All user reviews for the Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass '60s
I am not really a bass player, haven’t used it in any serious gig. I use it mostly to produce videogame soundtracks at my home studio (because there I can always fix stuff later , so have played some diferent styles with it. Needed a versatile bass for that and bought one from a friend when he wanted to upgrade his setup.
This bass is very ‘easy’ to play: its light enough so you can play it for some hours before feeling it’s weight (get a good strap, it makes a huge diference!). It is also very ergonomic, no weird corners bothering your forearms or belly while playing. If you use your strap in a reasonable height it is very easy to reach the high notes. I also like the neck, it is a bit thinner than the precision basses, if you also play guitar I think it’s easier to adapt to this one, but if you like to play those superfast slap lines a thicker neck might be better.
The vintage style tuning machines do their job well and the whole instrument is very well built and finished.
I think it sounds really good and close to its original american cousin. You can go from funky lines to walking bass to sabbath with the same instrument, adjusting only the pickup volumes and the settings on your amp. More of the bridge and you get those nice high-mids that can make you be heard in a loud rock band, more of the neck and it gets fuller and smooth for some jazzy lines. Its pretty cool to explore how many possibilites you can have with only three knobs - and maybe a pick if you like them to play bass.
This combination of versatility and price is absolutely perfect if you're looking for a first instrument (or a first bass if you already play something else) and don't really understand what you want from one. It is also absolutely worth it to invest in an instrument like this: change its pickups, for example, and you’ll have a bass that you can probably keep and get great sounds of for the rest of your life.
But even if keeping an instrument for the rest of your life is not your plan, you can still learn and do a lot with one of these Squier Basses. I really wish that the cheaper instruments where this good when I started playing.
heads on fire's review"Great buy in a bass."
Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern C-shaped
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" (241 mm)
Frets: 20, Vintage Style
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Nut Width: 1.5" (38 mm)
Tuning Keys: Open gear tuning machines
Bridge: HiMass, 4-saddle bridge with brass barrel saddles
Pickguard: 3-ply tortoise shell with thumbrest
Middle pickup: Custom Jazz Bass single-coil pickup (Alnico V)
Bridge pickup: Custom Jazz Bass single-coil pickup (Alnico V)
Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone
Strings: (.045, .065, .080, .100) Nickel Plated Steel
Unique Features: Olympic White over basswood; 20-fret vintage tint gloss maple neck; 3-ply tortoise shell pickguard with thumbrest; open gear tuning machines; HiMass 4-saddle bridge with brass barrel saddles; Custom Jazz Bass single-coil pickup set with Alnico V magnets.
Here we have yet another winner in the Squier Classic Vibe series. This bass feels just like playing one of the high end Fender Jazz basses! It is every bit at home with fingerstyle as it is with a pick. Slap and pop feel a bit constrained, due to the string spacing, but the techniques are still doable. The weight is solid, not too heavy, and the bass balances well. The finish is spot on, as is the workmanship overall - the fretwork is a lot better than most instruments in its class.
For the money, this bass sounds fantastic. I can pull off different tones like Led Zeppelin, Jaco Pastorius, Red Hot Chili Peppers, all very convincingly with this instrument, so the tonal range is very versatile. I cannot think of a genre that couldn't be played with this bass, except genres demanding extreme extended ranges. For a four string instrument, this can get a wide range of sounds.
For the price, this Classic Vibe bass is a great buy. It looks fantastic, it plays great, and the tones that are achievable are vast. For any musician that wants to spend money and do some modifications to it, it can be improved upon to get it performing with the very high-end instruments. But for the cost, I give this a 9 out of a possible 10.
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*ARNO*'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good bass to start and progress"
For feature live internet, and in general, we do not dwell on the characteristic of a low at this price, we know what it is and where it comes from!
good for the price, it's perfect but it's still cheap as anything else comes from Asia!
Super nice handle and glides well, really great to start, it progresses very quickly.
The micro lacks a bit of potato but just turn up the volume and it keeps a very clean sound.
I play on a Hartke 100w transistor without problem group, concert or rehearsals.
