Squier Jazz Bass (Made in Japan)

Squier Jazz Bass (Made in Japan)

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Jazz Bass (Made in Japan), 4-string bass guitar from Squier in the Jazz Bass series.

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  • Manufacturer: Squier
  • Model: Jazz Bass (Made in Japan)
  • Series: Jazz Bass
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 06/18/2008

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Squier Jazz Bass (Made in Japan) user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Grenouillère's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"The "Pearl Harbor" of the bass!"

Squier Jazz Bass (Made in Japan)
So we have a Squier Jazz bass from home. This series "JV" is the so-called "Japan Vintage". They are made from low 1983.Ce are replicas of Fender U.S., but "RI", ie as old models remanufactured at the time. In short, this jazz bass from 1962 has a 21 fret rosewood handle, the jumpers striated (as on Us from those years!) Of mechanical reverse, a belt clip on the back of the headstock, two volume, one tone, and especially the famous ground rod that passed between the bridge and the bridge pickup cavity (sort of brass bar). By taking this bass in hand, it seems to have a real low in those years! This is the model "copy / paste" a 1962 jazz bass. Some notable features: the truss rod that adjusts in cuffs or ribbed jumpers, which leads (for the experts!) Side of things very 60's! For there are two microphones vintage pickups, with standard settings of any passive jazz bass (vol / vol / tone). Note the handle and a beautiful polish, nay of exceptional quality! The handle is easy glide ...

Moving to plug into the amp!


The handle is a highway. Easy, fast, access to acute, and well it's still low, then!

For the sound: no need to tweak knobs for 25! You plug one mounts the volume is adjusted and roll youth (so to speak!). The remarkable thing about these models is that unlike thousands of jazz bass, when you turn a knob, the sound changes dramatically. I mean, there is action throughout the race. On a lot of JB I had to try or when you turn the knob more than one quarter it's as if there was more influence on the sound. There is not the case ... Initially even get confusing! But we quickly took the game to handle the volume metering / easel 1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 ... etc. The button "tone" is very effective and is actually the overall sound.
For the Violin: just beautiful! nitrocellulose lacquer finish on top (MIJ), you'd have a U.S. hands! Sincerely that bass exudes quality finishing. Be careful because it also remains fragile because of its great age!
Without casting aspersions: I'd reserved a low bass "seasoned". You better know to play a minimum to use this low because it is very demanding. Let me explain. This bass is a bass like in the 60's so "hard" heavy, the sound can be difficult to master (remember, mutate the sound, use different techniques ... nuances). In addition it may seem "hard" to master. This as an old car: it will give its best to those who learn to know and love ...


The "SOUND"! Nothing to say! This is jazz bass sound that I have sought for over 15 years! With it we are in another world. That of the true "vintage" where the sound was made by the fingers of bassist and not pr indescribable preamp! This is the typical sound, what to say, a true legendary U.S. 1962 Jazz bass. When you play each note is clear, each harmonic is embellished ... It gives inspiration, freedom, you feel ready to face any walking bass! I tried it on several amps. Even on a amp m ****, it sounds crazy! So on a SVT head, you can imagine!

We get all the sounds of jazz bass from 1960 to today as the amp, the effects used ... Sure it sounds old, it is far from a Fodera, but what a sound! The first time I plugged it I thought: "... the sound is sweet." For having jazz or p bass, I'm used to that kind of sound.

But on this Squier, the sound is really different. It's sounds that you rebalancent 30 or 40 years ago ... I love the sound very "slamming" or bright bridge pickup, and swing on the mic to send serious well ... chubby What is disconcerting is that even sometimes lost our bearings. It feels to have a great sound, and changing the knobs you feel that ultimately it is better now ...

This is a bass that needs to be pampered, set, finicky ... To offer you the best of itself! This is the jazz bass of sweat! One that will ask a lot but will reward you a hundredfold if you can conquer ... I talk with "love"? Well yes I'm in love! Love with his "son", his look, his side "old", this endearing side being so common ...

