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Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass Black

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The Classic Vibe Precision Bass '70s delivers the true Precision Bass experience. Huge tone roars from its traditional split-single-coil pickup. The contoured basswood body, is familiar and comfortabl... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Classic Vibe Precision Bass '70s delivers the true Precision Bass experience. Huge tone roars from its traditional split-single-coil pickup. The contoured basswood body, is familiar and comfortable, and the vintage-tint gloss-maple neck has 20 vintage-style frets with block inlays and a modern 9.5" radius.

It is a powerful '70s-style model that evokes the instrument's look and vibe from that musically adventurous era. The smartly alluring all-black look of the Classic Vibe Precision Bass '70s extends to the pickguard, the finger rest and, in a stylish touch, the binding and block inlays on the maple fingerboard. The split-single-coil pickup delivers classic Precision muscle, and the Hi-Mass bridge with brass "barrel" saddles keeps intonation rock solid-all with terrific Squier value.

Features

Neck
Shape: C
Wood: Maple
Neck joint: 4-Bolt
Scale length: 34"
Truss rod: Yes
Finish: Gloss polyester

Pickups
Active or passive: Passive
Configuration: Split single-coil
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: Split single coil
Bridge: Not applicable
Brand: Fender
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Active preamp: Not applicable
Special electronics: Not applicable

Fretboard
Material: Maple
Radius: 9.5"
Fret size: Vintage style
Number of frets: 20
Inlays: Block
Nut material: Synthetic bone
Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Neck width at 12 fret:

Body
Style: Double cutaway
Construction: Solidbody
Body wood: Basswood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body finish: Gloss polyester
Orientation: Right-handed

Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: No
Coil tap or split: Not applicable
Tone switching: No
Special switching: No
EQ on/off: No

Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 4-Saddle Hi-Mass
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Paddle
Color: Chrome

Other
Number of strings: 4
Pickguard: Yes
Special features: Not applicable
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: User kit
Country of origin: China
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SquierClassic Vibe '70s Precision Bass
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Midtone MONSTER

By Brandon

from Olathe

Pros

  • Cuts Through Mix
  • Plays Well

Cons

  • Stock Electronics

Best Uses

  • Blues
  • Rock

Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

I am really impressed with this instrument. The neck is heavily lacquered, which may or may not be your thing, but it's extremely well-made and easy to play with a good set-up. I replaced the pickup with a Dimarzio Model P, and the thing is a midtone monster! The basswood body accentuates low mids in a way that only basswood can, and the upgraded pickups give me massive lows and mids like my precision bass can eat other precision basses. Don't get me wrong--the stock pickup is probably as good as any Mexican-made Fender. I'm just not crazy about it. That was the only upgrade this thing needed--on some of my other guitars, I've replaced the pickups, bridge, and tuners, but those are fine with this one. I get compliments on the bass and its tone all the time from musicians who have spent several hundred dollars more on their instruments. Excellent buy!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass for beginners and tour musicians!

By Switchblade McKickass

from Nebraska

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

    I did some mods to my bass, first was replacing the pick ups. I have some Model P's put in it. Then I also sanded the neck (Personal preference nothing wrong with how it was originally). But when I used to teach music parents would ask me what bass they should get their kids and I honestly recommend this one. It's cheap and good. I also take it out on tour. I might not use it in the studio but It's perfect for live shows.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Killer bass

    By Ray

    from Waterloo, Or.

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Great feel

    Cons

    • Pickups

    Best Uses

    • Everything

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

    This bass is one of the best Squires, imo.
    I put quarter pounders in it and it roars. It's all good now.
    It's a no brainer, hello.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great feel and playability

    By Dale

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

    If it was any better they would have to put the Fender name in big letters on the headstock and not call it a Squier at all. I may yet upgrade the pickup but I'm amazed how good it sounds and it's hard to find a single thing that would get lower marks than my "real Fenders".

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing and Great Looking Bass

    By DJ

    from Virginia Beach, VA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

        I love buying Vintage Modified Squiers and when I saw this bass I had to have it. I replaced the pickups with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders and it sounds better and more robust than my American P-Bass with the same pickups. This bass is beautiful and has become my go to bass ahead of my Schecter Riot 4 and my American P-Bass. Squier has found its niche and if you hunt you can certainly find a diamond that won't break the bank - of course you can always save your pennies and spend more but - why!!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A working mans bass

