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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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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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
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 '70s
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

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

 

Great bass but delayed delivery and cracks in varnish.

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.

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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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing quality!

By Brandon

from Olathe, KS

Site Member

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

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.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice bass!!!

By Melissa

from Waterloo, Oregon

Site Member

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

This bass is awesome!!! It has a great feel, and plays great. I hardly hear any noise from the pickups. If you don't want spend a lot, get this bass!!!! It's worth it!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Natural vintage modified jazz bass

By Rocking Grandpa

from Checotah Okla

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

    This my first new bass since 1964. I played rock and roll before I went into the Army. I decided on this bass after playing several at Tulsa Guitar Center....plays well and sounds as good as its big brother. Being retired is sounding great.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sounded and played great right out of the box

    By ragman6301

    from Cincinnati,OH

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

      Played and sounded great right of the box.
      Electronics had that Jazz bass growl and snap and the bottom is tight and rounded. Great neck and the E isn't floppy (Like what you'd find on cheaper instruments.)I would recommend this bass to anyone on any level.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for Everyone

      By Jorge

      from Stafford, Virginia

      Pros

      • Growl
      • Neck Shape And Feel
      • Versatile
      • Weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Guitar Player
        • Practice
        • Recording

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

        This was my first (non-copy) bass, and I'm NOT disappointed in my decision. I was stuck between an Epiphone Thunderbird, Squier Jaguar, and this jazz, but after a few minutes play time, I knew I needed this beaut. My brother (an avid guitar player) said it felt easy to play. 10/10 would bUy agAiN
        P.S. Regarding the versatility, I play mostly Punk and metal, and this is, surprisingly, a dream for both while running a rumble 25

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s Natural

        By andre

        from Colorado Springs,Co

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

        Good bass guitar

        (3 of 3 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

        (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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Punches above ts weight

          By Fretknot

          from Central NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

            I was looking for a "extra" bass to leave at a fiend's house to rehearse and jam. Wanted something decent and affordable.Online research lad me to the Squier VM Jazz basses and the Ray SUB 4. Played the VM 70 and a regular Vintage Modified bass (not 70's). Al basses played at Guitar Center thru a Markbass combo with a single 12. All controls set to 12 noon. The regular VM had a harsher sound than the VM 70. The neck on the VM 70 was straighter and the action near perfect on the VM 70. So for my hands and ears, the VM 70 sounded better and played better than the regular VM. And if you roll off the neck pick up you can get that Jaco sound.

            Also played a standard Fender MIM Jazz at around twice the price. Did not feel or hear that much difference. Not enough to justify the price difference. The Squier VM Jazz 70 punches above its weight and is a great value.

            The Ray SUB 4 does indeed sound like a Stingray. But the neck and action didn't do it for me. Also the edge of the pickup, where your thumb tends to rest, wasn't comfortable. Also played the $870 Stingray (not a SUB). That bass felt and sounded great! The price difference is justified there.And the edge of the pickup felt much better.

            In summary, the Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz bass is well worth its $50 premium over the regular VM Jazz and competes well against the MIM Fender J bass. For me, it was the best value. And I took one home.

             
            5.0

            Great bass at a nice price.

            By Bluesman B.

            from Greenville, SC

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

              I bought this bass a year ago, after a fair amount of research and checking with experienced musicians. It is my first bass and have used it constantly taking weekly lessons and practicing daily. I am very pleased with it and would buy it again, without any hesitation. Glad I picked this bass over a cheaper "beginner bass".
              I paired it with a Fender Rumble 15 for practice and have been very pleased with both.

               
              5.0

              Received perfectly

              By Luisina

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

              Really amazing

               
              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

                  See all my reviews

                  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.

                  (0 of 9 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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