazz Bass, since I was debating getting one when I got the '70's Jazz. I wasn't disappointed in the least. Squier has really stepped up the game. I look at this bass, and keep thinking of the sunburst Fender American Standard I wanted some years ago. The finish is FLAWLESS. The frets are dressed perfectly. The sound is outstanding. i always figured Squier is that "entry level" instrument but if I was in a band, I would gig with it. It is just the right weight, right sound right everything. The Fender MIM Jazz I tried sounded muddy.. the Squier sounds like a Jazz Bass should (in my opinion). Crisp, clean, deep. I'm going to throw some Rotosound Swing Bass 77 Flats on it, as well as chrome pickup covers for that 1960's surf look. My ONLY complaint... those chrome knobs. It detracts from the FENDER look and makes the bass look like a cheap generic knock-off. I replaced those straight away with REAL Jazz Bass black knobs. To sum it up... don't waste your money on a $600 Fender Standard Jazz Bass. This Squier blows it away for less money.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a SQUIER?!?!?

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from Caldwell Idaho

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Comments about Fender Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I was shopping for my next bass recently and REALLY wanted a Fender branded Jazz Bass, since I have a Squier Vintage Modified '70's Jazz. I wanted something with a 1960's look to it. After a trip to my local Guitar Center, I tested the Fender MIM Jazz in Sunburst and hated it. It felt unfinished and I didn't like the sunburst one bit. Anyway, After a disappointing James Johnston signature bass, I figured I would play it safe and get the Squier Vintage Modified Sunburst Jazz Bass, since I was debating getting one when I got the '70's Jazz. I wasn't disappointed in the least. Squier has really stepped up the game. I look at this bass, and keep thinking of the sunburst Fender American Standard I wanted some years ago. The finish is FLAWLESS. The frets are dressed perfectly. The sound is outstanding. i always figured Squier is that ""entry level"" instrument but if I was in a band, I would gig with it. It is just the right weight, right sound right everything. The Fender MIM Jazz I tried sounded muddy.. the Squier sounds like a Jazz Bass should (in my opinion). Crisp, clean, deep. I'm going to throw some Rotosound Swing Bass 77 Flats on it, as well as chrome pickup covers for that 1960's surf look. My ONLY complaint... those chrome knobs. It detracts from the FENDER look and makes the bass look like a cheap generic knock-off. I replaced those straight away with REAL Jazz Bass black knobs. To sum it up... don't waste your money on a $600 Fender Standard Jazz Bass. This Squier blows it away for less money.

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(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't Let The Brand Name Concern You

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from Tacoma, WA

Comments about Fender Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

For most of my life, I've avoided Squier products. But I tried this bass one day and fell in love, and immediately acquired it. It has amazing sound and quality, comparable to higher end Fender Jazz basses. No one could believe it was a Squier. I can achieve any sound I'm looking for, from rock, to punk, to metal, and obviously, jazz. I highly recommend this bass to any bassist, even those that have been playing for years.

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