From Squier, a leader in producing quality basses and guitars for a great price, comes the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77, a gorgeous-looking 4-string bass built for professionals, priced for beginner... Read More
From Squier, a leader in producing quality basses and guitars for a great price, comes the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77, a gorgeous-looking 4-string bass built for professionals, priced for beginners.
Its agathis body has a a gloss black-finish and its one-piece maple neck is dressed up in '70s style with white binding and white pearloid block inlays on a maple fretboard.
A pair of Duncan Designed Jazz Bass single-coil pickups emanate the bold, clear tone that has made the Jazz bass an enduring favorite.
Other features on the Squier Jazz bass include chrome hardware and machine heads, black plastic Stratocaster-style knobs, a 3-ply black/white/black pickguard, and a 4-saddle chrome bridge.
Strap this beauty on and prepare for an onslaught of powerful bass bliss.
Reviewed by 12 customers
I have been trying out bass after bass for sometime, trying to find the one that best fit me. I found this at the Lansing store, used, and feel in love with it. I played it through an Ampeg 50Watt amp set to my liking. I was curious, so I tried several other models available (Fender Select Jazz, Sterling Ray 4, Schecter Raiden, Fender Std Jazz), nothing came even lose to this puppy. I brought it home and plugged in to my Bassman 60 and was I ever impressed. I had to turn down the volume. This thing is awesome. Found my perfect bass.
I like a lot of different genres. I listen to anything from Rage Against The Machine to the Pixies to Pink Floyd, and I can say that this bass can play all of those and more. The lows are gritty and can be a good or bad thing depending on what you're going for, but really, all you have to do is play through the neck pickup only and roll back the tone for a nice smooth sound. Unplugged, the two high strings sound crisp and beautiful, and i'm sure they'd sound that way plugged it. However, I don't own a bass amp yet, and have only run it through a guitar amp. Its muddy, but that's what you get for plugging a bass into a guitar amp. The looks are great too. The black body is sleek and shiny and the neck looks very pretty with the white bindings and inlays. If you get the chance, check it out!
I have been playing for 2 years now. I bought this bass in December of 2011. The sound I got from the bass was one of the best I heard comparing to other basses in this similiar price range. I play it thru a Marshall MB 30. My band mates say that it both has great sound and looks freakin awesome. I play in a metal/punk band and I think this bass covers all ranges of music and I love that about it.
I own three basses, Dean Edge 09, custum Dean Metal Man V, and this bass. The edge 09 started having electrical problems, so I picked up the Metal Man, but the inlays kept peeling off. I'm certain that this bass will never have either of those problems. The bass sounds great. Good metal growl if you focus the tone on the bridge pickup, and jazz tone that will definetly please your music teacher if you mix the two pickups. And finally, it just looks and feels great. I could play this bass for six ours straight (and I have). My favorite piece of this bass is the mirrored scratch plate covering the tone control nobs. If you practice, you can flash a dim light into the front rows of the croud, and look cool doing so. Another thing I like about this bass is how many girls you can get with it. Total chick magnet.
i now own 2 basses, i just got this one for my birthday... i was originally looking for a 70's J bass. but I saw this one and i took it off the rack, and i quickly fell in love with the ruggid tone, and cherry sweet high notes that this bass will allow you to hit... one little defect is that its only 20 frets... but im not one to complain. i strongly suggest getting this bass. you will NOT be disappointed.
this bass is an amazing steal! It sounds the same as its more expencive Fender brother, and its got an amazing tone! I love the black on black and the white pearloid block inlays are incredibal and so are the Duncan Designed Jazz Bass single-coil pickups! all in all, its an amasing bass!
Alright well I see these other two bashing this bass like its something to play for a month and toss out, like hell it is! This bass is so amazing and at that price? Look no further! I love fenders and squiers and this bass really brings it on home. It has that vintage feel with the modern tone. But dont get me wrong, you can get the vintage tone too! Overall a beautiful instrument and has very fine quality. I think this bass will be a keeper!(Seeing as I am very fickle with my bass selection) I ran this thing through a fender rumble 30 and then through my buddy's rumble 75 and it delivered professional tone on both amps. I highly recomend it for any bass player who wants to bring back the 70's!
I have been playing guitar for 6 years and this is my first bass. I was originally looking into buying a Squier Standard Jazz bass, but I was never able to find any in stores to try out. This bass is very similar to the Standard Jazz bass I was looking at online, it's just a better version of it. The tones are nice, you can get a good range of sound from the bass. The finish is beautiful and it is really appealing to the eye. One of the problems I have with it is it's weight, it's heavier than most standard basses. I am 5'2 and tiny and this bass is quite heavy for someone my size but putting that aside I love everything about it. My second complaint is that there's just a little buzzing when I try to play notes on the twelfth fret but, it's not a huge issue. I would recommend this bass to people who are beginner bass players, but have played guitar for several years before. I also recommend trying this bass, (or any other bass you want to buy for that matter) out in a store before purchasing so you are sure to make the right choice.
A very well made bass. I will upgrade the pickups. End up with a great sounding, low cost bass. Big ups, to that old school tone!
Unlike a couple of other reviewers (one of whom apparently did not even play the instrument in question), I find my new Squier 77 jazz to be a great value for the money, and a very good bass, period. Looking for a Marcus Miller bass, dude? Buy a Marcus Miller bass! Good looks, very good build quality. Decent tuners and bridge, excellent fretwork and details, knobs responsive and tight. Fairly heavy, but well-balanced; does not neck-dive. The 'Duncan Designed' pickups are only fair, in my opinion, but dialing up a good, punchy, full tone is easy with a little experimentation. I have flats on mine, but it still delivers a tight growl with sufficient bridge pickup dialed in. With rounds, it packs a wallop, with nice full bottom end. Please note: I play through a Hartke 2500 head to a Schroeder 12-inch cab, so naturally I am getting optimal tone. This bass exceeded my expectations; I took a chance and bought it online, and I am very pleased with the product and with the value.
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