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Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Special Vintage Blonde Maple Fingerboard

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Squier is very proud to introduce its new Telecaster Bass Special, which presents an exciting new sonic and stylish twist on a long-familiar design.

Its time-honored body and headstock shap... Read More

Overview

Squier is very proud to introduce its new Telecaster Bass Special, which presents an exciting new sonic and stylish twist on a long-familiar design.

Its time-honored body and headstock shape are well balanced by a comfortable medium scale length (32") that will appeal to bassists and guitarists alike. Remarkable tonal versatility comes from its large chrome-covered Fender-designed Wide Range humbucking neck pickup, Duncan Designed JB-102B single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup, and three-way blade switching (both pickups together and each pickup individually).

Other distinctive features include black "barrel" switch tip, knurled chrome control knobs, vintage style bridge with four chrome saddles, vintage-style tuners and strap buttons, and single-ply pickguard (white on Black model, black on Vintage Blonde model).

Features
  • Basswood body
  • Telecaster Bass body and headstock
  • "C" Shape maple neck with maple fretboard
  • 20 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Black Dot position inlays
  • Polyurethane neck finish
  • Duncan Designed JB102 Single-Coil Jazz BassĀ® Bridge Pickup
  • Fender-designed Wide Range Humbucking Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Volume and Tone controls
  • Chrome hardware
  • PPS string nut
  • 4 chrome saddles
  • Vintage style bridge
  • Vintage Chrome tuning machines
Specifications
  • Scale Length: 32" (81.28 cm)
  • Nut Width: 1.7" (43.2 mm)
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
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4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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4.0

Sounds great, needs some work

By William Mathieu

from Atlanta

Got one of these in black: it looks great, and the tone variation and quality is fine. Hulking humbucker, crisp jazz sound, and with both p'ups on, a great overall bass tone with a full range sound. The neck plays well. But, this bass is pretty heavy (your call on this one), and the frets needed dressing to eliminate fret buzz, which is really unacceptable on a new product. Yet, if you can get this bass at a low price, then spending some money on the frets and a good set up is not so bad--you are still in for much less than many other basses, and you will have a great sounding, great looking bass.

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4.0

Nothing bad to say here.

By Patrick

from El Lay, CA

Been playing bass for over 3 decades and have owned about a dozen basses. It arrived, ready to go. Plugged it in at GC to make sure. Got it in tune. Perfect intonation. Great range of sounds. Plenty at both the high and low ends. Smooth action. The main impression I can say is "I don't have to think about this bass". It just works from the first breath. balance, sound, playability, flex-ability, and just plain good thumpin'! I play mainly rockabilly but have played metal, new wave, and funk. gets the job done. Can't speak to reliability cause I've only had it a few weeks. Only thing wrong with this puppy is it needs a cup holder. ;-) pc

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5.0

Great medium scale bass for the $$

By John Hassell

from CDA, ID

Needed a slightly shorter bass to make playing more comfortable. This is a medium scale that doesn't feel like a toy! Great variety of tones are available. Great passive bass!

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5.0

squier vintage modified telecaster bass special review

By Justin Trevino

from brady texas

I've always wanted a tele bass with a humbucker pickup, so when I learned that squier had this one available I decided to try it. This bass completely lives up to it's advertisement! It plays great and sounds great, and everything on it feels good and solid. I couldn't be any happier!

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5.0

Very nice!

By TRAVIS HOPKINS

from Dallas, TX

I love the look of this bass and was intrigued with the pickups and how it would sound. It arrived needing the truss rod tightened and the bridge pickup looked like someone went on break in the middle of installation. After a few minor adjustment tweaks it was ready to go. There are also sections on the body that the darker wood is bleeding thru. I kind of like this flaw? The sound: I took it to practice and I turned the mids on my amp all the way down, bass and treble all the way up. Sounded fat and creamy sort of like a Gibson SG ( I owned one for a short time). The only setting I liked it on was the 2 pickup selection. Neck pickup too muddy by itself. If it didn't have the single coil bridge pickup this bass would be going back. It brings the tone alive combined with the neck pickup. The sound really cut thru the mix as good as any bass I have ever played. Playability and balance: This dude is heavy. Probably 10-11 pounds. Balance though is excellent. No lean or neck dive at all. This is the first time I have played a maple fretboard in 30 years and I really liked it. Neck felt very easy to play and did not feel like a short scale bass. Body shape works on this bass.

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