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Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V Candy Apple Red

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Squier now delivers pure P Bass power and extended range with the Vintage Modified Precision Bass V. It's Fender's first true five-string Precision model, with a wealth of vintage-style touches combin... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Squier now delivers pure P Bass power and extended range with the Vintage Modified Precision Bass V. It's Fender's first true five-string Precision model, with a wealth of vintage-style touches combined with modded features including a Fender-designed split single-coil Precision Bass pickup and a comfortable "modern C" neck profile.

Other features include a maple neck, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, tortoiseshell pickguard (three-ply parchment on Candy Apple Red model), two knurled flat-top control knobs (master volume, master tone), vintage-style five-string bridge with five single-groove saddles, and vintage-style tuners. Available in Candy Apple Red, Olympic White and three-color sunburst.

Features
  • Basswood body
  • Gloss polyurethane body finish
  • Maple neck
  • Gloss polyurethane neck finish
  • Modern "C" neck shape
  • Maple fretboard
  • 20 Medium jumbo frets
  • Synthetic bone string nut
  • Black dot position inlays
  • 4-Bolt Squier neck plate
  • Fender-designed single split-coil Precision Bass V
  • Master Volume and Master Tone controls
  • 5-String standard vintage-style bridge with single groove saddles
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • Standard open-gear tuning machines
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard
  • Knurled Flat-Top control knobs
  • Strings: Fender USA NPS, (Gauges: .045 - .130)
Specifications
    • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
    • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    • Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
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SquierVintage Modified Precision Bass V
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid sound, Nicely built & Great look.

By Chuck Glass

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

I pulled my red Squier P-bass 5-er out of the box & was immediately impressed with the finish and craftsmanship without considering it's an import & costs under $300! I plugged it in and was even more impressed with it's tone. It has the traditional Fender P thump & growl w/ some nice high end cut when you need it. It's a keeper for me. I'm a road vet from way back and I gotta say I tried a 1/2 dozen of the new $1300+ USA P 5's and I like my Squier P 5 much better. Also I didnt have to do any set up on it. No tweeks. Came w/ great action and tuned up nicely. Sounded mighty fine on the demo I did with it today too. A very cool bass at any price! Do yourself a favor and check this thing out. www.chuckglassmusic.com

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great 5 wire for tjhe money

By Glenn

from Arvada, CO

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

Classic P-bass thump, on the cheap. As another reviewer noted, this bass came ready to play right out of the box. The sunburst finish is surprisingly good considering this bass has a basswood body. I deducted one star simply because this bass suffers from a malady very common to the type: the floppy, sloppy B string. The fault lies in the form factor: a 34" scale bass, especially one that does not have a string-through body, simply will not have enough tension on the B to prevent problems. The best of all worlds for a fiver (IMO) is a neck-through body, strings through body, and 35" scale. Be prepared to pay big $$ for your strings, though. Having said that, you'd have to pay upwards of 4 to 5 times what this bass costs. Summary: not perfect, but the best five you will find for the money. In this price range you'd be hard pressed to find a better buy on a five string bass, or a four, for that matter.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice bass!

By Potatoes O'Brien

from Portland, OR

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Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

I'm a 60-year-old, working, pro musician, and custom bass builder. I bought this bass just to add a 5-string to the fleet, without spending a lot of money. I didn't expect it to be as good as it is. Seriously- IMO it looks, plays and sounds just as good as the USA Precision V, but for $1,000 less. Absolutely love this bass!!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a 5 string for the P bass guy!

By Joshua

from Jacksonville NC

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

This bass is the perfect fit for guys like me, a p bass/Fender purist that needs a 5 string for a few songs that looks and feels as quality as the Fender basses in my rack. I owned the American fender 5 but I can't justify $1300 wrapped up in a bass I play for maybe 3 songs a night. This model is not in stores so you don't see many unlike the Jazz models. Fender should put out a Mexican P bass 5 but until then this is the one for me!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i would buy this bass twice over

By lemmy

from mason ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

    Jerry clutter took awesome care of me and my needs at store 613 it's my main store thanks to guitar center jeff

     
    4.0

    So far so good

    By JayFred

    from Boise, ID

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Cheap hardware

    Best Uses

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

      Purchased as a primary bass in a band that requires a five string. I've had good luck with Squire instruments in the past. While they are absolutely a budget brand, with a little patience and tweaking they can play just fine for live and studio use. The only noticeable drawback is the hardware is where corners were cut, but of course these can be upgraded in due time. The sound is even and fat and responds well to your playing style and other components of your rig. And yes, the B string is present and retains tension well. For a budget 5 string this is a great option, just take your time setting it up and dialing it in.

       
      4.0

      Love the looks of this bass but....

      By El Chingon

      from Atlanta Georgia

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

        Love the looks of this bass but this has to be the worst bass setup I have ever seen. I am having to get this thing professionally setup cause the strings are no joke about a mile high off the fret board.....I couldn't find any in the store to buy so I had to order online. I haven't had the best of luck ordering things online from Guitar Center and well this was another one on that list.

         
        4.0

        Great Value

        By Ken

        from Fort Worth, TX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Lacks String Through Body

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

        I purchased this Squire Precision 5 because Fender does not offer a 5 String Precision in Sunburst Finish with Maple Fret Board.

        Very pleased with my purchase.

         
        5.0

        It was all that I hoped it would be

        By Tommy Z

        from Waco, Tx.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All venues
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

          I have many Fender Jazz V's . I was waiting for a five string Precision. The sound is excellent and the action has made it my bass of choice. Another nice surprise was its light compared to most of my Jazz basses. I'm really happy with it.

           
          5.0

          Super nice bass!

          By Potatoes O'Brien

          from Portland, OR

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V:

          I'm a 60-year-old working, pro musician, and custom bass builder. I bought the VM Precision V as an inexpensive 5-string addition to the fleet. When it arrived, I just tuned it up and set the truss rod, and it looks and plays like a USA Standard. Seriously- this bass is so nice that I feel like I bought the American... Only it was 1/5th the price! These Indonesian Squires will become the sought-after classics of the future.

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