        By Barry p

        from Aliso viejo

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

          What more could you want? A slick maple neck thats easy to play with awesome block inlays, massive punchy pick ups, a volume and a tone. I have played everything you could think of: Jazz, finger funk, pick metal, finger metal, rock , anything really, and it dials in a wonderfull tone. The pick up goes from slicky smooth with no tone, to being a rock/ metal machine when you roll it all the way up. There is a reason 90% of recording musicans end up using a p bass: super punchy tone that works for any mix, universal reliability . 3 years of constant abuse and usage, with nothing other than a 20$ action set up from my guitar dude... buy it now

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A bass designed to work. Id give it a 3.5 if I could

          By Jon

          from Louisiana

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording

            Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

            This is a bass designed to work, and it does the job. I use this bass mostly for solo recording. It sounds good, and is heavy in the low mids. I use it for everything. It is a true musical chameleon. I record rock,metal,blues and jazz. I perform mostly 90s R&B. This bass is at home in every single one of those genres, and I could probably get away with using the same amp settings for all of them. Live you won't be able to tell this bass from any other precision bass I guarantee it. Still sounds good being recorded though

            It's not without its flaws, second week I owned it the input jack fell in and I had to almost take off the pick guard to screw it back on. Strap buttons repeatedly come loose. My action is almost completely on the bridge and still a bit high, so it needs a truss rod tweak, but I'm OK with the action and haven't seen any big issues so I'm waiting to do that change. It also has a weird pot issue that can make it nearly unplayable if I add a lot of gain because it makes strange sounds and doesn't stop till I forcefully hit the tone knob. I have to repeatedly tap the knob to get it to stop. I dont use a lot of gain all the time so this isnt really a big problem, but these issues matter. Also this is personal, but I can't stand knobs without an indicator of what the tone or volume setting is.

            Bottomline. This is a good bass and it fits a recording, and performing college student find. I get complements on the tone all the time. i would give it a 3.5 if I was able and don't think a 3 is fair.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Definitley Would Buy this Product Again

            By Jim

            from Albuquerque

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

              I am basically a guitar player but wanted a decent Bass to tool around on and become a better musician without spending an arm and a leg. This Bass fits the bill perfectly. Don't let the Squire name or the "made in China" label deter you. I had my doubts too, until I got it in my hands. Fit and Finish are excellent. I changed out the strings to D'Addario medium flatwound strings and did some minor set up and it plays very smoothly. If you are a player that does not like a heavy varnish finish on the neck you may not like this bass. Also if you will be recording or playing Gigs with it, you may also consider changing out the pickups, otherwise this is a great bass for the price! My only other complaint is that I wish Fender made this in other colors, other than Black. The Black version is fine looking, but I already own numerous black guitars. Some color options, like white and/or sunburst would be a nice choice.

              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It's all good!!!!!!

              By Silk

              from New Orleans, La

              Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

              It's all good, in the hood

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great bass for the money

              By PDA

              from Hartford, Connecticut

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

                I use this bass for practicing, gigging and recording. I started practicing with this bass straight out of the box with the stock strings and all. I set it up to my preference and brought it to practice and I was just amazed at the feel and sound of this bass. Whether I played finger, pick or slap style it just sounded great all around. The 70's style maple neck is so smooth and the quality of the wood gives the bass a unique sound that I really like. I also really like the style of this bass with the black body and chrome hardware with the bridge cover plate. The electronics are solid and the stock pick up is not that bad (although I plan to replace with some Lindy Fralin's). The vintage style high mass bridge keeps the instrument in tune and is very easy to adjust. The best part is you get all of these great features for less than $400.

                 
                5.0

                Great buy

                By Paco the Large

                from Chattanooga TN

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

                  Setup was great, that being said, this is my first bass but 35 years of guitar helps a bit. Slight buzz on the E string but no fault of the instrument, fat base of the string was rubbing the spring on the bridge, easy fix. No idea on pickups yet, but a great buy if I need to change later

                   
                  5.0

                  I never leave reviews

                  By Gster

                  from London

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

                    I bought this after a friend recommended the range and I was looking to replace a 2003 U.S Precision that I'd never been happy with (resonance and reliability). In all honesty I've found my dream bass in the Squier. It's solid, looks fantastic and sounds awesome. I was interested to read that others have replaced the pickup as in my opinion even that's great. I've recorded and done live shows with this beauty and the CV smashes it. My 'other' bass is a beautiful 1999 U.S Jazz Bass and the CV stands up well next to it. In summary, don't be put off by the Squier name, this is a wolf in very reasonable priced sheep's clothing.

                     
                    5.0

                    SQUIER CLASSIC VIBE BASS

                    By mitchell

                    from undisclosed

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

                    Great bass for the money,well built,lighter then what I expected..going to change the strings,to bright for me,going to flats..but I would recommend this bass,can't be beat for the bright.

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