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Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar Inca Silver with Matching Headstock

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The Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s is an electric bass guitar that has all of the deluxe elements its Fender big brother did when first introduced in the 1960s: groovy offset waist design, narrow ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s is an electric bass guitar that has all of the deluxe elements its Fender big brother did when first introduced in the 1960s: groovy offset waist design, narrow width, fast-action maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 2 custom single-coil pickups with Alnico V magnets, individual volume controls that allow you to solo either pickup's sound or blend them for new sounds, and a master tone control for overall tone shaping.

The look is Fender all the way - Inca Silver over basswood with a traditional tortoiseshell pickguard with thumb rest. Features include a HiMass bridge with brass barrel saddles, rosewood 20-fret vintage tint gloss maple neck with the modern playability of a 9.5" radius, and vintage-style frets. Tonal versatility and an up front sound - quick and punchy with enough clarity and harmonics to slap and pop.

Back in 1982, the very first Squier by Fender guitars and basses came ringing out of Asia. Known for their excellent vintage-quality look, feel, sound and construction, those early Squier instruments and their Fender-branded counterparts are now highly sought-after collector's items revered by guitar enthusiasts as models of getting it right while aiming at value-conscious players.

The Squier Classic Vibe Series reflects that simultaneous commitment to excellence, value and 'vibe'. Mirroring classic Fender designs, the Classic Vibe offering is not intended to be era or vintage correct, but rather imparting the 'vibe' of a classic Fender design. Each with distinctive feature set combinations - all adding up to one classic looking instrument.

Features
  • Body: Basswood
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern C-shaped
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Frets: 20, Vintage Style
  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.5" (38 mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Open gear tuning machines
  • Bridge: HiMass, 4-saddle bridge with brass barrel saddles
  • Pickguard: 3-ply white with thumbrest
  • Middle pickup: Custom Jazz Bass single-coil pickup (Alnico V)
  • Bridge pickup: Custom Jazz Bass single-coil pickup (Alnico V)
  • Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone
  • Strings: (.045, .065, .080, .100) Nickel Plated Steel
  • Unique Features: Inca Silver over basswood; 20-fret vintage tint gloss maple neck; open gear tuning machines; HiMass 4-saddle bridge with brass barrel saddles; Custom Jazz Bass single-coil pickup set with Alnico V magnets
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SquierClassic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (12)
  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Squire is no long the Cheap version of Fenders!

The sound is pretty amazing and if you don't look at the headstock you'll forget your even playing a squire. It's pretty much standard jazz bass functions with a nice look to it, added...Read complete review

The sound is pretty amazing and if you don't look at the headstock you'll forget your even playing a squire. It's pretty much standard jazz bass functions with a nice look to it, added with a HiMass bridge so say goodbye to those old standard squire bridges. I just needed a back up for my Musicman Sterling but this is something I would gig with and i've been using this bass primarily for the last 2 days! If ppl loved squires "Vintage Modified" series lookout and prepare to be blown away by the "Classic Vibe" series. Just one last note, i'm not a big fan of glossy necks but this one feels similar to the jaguar neck and I can see it getting sticky as you gig on for hours but no big deal.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The Only Bass I Own

I've had this bass sense Dec 2008. It has been with me at every show, practice & recording session that we've had. I absolutely love this bass.

The...Read complete review

I've had this bass sense Dec 2008. It has been with me at every show, practice & recording session that we've had. I absolutely love this bass.

The neck is glossy & on the thinner side which is what I prefer. But it doesn't feel sticky or flimsy at all. The body has some weight to it but not so much that it kills your back. The finish on it is great. Still no signs of wear.

As far as the tone I couldn't ask for anything more. It has a well rounded tone. Wether you're looking for highs, mids or lows it can do it all with some tweeting of the knobs. I'm running mine through an Ampeg SVT 4 PRO & 8-10 cab. And didn't have to do a whole lot of EQ'ing.

I can tell you that this bass has been through a lot of abuse. I'm an aggressive player & this thing is still going strong. The only thing that I've changed out was the strap buttons for strap locks. Other than that it's bone stock & it'll stay that way for a long time.

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5.0

Great Bass

By dashtheriprock

from Los Angeles

About Me Experienced

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 Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

    I was in bands a few years ago at one time had a P Bass with Jazz neck homemade Fender Blonde late 60s to 70s parts I'm guessing. During that time I played Fenders and Ibanez My last was an 80s Ibanez with PJ pickups a good stage bass however, as time went on I didn't enjoy playing bass instead guitar became the main focus so I sold it. Missed having a bass I checked out Guitar Center a few months ago tried a variety and the last two the regular Fender Jazz then the Vibe. Bought one very happy with it and would use it on stage as well as for other uses.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great sounding bass at a great value

    By PDA

    from Hartford, Connecticut

    About Me Experienced

    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 Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

      I absolutely love the sound of this bass. You would never know you were playing a Squier, it sounds that good! I love the vintage 60's look and feel of this bass. Even the stock Alnico V pickups sound excellent and the controls work flawlessly. I highly recommend this bass to anyone.

