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The Vintage Modified '70s Jazz Bass from Squier features a one-piece hard maple neck, maple body, and Duncan Designed Jazz Bass pickups. It can deliver punchy tone for the ultimate funk sound whether ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Vintage Modified '70s Jazz Bass from Squier features a one-piece hard maple neck, maple body, and Duncan Designed Jazz Bass pickups. It can deliver punchy tone for the ultimate funk sound whether you play fingerstyle or slap-n-pop. Black binding and block inlays, black pickguard, and chrome hardware give it a true-to-the-'70s visual style.

Features
  • Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
  • Soft maple body
  • One-piece maple neck
  • Maple fingerboard
  • Black block inlays
  • Bound neck
  • 20 large frets
  • 34" scale
  • Chrome hardware
  • Vintage-style butterfly tuners
  • Vintage-style 4-saddle bridge
  • 3-ply black/white/black pickguard
  • 2 single-coil Duncan Designed„¢ JB101 Jazz Bass pickups with Alnico V magnets
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SquierVintage Modified Jazz Bass
 
4.8

(based on 80 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

UNBELIEVEABLE!

This sounds, looks, and plays better than the $1100.00 American Fender Jazz I had! The pups are HOT! The hardware is decent for the price. Tuners have a nice tight feel but...Read complete review

This sounds, looks, and plays better than the $1100.00 American Fender Jazz I had! The pups are HOT! The hardware is decent for the price. Tuners have a nice tight feel but are smooth. The Volume and tone pots have a viscous feeling to them when you turn them, cushion like. The sound is a Jazz Bass. Electronics are quiet with both pick-ups on equal and even with the tone knob all the way up! If you want a good Jazz bass period, get this one and save about $700.00. AWESOME BASS!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Awsome looks, and nothing else

I went down to guitar center a few weeks ago to buy a new bass. I hade 600 dollars in my pocket and i was ready to spend it. Looking around i quckly noticed...Read complete review

I went down to guitar center a few weeks ago to buy a new bass. I hade 600 dollars in my pocket and i was ready to spend it. Looking around i quckly noticed this natural ash jazz bass. From a distance i thought it was a Fender, then i saw it was a Squire. I was impressed by the looks but when i picked it up it almost fell right out of my hands. This bass had to be over 12 pounds!!! I play an Epiphone thunderbird and even i think this bass is heavy. When i plugged this bass into a fender rumble combo amp (By the way, fantastic amp) I was a little surprised by the sound. this bass has Duncan and Duncan pickups, which are copies of Semore Duncan pickups. The sound and tone are ok just a little to gritty for my taste. I almost worshiped the neck with the block inlays, but after taking a closer look they looked like they were drawn on with a sharpie marcker. Instantly a put down. In the end i went on to buy the Fender FSR Jazz bass. Same natural ash body exept with a tortise shell pickguard. Then i went back to get the Fender Rumble amp. If you are limited on cash and want a good jazz bass, buy the Squire classic vibe 60's jazz bass. that was my first bass and i still use it today. Hope my imput helped.

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(163 of 174 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

UNBELIEVEABLE!

By Billy Shears

from Phila., PA

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

This sounds, looks, and plays better than the $1100.00 American Fender Jazz I had! The pups are HOT! The hardware is decent for the price. Tuners have a nice tight feel but are smooth. The Volume and tone pots have a viscous feeling to them when you turn them, cushion like. The sound is a Jazz Bass. Electronics are quiet with both pick-ups on equal and even with the tone knob all the way up! If you want a good Jazz bass period, get this one and save about $700.00. AWESOME BASS!

(66 of 70 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

don't miss this bass!

By ricky sparkles

from towson.maryland

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I have previously played a Yamaha fretless bass and decided to look around for a fretted instrument for a different sound. The Fender Squire not only looks great,but plays like a dream. It stays in tune even after "punishing" playing. The retro looks have gotten compliments and it looks like a Fender Jazz Bass I saw in the store which costs hundreds more. In fact, one salesman couldn't tell the difference. The price won't break the bank either--always a plus. When looking for a bass, don;t miss this one.

