Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass  

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The Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass® gives everyone the chance to own a fretless J Bass with warm, singing Fender tone! It has a one-piece maple neck with a lined fretless Ebanol fingerboar... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass® gives everyone the chance to own a fretless J Bass with warm, singing Fender tone! It has a one-piece maple neck with a lined fretless Ebanol fingerboard, vintage-shape agathis body, and Duncan Designed alnico V single-coil Jazz Bass pickups.

Features
  • One-piece maple neck
  • Fretless Ebanol fingerboard with white celluloid lines
  • Vintage-shape agathis body
  • No pickguard
  • 34" scale length
  • Chrome hardware
  • Vintage-style butterfly tuners
  • Vintage-style 4-saddle bridge
  • 2 single-coil Duncan Designed™ JB101 bass pickups with alnico V magnets
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SquierVintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass
 
4.9

(based on 42 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome bass with an awesome tone

This bass is amazing. i bought it to replace my worn out P-Bass and it is just plain amazing. I added flatwounds to it to protect the beautiful neck. It pays fast and...Read complete review

This bass is amazing. i bought it to replace my worn out P-Bass and it is just plain amazing. I added flatwounds to it to protect the beautiful neck. It pays fast and with the fret markers on the neck its easy to use. Ive always wanted a Jazz bass and then the fact that is a fretless makes it 100% better. Plus teh colors and no pickguard make it just plain beautiful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Money better spent

I purchased this bass brand new. I should have done my homework better and realized I was buying a fretless bass with roundwound strings on it. I was told there would be no damage...Read complete review

I purchased this bass brand new. I should have done my homework better and realized I was buying a fretless bass with roundwound strings on it. I was told there would be no damage to the fretboard, yet within the first week, it was shredded. Within the first month, the ground went berzerk. I get a giant buzz when either pickup is turned up by itself, and a giant POP whenever my hands leave the strings. I do somewhat enjoy playing this bass, and I know this price isn't going to buy you top quality, but honestly it's money better spent on something else. Good Luck.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great bass but a little noisy

By Richard Spang

from Clinton,WA

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass:

I love the look, feel and fast action. The tone is super...never played fretless before. Big problem though is the noise from tone pot and jack. I could have exchanged at my local store but decided to upgrade the electronics. You can buy a whole electronics kit for less than $30 that includes all 3 pots, jack, capacitors and wiring diagram. These are American made parts, same as used in Standard Fender Jazz basses. Bridges and pickups can be upgraded too.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Time To Go Fretless, Y'all !

By Kitchen Doctor

from NYC, NY

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass:

Maybe I'm preaching to the choir, but I have to agree with most of the reviews here: you simply cannot find a better, beautifully-priced entry into the world of fretless. Upgrade the bridge, and go with new roundwounds (the flats I tried were lacking in growliness), even if they do slightly mark up the fretboard. The lack of frets will alter your playing style, but the "cheater stripes" will keep you honest. An endlessly fascinating instrument, and KUDOS to the manufacturer for making it good-looking for a change: no pickguard was a brilliant move! (Squier all too often makes weird finish/pickguard combinations.) It may not have the build quality of the $1K-2K fretlesses (is there such a word?) out there, but as far as value for your dollar, this is a definite feather in Squier's cap. Now go Google those Jaco tabs...

 
5.0

This bass pulled me away from the others

By Allen Blankenship

from Cincinnati, OH

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass:

I came in to the store planning to trade some equipment for a standard Squier Jazz Bass, but came around the corner and saw the used Vintage Modified Fretless hanging there with a very attractive price tag. I picked it up and right away was impressed with how easy it was to move around the neck. I've picked up other fretless basses without fret lines and felt completely lost. The fret lines on this bass make you feel familiar with it right away. No frets means closer action, this is the smoothest bass I've ever played. There's plenty of variety in the tone with the controls, but even more depending on where you position your hand, up by the neck or down by the bridge. A rich deep bottom, bright crisp sound, or something in between, no problem for this bass. I've only had this bass less than a week but the mfg. date is 07/07, so it's more than 3 years old. I checked it out thoroughly and everything is all original and works great, so I'd say it's reliable. It's a great looking bass, very light, but feels solid. The color and finish are that of a much more expensive guitar. I highly recommend it to anyone, beginner or seasoned pro.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Master Bass

