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Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s returns you to a great period in Jazz Bass history, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s returns you to a great period in Jazz Bass history, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include a black-bound 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets and stylish black block inlays, three-ply black pickguard, four-saddle bridge, knurled chrome control knobs, and open-gear tuners. Super '70s sound and feel for today's bassists, with superior Squier performance and value.

Features
  • Soft maple body
  • Polyurethane body finish
  • Jazz Bass body shape
  • "C" Shape maple neck
  • Vintage tint gloss neck finish
  • 34" (864 mm) Scale
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 20 Medium jumbo frets
  • Synthetic bone string nut
  • Block 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 standard bridge
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • Standard open-gear tuning machines
  • 3-Ply black pickguard
  • Fender USA Bass 7250ML strings, NPS, Gauges .045-.100
Specifications
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
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SquierVintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s
 
4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (29)
  • Good tone (29)
  • Good feel (27)
  • Good pick up (17)
  • Solid electronics (17)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (24)
  • Practicing (24)
  • Small venues (22)
  • Recording (17)
  • Rock concerts (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (23), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing quality!

I have a thing for fixing up cheap basses. I'm a professional gigging musician, and this is my third Squier. I'd already purchased Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound pickups and a high mass bridge,...Read complete review

I have a thing for fixing up cheap basses. I'm a professional gigging musician, and this is my third Squier. I'd already purchased Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound pickups and a high mass bridge, but the quality of this instrument right out of the box was very impressive. The sound is snappy and articulate without sacrificing a tight low end. The soft maple body is a huge bonus, especially in this price range--it sounds much brighter and snappier than basswood, and is quite a bit heavier, which helps with the sustain. Overall, this is a great instrument stock, and will be even better with a few minor upgrades--a fine addition to my collection.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as good as the first VM 70s models

I bought one of these when they first came out in the late 2000s. Back then, the pickups were Seymour Duncans, and the neck had a super-playable satin finish. And it was seventy...Read complete review

I bought one of these when they first came out in the late 2000s. Back then, the pickups were Seymour Duncans, and the neck had a super-playable satin finish. And it was seventy smackers less for a new one, including the gig bag. The pickups were the stars of the show ... amazing versatility, getting you everything from your standard Jazz tone to more of a "Jaco" style mid-range sound, to an amazing copy of a P-bass tone if you rolled off the bridge pup. The Fender pups this model now has are much weaker, with much less tonal diversity. So while the current model largely looks the same and still plays decent (and would be a good starter instrument), know that this is NOT the same bass that Squier originally sold under this moniker. I'm definitely holding on to the one I have.

Reviewed by 37 customers

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5.0

Excellent instrument at a great price

By Ed

from Boston

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

      I own a 2015 Fender American Deluxe jazz. I picked up this bass as a backup. Honestly, eyes closed, I would have a hard time telling them apart based on feel and tone. Neck is perfect, frets are level, action is as good or maybe better than my Deluxe, tone is classic and fat. An incredible value when compared to other Fender basses, I can't imagine anyone would be disappointed with this instrument at twice the price.

       
      5.0

      One Rockin' Bass Guitar

      By Madman Jack

      from Monticello, Iowa

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Beautiful paintjob and glossy finish
      • Easy playing fingerboard
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Tone
      • It stays in tune reasonably well
      • Strong sturdy wood neck and body

      Cons

      • At first it'll need an intonation adjustment
      • Heavy to pick up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

      I bought this bass a few weeks ago and so far I can't set it down. It's so much fun to play this bass, it's beautiful to look at and it sounds incredible. The pickups aren't too bad but eventually I'm going to get some upgrade pickups. When I first got it the intonation wasn't quite right but after an adjustment my bass sounds a lot better now. I really like the block style inlays instead of the basic dots inlays that other instruments have. So far I've only had to adjust the truss rod once in its neck and since then it hasn't been a problem. But if you're going to play this bass standing up for a while you'll eventually want to sit down because this bass is kind of heavy and weighs about ten pounds.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great bass for several playing styles

      By Jaykup

      from manteca, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

      Just want to start off by saying that I have been playing for almost 3 years and out of all the squire basses I have played this is the best yet.. I own the natural body and it is a beautiful bass! the bass comes exactly as pictured. two great vintage styled jazz pickups with metal volume/tone knobs, it comes with a smooth maple neck and black block fret inlays. the tone of the bass is very versatile.. I am primarily a punk player and this bass delivers a great sound, its also great with metal, funk, jazz, and a whole bunch of other genres

      overall this bass is really cool, definitely worth the money

       
      5.0

      This is a beautiful bass guitar and sounds great!

      By Bobby Bassman

      from Ocean Park Wa.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

        I use this for typical weekend gigs and I'm more than happy with the quality and the prompt and fast delivery

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not as good as the first VM 70s models

        By Western PA Funk-o-meister

        from Pittsburgh PA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Beautiful finish
        • Fun To Play

        Cons

        • Inferior pickups
        • Sticky gloss neck

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

        I bought one of these when they first came out in the late 2000s. Back then, the pickups were Seymour Duncans, and the neck had a super-playable satin finish. And it was seventy smackers less for a new one, including the gig bag. The pickups were the stars of the show ... amazing versatility, getting you everything from your standard Jazz tone to more of a "Jaco" style mid-range sound, to an amazing copy of a P-bass tone if you rolled off the bridge pup. The Fender pups this model now has are much weaker, with much less tonal diversity. So while the current model largely looks the same and still plays decent (and would be a good starter instrument), know that this is NOT the same bass that Squier originally sold under this moniker. I'm definitely holding on to the one I have.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing bass and sound and is more than worth the investmet

        By benjamin

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

        Amazing bass and sound. I have two more expensive bass but needed something cheap to bang around. Now I need to get a cheaper bass because I don't want to damage this one because it sounds and plays so good. There are minor issue with it needing setup and other minor stuff but this is well worth the investment even a as primary bass for those who don't other basses.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Ive Ever Had

        By Mike

        from Port Richey, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gigs
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

          I own a studio and I'm in a band. This replaced my active bass I loved for over five years. I had no intention of trading... ever! But I accidentally ran across this bass and after playing it I HAD to buy it! No regrets. All my friends are so jealous!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good bass, especially for the money

          By Poodie

          from Cincinnati, OH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • sharp frets

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

          Good bass especially for the money. Like all squiers i've dealt with it needs a little tweaking to be excellent. Fret ends were a little sharp upon purchase but that was a straightforward fix. Pickups are pretty good though i do intend to replace them at some point. i replaced the stock strings with some labella flatwounds. this did require a little filing of the nut for them to sit properly and quite a bit of intonation work, however the bass is coping well with the extra tension. Personally i would rather take a high end squier model over a MIM fender but that's just me. For the price, get it as a first bass and it will grow with you quite well.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A wonderful entry to the world of jazz basses

          By Deleware the Bass Player

          from Michigan

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

            This is a wonderful bass, a great secondary bass to someone who's tired of a starter pack bass specifically. Great pickups, great feel, and an overall very bright tone, making it perfect for learning slap and pop and other experienced playing methods. One of the pickup's knob's turning motion has gotten rough and a little unpleasant, but that's my only complaint. 9/10, even better for the price.

            (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Great bass but delayed delivery and cracks in varnish.

            By Novy Graey

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

            I will be using this product for future albums I'm working on, along as alternative bass for my bassist to use, and possible back up live.

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