(37 of 55 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't Go Cheap: Save Up to Get This Bass!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

Long story short: I decided to learn how to play Bass, never thought I would need to spend too much money to get started, since I wasn't trying to join a band. $300.00 and 3 Basses later, I learned quality does matter. After playing a couple of basses (in and out of my budget)I decided to get a J Bass. I walked into my local Guitar Center and the guy working the bass area showed me the Affinity J Bass, then 70's Modified J Bass. I recall reading that you will know the Bass for you by the way it feels when you play it. Man is that a true statement. I sat down and started working the fretboard. It wasn't until the salesman came to check on me that I realized I had been playing for an hour! Even though it cost me about $100.00 more than I planned to spend, it was totally worth it. Whether you think this Bass is good or not, it is very true that you have to love your bass to really want to play it. I am sooo in love with bass. Great job Fender and Guitar Center!

(36 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This bass is a MUST have for any bassist on any level

By Noah

from California

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

If you are looking for that real fender jazz bass sound, look and feel. SERIOUSLY!!! look no further. I played this next to a fender standard jazz bass. I'm not exagerating. The squire sounded, looked better than the fender. This bass is such a steal get it while it last. For those jazz bass nuts like myself and those who just want a good solid as a rock jazz bass. This bass is an absolute MUST HAVE!

(34 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Squier Out There

By Jacob Herlin

from Highlands Ranch, CO

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I got this bass as a back up to my Fender American J Bass, and i have to say i play this much more. It has the best fret intonation of any squier i've ever played. It is very durable and incredible tone, not to mention a great look. My only problem is the pickups make some noise when they aren't at the same volume.

(29 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The 70's are back!

By BASS BOY

from West Hartford, Conneticut

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

This is ultimate bass: giving superb sound quality, and great looks. This is my first bass, but I don't think I'll need another one. This bass is much better than the Precision Bass, the J bass can make much better sound, and also make the same sound has the precision bass by playing with the tones. This bass is great, and look at the price...it's $279.99! That means you're getting a great guitar for almost nothing, what a price! I'll give you advice for this bass, BUY IT, you won't regret it!

(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazazing!

By Lunartree07

from Tulsa, ok

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I have played this bass in a few shops around town and really loved it. I finally broke down and bought it and haven't put it down since! I've played many, many different basses and this one is by far the best that i have played. If you are looking for a great bass at a low price this is the one for you!

(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Way to go Squier!

By Bass4OP

from Winder, Georgia

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I know what to look for in a bass, and I know what I need in one. This j-bass is pretty much my answered prayer, an awesome instrument at a cost my wallet won't die from. First of all, the tone: I expected good tone, but I didn't ever expect the amazing sound that I found coming from my amp at buying time. 70's all the way, this bass's tone seriously rivals that of any true Fender I've ever tested. Second, the playability: It has one of the smoothest, and fastest necks I've ever seen. Very comfortable for my rather thick fingers. third, the appearance: The bass is absolutely beautiful. The natural finish and black pickguard perfectly accentuate each other. All in All, this is my dream bass, only 1000 dollars cheaper, and with a squier logo on the headstock. I bought it recently, and even my dad (one of those who tend to think that all squiers are mediocre a best) loved it.

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Prog Rockers Dream

By X-PROG777

from Bethlehem, Georgia

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I've probably played every fender and squier bass from the Geddy Lee to the Bronco, and I've always been missing that certain punch, that distinctive, rattley chunk that Prog lovers like me dream about. I finally gave up my search, dead set on emptying my savings one day soon to get the obvious answer to my problems; a rickenbacker, until the good Lord shoved this in my face. After getting about 300$ in Christmas money, I tried this sucker out in-store and bought it immediately. It was love at first pluck. The neck is ridiculously fast and thin (good for chubby but quick fingers like mine) The Pickups are hot and put out some nasty sound, especially when you find the right settings and configuration and put some D'addario flats on. Now that my settings are right, think Geddy Lee with much more clarity and depth. I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase! It's a heck of a bass.

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great tone at a great price!

By Garrett Frye

from Jesup, GA

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

This amazingly priced bass is practically a steal! Mine had a pretty nice action straight out of the box. It has awesome tone that I didn't quite expect to come from a Squier. The wood finish is beautiful on the body and the neck is pretty fast. It could be lighter in my opinion, but it's a bass for crying out loud. Just get a good 3" wide strap and you're set! Amazing guitar especially for a beginner.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you like Funk, then this bass is for YOU!