I have this bass for about 4-5 years, I am more bass guitar, but I really like, so I bought this instrument internet and good surprise, easy to play, set ... I had to other low as Ibanez ATK that was really good, sound level but harder to play!
Wobble Kurtz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Superb!"
For more details see directly on the Squier site.
In any case the Chinese violin is very very good.
The handle is very nice (it's a round of Jazz Bass) with a thick layer of polyester varnish therefore a real highway.
The have bandwidth to acute is easy.
Ergonomics is very good, it is a bit heavy but the weight is well distributed.
This is a Jazz Bass so versatile bass, I play with Ampeg BA 112 and I am completely satisfied.
Level settings will have one pickup setting, and neck pickup tone is a passive bass, varied fairly quickly whether to slap or fingers playing sound palette is obtained, it is also possible to a typed his Precision Bass easily.
I use it for 3 months, after a break of 10 years I decided to take the bass, and this model did me the eye, after I cracked test as soon
The Classic Vibe series is the high-end Squier, they are comparable to Fender mexico, finishes are really clean, microphones quality, value for money is more than correct.
Whatever your level if you want a low quality not too expensive, go for it.
I tried other Squier models before buying Vintage Modified series which that sounds really good, but the handle is not varnish and much worse than the Classic Vibe finishes.
With the experience I remake that choice without hesitation, it's a great bass.
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wuflea's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I love it!"
The neck is super nice at the same time, it is a jazz bass. It is a little heavy but nothing too disturbing. It has 20 frets, a little more would have been binerais is typical jazz bass. Access to the treble is good, it mounts easily to the 18 after it is more complicated but they are not the boxes most used ... This bass is very simple, you plug it opens the knobs at the bottom and it sounds right away.
This bass has great sound for its price. It exceeds, in my opinion, many fender mex. It is suitable for all styles from jazz to rock to funk and. This bass suits all except metal, for that you need to get her sister precision. The micro bridge completely fills its responsibilities with a precise sound. The micro fat neck gives it right. Then, it remains low at € 300 but for that price, it's amazing!
I use it for a year and a half and really love it. I have tried many models in the 400 € and I think this bass is the best in the 400 can see the € 500! This is my first bass and I really can not part with it. Quality / price. To start, there is no better! I would do this much choice and I also encourage beginners to start with this bass.
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fseverino's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" An excellent tool to study"
This is a jazz bass, not a copy with a body a little different as there are elsewhere. It is a format which is experiencing a continued success since its creation by Leo Fender in 1960: 50 years of success, it is no accident!
The Jazz Bass is bass that the Stratocaster is the guitar with this instrument is that most of the songs of the past 50 years was recorded. There has something for everyone. However, note also that this is a first instrument or bass relief for experienced bass players: the pickups are not a perfect definition, the woods are AAA quality. As, normally, this low will be connected in a 'small' amp, it will have the opportunity to flourish.
I use it for more than two months.
As a guitarist, I am pleased with this bass and I have no regrets.
This is an excellent instrument for this award. But be careful, buy the home-maker that a dealer will pay you, as shipped from the factory, it's a torture! Personally, I paid € 20 more than our Teutonic friends, but I could try it before, make rules to the eye (or € 50 saving, minimum) and I do enjoy an independent in my area (it counts too).
Set to c * s hair, this bass is a real killing. For € 20 more to my dealer, set free for life, it is 100 more. Do not save on maintenance because the cheap is always more expensive.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
The violin is very very good for my taste, but one detail I did not understand: The nut is a kind of piece of painted wood, WTF? Not very serious, I will change occasionally. So I put 9 because of it.
Adjustment: What to do with the purchase, mine had a factory setting rather crude.
The handle? A wonder, at first I was gone on the Fender Geddy Lee, guitarist base is the handle end, accurate, fast and efficient seduced me.
And I came across the classic vibe, a real bomb. So no reason (as far as I am) to spend € 700 more.
The ergonomics are perfect, there is a real jazz bass, nothing to do with the ultra poor Affinity series or just very zero Vintage modified series (more expensive and more!).
Access to acute is easy, and the sound ... out as if by magic, it is really good, I play on an Ampeg BA115 United States, but tested in the store on an amp smaller bill, it also knocks.
