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Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ

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Squier gives you the best of both bass worlds – Precision and Jazz – with the Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ. Its sleek Precision Bass form features the sonically powerful and tonally versatile combination of a punchy Fender-designed split single-coil Precision Bass middle pickup and a growling single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup with ceramic m...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Squier gives you the best of both bass worlds – Precision and Jazz – with the Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ. Its sleek Precision Bass form features the sonically powerful and tonally versatile combination of a punchy Fender-designed split single-coil Precision Bass middle pickup and a growling single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup with ceramic magnets.

Other features include a maple neck with "modern C" profile, 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, three-ply black pickguard, three "dome"-style control knobs (bridge pickup volume, middle pickup volume, master tone), vintage-style bridge with four single-groove saddles, and vintage-style tuners. Available in Candy Apple Red, Lake Placid Blue and Three-color Sunburst.

Features

  • Agathis body
  • Polyurethane body finish
  • Precision Bass body shape
  • Modern "C" shape maple neck
  • Polyurethane neck finish
  • 34" (864 mm) Scale
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 20 Medium jumbo frets
  • PPS string nut
  • Dot position inlays
  • 4-Bolt Squier neck plate
  • Fender-designed single coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup
  • Fender-dsigned split-coil Precision Bass middle pickup
  • Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup) and Master Tone controls
  • PJ pickup configuration
  • 4-Saddle standard vintage-style bridge with single groove saddles
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • Standard open-gear tuning machines
  • 3-Ply black pickguard
  • Dome style contorl knobs
  • Fender USA bass 7250ML strings, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)
  • Vintage tint gloss neck
Specifications
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.625" (241 mm)
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SquierVintage Modified Precision Bass PJ
 
4.1

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good tone (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Sounding Bass!

I have been reading and looking for this bass for over a month before it was released at the store. I was on the mailing list when the bass was available. I visited 3...Read complete review

I have been reading and looking for this bass for over a month before it was released at the store. I was on the mailing list when the bass was available. I visited 3 local stores and none of them have arrived. I took a chance and ordered it from online. It arrived in 4 days. Beautiful looking bass! I also purchased Ampeg BA108 to go with this and this bass is just outstanding with this amp. I took bass to my local store for minor adjustment and to check the setup, nothing major could have done myself. The PJ combination gives the bass a deep rich sound or you can play the Jazz pickup or just Precision. I am very happy with this purchase and you will love it too.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Careful with this one

Hi All. I'm a 34-year guitar hobbyist who wanted to learn some bass, so picked this up for the price, look and feel. It's very light and sounded good in the...Read complete review

Hi All. I'm a 34-year guitar hobbyist who wanted to learn some bass, so picked this up for the price, look and feel. It's very light and sounded good in the store. Very nice neck, good bridge (though a couple of my bridge screws were over-tightened and bore out, so I had to fill holes and re-set.) I ordered the sunburst online. It had some loose stuff in the cavity shaking around, but worked fine. After a week or so, the neck pickup stopped working. I planned on upgrading the pickups anyway, so removed the pickguard and found a free-floating red wire and some BB-sized solder pellets. I'm not sure to what they went, because it was a disconnected white wire that caused the pup failure. So, knowing I'd voided my warranty with novice tinkering, I bought a Fender brown tortoise shell guard, Custom P-Bass pup and Noiseless J-Bass pup, then had the tech replace the middle volume with a blender knob. Also put on some LaBella Deep Talkin' Bass flatwounds. Now she's quite killer, but if you're keeping score, I added a few hundred bucks to the total cost. Still a tad cheaper than the step-up Mexican Fender basses, but there are lots of other better basses in that next price level, the LTD B-4E comes to mind. One last note, the Squire is too small for the Fender hard case I bought for her, so needs some cloth padding on the sides.

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(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sounding Bass!

By Dwight Jenkins

from Douglasville, GA

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ:

I have been reading and looking for this bass for over a month before it was released at the store. I was on the mailing list when the bass was available. I visited 3 local stores and none of them have arrived. I took a chance and ordered it from online. It arrived in 4 days. Beautiful looking bass! I also purchased Ampeg BA108 to go with this and this bass is just outstanding with this amp. I took bass to my local store for minor adjustment and to check the setup, nothing major could have done myself. The PJ combination gives the bass a deep rich sound or you can play the Jazz pickup or just Precision. I am very happy with this purchase and you will love it too.

