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The Squier Standard Jazz Bass is the real thing, not a copy. It features the famous offset waist; the ultra-slim, fast-action neck; and the full-range, bi-pole pickups—just like the original.

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The Squier Standard Jazz Bass is the real thing, not a copy. It features the famous offset waist; the ultra-slim, fast-action neck; and the full-range, bi-pole pickups—just like the original.


  • Offset waist
  • Ultra-slim, fast-action maple neck
  • Full-range, bi-pole pickups
  • Adjustable bridge
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(28 of 29 customers found this review helpful)


Worth the Money

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

As I looked at various basses in this price range (Ibanez, Peavey, Epiphone, etc) bought the Squier (in Satin Pewter Mettalic). I liked the color, especially the matching head stock. The satin finish looks nice, and it contrasts with the chrome hardware and black pickguard. The finish was smooth and even, and so far has resisted scratches/ dings well. Performance wise, the finish on the neck is smooth and fast, and moving around the fretboard feels natural for my large hands. The stock strings were to tinny/ twangy for my liking, and I replaced them with the light gauge Fender stainless flatwounds, and it sounds much more to my liking. (they still have good depth and punch while having more of a smooth sound). The pickups sound very respectable, and the tone is clear and full. The single coil pickups do have the customary buzz, but with my pedal and amp settings, it's not a factor (our sound guy was actually very surprised with the sound of this bass). Quality wise, I did notice a few things that could be better. This is an Indonesian built line, and it's also mass- produced, so there are going to be some things that are not top notch. For example, the pick guard lines did not match up with the body lines perfectly, the knob/ jack plate was not completely straight, the pick guard dings easy, there were a few dings at the neck joint from assembly, and the bridge looks fairly thin. But, this isn't a $X000 Fender, so I can live with that. All in all, it's a good value when you're on a budget. Yeah, there are better models, but for a weekend warrior like me with other priorities, I got a good sounding, easy playing axe. Keep it up, Squier!

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing Bass!!

By fivesixonesk8er

from Palm City, FL

When this bass first came out I wanted to see how it stood up to Fenders "Known" Jazz Bass. I was at Guitar Center, picked it up, pluged it in, and it sounded Exactly like the Fender! I then picked up the Fender, played it, and I thought the Squire sounded BETTER then the Fender. Everyone who plays it, is also amazed on how well it sounds and plays!!!

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Good Value

By RockLives999

from Hazel Green, Wi

My step brother bought this bass a few months ago in the color of metallic blue(not on here). It's a great starting bass and has a certain Fender quality that not all bass have. It lasts a long time, and i recommend that you buy this if you are thinking about playing bass. You will learn how to play, and also give that guitar playing friend of yours a band member

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


all i can say is wow

By KrtSmllsLkTnSprt

from Baltimore, MD

I always played Fender jazz basses. I wanted to go with an Epiphone, something not too expensive, and i saw what Squier had to offer in their bass productions. Having known someone who likes playing Squier basses I decided to try it out and it blew me away. Not only does it look good, but for a low brand, non-expensive bass, it is very very well worth the $$$.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome Bass!

By A Guitarist

from Los Angeles, CA

I bought the antique-burst (not one of the currently available colors here, unfortunately) Squier Standard Jazz Bass at my local Guitar Center a couple of months ago. It is an awesome bass. It stays in tune, sounds good, and looks good. It has inspired many grooves for many songs. If you are a guitar player (or non-bass player) who needs a relatively inexpensive recording bass, this could be the one for you!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Great Deal

By Randy

from Corvallis, OR

This bass is just what I needed. I was looking for a bass that had a variety of tone possibilities, played easily, looked nice and fit my budget. It has nice bright tones for pop and slap, and nice round smooth tones for more muted rhythms. All my guitars have nice wood finishes, as does this one, although I was expecting it to be a little lighter. The only thing I don't like, is the knobs don't tell you what does what, but it isn't anything some experimentation won't solve. I give it 4.5 stars.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Great All-Around Bass

By Dylan V

from New Jersey

I bought this bass as a starting bass, and I couldn't believe the fresh and crisp sound. If your looking for a great bass to start with and have a low-budget, this is the way to go. I can guarantee you that there is no other bass for this price that will perform as well as this bass. Also its not just for jazz even though it says so. The pickups are two jazz pickups, but can work with any kind of music. Great Buy!

