Squier Vintage Modified '70s Jazz Electric Bass

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Squier's recreation of the classic '70s Jazz Bass is packed with the same playability and in-your-face J Bass tone that made the original so sought-after.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Maple body Long sustain, good projection, bright tone
Maple fretboard Delivers a bright, snappy sound
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Vintage Jazz Bass single-coil pickups Delivers unparalleled clarity and punch

If you're shopping around for your first electric bass, then check out the Squier Vintage Modified '70s Jazz electric bass. This affordable beauty sports an attractive 3-ply black pickguard, a comfy soft maple body, a maple neck with 20 medium jumbo frets, a smooth and inviting black-bound maple fingerboard, a pair of Fender-designed Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, and tasteful chrome hardware. When it comes to guitars and basses, Squier is a great place to begin the journey of finding your perfect instrument to complement your style.

The Warm Sound of Soft Maple

As its name suggests, soft maple is softer than hard maple. It yields a slight push in the upper mid frequencies, which gives off a pleasant yet subtle brightness to your notes. Soft maple also tends to soften the low end a bit, so your tone won't get too fat unless you take advantage of your tone control on your amplifier EQ settings. This body's push on the upper mids makes it a great choice for playing licks and fills, if your fingers are itching for some melodic action.

Fender-designed Jazz Bass Single-Coil Pickups

Your ears and amplifier will love this bass's pair of Fender-designed Jazz Bass single-coil pickups. These two pickups take in and project a warm and welcoming tone perfect for jazz, but they also work well for rock and pop settings. You can use your independent volume controls to blend the desired mixture of each pickup to forge your output.

Addicting Maple Neck

This attractive bass features read more a maple neck and maple fingerboard to invite your fingers to travel. Maple necks yield a rounded brightness that adds a little bite to your sound. All 20 medium jumbo frets get nice and close to each string for you to warm your fingers up on. The C shape profile makes for a comfortable feel as your hand changes positions up and down the fingerboard. Classy black block fingerboard inlays mark your fret positions.


- Solidbody electric bass guitar in Jazz body shape
- 3-ply black pickguard
- Soft maple body
- C shaped maple neck
- Bolt-on neck joint
- 20 medium jumbo frets
- Black-bound maple fingerboard
- Scale length of 34"
- Black block fingerboard inlays
- Fender-designed Jazz Bass single-coil in the middle
- Fender-designed Jazz Bass single-coil at the bridge
- Two independent volume controls
- One master tone control
- Chrome hardware
- Knurled chrome dome control knobs
- Standard open-gear tuners
- Standard 4-saddle bridge
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- Series: Vintage Modified
- Body Shape: Jazz Bass
- Body Wood: Soft Maple
- Body Finish: Polyurethane
- Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
- Neck Finish: Vintage Tint Gloss
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.5" (38.1 mm)
- Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" Radius (241 mm)
- Frets: 20, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Black Block
- Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Standard 4-Saddle
- Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
- Strings: Fender USA Super Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)
- Pickup Configuration: S/S
- Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
- Pickups: Fender-designed Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge and Middle)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 480-596-7195

Squier Vintage Modified '70s Jazz Bass

Upgraded, 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.


- Dual Fender-designed pickups
- Slim 'C'-shaped maple neck
- 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard
- 20 medium jumbo frets
- Black Bound Fingerboard with Black Block Position Inlays
- Knurled Chrome Dome Control Knobs
- Three-ply black pickguard

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (19 ratings)
Submitted March 6, 2016 by Thomas Hunt in Wood River, IL
"Awesome bass!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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When I say awesome I mean it...not awesome for the money, but awesome. Got it out of the box, tuned it up, lowered a couple strings and it plays like a champ. I got my money's worth and more with this bass. Will probably end up changing the bridge down the road, but would have done that with the American or Standard jazz bass as well. Got the natural finish. Its beautiful...feels great and plays even better!
Musical Background:
30 years playing bass
Musical Style:
Rock, metal, blues
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