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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MGR/Ben C03/08/2004

MGR/Ben C's review"Modulus Vintage Jazz"

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
I had been looking for a good bass for a long time when I found that I loved the sound of a jazz bass. After playing Fenders (even the American Deluxe models) I wondered if I could ever find a jazz bass that didn't feel chunky, had a great slap tone, and didn't have dead spots all over the fretboard. I encountered this Modulus bass used at a local store and paid $1000 for it.

First off, this bass is great looking. It looks a lot like a vintage jazz bass with a cream colored body and red toroise shell pickguard. The bass isn't all old-fashioned, though. Modern features make this bass great, with the Bartolini pickups and carbon fiber neck. The Bartolinis provide a warm, detailed tone perfect for anything from fingerstyle funk to slap. When I turned the bass and amp up all the way, there was still no noise from the electronics! Although this bass is offered with active electronics, I would be afraid of taking away from the natural warmth of the pickups, which have great clarity anyway. Perhaps the most amazing part of this bass is the neck. It is very fast playing. The carbon fiber creates and incredible look, virtually no warping, incredible sustain, no buzz, and absolutely no dead spots! Lastly, the Gotoh tuners keep this bass in tune forever!

The only drawback with this bass is the difficulty of reaching the upper register. While the fingerboard is 21 frets, which is average for any bass, the body sticks out very far at the joint, causing a lot of hand strain once you get to the last few frets.

The construction of this bass is nearly flawless. Each fret is set beautifully. The neck, held on by 4 large bolts, is joined snugly onto the body. The only construction problem I have encountered with this bass is that one of the strap buttons comes loose every once in a while, which I'm sure can easily be fixed.

This bass is great for anyone who likes jazz basses but doesn't want to put up with the buzz, chunky feel, and mediocre sound of a Fender. If you've ever wished you could find a jazz bass with an unbelievable Bartolini tone, great playability, and no fret buzz or dead spots, this is your bass!

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

-Livingroom-'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A Squier supoer to start."

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
Made in Indonesia, 4 strings, 21 frets, 2 Duncan designed pickups jb kind of very good quality for the price. fender easel base handle with a great radius and a great tune, better than many I've played fender. it is very close to the head, and it's very nice. two volumes a tone and jack. Everything is very well finished.


The handle is great in my opinion, this is a jazz bass shape, so super ergonomic (for me it was always the best thing since the 50's) while the handle is super playable, you can go from jazz to rock smoothly with the settings not worth the price it is perfect.


A bass are the fingers that make the sound much, so except for a possible upgrade pickups, 1000boules or more to buy a real good fender (but good huh), frankly better keep it. I use it on almost all my productions, and I'm never disappointed (or those that make me orders for that matter). I record or in a vt4 Ampeg (normally plugged into a guitar cabinet but the same brand 8 * 10), or in a svt 2 or plusgénéralement in my little art tube preamp tube (and it still works as good), to which likes to take note of saturation in the ass, so enjoy! The only flaw is cracking when you move the knobs, but I'll have to motivate myself to put a bomb blow contact.


it's been five years now that I use it, I never had desoucis except those crunches. The value for money is excellent, and the fact that the color is natural wood that we know that it is not plywood. I tried a bunch of other Squier bass that that were not as good ...

fartamis's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" incredible value"

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
no need to mention everyone know the specs.


the handle is a true ice slides his own.

access to acute is a charm.

ergonomics is good whatever sitting position it tends to lean forward but accotant forearm on the body everything is ok.

there's no problem getting a good sound.


it is perfect for my musical styles rock, prog, blues, jazz.

have is not able to get a clear and bold sound without problem, the pickups are a sacred good job.

I play on an amp Ampeg PF500 connected to my computer with a good sound card and headphone denon ah-d600 and sounds, a true killer sound. I play sometimes on my EX112 eden office and it's still a killer sound.


I use it for ten days.

I had a budget of $ 600 ie before tax, I tried some other model Ibanez, Cort, Yamaha, ltd, and even a fender Mexican Jazzbass.

I'll make my own opinion.
so here I simply can not believe it, I read about 300 critics in the last two months prior to my purchase on the bass and it was only praise to no end, but I was skeptical view the price and when I decided to see it more closely I fell on my ass, the finish is perfect everything is straight and centered on the bridge pickup the key pickgard plate control the black rectangles on the handle the frets are filed down and not hanging the varnish is applied smooth and flawless, then I plugged it into an amp to try and here I must say that I was literally blown away by the sound quality of this low the pickups are powerful but also delivers a sound quality breath away really gets his Jazzbass, the control buttons are very responsive have easily gets the sound you want from very light to very fat, short for the price paid $ 300 cad I just can not believe it, only negative point the bridge is a little cheapette but it's the same job I'm still going to change it to a gotoh 201b-4 and the action was a little high but in turn the maker and voila.

in conclusion I really do not regret my choice and it has nothing to envy to the Mexican Jazzbass costing 2x the price, impeccable finish and incredible sound for this price it is theft.