It is perfect for what I wanted to do, rock / funk mainly (RATM, RHCP, Incubus). This is again a real Jazz Bass, it thus enjoys a great versatile with a pick obtained quickly the metal is not for nothing that plays jazz bass BMTH eh.
I use it sometimes with a big muff bass sound to get very fat, it works very well too!
More powerful bridge pickup and the bridge more subdued, as in all the jazz bass.
I think replacing the pickups with EMG JVX (the active set), after that, I probably would not change more bass for the next 20 years.
I use it for a month, day and night, I really put the bass through it, it takes a lot of fun petting the animal.
it starts to do some years I cheeks, I saw a parade of bass between my fingers is not the best coffee in the world, but there's nothing for € 370/400 better. Even compared to the Mexican Road Worn it is superior in quality / sound / violin.
I love the most versatility, comfort. The least? Uh ... At the edge of the black knobs, I put the chrome instead (matter of taste), and the nut low end, or nothing.
With experience, yes, I would advise anyone who likes the bass without having to put € 1,500 in their instrument.
they's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
In appearance, she is very beautiful, very classic. It is true that in terms of color, there is no choice, but it's not, it seems, a series of general circulation - it can be understood.
Very enjoyable to play, easy, accurate. The handle is comfortable, fast, not too thick (I have not much experience on other low).
A little heavy.
The pickups are good, nothing more. Personally I find this bass very versatile: sound to slap high-fat, it provides and fulfills its functions perfectly. Brass parts of the bridge provide interminable.Les sustain knobs thoroughly, there is sometimes a little unpleasant buzz.
This is where I'll be the most talkative. I had this bass after playing with a stick for several years (I exaggerate, but it was a little low 60s Eko). This Squier Vibe calssic made me rediscover the instrument, I fell in love. It is very reactive and will lead to my game I made great progress since I have, and I did not want one day to another. Today I just started to master the fine. For the price, it's a great investment. I think soon turn into active and maybe change the pickups. To have a top class instrument, it should still change the knobs - but hey, that luxury. I would do this choice without hesitation.
derekforbes's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Japanese-imitation of the 80s
- Bought in July 2008
- Handle very nice and even too late perhaps!
- Not too heavy (compared to my 1976 Precision ...)
- The jazz growl is there
- An unpleasant buzz when opening half-bridge pickup (it sounds more fat and I prefer)
I flashed while I was undecided and a budget of 400th
a quality / price! compared to other squier I practiced the difference is huge.
The accuracy is superb settlement ... I hesitated between the two
Spektros's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Style (and) 60's vintage
Made in China, 20 frets. 3 knobs
The rest of the features I know.
Channel harder and less accurate than a Fender. But I think the sleeves Squier's much more demanding and more enjoyable, I would find the Fender sleeves a little soft (but you should find it more manageable in the long run). Access to acute tj not obvious. Heavy, like all Fender.
Small feature, this Jazz bass neck strange shape to that of a bass. It's pretty confusing because we tend to nab the top rope when you hit the G string, and sometimes miss the mid to not fall under the fingers. But I think that is gaining speed.
Excellent sound. Much better than my other Squier Standard Precision Series.
Its very vintage. This small low Chinese amazed me as soon as you step in acute ca screams like Marcus Miller, I am very impressed.
It is more accurate bcp (paradoxically) that my Squier precision, and also more demanding.
The musicality of Fender Squier is very versatile, in general, but here it sounds really vintage jazz, j'aime bcp.
Already it is a beautiful instrument. The sound is really good and Clak original. While it is true that we still have less potato and less comfort than a "real" Fender, I think it looks very much qd illusion.
As soon as I lai made and I started playing, Wow what a trip!! And slap that starts tt only, of course! It forces me to be square and accurate, it pushes me to play solo, it's impressive
Value for money is excellent, I think agree with that of other users Squier good quality and high-end.
on the other hand if anyone could inform me: what is the kind of base in the strings (I've seen feature on any model Fender) dy can not drag a mediator, no interest in supporting or putting your fingers, no effect on the sound, not moving: Mystery!!