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Squier Vintage Modified Jazz '77 Electric Bass

Inspired by a classic, this Squier Jazz Bass combines updated technology with a look that's timeless. (7) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77 evokes the age of funk and the dawn of punk. It's a retro-inspired gloss black beauty with Duncan Designed Jazz Bass pickups, black plastic Stratocaster knobs, one-piece maple neck with white binding and white pearl block inlays, 20-fret maple fingerboard, and a three-ply black/white/black pickguard.

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- Model Name: Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 77
- Model Number: 032-7702-(506)
- Series: Vintage Modified Series
- Colors: (506) Black, (Polyester Finish)
- Body: Agathis
- Neck: Maple, C-Shape,
- Polyurethane Finish
- Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5 Radius (241 mm)
- No. of Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
- Pickups: 2 Duncan Designed(TM) JB101 Single-Coil Jazz Bass(R) Pickups with AlNiCo 5 Magnets
- Controls:
- Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
- Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
- Master Tone
- Pickup Switching: None
- Bridge: Standard 4-Saddle
- Machine Heads: Standard Open-Gear Tuners
- Hardware: Chrome
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
- Scale Length: 34 (864 mm)
- Width at Nut: 1.50 (38 mm)
- Unique Features: White Bound Fingerboard with White Pearloid Block Position Inlays,
- Black Skirted Control Knobs,
- Synthetic Bone Nut
- Strings: Fender 7250M, P/N 073-7250-005, (.045, .065, .085, .105)
- Accessories: None
- Introduced: 8/2010
- Notice: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (7 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
""Vintage" Bass at a "Modern" Price"
Sound: The DD pickups are definitely an upgrade from any standard pickup. Seymour Duncan knows how a bass should sound. I think they are a little modern sounding for the vintage look of this bass, but they sound fantastic! Definitely high and mid focused in my opinion, good for what ever style of playing you have but I feel they were lacking in clarity on the bass. Feature: The maple blocked and bound neck is the coolest feature on this bass, it was one of favorite stylings of the '70s and I was glad to see it come on something so affordable. If they put a "Fender" logo on the headstock, they would sell a bunch. The strat knobs are my thing, but they do fit the rest of the vibe for the bass. Finish is flawless and very well done. The only thing I noticed is that a Fender pick guard will line up with the mounting holes but not around the control plate. If you plan on replacing the pick guard plan on either routing it to fit the current control plate or buy a Fender standard one to replace it with. The blocks really set it off though. The stock pictures make it look washed out, but not the case in real life. Ease of Use: Its a Jazz bass....volume, volume, tone. The options are endless. The neck is a thinner jazz neck, and having the binding they tried rounding the fretboard a bit. Made is a bit easier on the faster licks. Quality: The body finish was very well done. The binding is very uneven as it goes up the neck. It took me a while to notice, but its not perfect by any means. It doesnt affect the playability, but I wish it was better done. Other than that, it is a fantastic fit and finish. Value: This is hard to beat for the money. You are getting a lot of bass for a little buck. ive played a lot of basses to figure this out: i dont care what the headstock says. the sooner you figure that out the sooner youll be a happy bassist. Just because it doesn't say Fender, doesn't mean it isn't good. Don't be a gear snob. ;) You can always upgrade anything you want on it, but it is a fine bass as is. Manufacturer Support: Didn't have to deal with them this time around, but never had problems in the past. The Wow Factor: It is one of the sexiest basses I have the privilege to own. I sold the first one I had to fund another purchase, but I am about to buy another one because I miss it. That's saying something. It sounds good and it looks good doing it. Overall: I am on my second one because I made the mistake of selling the first one. Bottom line: get it.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Proud owner of a "Beautiful Ebony Vintage 77 JB Squire""
Sound: Bangin', Thumpin and Jammin....smooth. Not complicated. I'd upgraded my PU by personal choice . PUs that came with this bass are good. This bass comes ready to play after you set it up to your liking Feature: Features are standard JB features. Various tones can be achieves Ease of Use: Not complicated. If you have a good rig, or amp to play through, you will be impressed. If you do not have a good set up, do not blame the bass. A good bass sounds crappy through a bad set up. Quality: Quality is fabulously, exceptionally top notch for this bass. It is amazing, an it is a Squires. Value: If, Squires by Fender keep on improving their product of basses, such as.they have with the Modified Class of basses This price will continue to increase in the future. This a $500.00 bass, if purchase through Fender.There are basses out there, that have famous names, with heavy price tags, and do not sound half as good as this. Be smart don't be fooled by the name. It is still a Fender made elsewhere. $$$$ saved, you can also, buy a good amp to enjoy this bass with. Do your hm work!! Manufacturer Support: Never had to call Fender on my other two .But..... Yes I called on this one, I was doing my homework on this particular bass. before buying. Very friendly, and helpful. I am sure if I ever had a problem, I would recieve good CS. The Wow Factor: Black bass with Chrome and Pearl inlay is down right, sexy. This is Eye Candy!!!!This bass has curves, like a woman in a sexy black dress wearing a pearls neckless around her neck and Struten' 9' high hill pumps, Overall: First, ZZ..thank you. Shipped on Wednesday, arrived on Thursday next day. This bass has the look, sound, and quality. Squires made in Indonesa, so what. It was good enough for Fender to buy the rights to Squire. Good for me. I have several basses. 2 Fenders, Frettless, and 5 string, and others. This Vintage 77 JB by Squires is right on. Ducan Design pu sound great. These pu, are actually made by Seymour Ducan. I called Seymour Ducan. These pu are made for Squire basses only. Had it set up to my liking. I did research every part of this bass. Body is made from a wood in the Mahogany wood family, and also is used by Fender in the making of their Strat. Neck is maple wood, straight and smooth, quality is very good. Pearloid inlay are a gorcous touch. For $300.00, you are getting a real great deal. Do not be a gear snob, or feel bad when considering the Squire brand of basses.. The modifieds Squires can compete big time, with the US Fender JB. Especially, if you change out the design pu, with the actual Seymour Ducan Hot Ones PU, which I did. In my opinion, the body of the bass is fantastic, the electronics were good already, but I just changed the soul of this bass with a more better PU. Less than a $150.00 upgrade, and still way way less than purchasing a MIM, Japenese, and especially US made Fender JB. Like buying a old car, and you put a new hot engine inside. Save your money, and just upgrade the soul of this beauty, if you are not satisifed. Great bass, and ZZ thank you again.
Style of Music: Jazz, Funk,Blues, and Gospel
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