The Squier Classic Vibe '60s Precision Bass is an electric bass guitar that delivers the true P Bass experience. Big, woody tones jump out from its Custom Split Single-Coil Precision Bass® pickup. The... Read More
The Squier Classic Vibe '60s Precision Bass is an electric bass guitar that delivers the true P Bass experience. Big, woody tones jump out from its Custom Split Single-Coil Precision Bass® pickup. The comfort contoured body fits like a glove and looks beautiful. Featuring a 20-fret vintage-style maple neck (rosewood fingerboard) with the modern playability of a 9.5" neck radius and vintage-style frets - you'll have no problem holding down the bottom end and pounding out round thick tones on this bass tone monster!
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 to impart the "vibe" of a classic Fender design. Each model has a distinctive feature set—all adding up to one classic-looking instrument. Great sound, vintage looks, unbeatable value—Classic Vibe!
Reviewed by 18 customers
Guitar center had these on sale one day and I couldn't resist. Love the fiesta red color with the tort pick guard and vintage tinted neck! I was really blown away by how well this bass plays. I had my tech swap out the pots for larger CTS pots but other than that, this is a great value and great playing bass. I play out with this bass regularly, along with my Fenders. Highly recommend this bass!!
I love this bass. Great fit and finish. Out of the box setup was great. Even the Fender strings it comes with aren't bad. For the price, it is worth every penny. I have a much more expensive signature series Fender Jazz (MIJ) and this one is nicer than it for $500 dollars cheaper. The only draw back is I wish it had more options for colors, because I would like to buy a 2nd one!
I compared this bass against several MIM Fender Standard P-Basses and bought this one instead based on it's high quality setup and vintage looks. I really liked the warm sound I got out of the alnico p-bass pickup versus the modern ceramic pickups that the Fender standard series uses which have a tendancy to be brighter. The action on the bass itself was setup well, didn't need to make any immediate adjustments. The hi-mass bridge is a big improvenet over the standard bridges and the only thing I would have upgraded on this bass was the nut, as it tended to buzz on the open e-string. I sold this bass because as much as I liked it, I have a 1980 G&L L-1000 which it doesn't even hold a candle to and I'm kind of a versitalitist (not sure if that's even a word) in which I prefer each of my basses in my collection to be different both in tone and design. All in all, if you don't have the cash to spend on a vintage re-issue P-Bass of the Fender line but want the vintage sound and look along with a good quality, this is the bass for you.
I purchased a new one from the Birmingham store. It looked great sounded good, even better than the MIM. I also played the 50's version. It was equally impressive. When I was carrying it to the counter I noticed the neck wasn't screwed into the neck pocket well and I ask him to tighten it up. They were semi busy but this salesman was aggressive. He was waiting on about 3 other people. He said instead of tightening the neck screws he would go to the back and get me one in a box. They didn't have one in a box but he went anyway and got another customer one in a box and waited on someone else while doing that. When he got back he asked the other salesman to help him tighten the neck while he helped another customer. He did tighten the neck and all was well. I asked him to change the strings to flats and he said it would be tomorrow before they could change the strings. I said never mind I would do it. He did give me $4.00 off for that though. Back to the bass now. Very good finish neck was dry but I oiled it when I got it home. Setup was off a bit but most Fenders are. No biggee I could play it after tuning enough to here the tone which I liked a lot. After my personal setup it plays wonderful. No need to change the pups unless you are looking for a different sound these are perfectly fine. Neck was fine no adjustment necessary with the truss. As I said the neck screws were not tight and the pickguard screws were loose as well. The pickguard fits really tight on the pickups so you might want to give it some relief to avoid buzz at that point. I had a little bit there so I filed it off a bit. The bridge screws were also a little loose for me so I tightened. The color is Fiesta red, (PINK) I didn't like that but Pino liked it evidently. Candy Apple would be much better. This is as good and better than some of the higher ones. I like to buy and sell. I will keep this for a while.