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)



By camtheguitarman

from San Jose, CA

ABSOLUTLY the best bass for its price in the market. I do not own this bass but the bassist in my band has it and he turned a epiphone thunderbird down for this. It has a great punchy sound to it and the tuners are great.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)



By Bassman2277

from West Memphis, Ar

I got the Squier Standard Jazz Bass in the satin maple finish to use as a back-up to my Geddy Lee Jazz Bass. I was shocked at the quality of this bass. I play it all the time. It sounds great, and the satin finish does not show finger prints. If you have been playing 100 years like me, or if you are just starting out, you will not go wrong with this bass.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


I love this bass!

By reznor115

from San Gabriel, CA

I tried this one in Satin Pewter Metallic (wonderful color, by the way) and it sounded great. It's every bit as good as a Fender Standard and in better colors too! I highly recommend Squiers, especially this one.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


changed my heart

By Sam

from peterborough, cambrigeshire

our school reasently got given a ton of cash for musical equipment and i expected another p bass to replace the smashed one sitting unloved in the cupboard. but insead the bought one of these in light blue. to start i wanted to hate it because im a fan of a lot of p bass useing bands like maiden and greenday but slowly i deside not to be so hastey in my desion and on a day a few months ago our lead guitarist said we needed to record something for a project of our drumers and i hadn't got my RBX 270j bass so i was landed with it. And after 10 minutes after tuning i had my heart changed now i like it so much i regularly play it if i nothing to do. so get one it sounds good for anything and even the bodys slightly cool so if your thinking about starting and you like this STOP READING AND BUY IT NOW!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



By chad

from phoenix, AZ

This bass is just flat out amazing, I got mine about a year ago, and was worried about it being squier instead of fender, but I've been blown away by it. The tone this beast gets is unbelievable, almost challenging the fender itself. i recomend it to the bassist on a budget who wants a classic sound.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


A fantastic starter

By Kyle

from USA

When I decided to buy my first bass, I had in mind what most people think about: cost while maintaining quality. This is a fine intro bass. The fretboard maintains well, the strings stay tight and in tune, and overall has a good feel to it. It isn't all too heavy, and can play a variety of styles. However, I would say the immediately put new strings on it. Ernie Ball Super Slinkies made it sound like something worthwhile. Regardless, don't expect any stares or whistles from people around you for your bass. This can get you started, and teach you the basics while giving a strong feel.


Great In-Between Bass

By El Diego

from New York

I have had this bass for over a week now, originaly i was going to purchase the Squeir Affinaty J-Bass but I decided against it and I am very happy I made that decision. I owned a Yamaha RBX-170 Bass Guitar before owning this guitar and it was lighter and had a smaller headstock both took some getting used to on the squier but it is a much better quality. The one thing I have to admit is the buzzing about the 3-4-5th frets on the A string but other wise this is a vary affordable for the quality you will recive, I highly recommend the Squier Standard Jass Bass!


great bass

By chad

from phoenix, AZ

I've had this bass for a few years now in a metallic green(not available here) It is a solid bass with an incredible sound. compared to what you would expect to get for this price it is an absolutely amazing bass. I can never get enough of this sound. it does have a few minor problems. the action is slightly higher than on some other brands (epiphone, peavey, ibanez) but if you have strong enough fingers this bass still plays relatively well. as long as you can get past that. this is a monster bass. I keep it as my main recording bass simply because of it's tone. if you buy it I guarentee you will not be disappointed.

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