Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass

Vintage Modified Jazz Bass, 4-string bass guitar from Squier in the Jazz Bass series.

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fredolee16's review"Nice tone and well made but a little heavy bass."

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
I bought my first one back in 2006 with the Duncan Design pickups. After a heavy use in my band and in Church, I sold it for whatever reason. I made setups for some friends in my country and I already worked with couple of this one again and of course after my setups, I play them to check them. This bass is well made and very versatile for every kind of music but are strong in the slap and pop. In the couple of this basses that I had fix, I find a common problem. First, the factory setup was horrible and very high action. It's a little hard to set up a low action without have fret buzz especially down the 12 fret or above. This could be a problem for those who has a very hard touch when they play. Not a problem if you light your touch or use a proper technique but they buzz a little bit. Third, they are heavy. First and second issues can be fixed with some setups. Third reason could be an issue especially if you play several hours or have back problems like me. Overall is a nice funky bass.

MGR/Billy's review"Squier Vintage Jazz"

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
This is the black body, black pickguard, maple neck with pearl block inlay Jazz Bass by Squier. One of the latest models in their Vintage Modified series. Agathis body with a Poly finish and Alnico magnet pickups. The knobs are volume, volume, tone.

I was excited about Squier%27s new line. I pulled the trigger on it online for $299 and waited until the FedEx truck lit up my driveway.

It looks cool. I like the satin finish neck. The body sustains well when the instrument is played acoustically.

The frets were sharp and the body is very lightweight. I would have much rather paid $349 which is the price tag for the Classic Vibe series and dealt with less shortcomings.

The pickups weren't as aggressive and growly as I had hoped.

Just OK. You can tell right away by playing it that it is a cheap instrument. Setup right out of the box was lackluster. The neck buzzed and fretted out in more than one spot. A new set of strings, a humidity controlled room and a set of allen wrenches fixed it eventually.

This bass has cool factor written all over it. Tonally I wasn%27t in love though, I would highly advise you to check out the Classic Vibe Series Jazz Bass against this.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

mooseherman's review

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
This is a Mexican made Squier guitar. Squier is made by Fender, and generally is their discount models. This is based off of a Vintage Jazz Bass. However, it's not the same quality as the actual vintage ones (Fender doesn't really make many guitars of the same quality, and if they do, they're painfully expensive). There are 3 knobs (one for each pickup, neck and bridge, and then a master tone knob). As the bass has two knobs for each pickup, there is no selection. The bass has a maple body with a maple neck and fingerboard as well. There are 20 frets and a Standard Fender Jazz bridge. Overall it's a standard bass.


It's pretty easy to play this bass, as it doesn't have any major flaws. It's not the smoothest playing bass in the world, but it could be much worse. It's a reasonably heavy bass but it's not going to hurt your back as much as a thick vintage P-bass potentially would. Getting a good sound out of it is pretty tricky unless you change the pickups.


As I said in the last paragraph, I don't think this bass sounds particularly good. However, the trick with Squiers in general is basically to gut them and get new pickups and wiring. The main reason that Squiers are so much cheaper than their Fender counterparts is that the pickups and wiring are worse. Therefore, a simple rewiring and installing new pickups will solve that problem. They probably still won't be as finely tuned or set up as nice as a real Jazz Bass but you can have that fixed as well. This makes this option far cheaper than buying a vintage bass. Therefore, while this bass doesn't sound that good on its own, it does have the potential to sound good. It can sound thick, warm, and smooth like a traditional Fender Jazz bass if you install the right pickup. Otherwise, it's more dead and flat-sounding.


I like the price of this bass the best. I don't like the fact that you have to do a lot of work on it to get it to sound good, but that's a fair trade. It just depends on whether you have the time or the inclination to get the right kind of sound for it. Having a good idea about what kind of pickups to install in it would help too. I've played many other kinds of Jazz basses, most of them better than this one, but this one is still good.

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

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
Wood: Maple
20 Frets

One neck pickup, bridge pickup 1 (Jazz Bass ® Duncan Designed ™ JB101) and a low or high boost


Low enough and handle heavy thick ... but it is pleasant enough to love.

Easy to get a little interesting because its setting and has a low default sound is good.


Good sound and that no matter what type of amp but need to fine tune to play on the EQ of the amp.


Low and very good good quality / price ratio ... advise as low before investing more than € 600 in low.

plepleux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Ultra cool"

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
See site Squier.


Simple, one branch turns the knobs and rings. Well, it took me even when 2 or 3 hours to really rgler: Filing nut, neck tension, action, accuracy. It n'tait RULES lot but it's really the best.

I illico chang the bridge for a Babicz spcial Jazz Bass (no holes do) that allowed me to rgler even better sustain and gain (the good dj trs origin).

I am waiting for a prampli Intgr Auderer JZ3 Audio-VB-2B because it is true that the electronic part is really "cheap". It could not be rotten as knobs.


