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Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Olympic White

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Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass delivers great traditional Jazz Bass style and performance, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include a 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, tortoiseshell pickguard, four-saddle bridge, chrome control knobs a...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass delivers great traditional Jazz Bass style and performance, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include a 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, tortoiseshell pickguard, four-saddle bridge, chrome control knobs and hardware, and open-gear tuners. Superior sound and feel for today's bassists, with superior Squier performance and value.

Features

  • Basswood body
  • Gloss polyester body finish
  • Jazz Bass body shape
  • "C" Shape Maple neck
  • Gloss polyurethane neck finish
  • 34" (864 mm) Scale
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 20 Medium jumbo frets
  • Synthetic bone string nut
  • White dot 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 vintage-style bridge
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • Standard open-gear tuning machines
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard
  • NPS strings, Gauges .045-.105
  • Vintage tint neck
  • Knurled chrome dome control knobs
  • Single disk string tree
Specifications
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
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SquierVintage Modified Jazz Bass
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)
  • Good feel (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (5)

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(24 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't Let The Brand Name Concern You

By Nick Bell

from Tacoma, WA

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

For most of my life, I've avoided Squier products. But I tried this bass one day and fell in love, and immediately acquired it. It has amazing sound and quality, comparable to higher end Fender Jazz basses. No one could believe it was a Squier. I can achieve any sound I'm looking for, from rock, to punk, to metal, and obviously, jazz. I highly recommend this bass to any bassist, even those that have been playing for years.

(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbelievable Quality For The Price

By The Preacher

from Elgin, IL

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Classic Construction
  • Great tone
  • Lots Of Growl
  • Nice Finish
  • Very Playable

Cons

  • The Chrome Knobs

Best Uses

  • Live Venue
  • Practice
  • Recording

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I am a gigging bassist. I have owned American J-Bass models. This Squier really impressed me. Either I got really lucky or Fender really stepped it up in their Squier brand. The finishes on the body & neck are flawless. The bass looks beautiful. I set the neck, action & intonation & the fret job on this bass is so good that I was able to get the action very low. It intoned perfectly & the neck stayed strait with no twist. The pickups are very responsive & the instrument is very tonally diverse. Everything from bright leads & slap to dark mellow lows. The only thing that I did not like were the Chrome Dome knobs. I pulled them & replaced them with some black anodized knobs with white marker dots on top to give it a more traditional J-Bass look. I am very satisfied with this instrument. I own a few other affordable basses (Epiphone Tbird PRO, Stering by Musicman SUB Ray-4). I don't think they are going to get much play anymore.

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(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great vintage tones for a great price

By Brandon

from Olathe, KS

Site Member

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I'm very impressed with the quality of this instrument. Be aware that it's Basswood, which has a great tone rich in low-mids, but it's a soft wood, so it will eat a bit of your attack. Sustain wasn't an issue--it's just as good as any other jazz bass I've heard, Alder, Ash, or otherwise. But, here's the fun part, aged Alder (like real vintage Fenders) mellows out a bit and starts sounding a little more like Basswood anyway. I decided to run with that and installed some Dimarzio Area J vintage-style pickups in this, and the result is phenomenal. It's got a smooth, warm vintage feel, perfect for the acoustic rock band I play with. If you want something snappy and more aggressive, you might look at the other Squier VM jazz basses made of soft maple--this one definitely has a softer, vintage feel to it, which is great if that's what you're looking for.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a SQUIER?!?!?

