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Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass delivers great traditional Jazz Bass style and performance, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Oth... Read More

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Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass delivers great traditional Jazz Bass style and performance, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include a 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, tortoiseshell pickguard, four-saddle bridge, chrome control knobs and hardware, and open-gear tuners. Superior sound and feel for today's bassists, with superior Squier performance and value.

Features
  • Basswood body
  • Gloss polyester body finish
  • Jazz Bass body shape
  • "C" Shape Maple neck
  • Gloss polyurethane neck finish
  • 34" (864 mm) Scale
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 20 Medium jumbo frets
  • Synthetic bone string nut
  • White dot position inlays
  • Fender-designed single-coil Jazz Bass bridge and middle pickups
  • Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup) and Master Tone controls
  • SS pickup configuration
  • 4-Saddle vintage-style bridge
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • Standard open-gear tuning machines
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard
  • NPS strings, Gauges .045-.105
  • Vintage tint neck
  • Knurled chrome dome control knobs
Specifications
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
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SquierVintage Modified Jazz Bass
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
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Reviewed by 11 customers

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4.0

Decent sounding bass for the money

By Jake

from Washington, DC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

    Solid bass, bought for a trip out to the west coast since I didn't want to bring my more expensive basses and risk damage to them. My sound guy was more than thrilled at the sound I got out of the bass. Bass is a little heavier than my American Deluxe Jazz and American Standard P bass but it is a solid bass. Only issue I have is that the tuners stick and don't do too well when I go to drop D or anything out of the normal/standard tuning. Will probably pay the money to replace them with hipshot tuners

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    4.0

    Great bass for the money! Very impressed

    By Jake

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

      Got this bass as a back up for songs that I have drop tune as well as for practicing at home. This bass has impressed me so far. Played it yesterday at 2 gigs and the sound I get out of the bass is awesome. Neck is great, electronics have no issues, etc. Only two things I don't like is the bass is a little heavy, I feel like I am playing one of my old Warwicks. Also the tuning pegs were a little sticky, hopefully they get better as time goes on. I play a Warwick Streamer Custom Shop, Fender American Jazz Deluxe, Ernie Ball Stingray and American P Bass 5. Very happy with having this added to the collection

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is an amazing playing and sounding bass.

      By N.a.

      from Amarillo Tx

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

          Use in every area, performing, recording etc.
          I've owned 2 of these and both have performed beyond expectations.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Classic Standard for Bass

          By Jack the Skipper

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

            I started playing bass about 4 years ago now and started with a Thunderbird Goth bass because I thought it looked cool. It had a great metal and hard rock sound to it but the neck was constantly falling because of the way it's shaped and weighted. Also, when I wanted to play more of a groove track or something a little more clear and clean, it wasn't good for that at all. So I traded it in on the advice of my bass instruction for this Squirer Jass Bass. Now I have the best of all worlds! Not too heavy, not too light and feels good when I play it. I could play it for hours. The sound is really warm and it lends itself to almost any kind of music you want to play. And I know "Squirer" gets a bad rap for not being a "real" Fender but I think it does just fine. I play with a friend who has a MIM Fender Jazz and you really can't tell the difference. (except mine cost $1,000 less) :)

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Sound

            By V . Studio

            from Lake Charles, La

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics
            • Squier has stepped up big time

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Perfect for studio and playing at venues
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

              I didn't think I would get the sound from this bass that I am getting but Squier stepped up big time it's like I can't put this thing down. Way to go Squier

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It works hard for the money

              By Bottom Line

              from LA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Pick Up
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • School Bands

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

                You won't get a better bass at this price

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                (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Unbelievable Quality For The Price

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                By The Preacher

                from Elgin, IL

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Classic Construction
                • Great tone
                • Lots Of Growl
                • Nice Finish
                • Very Playable

                Cons

                • The Chrome Knobs

                Best Uses

                • Live Venue
                • Practice
                • Recording

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

                I am a gigging bassist. I have owned American J-Bass models. This Squier really impressed me. Either I got really lucky or Fender really stepped it up in their Squier brand. The finishes on the body & neck are flawless. The bass looks beautiful. I set the neck, action & intonation & the fret job on this bass is so good that I was able to get the action very low. It intoned perfectly & the neck stayed strait with no twist. The pickups are very responsive & the instrument is very tonally diverse. Everything from bright leads & slap to dark mellow lows. The only thing that I did not like were the Chrome Dome knobs. I pulled them & replaced them with some black anodized knobs with white marker dots on top to give it a more traditional J-Bass look. I am very satisfied with this instrument. I own a few other affordable basses (Epiphone Tbird PRO, Stering by Musicman SUB Ray-4). I don't think they are going to get much play anymore.