Besides the price, and the mouth of the bass that's what made me crack. I was looking for a DIFFERENT sound of my Rickenbacker 4003 and my Hofner 500 / 1 ct and what I am not dcu.
I highly recommend watching this gives a real good ide:


Bon gnral, trs good in view of the price. It's really good to start low and you can easily upgrade later.
The only question is: how will it age??

XBassmastaX's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I"

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
Made in Indonesia

Maple neck

20 frets

Voila, my colleagues have already done a good summary ...


Heavy bass, (a habit)

Channel enjoyable.

This bass has a very good sound.


The knobs allow different types of sounds nice


I play for 6 months, this is my second bass and I'm happy, despite the large body.

It's a good bass for its price.

barberousse2006's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent first low"

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
CF further notice, I will not do better.

I put 8, because the knobs are average.


The handle is very nice. I am a guitarist to the origin and this is my first bass. Apart from some pain initially caused my habits as a guitarist, I soon enjoyed playing this instrument.

Very good ergonomics. It's heavy, but it is a low, nothing extraordinary about that! Access to acute is very easy as I think of all the jazz bass.

We get it a good sound easy, even if I'm repeating myself, the knobs are very ways: they act only on a very short part of their race. They make me think of more than switches potentiometers. But nothing insurmountable, there is a good sound easily.


I started on bass after years of guitar package. So I try my hand full of style and surprise me to enjoy playing styles that did not interest me at all before because not worn on the guitar.
I find this extremely versatile instrument. We can play for the big fat type vintage rock Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, U2's ... but the Funk (slap it very well), reggae, pop, punk, The variety of ... It's harder to make the metal, but with a good amp and good effect, it must be possible.


It's been a year since I use it. I had not really had to try other instruments, I bought it by chance really. However, I have tried a lot since, but none made me want to change it.
Excellent low to start, see more ...
Jay f.06/02/2011

Jay f.'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good low base."

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
The Squier VM Jazz Bass Jazz Bass is a pretty standard.

A neck pickup, a bridge pickup.
Gain setting for each microphone.
A setting of general tone.

My model is very well finished. Good mechanical strength sweat.


This is my first bass, I can hardly compare.
For my part, it seems to me entirely correct in terms of ergonomics.
I soon had the sound I wanted, despite my lack of experience.

Missing a mark on the knobs. It is not possible to see how they are resolved.


I quickly found the settings that allow me to have the sound I wanted.
The standard setting in Bass, the two pickups and tone at the bottom center, seduced me from the first test.
Secondly, I love the sound of the neck pickup alone. Playing with the tone, we arrive at a sound close to the bass that I like also particularly.
The bridge pickup alone seems too aggressive. But, he adds slamming necessary when mixing the two pickups. And it offers an interesting opening to a new palette of sound (for example coupled to an effect).

I play almost exclusively on computer simulation amp and very little about my little Fender amp.


I've had 2 years. This is my first bass and I am very happy.
I still have not changed my strings and I made the necessary tweaks myself.

I have not tried many model because in this price range, it was almost the only model available.

The lack of reference on the settings a bit bored, but I will read it.

Value for money excellent.
With experience, I would do this choice without hesitation. I think my second bass could be a Squier Precision.

Gromus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I could do with a 2nd!"

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
- Nice handle
- Re-'70s style
- Micro sign saymour


Corp a bit too heavy


A marvel for the price I would buy property


a second
ideal for beginners or experienced.

Binuts's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" enjoyable remake that choice, style and especially "groovy baby""

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
Everything is said elsewhere.


I had much less trouble finding the right rglages with this bass with my active bass of yesteryear who had 4 buttons ...
Here I have a knob neck pickup, a knob microwave bridge and a knob tone (bass / treble) I play easily between those who get along very well rglages.

Ergonomics pleasant, has a jazz bass is all the same, it is always fed.
CASC is the acute apprciable.
It PSE heavy but throw in a look if you feel fatigue coming, you forget seeing this color, varnish, these inlays in the handle OUAHHH


Easy ' have a sound in the treble slamming.
Or a serious and well rounded

Or between the two, just enough treble in a funky groove that his own country.

When I push my 100W Fender amp this bass m'pate each time the sound is compressed and wondering what would be a Jazz Bass mexico which would have cost 300 more

I play a little funk, a little bit I slapper, rock to mdiator.
Sometimes I use an Ibanez distortion or overdrive my home-made history fun ..


I use it for 4 years now and I'm Entirely satisfied. If I had to buy a new bass, it would be a low lgre more and finer. So its kind, this bass suits me perfectly.

What I like most is the character of rock and roll bass. Both in the look in the sound.
What I like less is what makes it charming is the size of the beast, its weight. This is a clumsy heavy facade, she may be surprised by its accessibility.

Very good quality price ratio, especially for 280 now ^ ^.
With the experience I