Blop37's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" My second bass!"

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
See other opinions! ;)


- The handle is it nice?

I find it perfect! This is my second bass, before I played on a stagg who begins to date and I have to say that the race has absolutely nothing to do! That slides alone! The maple neck gives a good slamming her that I love.

- Access to acute is easy?

Faith yes, as any jazz bass on anything. After we must admit that this is not the most important when you play bass! ;)

- Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?

No problem, it's a jazz bass so a fairly common form. Sitting, standing, it adapts to all! Level weight is a little heavy but it is not very disturbing when one is accustomed.

- Gets it easy to sound good?

So I do not have much basis for comparison as my old bass was really bad ... But this little Squier blew me his level! Some even say it is well worth the models Fender Made in Mexico! ;) The Duncan Design pickups are doing their job, you can easily get a well-rounded and more aggressive sound to our desire. I still feel that this bass is the foundation designed for slap: it unravels everything! The sound is ultra slamming and beautiful ... I love it!


- Are they suitable for your style of music?

It's simple: it is suitable for all! Except perhaps in very heavy metal ... and it remains to be seen! ;) This is a very versatile bass that fits all styles.

- With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?

I use it mainly in connection to my sound card, so no effect. If I plug in my amp Stagg but rendering is not great ... I'm going to have to invest! : P

- What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold", ....)?

Most of the time it's simple: I put all the way! Actually I have not really tried to sound hacked but I'll try it! ;)

- What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?

I love everything! Which is rare for a bass in this range, as we remember that we are talking about a low less than 400 €!


- How long have you use it?

It will be two weeks now and I fell in love!

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

Before I had a low Stagg range from a low pack + amp (imagine the quality ...). I hesitated between the Squier and SUB at Sterling. Unable to find the Squier, she immediately liked me.

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

Pros: She is beautiful I must admit, it really makes you want to take it and play with. The finish is perfect, no surprises. The sound is great I think, feel ultra comfortable ... no complaints!

The -: The knobs have no markers, so that it's a bit hard to know where we are ... but is a detail!

- How would you rate the quality / price?

For low less than 400 €, it is excellent! So of course it can not be worth the Fender USA, but there is another budget! In any case I think I'll keep it a little while.

-With experience, you do again this choice?

Yes without hesitation!
dex red06/27/2012

dex red's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Amazing."

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
Everything is already said above, no need to repeat, so.


The handle is a nice olus that I have ever played. Late (very late), pleasant to the touch and easy, regardless of our size of our mimines.

Ergonomics: I love, good balance, not too heavy (compared to my PB 1979, pfiouu ..). The only difficulty or put his right thumb? On the neck pickup?, On the E string?. A bit uncomfortable in the long run.
However, more than enough space between the strings and the plate to ensure the "learned" slap.

No problem with access to acute frets, and its top immediately.
In my case, some minor adjustments of the bridges and pickups, a little bit of truss rod after one month, one jack, three knobs at the bottom and go to send severe without killing hands.
Warning to the tendency to curl on the lower strings (adapting his game).


Versatile to a fault, she does everything well. Whatever the style, it integrates smoothly. I play pretty funky, rhythm n blues but also rock, mainstream, Bowie.
Sustain amazing sound clarity and attacked for a low price of this ...
My bass teacher borrow me regularly for grooves and slappés Marcusmilleriens MarkKingiens.


Q1: 6 months
Q2: a dozen
Q3: Actually, I initially fell for the look. Then she knew unveil its other advantages, widely cited in these lines.
Q4: RQ / P: hard to beat ...
Q5: Without the slightest hesitation.

Only uncertainty: how does it evolve with time and hours of gambling? Certainly not like a real Fender U.S..
Time will tell. For now, we're happy with us without breaking the bank.

I have two other basses, much more expensive. I barely touches ..

chguigoz59's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" VERY GOOD FOR THE PRICE LOW"

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
We know so no need to add more

It's a low that I find really good value.
Good handle, micro okay though a bit weak but at this price!


Channel super nice and easy to play.
very well for small hands and beginners.


Its great to slap and especially jazz!
But the jazz bass is a bass is the most versatile in the world!


Very good value for money.
I do not regret my purchase at all and I'm not about to part with it even after trying a real fender.

kumablues's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Brilliant series from Squier"

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
Made in Indonesia is a replica of Fender Jazz Bass 70s.
I watched you leave the technical characteristics in others we know what we are talking about:)


The ergonomics are great, well balanced, the handle is very comfortable and you feel immediately "at home". I do not know if this makes sense but I think it's a low "obvious."


