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Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s Olympic White

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Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s returns you to a great period in Jazz Bass history, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include a black-bound 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets and stylish black block inlays, three-ply black pickguard, fou...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s returns you to a great period in Jazz Bass history, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include a black-bound 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets and stylish black block inlays, three-ply black pickguard, four-saddle bridge, knurled chrome control knobs, and open-gear tuners. Super '70s sound and feel for today's bassists, with superior Squier performance and value.

Features

  • Soft maple body
  • Polyurethane body finish
  • Jazz Bass body shape
  • "C" Shape maple neck
  • Vintage tint gloss neck finish
  • 34" (864 mm) Scale
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 20 Medium jumbo frets
  • Synthetic bone string nut
  • Block 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 standard bridge
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • Standard open-gear tuning machines
  • 3-Ply black pickguard
  • Fender USA Bass 7250ML strings, NPS, Gauges .045-.100
  • Knurled chrome dome control knobs
Specifications
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
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SquierVintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (8)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing quality!

I have a thing for fixing up cheap basses. I'm a professional gigging musician, and this is my third Squier. I'd already purchased Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound pickups and a high mass bridge,...Read complete review

I have a thing for fixing up cheap basses. I'm a professional gigging musician, and this is my third Squier. I'd already purchased Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound pickups and a high mass bridge, but the quality of this instrument right out of the box was very impressive. The sound is snappy and articulate without sacrificing a tight low end. The soft maple body is a huge bonus, especially in this price range--it sounds much brighter and snappier than basswood, and is quite a bit heavier, which helps with the sustain. Overall, this is a great instrument stock, and will be even better with a few minor upgrades--a fine addition to my collection.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great bass but delayed delivery and cracks in varnish.

I will be using this product for future albums I'm working on, along as alternative bass for my bassist to use, and possible back up live.

I will be using this product for future albums I'm working on, along as alternative bass for my bassist to use, and possible back up live.

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice bass!!!

By Melissa

from Waterloo, Oregon

Site Member

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

This bass is awesome!!! It has a great feel, and plays great. I hardly hear any noise from the pickups. If you don't want spend a lot, get this bass!!!! It's worth it!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounded and played great right out of the box

By richard

from undisclosed

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

    Played and sounded great right of the box.
    Electronics had that Jazz bass growl and snap and the bottom is tight and rounded. Great neck and the E isn't floppy (Like what you'd find on cheaper instruments.)I would recommend this bass to anyone on any level.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing quality!

    By Brandon

    from Olathe, KS

    Site Member

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

    I have a thing for fixing up cheap basses. I'm a professional gigging musician, and this is my third Squier. I'd already purchased Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound pickups and a high mass bridge, but the quality of this instrument right out of the box was very impressive. The sound is snappy and articulate without sacrificing a tight low end. The soft maple body is a huge bonus, especially in this price range--it sounds much brighter and snappier than basswood, and is quite a bit heavier, which helps with the sustain. Overall, this is a great instrument stock, and will be even better with a few minor upgrades--a fine addition to my collection.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Natural vintage modified jazz bass

    By Rocking Grandpa

    from Checotah Okla

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

      This my first new bass since 1964. I played rock and roll before I went into the Army. I decided on this bass after playing several at Tulsa Guitar Center....plays well and sounds as good as its big brother. Being retired is sounding great.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for Everyone

      By Jorge

      from Stafford, Virginia

      Pros

      • Growl
      • Neck Shape And Feel
      • Versatile
      • Weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Guitar Player
        • Practice
        • Recording

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

        This was my first (non-copy) bass, and I'm NOT disappointed in my decision. I was stuck between an Epiphone Thunderbird, Squier Jaguar, and this jazz, but after a few minutes play time, I knew I needed this beaut. My brother (an avid guitar player) said it felt easy to play. 10/10 would bUy agAiN
        P.S. Regarding the versatility, I play mostly Punk and metal, and this is, surprisingly, a dream for both while running a rumble 25