I'm a guitar player and had been using a pedal to knock my signal down an octave if I wanted to do some bass. I wanted something good for decent price so that I could properly learn to bass. It turned out to be great. Looks awesome: the 60's styling looks great, even next to my '66 Jazzmaster Relic and my '76 fender Bassman. Also sounds amazing.
I played a Fiesta Red model at Guitar Center and was absolutely blown away. The one they had there had a ding on the bottom so they ordered me another one and shipped it right to my home. I had read so much about the Classic Vibe series and how they come setup perfectly, etc. Well, when mine arrived, it was almost unplayable due to excessive neck relief and 1/2" high action. I contemplated sending it back, but the one in the store was just so amazing, I decided to take matters into my own hands. i got out the tools (allen wrenches, metal ruler, feeler gauges, etc.) and followed the Bass Guitar Setup Guide on the Fender website. Within 20 minutes, I had the neck straight, the saddles adjusted for perfect action, and the pickup height proper. I plugged it in and was blown away. This bass is WAY nicer than my Fender Jazz Bass. I don't know what alchemy the folks at Squier use, but these basses rock--get one while you still can. Mind bogglingly tasty tones emanate from within this beast of a bass. Roll back the tone knob and you are there--all the meat and thump you could want. And, it is super quiet. I often call my Jazz Bass the Buzz Bass, but none of that pesky hum is present on my precious CV P-Bass. I'm having so much fun. The finish is fantastic and, in your hands, it really does feel like a vintage instrument. Great job Squier. I'm now a true believer.
First off, I'm gonna say this is very subjective, as these are my opinions. I'm not a huge fan of the heavily laquered neck, but it hasn't been a problem for me to play. Some people don't like the basswood bodies, I'm not one of those people. Basswood has a bit more mud in the lows, but has more low range than Alder in general. The pickups are hot, although not quite as hot as a set of Duncan 1/4 pound pickups, however, they accomplish the classic "P-Bass thump" that the Duncan's are too hot for. I use D'Addario Half-rounds on this bass. I've been using this a backup to my Jazz Special, and the quality of the bass is on par with the Jazz. Quite impressive for the Squier to have the same quality as an "E" series Japenese Fender. Overall, it's worth the $350 you pay for it.
If your looking for a great playing & feeling bass... look no further. For the price you can't lose. The fit & finish of the neck & body is perfect... you may want to adjust the action to fit your needs. I also own a Squire Jazz bass & it gets the same rating as this P. bass. The bass sounds fine out of the box but some of you may want to change the pick ups. it stays in tune & has nice smooth frets. I put a set of EMG's in the jazz & it sounds awesome. the only thing I did to the P bass was put a set of La Bella flat wounds on it & put on a black pick guard. With a little tweaking they look & feel & sound just as good as an American made model & you stll have a lot of $$ left over.
I have played for 42 years. I own a 1968 Fender P Bass. I decided to upgrade to a more modern bass. I saw this Squier Classic Vibe Bass in Guitar Center and decided to play it for fun. WOW was I blown away. The feel of the neck was almost perfect. The sound was as good as my 68. The fit and finish was excellant. Squier might have been a joke for a few years, but they are on top of their game now. I would recommend this guitar to anyone.
The day I saw this bass hanging high on the wall at the Arlington Guitar Center I really liked it and the day I came back to play it I fell in love with it and bought it. This is no American Standard bass but what it is equals and in many cases surpasses the MIM in terms of tone, feel, and looks. This is a gorgeous bass whose fit and finish are excellent. It has good sustain, feel, low action and was intonated nicely. Putting DR High Beams Stainless Rounds made it incredible sounding. The electronics (even though it has the smaller alpha pots) is very good and soldering is first rate (unlike some of the lesser expensive models I have had). This is incredible bang for the buck. I agree with others that this bass should have the Fender name on it as it is that good.
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