       
      5.0

      Good Vibe-rations!

      By STEVE

      from Washington, DC

      Site Member

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

      Like others, I was really drawn to this bass by the cool retro look - "the vibe." What I discovered was that this is not just a looker but a very solid instrument for the money. It played well out of the box. The stock pickups sounded decent and it was playable (nice neck and smooth frets). However, I still made a few mods. I replaced the nut with a Tusque and swapped out the stock pups for some the discontinued Super55s that I got on the cheap. I added some Rotosound strings and a professional setup. I got the bass and everything else on sale. For the money, I ended up with a good sounding bass, with nice sustain and those "plump" Jazz tones. I didn't really need another bass but I am glad I took the plunge. It is a fun bass to play because of it's looks, playability and tone. As other reviews have noted, don't let the "Squier" name dissuade you. It rocks.

       
      5.0

      Good Vibe-rations!

      By STEVE

      from Washington, DC

      Site Member

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

      Like others, I was really drawn to this bass by the cool retro look - ""the vibe."" What I discovered was that this is not just a looker but a very solid instrument for the money. It played well out of the box. The stock pickups sounded decent and it was playable (nice neck and smooth frets). However, I still made a few mods. I replaced the nut with a Tusque and swapped out the stock pups for some the discontinued Super55s that I got on the cheap. I added some Rotosound strings and a professional setup. I got the bass and everything else on sale. For the money, I ended up with a good sounding bass, with nice sustain and those ""plump"" Jazz tones. I didn't really need another bass but I am glad I took the plunge. It is a fun bass to play because of it's looks, playability and tone. As other reviews have noted, don't let the ""Squier"" name dissuade you. It rocks.

       
      5.0

      Good Vibe-rations . . .

      By Steve

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

        I have to admit that this purchase was primarily motivated by aesthetics - the "vibe" of the inca silver and painted headstock. However, the vibe also extends to the tone and playability. As others have noted, it is hard to believe that a bass at this price point is this good. I did a few mods but, with a proper set up and some good strings, you could gig this bass as is. I ending up adding a new nut and put in some Super55s that I picked up on the cheap. With the stock bridge and a new nut, it has really good sustain. This, along with the new pups, give it a nice fat sound that I associate with the Jazz. While I am not going to argue that this bass is now on par with my American Deluxe Active Precision, it is definitely fun to play and has solid tone. So, don't let the "Squier" logo dissuade you from checking it out.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Jazz Bass

        By Stratisfied

        from Hollywood,Fl

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Good Tuners And Bridge
        • Incredible Sound
        • Very Comfortable Neck

        Cons

        • Electronics Are Weak
        • Mine Is A Little Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Suits Any Type Of Music

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

        This is just a great all around bass that feels incredible in your hands. The neck feels like a custom shop with the tint and lacquer job and actually the quality of the entire bass is surprising with the exception of the volume and tone controls which I feel should be switched out as they are really cheap. First of all do not switch out these pickups..they have alnico V magnets and sound amazing and is the main reason this bass sounds as good as it does. The tuners on mine are adequate and hold the tuning perfectly and the heavy duty badd *ss style bridge with the brass saddles was a nice touch. The funny thing is..the only thing i have a problem with is that the headstock says Squier. That being said this bass plays and sounds better than any Fender bass i've ever had. Nothing to fear here people, the Classic Vibe series and Vintage Modified models are quality instruments.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Surprising

        By Maroontone

        from Boston,MA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

          Surprising but I shouldn't be. I own the Squier CV Precision 60's and the CV Precision 50's. Great feel on the neck and typical Jazz body comfort. The Inca Silver color is stunning. I intend to mod the pickups, pots, pickguard, knobs and change the strings of course. Very, very happy with my purchase. First one came with some neck and body blemishes. MF switched out, no questions.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very nice bass for the price

          By Stevebass

          from Randolph, NJ

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

            I have vintage and masterbuilt instruments I purchased this as a knock around to bring to my office, once set up I was surprized on how well it played well worth the price point.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Quality and value at last!

            By jondiego

            from Vallejo, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

            My only gripe with this bass is that the bridge is wider than the usual Fender or Squier jazz standard. Even wider than my 4 string Warwick. This takes some getting used to playing (which slows me down). With that aside, this bass stands on it's own. I love the tone and the build speaks quality (and it's built in China?). Bought it on sale (used) which gives me extra money to upgrade some of the "cheap" parts (knobs/tuners). Buy it, play it and you'll soon realize you don't need that overpriced Fender.

             
            5.0

            Great Bass

            By LZ Bass

            from Illinois

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s Bass Guitar:

                I'm one of those weekend music warriors, playing gigs 3-4 times per month. I bought this bass based upon the many positive reviews I had read. I love this bass and it has become my primary bass for gigging and recording... Even over my USA precision. The neck is fast as most Jazz basses are. The quality is great, with the neck/body fit perfect. The finish is uniform and without blemishes. Definitely recommend this bass. You would be hard pressed to find a better value.

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