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great bass for several playing styles

        By Jaykup

        from manteca, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

        Just want to start off by saying that I have been playing for almost 3 years and out of all the squire basses I have played this is the best yet.. I own the natural body and it is a beautiful bass! the bass comes exactly as pictured. two great vintage styled jazz pickups with metal volume/tone knobs, it comes with a smooth maple neck and black block fret inlays. the tone of the bass is very versatile.. I am primarily a punk player and this bass delivers a great sound, its also great with metal, funk, jazz, and a whole bunch of other genres

        overall this bass is really cool, definitely worth the money

        (4 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s Natural

        By andre

        from Colorado Springs,Co

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

        Good bass guitar

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A wonderful entry to the world of jazz basses

        By Deleware the Bass Player

        from Michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

          This is a wonderful bass, a great secondary bass to someone who's tired of a starter pack bass specifically. Great pickups, great feel, and an overall very bright tone, making it perfect for learning slap and pop and other experienced playing methods. One of the pickup's knob's turning motion has gotten rough and a little unpleasant, but that's my only complaint. 9/10, even better for the price.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Punches above ts weight

          By Fretknot

          from Central NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

            I was looking for a "extra" bass to leave at a fiend's house to rehearse and jam. Wanted something decent and affordable.Online research lad me to the Squier VM Jazz basses and the Ray SUB 4. Played the VM 70 and a regular Vintage Modified bass (not 70's). Al basses played at Guitar Center thru a Markbass combo with a single 12. All controls set to 12 noon. The regular VM had a harsher sound than the VM 70. The neck on the VM 70 was straighter and the action near perfect on the VM 70. So for my hands and ears, the VM 70 sounded better and played better than the regular VM. And if you roll off the neck pick up you can get that Jaco sound.

            Also played a standard Fender MIM Jazz at around twice the price. Did not feel or hear that much difference. Not enough to justify the price difference. The Squier VM Jazz 70 punches above its weight and is a great value.

            The Ray SUB 4 does indeed sound like a Stingray. But the neck and action didn't do it for me. Also the edge of the pickup, where your thumb tends to rest, wasn't comfortable. Also played the $870 Stingray (not a SUB). That bass felt and sounded great! The price difference is justified there.And the edge of the pickup felt much better.

            In summary, the Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz bass is well worth its $50 premium over the regular VM Jazz and competes well against the MIM Fender J bass. For me, it was the best value. And I took one home.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Squier wins bang-for-the-buck lately

            By Mike

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

            I bought the "Natural Maple" version. It's HEAVY, and it's a beast. Straight out of the box and tuned up, it still hits fender's recommended setup specs, but it's still going to need fret leveling/dressing (it's good enough for me to practice and play out with a few times until I have enough downtime for my preferred tech to hold on to it for 10 days).

            Smooth playing, rock solid, "piano" tones, no dead spots, no sharp edges on the frets - Squier is knocking them out of the park bang for the buck-wise with the VM series.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Definitely worth the price!

            By Ian

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

            This is actually a pretty decent bass for it's price. It definitely required some setting up when I got it home, the action was really high, and the pickup height was kind of weird too. I adjusted the truss rod, bridge saddles, and filed the nut slots down a teeny bit, put some Elixir strings on it and now it sounds and plays much better. I am going to put a new hipshot bridge on it too, the stock one is ok, but not great. It has a good weight, it's well balanced, comfortable to play either sitting or standing. It has a great punchy tone, perfect for slapping, which is what I bought it for, but could easily be used in many different ways. I bought it online and picked it up in a local store, the whole process was easy and fairly quick. I have been playing bass for about 26 years, this is the 13th bass I have owned, I like it, I'm going to have lots of fun playing it!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent instrument at a great price

            By Ed

            from Boston

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                I own a 2015 Fender American Deluxe jazz. I picked up this bass as a backup. Honestly, eyes closed, I would have a hard time telling them apart based on feel and tone. Neck is perfect, frets are level, action is as good or maybe better than my Deluxe, tone is classic and fat. An incredible value when compared to other Fender basses, I can't imagine anyone would be disappointed with this instrument at twice the price.

