Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar  

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Squier' Vintage Modified Jazz Bass is now available in a five-string model. Like its mid-™70s-style four-string brother, the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V has a handsome natural-finish soft maple body ... Read More

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Squier' Vintage Modified Jazz Bass is now available in a five-string model. Like its mid-™70s-style four-string brother, the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V has a handsome natural-finish soft maple body and one-piece maple neck with sharp-looking black binding and block inlays on the 20-fret maple fingerboard. Other features include dual Duncan Designed„¢ single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, three-ply pickguard, five-saddle bridge and chrome hardware and tuners. Superior sound and feel for the five-string bassist, with superior Squier performance and value.

Features
  • Soft maple body
  • C-shape hard maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • 20 medium jumbo frets
  • Duncan Designed„¢ JB-105B AlNiCo 5 Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
  • Duncan Designed„¢ JB-105N AlNiCo 5 Single-Coil Pickup (Neck)
  • Black bound fretboard with black block position inlays
  • Knurled chrome dome control knobs
  • Synthetic bone nut
  • 9-1/2" fretboard radius
  • 34" scale length
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SquierVintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Marcus Miller V looks at a bargain price!

By robert banyaga

from Dallas TX

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

A killer 5 string!!! I tried out many basses when I decided to get a 5 string. I had very little to spend, the thought of spending tons wasn't an option. I was so amazed at how great this bass feels and sounds straight out of the box! I bought mine used, online from an out of state Guitar Center, and when I unpacked it, I didn't need to re-intonate or adjust the action. It plays great and is super quality in the fit an finish department! The neck is fast, the string spacing comfortable and the passive Duncan Designed p/u's yield the classic Jazz sounds! Bone stock, this bass sounds so much better than my main MIM Fender Jazz! The only thing I'd probably change on this bass would be the string retainer and possibly the bridge, but that's it! I'm thoroughly impressed with this Squire, and I feel it will be a solid player for years to come!

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5.0

Love this Bass! Marcus Miller and 70's Jazz look without the price!

By robert banyaga

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I have had my hands on many basses and somehow this model totally caught my eye! The Jazz Bass has always been my favorite for both feel and sound. I have owned 4 different basses and now own 3, 2 of which are Jazzes. I tried the 4 string version of this bass and loved the tone and familiar feel. When the 5 string came in I knew it was "the one",it just feels so right to me and suits the way I like to play. I had thought about a few other models (MIM or Deluxe Active, MIA price was way out of the question, there was even a sick Fender Jazz 24 V that came in but it didn't feel good to me, the neck was huge!) I really had my heart set on the Squier VM Jazz 5, I love the sound and the feel (and the price!) I wanted to order a brand new one since the store demo was kinda beat up and I hadn't had that new from the factory experience for over 12 years. But, when I placed my order this model was on backorder, and what turned into a week dragged into 2, so I started looking around and found a "Used" one at an out-of-state Guitar Center for. I called right away to talk to the store, the picture wasn't the best but after asking the staff a million questions as they were holding the bass and they were surprised at how clean it was, I ordered it sight unseen and cancelled my backordered bass! It came in a like 2 days and I couldn't believe how awesome it looked and sounded!!! Still had the stickers on the back no scratches whatsoever except for on the pickguard (which I fixed right away with some lexan polish), even the strings were fresh and bright! I had to do zero set-up! The action and intonation were bang on! I didn't even have to shield it, it doesn't hum! All I did was lower the pickup some so the B didn't hit them when slapped. This Jazz bass sounds and feels every bit as great as my #1 Fender Jazz ('97 MIM that took a lot of upgrades to get to sound good, shielding, 1/4lb Duncans, hi-mass bridge etc)! It's hefty but I dig it!! I love the spacing of the strings, not too wide, not too narrow. The neck is perfect, the satin finish is really fast compared to the heavy poly finish. The Duncan designed pickups have a great punch and volume. With both full up, they get the classic scooped mid jazz sound and soloed, they sound as they should. The only things I would change on this bass would be the string retainers and possibly the bridge. I might think about a parallel/series mod or an on-board pre-amp later, but right now I wouldn't change anything! I wish it had real block inlays, but I don't really care that their painted on, one less thing to worry about when I'm cleaning or polishing frets. I can't say anything negative about this model Jazz Bass or Squier's quality and value (even if I bought it new)! I would like to thank the staff at the Memphis TN Guitar Center for being so helpful and GC flexible policies too! I'd definitely recommend this as a main instrument or a worthy back up!