By Mark

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass:

I bought this bass about a month ago and it turned out to be the most fun instrument that I've bought. I custom fitted at jazz bass pickguard onto it and put new elixers on it, and it just looks stunning now. I was looking into all sorts of different fretless basses (including acoustic fretless) and this is just all around the best. The tone, the feel, the sustain, the look, there's just nothing bad about it. The fretmarkers are a great help too. You get the awesome sound of a fretless bass but still know where you are. The fretless just beats all of the basses in its price range, it can't be beat. The only nicer bass I had the chance to play was a fretless Stingray, and I was not ready to shovel out $2,000 for a bass. If you're looking for a new bass and I highly recommend the Fender Jazz Modified Fretless.

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Wayne

from Winfield, Alabama

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass:

I'm not new to music, but I'm new to the Bass. I've been playing guitar for almost 20 years & I've recently decided to try the bass. This bass seems to play very well & the sound quality is great to my naive ears. The fit & finish was top notch. For an instrument at this price, that's saying something. I've mail-ordered guitars in the past & as with previous times, it played pretty well out of the box. I'm playing it through a Hartke AC150. I know this is an acoustic amplifier, but it handles bass & keyboard as well as acoustic guitar (electric doesn't sound so great through it). My only gripe with the bass is the strings that come standard. They are very noisy. I would have preferred either nylon wrapped or some other coated strings.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A prime example of Squier at it's best

By Colin Webb

from Warner Robins, GA

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass:

I bought this bass looking for a fretless but unsure about spending too much on a Jaco or Warwick. This bass is perfect for breaking into the world of fretless, even if you do have money pouring out of your ears. The tone is great and smooth, as only a fretless Jazz can create. the Duncan-designed pickups more than make up for the limiting controls. The fretboard is marked to help someone new to fretless learn the ropes. The finish is beautiful and the hardware is robust. The neck is perfectly comfortable and every bit as playable as a Jaco. Actually, this was in the store right next to the Jaco Relic, yet sounded and played just as well. This is a fantastic bass for any player, from the new player who's never touched a bass to a veteran. All basses should be this good and cost-effective.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for the price

By Cheryl

from Kirkland, IL

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass:

Overall, I'd say that this bass is very good for such a low price. The factory setup was not too bad, it had pretty low action. However, I've noticed the roundwound strings have scratched up the fretboard after only having been played a 1/2 dozen times. I've never played around with flatwounds, but that will be my next try. Also, intonation was really bad when I first got it, but after a little work I was able to get it intonated. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this bass and it's been fun to play around with. Probably not a great bass to actively gig with but excellent if you're just starting out with fretless.

 
5.0

Awesome deal!

By Robert

from Minneapolis MN

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass:

What can I say--I'm hooked! So many of the other reviews have captured what's wonderful about this model so I don't know what to add except that I'm a total bass beginner, and all I kept hearing was how wrong it is to start on a fretless--but this fretless is amazing!! I'm having fun and making progress very well because of it--and yes, it seems to stay in tune effortlessly!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Eddie

from El Paso, TX

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass:

Got this 6 months ago, and I've only had to tune this baby about 4 times. Stays in tune really great, and add some flatwounds to it, and it sounds beautiful with the fretless fingerboard. Awesome bass.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blown Away!

By Kenny

from Pensacola, Florida

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass:

I've been wanting to check one of these. Finally, a used one came into the GC store here. I stopped by one night, plugged it into a Markbass amp head and was completely blown away. The sound was more than I imagined out of a low-end squier bass. The neck felt smooth and was easy to work with. I've never played an American fretless, but if I had to take a guess, it couldn't be much better than this. This is a great deal and you will be impressed!

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