                 
                5.0

                I am very pleased with this bass guitar i purchased.

                By Pip

                from Latham, NY

                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
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                  This guitar will be used playing small venues in Florida, Maine and New York.

                   
                  5.0

                  This bass guitar is everything I wanted

                  By Pip

                  from Latham, NY

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                  I plan to use this for gigs and practice. I like the look and the feel of this bass. It also sounds great. I look forward to many years of use and enjoyment.

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By Kevin

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                  Fender Jazz Bass quality at a fraction of the cost. Coupled with the SansAmp Tech 21 bass driver, this guitar kicks butt! Some of my friends who own Fender Jazz basses told me that if they had it to do over again, they would save the money and buy the Squire instead because of the quality & sound.

                   
                  4.0

                  Best Value in Musicland!

                  By BottomLines

                  from East Coast, USA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Fret Work is Superb
                  • The CAR model I own is lightweight "soft maple"

                  Cons

                  • The lightweight soft maple body dents easily

                  Best Uses

                  • All of the above--except school bands [;^)

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                  [I've been a working bassist for slightly more than 30 years, and don't usually post on GC or other retail websites, so this is a rare moment!] The workmanship on this model is displayed most clearly in the perfectly applied black binding around the fret board, as well as the finish of the frets. I've played basses in the $750+ range with fretwork not nearly as well-finished. I own two other basses--Yamaha RBX304 and G&L Kiloton--that I prefer for performances, but in terms of PLAYABILITY, the Squier VM J-bass' neck is at least as good, perhaps superior. The only issue I have is just a matter of preference: I like a satin (free of urethane or oil) finish on the neck; the neck can get a little tacky from perspiration. A feature that I appreciate is the bass' weight--it's marketed as having a "soft maple" body, and it's considerably lighter than an alder or ash model. However, because of this, you can expect some neck dive. This bass would be a good alternative for those with back, neck and shoulder issues aggravated by weight. Continuing...the pickups are quite expansive, with the tonal range you'd expect from a J-bass. Great job on manufacturing a reasonably-priced instrument with some features that you'd find on more expensive models!

                   
                  5.0

                  Best bass guitar ever!

                  By David

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                  One of the best bass guitars I have ever played! Even tho it's a squire and not a true fender this bass outplays them all! Well worth it! Sounds amazing ... easy to play:)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great bass at a nice price.

                  By Bluesman B.

                  from Greenville, SC

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                    I bought this bass a year ago, after a fair amount of research and checking with experienced musicians. It is my first bass and have used it constantly taking weekly lessons and practicing daily. I am very pleased with it and would buy it again, without any hesitation. Glad I picked this bass over a cheaper "beginner bass".
                    I paired it with a Fender Rumble 15 for practice and have been very pleased with both.

                     
                    5.0

                    Received perfectly

                    By Luisina

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                    Really amazing

                     
                    5.0

                    One Rockin' Bass Guitar

                    By Madman Jack

                    from Monticello, Iowa

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful paintjob and glossy finish
                    • Easy playing fingerboard
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Tone
                    • It stays in tune reasonably well
                    • Strong sturdy wood neck and body

                    Cons

                    • At first it'll need an intonation adjustment
                    • Heavy to pick up

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s:

                    I bought this bass a few weeks ago and so far I can't set it down. It's so much fun to play this bass, it's beautiful to look at and it sounds incredible. The pickups aren't too bad but eventually I'm going to get some upgrade pickups. When I first got it the intonation wasn't quite right but after an adjustment my bass sounds a lot better now. I really like the block style inlays instead of the basic dots inlays that other instruments have. So far I've only had to adjust the truss rod once in its neck and since then it hasn't been a problem. But if you're going to play this bass standing up for a while you'll eventually want to sit down because this bass is kind of heavy and weighs about ten pounds.

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