By David

from Caldwell Idaho

Site Member

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

I was shopping for my next bass recently and REALLY wanted a Fender branded Jazz Bass, since I have a Squier Vintage Modified '70's Jazz. I wanted something with a 1960's look to it. After a trip to my local Guitar Center, I tested the Fender MIM Jazz in Sunburst and hated it. It felt unfinished and I didn't like the sunburst one bit. Anyway, After a disappointing James Johnston signature bass, I figured I would play it safe and get the Squier Vintage Modified Sunburst Jazz Bass, since I was debating getting one when I got the '70's Jazz. I wasn't disappointed in the least. Squier has really stepped up the game. I look at this bass, and keep thinking of the sunburst Fender American Standard I wanted some years ago. The finish is FLAWLESS. The frets are dressed perfectly. The sound is outstanding. i always figured Squier is that "entry level" instrument but if I was in a band, I would gig with it. It is just the right weight, right sound right everything. The Fender MIM Jazz I tried sounded muddy.. the Squier sounds like a Jazz Bass should (in my opinion). Crisp, clean, deep. I'm going to throw some Rotosound Swing Bass 77 Flats on it, as well as chrome pickup covers for that 1960's surf look. My ONLY complaint... those chrome knobs. It detracts from the FENDER look and makes the bass look like a cheap generic knock-off. I replaced those straight away with REAL Jazz Bass black knobs. To sum it up... don't waste your money on a $600 Fender Standard Jazz Bass. This Squier blows it away for less money.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great bass for the money! Very impressed

By Jake

from Washington, DC

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

    Got this bass as a back up for songs that I have drop tune as well as for practicing at home. This bass has impressed me so far. Played it yesterday at 2 gigs and the sound I get out of the bass is awesome. Neck is great, electronics have no issues, etc. Only two things I don't like is the bass is a little heavy, I feel like I am playing one of my old Warwicks. Also the tuning pegs were a little sticky, hopefully they get better as time goes on. I play a Warwick Streamer Custom Shop, Fender American Jazz Deluxe, Ernie Ball Stingray and American P Bass 5. Very happy with having this added to the collection

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is a SQUIER?!?!?

    By David

    from Caldwell Idaho

    Site Member

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

    I was shopping for my next bass recently and REALLY wanted a Fender branded Jazz Bass, since I have a Squier Vintage Modified '70's Jazz. I wanted something with a 1960's look to it. After a trip to my local Guitar Center, I tested the Fender MIM Jazz in Sunburst and hated it. It felt unfinished and I didn't like the sunburst one bit. Anyway, After a disappointing James Johnston signature bass, I figured I would play it safe and get the Squier Vintage Modified Sunburst Jazz Bass, since I was debating getting one when I got the '70's Jazz. I wasn't disappointed in the least. Squier has really stepped up the game. I look at this bass, and keep thinking of the sunburst Fender American Standard I wanted some years ago. The finish is FLAWLESS. The frets are dressed perfectly. The sound is outstanding. i always figured Squier is that ""entry level"" instrument but if I was in a band, I would gig with it. It is just the right weight, right sound right everything. The Fender MIM Jazz I tried sounded muddy.. the Squier sounds like a Jazz Bass should (in my opinion). Crisp, clean, deep. I'm going to throw some Rotosound Swing Bass 77 Flats on it, as well as chrome pickup covers for that 1960's surf look. My ONLY complaint... those chrome knobs. It detracts from the FENDER look and makes the bass look like a cheap generic knock-off. I replaced those straight away with REAL Jazz Bass black knobs. To sum it up... don't waste your money on a $600 Fender Standard Jazz Bass. This Squier blows it away for less money.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Classic Standard for Bass

    By Jack the Skipper

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

      I started playing bass about 4 years ago now and started with a Thunderbird Goth bass because I thought it looked cool. It had a great metal and hard rock sound to it but the neck was constantly falling because of the way it's shaped and weighted. Also, when I wanted to play more of a groove track or something a little more clear and clean, it wasn't good for that at all. So I traded it in on the advice of my bass instruction for this Squirer Jass Bass. Now I have the best of all worlds! Not too heavy, not too light and feels good when I play it. I could play it for hours. The sound is really warm and it lends itself to almost any kind of music you want to play. And I know "Squirer" gets a bad rap for not being a "real" Fender but I think it does just fine. I play with a friend who has a MIM Fender Jazz and you really can't tell the difference. (except mine cost $1,000 less) :)