(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Careful with this one

By Kevin

from Cincinnati

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Bad electronics
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ:

    Hi All. I'm a 34-year guitar hobbyist who wanted to learn some bass, so picked this up for the price, look and feel. It's very light and sounded good in the store. Very nice neck, good bridge (though a couple of my bridge screws were over-tightened and bore out, so I had to fill holes and re-set.) I ordered the sunburst online. It had some loose stuff in the cavity shaking around, but worked fine. After a week or so, the neck pickup stopped working. I planned on upgrading the pickups anyway, so removed the pickguard and found a free-floating red wire and some BB-sized solder pellets. I'm not sure to what they went, because it was a disconnected white wire that caused the pup failure. So, knowing I'd voided my warranty with novice tinkering, I bought a Fender brown tortoise shell guard, Custom P-Bass pup and Noiseless J-Bass pup, then had the tech replace the middle volume with a blender knob. Also put on some LaBella Deep Talkin' Bass flatwounds. Now she's quite killer, but if you're keeping score, I added a few hundred bucks to the total cost. Still a tad cheaper than the step-up Mexican Fender basses, but there are lots of other better basses in that next price level, the LTD B-4E comes to mind. One last note, the Squire is too small for the Fender hard case I bought for her, so needs some cloth padding on the sides.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unbelievable quality for this price!

    By Jeffrey

    from undisclosed

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ:

    Great playing and sounding bass. Typical PJ...the neck P pickup is louder than the bridge J pickup. But blending the two gives a lot more tone options over a regular P bass. The neck feels great, and the bass is very light. I was amazed at the quality of the build on this bass. I was prepared to do a lot of setup work when it arrived, but did not have to adjust anything. Nut, string height (including radius), and intonation were perfect. The neck was totally straight with no buzz, and the fret ends were all smooth and prepped, no file needed. The quality you can get in a bass for under $300 these days is amazing.

    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Beautiful, yet flawed

    By Acoustic

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Quality Control

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ:

    I wanted an inexpensive, yet beautiful PJ bass and hoed that this fit the bill. The first one that I ordered sounded great, played well, but had a 5 inch crack in the top.

    A replacement was ordered, it arrived with 2 cracks around the neck pocket.

    I have not given up, I ordered a 3rd... The 77 Vintsge Modified in 3 Tone Sunburst.

    I loved the tone and look just not impressed with the quality control.

     
    3.0

    Could be just right for you...

    By Green

    from Capo Beach

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Learning bass, seeing if you like playing bass

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ:

      This bass is perfect for feeling and getting down the mechanics of how to play bass. I would say it's a no brainier for any novice guitar player who want's to see what bass is all about. It's big, heavy and feels real good! Mine had a pickup that was loose. Put my thumb on it and it stopped working. I just tightened it and haven't had any issues since. I'd give it 5 stars as a beginner instrument but only 3 for overall quality instrument.

       
      5.0

      Best PJ that wont break your wallet.

      By Daniel

      from Cypress, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • A little light

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ:

      I bought this bass without playing it first. I never do that but, I was really digging the pj combo and the sunburst color.

      Needed a very minor intonation tweak. Other than that, it sounds and plays very well.

      I was planning on changing the pups and the electronics before the bass got to me. However upon playing it, I felt like I didn't need to change anything at all.

       
      5.0

      BEAUTIFUL BASS BEST BUY

      By Da Groovehacker

      from SF Bay Area

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Input Jack Loose

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ:

      Piano player, played some bass in high school band a LOOOONG time ago, always regretted selling my p bass, couldn't justify spending $1000+ for a new one, heard so many great things/reviews about the Squire pj bass, I took a chance. So happy. Looks great, feels great, sounds great, so much fun to play. Put a Fender pearl white pickguard on, looks killer. Only issue was that the cord jack was loose, had to get that tightened, covered by my Pro Coverage.

       
      4.0

      Great for the money

      By Eric

      from Quakertown PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ:

        Great bass for the money. The neck is well made and the finish is great. No sharp frets, no issues with the finish. The body is light, and causes slight nose dive. The bridge is like a cheaper hi mass bridge and works well. The lake placid blue is beautiful.

         
        5.0

        I forgot.

        By Chris Thomas

        from Louisville KY.

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ:

          In my earlier review I forgot to mention how it's so nice to get the P/J pickup combation with out spending 800 or more for it with fender on the headstock. After reading the other reviews those few problems are even worse with actual fender. I even bought a mim p bass and it didn't play any better. In fact I sent it back cause for 600 I expected better but as I said before you just can't beat the vintage modified squier. Whether it's a bass or a guitar. I have bought and compared them side bye side to the more expensive fender and it's not worth it just for the sticker on the headstock. Thanks and enjoy .

           
          5.0

          Can't beat it.

          By Chris Thomas

          from Louisville KY.

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ:

            I found that I just couldn't get a better bass. I have always been a fender guy. The only difference is the name on the headstock and the price. A fender is twice the price and is not any better. I always change the pickups anyway so I think it's the exact same bass for half the price. Don't get me wrong the affinity series is cheap but the vintage modified is great. Same as a fender, save some money in fact use the money to buy a vintage modified strat which is just as good as any fender also.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great purchase

            By Phillip

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ:

            Solid construction and sounds great. Good Bass for the price.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great bass for the money

            By Jake

            from San Antonio TX

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ:

            Had a fret buzz but was able to fix it easily but no other problems really solid bass

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