Squire Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz

Squire Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz

Postby dead-in-okc » Fri May 16, 2008 3:13 pm

Any thoughts or info on these? For 200 bucks +,how bad can they be for a knock around bass....Anybody own or played one?
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Re: Squire Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz

Postby Road King » Sat May 17, 2008 7:34 am

Never played one, but there are 40 or 50 threads on this over at TB. Should answer most of your questions.
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Re: Squire Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz

Postby kennans » Sat May 17, 2008 7:45 am

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3045

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Re: Squire Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz

Postby Golem » Mon May 19, 2008 9:42 am

dead-in-okc wrote:Any thoughts or info on these? For 200 bucks +,how bad can they be for a knock around bass....Anybody own or played one?
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Didn't buy it cuz I really don't need it, being too similar to an ax I already have. But the multiple times messing with it in the shop that resulted in that decision did leave a good aftertaste. Seems to be a very nice ax, worth at least twice the price. I happen to like ebanol FBs verrrry much. Some poeople do not. The PUs seem to be copies of Dimarzio Ultral J and do a very good job of noise canceling [thaz electric noise, not my playing style .... ].

I've tried a few. One seemed a bit less tasty than the others. I'd suggesting buying only where you get to play the very ax you're gonna keep. They don't cost enuf to worry about how to get the absolute lowest price. It's more important to get the best ax for the money, which can mean cherry picking. I'm not imagining there's any stellar winners lurking out there, but you wanna avoid the opposite, and kinda go for the best of a generally very decent bunch.

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Re: Squire Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz

Postby Lieutenant Dan » Fri May 23, 2008 12:08 pm

I love playing these things any chance I get at GC or my local mom and pop. They sound and play really nice, especially for the price. If I didn't have a fretless jazz type bass already (SX 62 J bass copy) I'd pounce!
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Re: Squire Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz

Postby Chuck M » Mon May 26, 2008 8:17 pm

I own one and highly recommend it. I bought mine to use at venue that has a very small stage that is usually full of "muisicians" that might ding a bass. So I bought this inexpensive Squier to use there and it is still pristine! LOL

I ordered my bass from Sam Ash for $279 delivered. It is a great bass although mine weighs a little more than most of them do. I put a set of TI flats on it and it really is a great instrument for the money. I love the fingerboard. It plays perfectly in every position.

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Re: Squire Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz

Postby Bass Commando » Tue May 27, 2008 12:37 pm

I just picked up a new/used Squire Jazz locally from a kid for $150. It's a nice bass (with frets) and I got it mostly because it is Antique Burst (black to red) and very nice looking. I've got plans to put a fretless neck on it, badass bridge, new pickups, etc... so about the only thing I cared about was the body anyway.

Fortunately I am replacing the neck because the neck on this one has a broken/slipping truss rod. Not something you can easily check when getting something off craigslist, but you might want to get one from a local dealer just in case this problem is more epidemic.

All the parts are good quality, but I feel the pickups are quite weak in comparison to my American Jazz. These basses appear to be a pretty good deal if you are into DIY upgrades.
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Re: Squire Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz

Postby yendor » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:09 pm

The Squier VM Fretless is a steal! I have other fretless basses that cost 10 times the price (Pedulla, Carvin), but I just LOVE the sound and the feel of this cheap "Fender".
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