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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 ... Read More

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Overview

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
 
4.9

(based on 26 reviews)

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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.

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    5.0

    Great sounding bass at a great value

    By PDA

    from Hartford, Connecticut

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    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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      5.0

      AMAZING!!!!!!

      By Julie Garnsey

      from Deposit, NY

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

      I've always been skeptical of Fender basses. I knew everyone always loved them, so I decided to be a hipster and go with an OLP stingray. Unfortunately it just didn't cut it for me, and I was looking for an STB stingray, but but unfortunately it wasn't in my budget. I saw Flea (who is my idol) use a 61 jazz bass on stage and I knew he used it on SA. I loved that sound, so I went out on a limb and brought this quier classic vibe 60's bass. Must I say, I shouldn't of been skeptical. This is one of the best basses I've ever played, the pups are nice and punchy, the neck is flawless, the weight of it is around 8 lbs., and it gives me that awsome slap tone. I had tried a couple of fender mexicans, and they weren't as good as this. This is a really good bass for anyone and I highly recommend for any style.

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      5.0

      A serious bass from China!

      By Joseph Senchuk

      from Nashville Tennessee

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

      Heard about this bass from my roommate who is also a touring pro. He had a classic vibe telecaster and strat and had nothing but good things to say about them. I had been entertaining the idea of buying a four string for some time, as my usual daily use bass is a Lakland Skyline 55 02 five string. I was thinking about a Custom Shop NOS 64 Jazz, but my roommate kept saying, don't do it dude! Sure the Custom Shop basses are great, but with a few minor mods, the new Chinese Classic Vibe instruments would easily stand up to the custom shop basses as far as sound and playability are concerned. So I read a bunch of awesome reviews, listened to a vs. Fender sound test with Ed Friedland on Youtube, then walked into the Nashville Guitar Center and snagged one. Very happy with this bass! I actually feel like this bass has better latent tone in the wood and construction than my Korean Lakland! Yeah, I said it! The Squire CV Jazz seems to be bursting with tone and is fairly light and resonant. I feel that for the price, this is the best J bass on the market. Why buy Mexican, or even pay the premium for an American, when you can get a CV Squire and mod it with American Electronics and pickups ect? Good wood is good wood, and The frets pickups and hardware on this bass are pretty darn good too. I have no issues with the fit and finish, except I had to remove the glossy finish from the neck for playability. All arounf great purchase, just hope it stays in tune and the neck stays true. I plan to replace the somewhat cheesy pickgaurd, replace the electronics with 250k CTS pots wired for master volume, pickup blend, and passive tone with an orangedrop capacitor. Eventually I will switch out the pickups for Lindy Fralins and call it a day. The setup was pretty good out of the box. My only tweaks will be to slightly lower the action via a 1/4 turn on the truss rod and slight lowering of the bridge saddles and have the nut slots cut slightly lower. I have never seen nut slots cut correctly on any Asian production bass. To test for correct nut slot depth, fret any string at the first fret and then, while fretting the note on the 1st fret with one hand,use your other hand to fret the same string at the 2nd fret. The distance the string travels before hitting the second fret with first fret depressed should be uniform to that of the same string from open to first fret. Any higher and you are unable to use uniform pressure to fret all the notes which is a drag and distracts you while you are playing. I Love my new baby! Don't get jealous 5 string LAkland, between the two of you I have it all!

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      5.0

      High-end squier

      By Austin

      from Deerfield, Illinois

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

      I've settled with Ibanez basses for a few years and they were very decent. I just got this bass for christmas and it is a knock out! It has everything you could want in a regular Fender Jazz: Amazingly smooth neck, same great tuning pegs, and the classic body that can stun anybody. This bass is definantly for anyone from a beginner to a professional. I recommend this bass for anyone looking for a high-end cheap bass.

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      5.0

      Awesome Bass

      By Justin Williamson

      from Chesapeake, VA

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

      I have been a guitar player for over 10 years and decided to start recording from home so I built a studio. I had everything I needed except a bass so I headed up to Guitar Center on 05-13-09 (have the receipt right here!) to just browse the bass options. I was originally looking at another bass when a man that works there told me I really needed to check out the new bass from Squier. From a guitar players perspective i've never liked anything Squier had put out but I had no experience with their basses. I tried out this bass and then went and tried the Fender Jazz bass and I'm telling you for the money you aren't missing a thing by going with the Squier. The difference in sound isn't worth getting the name Fender on the headstock. I absolutely love this bass and use it to record every song I do whether it be hard rock or classical. Squier really stepped up to the plate and knocked it out the park with this bass!

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      5.0

      satisfied, really cool for the price

      By Ricardo Arango

      from San Jose, Costa Rica

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

      if you want good, variable tone, have a tight budget, and can deal with some cookie cutter details, this bass is for you Iv'e been playing bass for about 3 years and at first bought a washburn t12, cool bass but I play with a pick so it kinda became a struggle not having any incline or anything, bought this bass for my birthday about a year ago, really big upgrade, nice sound and action, I needed punchy sound since I play punk rock, this works out for me, besides great tone it delivers extreme variety of tone, o stage its awsome and although heavy very well balanced, CLASSIC VIBE SERIES IS AWSOME, the only two downsides are the tuners which get out of tune really easily, and the details, the strap holders suck and are poorly skrewed and the details are kinda cookie cutter but for 350 bucks i love it and those little details get lost after you hear and play it.

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      5.0

      Best bang for your buck!

      By Luke Dortono

      from St. Catharines

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

      I have been playing bass for years now looking for a good tone. My only problem was that I didn't have the funds to afford some of the higher end equpiment i really wanted, I looked into the squier brand before buying the vintage motified jazz bass and loved it, so I picked up the classic vibe, instantly I knew it was the bass I was looking for, great tone and feel. Nothing about this bass says it is cheap, it plays better then most basses in the high price ranges. I have been using this bass for about a year now, I play in a hardcore/metalcore band and it handles the abuse greatly. I am completely pleased with this buy, I highly recommend this bass to everyone, it has the ability to handle pretty well everything.

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