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                (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great vintage tones for a great price

                By Brandon

                from Olathe, KS

                Site Member

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

                I'm very impressed with the quality of this instrument. Be aware that it's Basswood, which has a great tone rich in low-mids, but it's a soft wood, so it will eat a bit of your attack. Sustain wasn't an issue--it's just as good as any other jazz bass I've heard, Alder, Ash, or otherwise. But, here's the fun part, aged Alder (like real vintage Fenders) mellows out a bit and starts sounding a little more like Basswood anyway. I decided to run with that and installed some Dimarzio Area J vintage-style pickups in this, and the result is phenomenal. It's got a smooth, warm vintage feel, perfect for the acoustic rock band I play with. If you want something snappy and more aggressive, you might look at the other Squier VM jazz basses made of soft maple--this one definitely has a softer, vintage feel to it, which is great if that's what you're looking for.

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                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is a SQUIER?!?!?

                By David

                from Caldwell Idaho

                Site Member

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

                I was shopping for my next bass recently and REALLY wanted a Fender branded Jazz Bass, since I have a Squier Vintage Modified '70's Jazz. I wanted something with a 1960's look to it. After a trip to my local Guitar Center, I tested the Fender MIM Jazz in Sunburst and hated it. It felt unfinished and I didn't like the sunburst one bit. Anyway, After a disappointing James Johnston signature bass, I figured I would play it safe and get the Squier Vintage Modified Sunburst Jazz Bass, since I was debating getting one when I got the '70's Jazz. I wasn't disappointed in the least. Squier has really stepped up the game. I look at this bass, and keep thinking of the sunburst Fender American Standard I wanted some years ago. The finish is FLAWLESS. The frets are dressed perfectly. The sound is outstanding. i always figured Squier is that "entry level" instrument but if I was in a band, I would gig with it. It is just the right weight, right sound right everything. The Fender MIM Jazz I tried sounded muddy.. the Squier sounds like a Jazz Bass should (in my opinion). Crisp, clean, deep. I'm going to throw some Rotosound Swing Bass 77 Flats on it, as well as chrome pickup covers for that 1960's surf look. My ONLY complaint... those chrome knobs. It detracts from the FENDER look and makes the bass look like a cheap generic knock-off. I replaced those straight away with REAL Jazz Bass black knobs. To sum it up... don't waste your money on a $600 Fender Standard Jazz Bass. This Squier blows it away for less money.

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is a SQUIER?!?!?

                By David

                from Caldwell Idaho

                Site Member

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

                I was shopping for my next bass recently and REALLY wanted a Fender branded Jazz Bass, since I have a Squier Vintage Modified '70's Jazz. I wanted something with a 1960's look to it. After a trip to my local Guitar Center, I tested the Fender MIM Jazz in Sunburst and hated it. It felt unfinished and I didn't like the sunburst one bit. Anyway, After a disappointing James Johnston signature bass, I figured I would play it safe and get the Squier Vintage Modified Sunburst Jazz Bass, since I was debating getting one when I got the '70's Jazz. I wasn't disappointed in the least. Squier has really stepped up the game. I look at this bass, and keep thinking of the sunburst Fender American Standard I wanted some years ago. The finish is FLAWLESS. The frets are dressed perfectly. The sound is outstanding. i always figured Squier is that ""entry level"" instrument but if I was in a band, I would gig with it. It is just the right weight, right sound right everything. The Fender MIM Jazz I tried sounded muddy.. the Squier sounds like a Jazz Bass should (in my opinion). Crisp, clean, deep. I'm going to throw some Rotosound Swing Bass 77 Flats on it, as well as chrome pickup covers for that 1960's surf look. My ONLY complaint... those chrome knobs. It detracts from the FENDER look and makes the bass look like a cheap generic knock-off. I replaced those straight away with REAL Jazz Bass black knobs. To sum it up... don't waste your money on a $600 Fender Standard Jazz Bass. This Squier blows it away for less money.

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