Easier to get a sound that's difficult:

Neck pickup volume 100%
Bridge pickup volume 0%
Tone 75% serious
Typed his 60's near the Memphis R & B
Neck pickup volume 100%
Bridge pickup volume 100%
Tone 75% acute
Typed his 70's perfect for slap
Neck pickup volume 50%
Bridge pickup volume 100%
Tone 50%
Good for rock


I use it for almost two years now and I have nothing positive to say about this bass in particular and the series in general.
I have not tried anything else before, but I had the opportunity to try others after ... I remain loyal.
I intend to buy me the model Fretless always in this series. Too bad it does reissue of the '62 Precision VM I cracked straight away.

Everyone falls agree (at least for this series) customers, dealers, critics ... this series is really great, the Jazz Bass remains about her the most versatile bass Squier (Rhythm n Blues, Blues, Jazz, Fusion, Funk and even Rock (for the Metal / Punk, opt for Precision).

Of course this avalanche of compliments is a low midrange below (do not think it worth a standard set of Fender - need to compare what is comparable and stay sane!).

TattooYourSoul's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I keep this one!"

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
Manufacturing: Asia
Type: Electric
Position: Right
Form: Jazz Bass
Number of Strings: 4
Frets: 20
Body: Maple
Sleeve Type: Screwed
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Maple
Electronics: Passive
Pickups: 2 Duncan Designed
Volume Control: 2
Tone control: 1
Bridge: Standard
Mechanical: Standard
Hardware: Chrome
Finish: Gloss
Color: Natural


The handle is a pure delight just ... Beginner I possessor of another 5-string bass with a handle it as natural but this one is purely and simply a joy at this rate there
Regarding ergonomics I think I Jazz Bass is a reference standard can speak both body and in terms of access to the various knobs ... The weight is so low but I prefer a heavy weight pen so it is matter of personal opinion ... As for the access to treble it is done without any hindrance

For sound: if you are looking for an instrument in these rates then you will leave with a blow if this style of bass you are looking for roundness and warmth to the program


For sound: if you are looking for an instrument in these rates then you will leave with a blow if this style of bass you are looking for roundness and warmth to the program

It can go from edgy rock to reggae and then make a detour plans and return of jazzy fusion
Obviously this is not the model qu'ill you need if you want to take Tom Araya


I bought it there may have about a month and still can not believe ...
I actually tested a few models and wanted to offer me a Serie Mexico but in the end NO! nothing to see and provide value for money you need to type in the high end for better then a standard model sounds downright less
For more: favorite for the overall package: color lacquer finish and its
For less: a tripod is required for the specific shape of the bass does not maintain balanced on a tripod fixed

Quality Award for the report: Unstoppable

If I ever do it I certainly do it again: 1 for the instrument 2 to the surprise and joy of discovering truly on my amp
benjamin nourri05/17/2011

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

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
Bought used but new condition, a pleasure to handle comfort level as good or better than a Mexican!


With this bass you can play everything ... Its precise hot reggae rock pop finally just juggle the knobs, great for setting a good slap with the stick! Attention to the fragile backs it weighs a bit ...


I play on Fender Rumble 100 an ideal couple my personal love this bass and I sold a Fender Squier Mexico to buy the 200 euro ... I regret it.


I like it, buy I keep the eyes closed .. Well, almost great value for money!

Pierre3452's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent value for money"

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
The basic characteristics are known and I will not:)

Mine was fitted with a Badass II bridge and a bone nut ... It is fortunate because the original bridge is a crap ... Just a piece of folded sheet, but let's not be too demanding given the price of new .....


I have a little trouble with the handle, yet I resolved the best .... I find it "difficult" and more "natural" compared to my Fender Jazz bass Mex ...

Very late to the head, and difficult access to the treble is a fabrication that is worth its price

Perhaps a matter of habit .... but I'd like to change it .... To be continued:)

The bass is quite heavy and the balance is average (take a JB U.S. on your lap and you will understand ...)

I said (again. ..).... Although the price / quality ratio is excellent, the bass is absolutely not comparable to a U.S. .... JB For cons, the JB Mex not worth the advertised price .... and the U.S. .... and Ben YMMV .....


I rather play Jazz / Blues and Rock from time to time ....

The pickups are very original ways ... (very subjective opinion) very Medium / high, crystalline and without heat ....; (Growl?? Is not it?) ....

I love the warm sound and "Growl" (as they say ....:) )
I replaced the microphone by a Neck Fender reissue 75 (it seems more likely that it is "funk") purchased on Ebay U.S. ..... AND, OF REAL SERIOUS Y'a .......
Rather accustomed to using the neck pickup .... The microwave bridge is an original horror, except buggers ....

I changed the knobs by CTS, and changed the jack ...

Finally, my bass has no relation to the original model:)

I forgot, I use a Minimark MarkBass that I carry around everywhere ...


I use it for a few months, bought a second bass ....

For 250 € paid to OCCAZ with bone nut and Badass ... I'm happy ... especially with the micro chgt ....

Rest the handle that can better ....

To conclude: I love the body of this bass, light wood, the look ....
The pickups are a horror ..... A CHANGE!

The quality / price is GREAT!

I eyeing the real (Fender 75 ).... but need a package Noros!