By Derek

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I'm glad people are finally beginning to get turned on to this bass, because for the price - it is an incredible steal! (It would be PERFECT if it had active pick-ups!). Among all of my basses, it quickly became my favorite to play. And when it comes to playing funk, I didn't know what I was missing until I picked this one up at the store. My Yamaha and Ibanez don't even come CLOSE to matching the sound this bass produces. Trust all of the reviews - this bass is the real deal! (At a DEAL no less!)

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Bassman1026

from Edwardsville, Illinois

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I have had this bass for about half a year. WOW!! It is the nicest you can get. It is great for finger playing or slap. It is alright for finger tapping but it is not the nicest for it. One feature i would add is probably 24 frets but i can buy another bass if i want to get that.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely a Best Buy

By Charlie

from Davie, FL

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I have been playing over 35 years. I have owned a 1972 Jazzbass, EBMM Sterling 4 string and a EBMM 5 string Stingray, and now have a Peavey Millenum Plus 5 string. When I first saw this Squire vintage modified Jazz bass in the catalogs I went to try one out. I was so impressed with the quality , playability then tone, even with the Duncan Designed Pups, This is a best buy and I would but this up to any bass in this price range and there is no need to replace anything but to use your favorite strings. This is my 4 string and all of my band mates were shocked to see Squire on this bass after we played. It's that good. One comment. There are a lot of young Players that have no idea how to set up an instrument correctly. Every single instrument I own, I set them up to my playing style. That is 100% normal and very easy to learn. There are many books that will make it a joy to make all adjustment to have your instrument play at it's best. I guarantee this instrument will put a smile on your face, and save you bucks in your wallet.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing!

By somethingclever

from Gillette, NJ

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

Don't let the Squier name fool you this is an awesome bass! It's extremely versatile and not to mention beautiful! One my favorite things about this bass other than the looks and the pickups has got to be the finish on the neck, its just enough that it doesn't feel bare but FAR from glossing or sticky. I'd have to say though the one thing that i regret not realizing before buying it was just how heavy it. I'm not sure what the exact weight is but let me just warn you, if you're some one (like me) who thrashes around and does a lot of jumping while playing you might want a lighter bass.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Bass!

By Benji

from Detroit, MI

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

Dude. A couple years ago I was looking for my first bass. I found the Vintage Modified Jazz. I loved that it was so cheap and I had looked at some Videos of it and it sounded GREAT. So I purchased it. Ive played it for the last 2 years and was amazed by the sound quality and the punchyness of it. You can really use this for anything, make it sound like anything you want it to. I LOVE this Bass!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Suprised Me!

By JayM

from Austin, Texas

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I am a long time guitar player and newbee bass player. I have been playing this bass in my recording studio for about a month now. I was very leary about buying this bass. I have purchased Squire Guitars in the past and they have been junk. But this bass felt and played like a real Fender Jazz bass in the store so I decided to roll the dice again and give it a try. I was not disappointed and I was very pleasingly suprised. Not only does it handle and play nice it sounds great. The Duncan pickups provide a great range of bass sounds. I am not a bass expert but for someone looking for a good inexpensive bass you should consider this one.

(6 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very good for its price

By Atmosck

from Highlands Ranch, CO

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I bought this bass a little less than a year ago. It has very good tone and playability for its price. It didn't require any adjustments when i bought it, which adds to the value. It's very good for tap and funk. The pickups could have been better, though. The fret noise is quite loud, even with the treble down, and after about 6 months they started getting feedback if both pickups don't have the same volume or if the treble is down. It's a great bass if you're on a budget, but it's worth the extra $200 to get a fender standard J or P instead.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Godzilla

from Cincinnati, OH

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I've had this bass since Xmas 2006 and I love it. It looks great and sounds great. Slap and Pop some old school funk and you'll hear the great sound of this bass. Can't beat the price.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

j bass

By bassman

from mississippi

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

this is an amazing bass! i bought it about a year ago and i am more than satisfied with it. i chose this over the standard fender j bass, and would any day of the week. its very crisp and punchy. great bass for anyone from beginners to advance bass players.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass For all levels of players

By John Steady

from El Paso

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

Well, first off this bass is just as good as the fender J bass. The duncan design pick ups give you alot of power and great sound and versatilty. But the action on mine was a but high, because the neck was a bit out of shape but I got the action lowered by adjusting the truss rod, lowering the bridge and redoing the innotation. After that it was supreme. This bass is good for levels beginner thru advance. Besides the high action which can be adjusted I had no problems with this bass.

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