I had a Maya and a Fernandes "vintage" (74 and 79) and even if they are really great, they do not happen to him at nut! Those who tell you that the Tokai or Fernandes JV are better than those, you are lying. This series JV remains my yardstick. I bought a few days ago by chance ... I was looking for a jazz bass sunburst (not too expensive) ... And finally!


Why the title? Well, when I tried it the first time I had this image of the famous battle between Japan and United states ... Where Japanese Americans were pounded by attacking them by surprise ... With this series (guitar, bass, etc ...) Squier was wronged by producing Fender guitars cost of better quality than those made in the USA Fender ... This resulted in a trial, redemption, and above allowed Fender to "reframe" frames Squier by explaining "Who is it that makes the guitars better? ... Remember that these are We Americans! "

I use it for a few days ... Bass I've had (25 I think?) So I've tasted in the sleeves ... What I love most? Everything!

The least? And well (and it is only by pure snobbery) is written and not Fender Squier (By the way, the series "JV" were produced between January 83 and 1984, they carry a stamped logo "Squier". The following series were made after the takeover by Fender logo and carries a "Fender" but the quality is not the same! They are clearly below!) ... for the rest, it's a Fender jazz bass of 1962! After it is (as I recall) a low demanding in terms of "tracking". I recommend to a beginner for logical reasons.
Another problem: the weight. It is a heavy bass. She is 4.8 lbs. So the play on stage is difficult (again demanding!) But it is a price to pay for "THE" sound.

I bought it by accident, looking for a Jazz bass sunbusrt (not too expensive). After trying it and after some research I realized what I had in my hands! So the ratio Q / P is unusual for me!

At first they are low "diffiles" to find today (found mostly in the precision used). And I understand why!

If you hesitate between a Fender and this series, the choice seems easy! The Squier JV are still affordable to the price charged for U.S. Fender 70s and before ...
After the business of "brands" that's probably all ... except "musical" (snobbery, ego, fashion, etc ...). Feel free to pay € 5,000 for a "vintage" which sound like my bass!

J-J.D's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Squier Jazz Bass (Made in Japan)
20 frets
JB pickups
2 volumes, 1 tonalitbr /> handle end and flat plutt


Channel super enjoyable
ACCS Acute right
trs good ergonomics
sound JazzBass


I played on a Hartke 410xl 3500 +, nothing wrong: the sound perfect Jazzbass I do plutt british pop and for me it is the IDAL and well rounded with fine treble.


I use it since 1986 and not part with it for anything in monde.J 'loves her, no need for a Fender. I wanted a JazzBass, I've found for an unbeatable price (3000 francs in 1986).
I would do the same choice without restraint.

la-touffe's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Squier Jazz Bass (Made in Japan)
20 frets
micro jazz bass us
jazz bass neck end and quite right
2 volumes 1 tone


super nice round access to very sharp right you have a great sound all the time ... say that it gets off the ... I tested one of us yesterday and 2009 compared to the Squier choice is quickly made ... Squier


agree it has all the styles ... zik I slap a lot with it and the breaks bah I play on a fender bassman and Ashdown Five Fifteen bah and good sound is just perfect (regardless of the amp) the micro sounds serious precision the bridge super sharp and precise and both at the same time I let you imagine


I bought a 70th Savat someone who does not what it was so mega deal or I quit to do anything in the world (I play more with this bass with my stingray XD) if you find one LET votrre your fender musicman (only the latest ^ ^) and buy it, it is just perfect
DJ - buisson03/14/2011

DJ - buisson's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Squier Jazz Bass (Made in Japan)
Channel C-shaped end asses.
The sound is exellent Assé accurate and slamming


Access to acute, it is a stratum .. + weight - 800gr 3 ..


Exellent in blues and rock


NB: The back plate is engraved JVXXXXX .... the set is magnificent, the sound idem.
Even if you are good at only to drink milk with a straw through your nose ... Buy here.
It's a rare guitar and a violin as perfect .. after the sound is a personal question .. but it is exellent.

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