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5.0

very nice bass for not much money

By Brian King

from Lexington, KY

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I was looking for second five string bass to use as a back-up for my main guitar (which is a Fender deluxe active jazz V with a custom Warmoth neck) and/or to leave in drop c tuning for playing out. After not finding anything good on the used market in the price range I wanted to be in, I began looking at MIM Fender stuff, but was not really impressed for the price. Then I saw all of the great reviews on this Squier vintage modified. Being the skeptic that I am, and knowing Squier had a less than stellar reputation a few years back, I went down to the local guitar store to put my hands on one and see what all the hype was about. I was really impressed! This bass looks great, played well, and sounded good. I got it for a crazy good price, so I went ahead with the purchase. Once I got it home I gave it about 1/8 of a turn on the truss rod, lowered the action quite a bit, and adjusted the intonation (which was only slightly out). I plugged it into my SWR and, man this thing rocks!! It plays nearly as well as my much more expensive Fender with the custom neck, and although it doesn't have quite as much tone control, the duncan designed pickups do sound really good. It's a little brighter than my Fender, but some of that may be the strings that came on it (which will soon be changed). The ONLY two negative things I have to say about this bass is that 1.) if you don't have both of the pickups set to the same volume level, then you get a little hum (which is tolerable). and 2.) the tuners feel cheap. they are not very smooth and sometimes have just the slightest little catch in them. Other than these two things, which are not a big deal to me, this is an awesome five string bass for the money. In my opinion, this bass will hold it's own with much more expensive ones as far as sound and playability go. If you are looking for a good entry level to intermediate 5 string bass and want to stay under the $500 price range, this one is really tough to beat.

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5.0

Very good bass for the $

By Kevin Kersting

from Reedsburg Wi.

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

FEATURES: Very simple operation. No active electronics. 2 volume 1 tone control. Tuners work well. QUALITY: I've only had this bass a couple weeks, but have a bunch of other axes thru the years & this one gives no bad surprises. I check all screws & fasteners on any new axe before I play much & all on this one were tight with nothing stripped or loose. I may be replacing the cheap pots down the line, but they function ok for now. Pickups are surprisingly good. I may play with some different ones down the line, but the factory ones are not bad. The only real let down on this bass for me is the bridge. It is adequate - but that is all. Understandable with this price point. I will be replacing it with a billet machined, string thru body bridge in the near future. LOOK & FEEL: This bass looks fantastic! I'm really impressed with the fit & finish. Neck pocket is tight. Fretwork is pretty good. I will be rounding down a couple sharp edges, but that is a preference of mine. I also replace the stock strap buttons with straplocks on all my guitars. It plays good out of the box, but I do a set-up on all my guitars shortly after getting them anyway.

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5.0

An Awesome and Must BUY 5 String Electric Guitar Bass for the Price.

By Allan Mena

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

First of all I've never bought a Guitar Bass at Guitar Center but, I have owned a 4 String, Gray G. Burton Electric Guitar Bass. Being this time being my first time and all I came in and saw that there was a lot of variety to choose from. So like any other person that walk's in, I looked for the cheapest one there was. After looking at the 4 String Guitar Basses I decided to take a look at the 5 String and I was pretty amazed by the color and over all, the price of the Squier by Fender Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar. The price was $329.99 and for the 5 String Bass it's pretty low. So I decided to check it out and when I played it I noticed right away that it has a super smooth neck so that your hands slide easier to play with out your hands hurting. BUT However the only thing that I would say that I don't like about this 5 String Bass is that's its HEAVY and if you have a regular strap at first your shoulder will not hurt but after a while I feels Heavy but otherwise this is a good Guitar Bass. So if you have in mind to buy a Good and Low Price 5 String Electric Guitar Bass I suggest that you buy the Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar.I hope that this review is helpful.

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5.0

A must have bass guitar for the budget minded.

By thomas redman

from blacklick ohio

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I ordered this bass not expecting a very low end sounding bass. Boy was I wrong, this is a great bass. My friend turn me on to the squire by fender bass. Told me why would you want to spend all that money on a expense fender jazz bass. The squire sounds just as good. He was right for the price you cannot beat this bass for its class and some bass's above this class. I had a 1970's fender jazz and the feel and the sounds are not a whole lot different in the squire. Played through a good amp it really sounds great,Im impresed. Im sure glad I did not spend the extra money I would not be ashame to use this bass in any situation practice or gigs. Matched with the right amp and your good to go. I Would highly recommend this bass if your budget conscious. Great tone easy to play and very attactive. A+

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