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Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass

This Fretless Modified Jazz Bass is an affordable fretless bass that spares no expense when it comes to quality. This bass is perfect for anyone looking to pick up a fretless for the first time. (22) Read 13 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass with fretless fingerboard makes getting that unique sound of a fretless jazz bass attainable by all players. The unique, mellow sound of a fretless jazz bass is tough to get considering most fretless basses cost so much money; not any more! The quality of this bass is absolutely phenomenal. Awesome action combined with outstanding sound and unbeatable price make this axe easy to get a hold of for everybody. The no-pickguard, Three-color Sunburst finish is a classic, and the lightweight agathis body is home to a pair of single-coil Duncan Designed Jazz Bass pickups. The special one-piece maple neck has a fretless Ebonol fingerboard with white celluloid lines that let you know where you're at! Other features include a four-saddle chrome bridge, and chrome hardware and machine heads.

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Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass Specifications

* Model Name: Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless
* Model Number: 032-6608-(500)
* Series: Vintage Modified Series
* Colors: (500) 3-Color Sunburst, (Polyurethane Finish)
* Body: Agathis
* Neck: Maple C-Shape (Polyurethane Finish)
* Fingerboard: Fretless Ebonol with Inlaid White Celluloid Fretlines, 9.5 in. Radius (241 mm)
* No. of Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
* Pickups: 2 Duncan Designed JB101 Single-Coil 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: None
* Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
* Width at Nut: 1.50" (38 mm)
* Unique Features:
* Black Bound Fingerboard with Black Block Position Inlays
* Knurled Chrome Dome Control Knobs
* Strings: Fender Super 7250ML, p/n 073-7250-005, (.045, .065, .080, .100)
* Accessories: None
* Introduced: 7/2006
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195
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Sound: This is very high 7 however! Like a B++ grade, or something described as being marginally fantastic or very slightly awesome, if you get my meaning. I'm comparing the Squier to my other two Fender jazz basses which are perfect band instruments. The Marcus Miller has sooooo much going for it and my '70's reissue (with an Audere JZ-3 preamp) give me all the old school jazz funk tone I could ever need, so these two basses are clearly going to answer the call before a passive fretless ever could. But the Squier has its own thing going on, it really does, and it's hard to describe with words sometimes, but it's not totally outgunned by the other two. It has a sound and an application, or an integrity if you like, that is not at all commensurate with its cost! I'm not sure what that actually means. It's just a really good instrument. Yeah, that's it! You should buy one. Feature: I'd like higher spec tuners and a larger bridge, a high gloss neck and more gigs! Those roundwounds have to go!!!(!!) Even Jaco famously said he never practised on the fretless because his roundwounds chewed up the neck! I bought mine fresh in a box and changed the strings straight out of the box. FLATWOUNDS ONLY PLEASE. Ease of Use: The best, you know, for a fretless! Tons of mwhah if you set the action low enough and a very pleasing staight-ahead jazz tone with both the pickups full open. The treble is not too thin (although I am using flatwounds) and even adds a little growl to the mids, or at least it seems to. Quality: It has a scratchplate-less body which would reveal any dodgy fit issues, were it to have any, but the neck/body join is pretty much seamless. The neck feels VERY slim and trim and is a beauty to play. Apart from the low-sheen gloss finish (which I think is a Jaco-style wear and tear image thing) this fretless neck is totally flawless, which is a big call! I've owned several Squiers over the years and I've always felt the need to upgrade something on them to get them up to spec, but not so with this instrument! Even my drummer had to look at the headstock between sets to see what was going on, and then he just smiled! It's all just a tone thing with basses and this bass has it by the truckload! I used to own a Fender fretless reissue and it didn't really prove itself (not at all actually), not like the Squier has. I sold the Fender but I honestly think this bass is a keeper. It has a thinner body than a Fender but it isn't really an issue. Value: This bass is either too cheap, or else the Squier brand has some serious self-esteem issues. If Squier keep making instruments that respond like this one does it will eliminate the gear-snobbery we all have to deal with! I'm no fanboy here. I'm a working muso and this bass is very slightly AWESOME. The Wow Factor: It's not so much that you want it as need it. It really has helped me improve my playing because I'm enjoying the Jaco vibe I can fake now. It looks the part and sounds just right. Overall: I was going to buy a Warwick fretless Rockbass before I saw the Squier. And the only downside to owning this bass is the low-rent street cred that Squier have currently. But this will change. I would still play one of my Fenders on an industry gig, unless it specifically needed a fretless sound, which happens never! But I am very impressed with this bass. I would possibly upgrade if I needed to replace it, but that's only because I am vain and conceited. As a working instrument this baby is perfect, although only very slightly. It really is that good.
Style of Music: funk/soul/jazz disco etc...
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"I played on an build so many fretless basses and I have to say that this compares to anyone of them. And yes, of coures if you w"
Sound: I have been playing bass for 40 years. I playy upright, electric, and fretless. I also made basses with Fodera and Ken Smith. Having qualified to know alittle about building and playing, especially in the fretless arena I have to say that the Squire fretless is on on the best playing and sounding fretlesses i have played. I did not even want another bass. I was just window shoping with a friend who wanted to get an accessory for his paino. While I was waiting I picked up the Squire...plugged it in, and was amazed at the playability and punchy sound. Several people in the music store stopped brousing and came over to comment on the amazing punch the bass had. Within 15 minute I was purchasing the bass. I was lucky enough to get the bass and case for a remarkable $189.00. How could I resist a great sounding bass for that price. I would still have paid the going price of about $280. Feature: I got a gig bag and the salesman changed the input jack because it was cross-threaded. he even tried to attach a ground wire from the volume pot to stop the slight hum comong from the bass when you tsake your hand off the strings. We could not eliminate the small hum but it did not bother me because I rarely play my bass with out touching the stringd, Ha ha. Ease of Use: By blending the pick ups I was able to get a Jaco sound by favoring the bridge pick-up and treble on the tone control. I agree with another reviewer who said that the bass treble spread is extremely wide, and the treble past 3 or 4 is over the top for me. Likewise if you play closer to the neck and favor the bass tone you can get a warn fretless jazz sound. The best thing about the instrument is that I was able to play close to the neck for a jazz gvove and move to the bridge when I wanted to get that jaco punch, without having to change any settings. Quality: The finish was a little cheesey for my taste so I stripped the body and danish oiled the body to get that natural look. Oh yeah, you can't beat the ebony finget board. I was weird that there was that little piece of sand paper under the neck. Wesed to put shime under the bolt on necks sommetimes to get the best possible adjustments. I was actually impressed that a factory made instrument had someone shim the neck. I later read that other people found that piece of sand paper shim...must be a factory correction for an over routing of the neck pocked or, over compenstion to lean the neck back. Value: They are giving the bass away. Everyone says a great biginners bass. I say a good pro bass. There is plenyt of room to add anything you want to the bass. Manufacturer Support: Great service. The Wow Factor: As I mentioned, as a custom bass builder I really do not like the factory starburst finishes, especially in the yellow and brown. That would be my only complaint. It does not look vintage in that color..it looks like a wanna be vintage..so why bother. I bet if they made the finish in a natural, or basic black it would be more appealing. I guess that natural would be hard to do because the woood selection would be more costly. I was lucly to have a good grain combo on the 3 pc body. Overall: I'll have this for a long time.
Style of Music: funk, jazz, and any grove that will pay the bill
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