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Sound

      By V . Studio

      from Lake Charles, La

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics
      • Squier has stepped up big time

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Perfect for studio and playing at venues
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

        I didn't think I would get the sound from this bass that I am getting but Squier stepped up big time it's like I can't put this thing down. Way to go Squier

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Decent sounding bass for the money

        By Jake

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

          Solid bass, bought for a trip out to the west coast since I didn't want to bring my more expensive basses and risk damage to them. My sound guy was more than thrilled at the sound I got out of the bass. Bass is a little heavier than my American Deluxe Jazz and American Standard P bass but it is a solid bass. Only issue I have is that the tuners stick and don't do too well when I go to drop D or anything out of the normal/standard tuning. Will probably pay the money to replace them with hipshot tuners

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is an amazing playing and sounding bass.

          By N.a.

          from Amarillo Tx

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

              Use in every area, performing, recording etc.
              I've owned 2 of these and both have performed beyond expectations.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It works hard for the money

              By Bottom Line

              from LA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Pick Up
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • School Bands

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

                You won't get a better bass at this price

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Bass for the money. I was pleasantly surprised!!!!

                By Round Mound of Gitdown

                from Coushatta, LA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

                  I took my son up to Shreveport's Guitar Center and we were just "Window shopping" after tinkering around with some basses, my son handed me this one and said check this one out. (he's just a beginner) but I plugged this bass in and it had a feel and sound of about a $700 bass if not more. This is probably the only bass I actually use the tone knob on since it makes a great difference in sound (not muddy, like most.) My other ones have 3 band EQs. and on my 74-5 P bass it just muddies a little.
                  The feel of the neck is very smooth, frets were nicely finished (as opposed to a similar priced OLP i once had) the hardware seems strong, but am going to put a new bridge on it anyway. I also plan on replacing the knobs with switchcraft quality brands. The action is very good but does need a proper setup due to my play style. The Finish was flawless, and it does have a Basswood body. Still sounds great to me. These "Fender Designed" pickups are a huge step above the "Duncan Designed" junk in my fretless version I purchased a few years ago. All in all, if you want a Fender style this Squire is perfect.

                   
                  5.0

                  Just good

                  By Tbone

                  from Jersey

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

                    Thanks to this space I don't believe I will be purchasing anything with the Fender name on it. Look, I LOVE FENDER, but w/ this quality and price tag you can't go wrong. Eventually, you can Put some new pups in it, and you're good to go. I've played a lot of basses in my 27 yrs of jamming. These are solid.

                     
                    5.0

                    Buy this bass!

                    By Colvin Smitb

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

                      I've been playing bass for about 2 years and this bass is great! It looks and feels amazing( go with Olympic white) its got good electronics, a little heavy, but you get used to it. Over all a very good bass and I highly recommend it.

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent Jazz Bass

                      By Carleton

                      from undisclosed

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

                      Excellent bass for the money. Pretty much feels like a Jazz Bass should. Sounds and feels awesome. Thanks.

                       
                      5.0

                      Recommended to me, and I recommend it

                      By Judah

                      from Eugene, OR

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

                        This bass is fantastic for the price. There is some pickup buzz but you can always replace the pickups later. No better bass for the price

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Customer Service

                        By Zig

                        from Long Valley, NJ

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording
                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

                            This bass was a bargain & sounds great. Sound is clear and punches at low and high levels. Great action & no fret buzz, so far. As much as I Love this instrument, the two people that helped me at Guitar Center's Somerville, NJ were what sold me on this. Bret let me play several basses in this price range and this one felt by far the best. When I picked it up, Ronnie tuned it & gave it a quick neck tune up. Couldn't be happier!

                             
                            5.0

                            I would be happy to order again.

                            By Apollonia

                            from undisclosed

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass:

                            Just received the Bass Guitar. Just as I wanted. Good service.

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