Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless

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Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless, Electric Fretless Bass from Squier in the Jazz Bass series.

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Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Squier
  • Model: Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless
  • Series: Jazz Bass
  • Category: Electric Fretless Basses
  • Added in our database on: 09/01/2011

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Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 4 reviews )
 1 user review25 %
 3 reviews75 %

badgerific's review"Good first fretless"

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless
-Made in Indonesia

-Two Duncan Designed single coil jazz pick-ups

-Three knobs (Bridge volume, neck volume, master tone)

-Ebonol fingerboard with white celluloid fret lines

-Thin jazz style neck with 9.5" radius

-Available only in 3-color sunburst

-No pick-guard

-Standard 4 barrel Fender style bridge


The neck is very thin at the headstock end which makes this bass really comfortable for playing for prolonged periods. The build and set up of this bass when it arrived to make this a really enjoyable instrument to play. I don't really like the fingerboard on this bass, the ebonol definitely has a distinctly different feel and tone to wooden fingerboards. This bass is lighter than my Mexican made Fender so it's nice to play for longer without shoulder ache.

I find the standard jazz bass set up of bridge pick-up volume, neck pick-up volume and master tone is a really good way to dial in a great tone and not too complicated either.


I use this bass with both my Ashdown MAG300 combo and my Roland Bass Cube 30 combo and it sounds great with either. This bass definitely has a mid range growl to the sound which sounds great played with fingers or a plectrum. The tone pot on this bass has a nice range so can be used with great creative effect to provide some good tones. The bridge and neck pick-up volume knobs can also be used to sculpt the tone hugely. I plan on re-stringing this bass with flatwound strings soon as I believe it will suit the tone of the pick-ups better.


My favorite thing about this bass is the feel of the neck as it allows me to play fast comfortably. My least favorite thing about this bass is the fingerboard as it feels unnatural to use although I'm sure the material is helping contribute the the nice tone this instrument has. I think this is a good instrument for the price and makes a good first fretless bass to test the waters into fretless playing with. I'd prefer if there where more choices in colour and if there was a pick-guard but these factors don't matter a great deal to me.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless
Describes as the lowest, Asian low three white wooden Morceux (Agathis) for the body, another piece of wood for the handle with a plastic key (ebonol). But then the price should be expected of prcieuses species.
The mcaniques and tailpiece are steel shoeing nes but chrome (it's zoli) and solid (I've lost nothing)
The whole is assembled by careful Manire but all are rglages resume reception of the instrument.
Qualitprix the report is correct (as good as Ibanez Cort or even when)
Note that the microphones of mine have t remplacs by bartolinis.


The bass is not too heavy but pike head.
Ergonomics is that of a conventional jazz bass.
The mcaniques are very (too) gentle but effective.
The pots are correct and just as hard as it should.


Sound with the original pickups is already very good but extremely typ Jazz Bass, the limit of caricature.
With Bartolinis, we keep all the characteristics of the original sound but adding bass and treble, clear on "broadened" sound. The difference between the neck and bridge pickups becomes obvious and the knob of Tone becomes truly effective, its action really helps to sculpt the sound of thundering efficiency of a passive bass.
Attention to the strings, the original delivered round net brings out the characteristic mwaa sound fretless jazz bass. With dishes nets, the sound changes completely, over nearly a bass (not too close when same)


With this instrument, even keeping the original pickups, the sound of pasto door all for only 400 roros.
The finish is correct compared to the price, even if all are to resume rglages by a luthier (really important aprsrglage is day and night).
After careful eyes, it is a fretless, the adaptation time is not ngligeable (just like running on a skating rink), but hey, the sound is the fretless.

mat_la_mort's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless
Country of manufacture: no ide
Manche Jazz Bass stocky, affects Bonoli, 20 "boxes" with drawings of the frets (we like it or not, I am a lousy but have to admit that it was through that I could ds playing the first day).
Agathis body

2 single-coil Jazz pickups Duncan Designed JB101

3 rglages (1 micro volume, 1 Tone general)

The bass is vintage, it sr. Down in a little cheap Bonoli when comparing a key by bne, but hey, the price is not the same either, I suppose. The strings are round net provided that damage (scratch) the button fast enough. I have to exchange the strings mesh dish. The finish is good for trs this price range and has bte of the mouth, even if I'm not a fan of her look.


The handle, well it's a round of Bass, adpend tastes, but I find it enjoyable (not as much as my Marcus Miller Jazz Bass when same;)). It seems to me lgrement thinner and flatter than that of the Marcus Miller Jazz Bass, but I have not measured.
Access in acute enough boards.
The bass is quite lgre, but I find it great balance. I must say that a low-end strap top, which slides a bit (a lot). Should I try with another strap.


Then the sound. The attack is not straightforward, especially with the string net flat sounding much less crystalline than the original strings. The sound grows in strength as long as the reason for the body moves, like half a second, encouraging play notes rather long (j'vite notes syncope, which is my usual style plutt) . The sound is quite "soft", and the bass SETTING THE authorize a range of its actually quite varied. I confess to not use it enough to have explored all the possibilities.
The lack of punch in the bass appears to me especially compared to my Marcus Miller Jazz Bass (with pramp Sadowsky) forcment is not a photo and affects my apprciate. I use to boost a bit and avoid having to touch the volume of the amp every time I change a bass amp simulator (pdalier GT6-B), has spent much of the blow better.
I play around with on some tracks too pchus (rock pop jazz tone).


I use this bass for 3 or 4 months, I bought it for me put the fretless, I had a limited budget and wanted me to quickly, so I have not taken too time to go round the shops in the region. J'tais party for Cort B4FL, but not on the shelf in my home. So I DCID to the one just by default because my budget and silent limit (paid 390).
It's a good fretless bass to start I think the frets Pictures help just play the ds dpart and even when sound is nice for a low price of this. The lack of punch this bass passive, is especially highlighted by my main bass is active, so I think the problem would be similar to other passive basses.
The ratio quality price is good I think, but I have not had time to test others in the same CATEGORY low price to get an ide.

With exprience, I think my least j'couterais head shots and I test more than MODELS before buying. It's not that I wanted this bass to dpart (I did not know its existence), and here I give an opinion without REFERENCE (trs not helpful: oP).
Raf in NJ10/22/2007

Raf in NJ's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless
The main features have already been given.
A priori in this price range materials are not demented but honorable.
I will also rant on the ropes nets round home clawing down
-> A change to the net flat!


I find the neck very comfortable, well balanced bass and fun to play standing or sitting. The settings are simple while personal background has it all :-)


The bass has a well rounded and velvety, yet it is not much fishing in the acute (with nets dishes I precise). I think it will not fit a fan of slap given its lack of slamming, but for use in a pop-rock style it suits me well.


I chose this bass for me to have the fretless, I fell for its looks and because my level was low and the time I spend, I was not seeking a high-end instruments.
I do not slapper and plays mostly finger-style pop-rock and in this use it quite suits me. I recommend it for those who want to try a fretless lower cost for most pros that might not be just a hair ...

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