First introduced in 1960, the Jazz Bass has withstood the test of time to become one of the most played and recorded instruments in modern music history. The Squier Classic Vibe '70s Jazz Bass V celebrates this heritage in an incredibly affordable instrument that aspiring musicians will appreciate. With its sleekly contoured offset body and fast-action maple neck, this J Bass is incredibly comfortable to play and lets you pull off extremely tight runs and grooves with ease. Of course, it also delivers the legendary punchy bass sound you can only get from a pair of single-coil J Bass pickups.
As roundwound strings and brighter bass sounds became popular in the 1970s, a number of modifications were made to the J Bass to accommodate the changing tastes in music production; most notably, maple fingerboards and a back pickup moved closer to the bridge. And later when 5-string basses came into vogue, the Jazz Bass — a staple of funk and fusion — was a natural for adding a low B string. The 5-string Jazz Bass and has since become ubiquitous on stages, in orchestra pits, and in studios worldwide.
Although the versatile Classic Vibe '70s Jazz Bass V sounds great in just about any context, it really shines in musical settings that demand that classic scooped, growling bass sound and benefit from the extended range of a tight, responsive low B string that feels like a natural extension of the instrument. With the Classic Vibe '70s J Bass V, you can achieve a myriad of tones by blending the volume of both Fender Designed Alnico single-coil pickups to taste. Whether you play jazz, rock, metal, blues, country — or any fusions thereof — the Classic Vibe '70s Jazz Bass V will deliver the tones you need.
One of the things that made the J Bass an instant hit with working bass players was its unique offset-waist body shape. Perfect whether playing standing or seated, the classic Jazz Bass contoured body will make those marathon gigs and sessions much more comfortable. With its slim C-profile neck (1.875" wide at the nut in the 5-string version), this instrument was originally designed to appeal to jazz bassists. The slender neck not only facilitates the fluid execution of fast, complex bass lines; it's perfect for any musical style — which is why you hear the Jazz Bass in every genre of music.
Pick up the Squier Classic Vibe '70s Jazz Bass V and you've got affordable entrée into the company of some of the greatest bass players of all time. World-renowned bassists such as Jaco Pastorius, Geddy Lee, Marcus Miller, Larry Graham, John Paul Jones, and Victor Bailey all chose the J Bass as their go-to axe. Music Experience's advice: If you want the iconic round and punchy, growling J Bass sound along with effortless playability — and an amazing value, to boot — you're on the right page. Pick up the Squier Classic Vibe '70s Jazz Bass V and drive your music with legendary tone.
Squier's tapped into something really cool with their Classic Vibe series — hot mods of classic Fenders, all sporting top-shelf materials and components, with primo fit-and-finish. If you're a guitarist or bassist, you'll likely agree that vintage Fender guitars and basses are heavily lusted-after items, so it's great that Fender, in their infinite wisdom, have set their Squier subsidiary free to create hot-rodded and affordable versions of the classics.
The Classic Vibe ‘70s Jazz Bass® V is a nod to the 1970s evolution of the J Bass®, combining the luxurious playability that made it famous with the versatility and massive tone of its dual Fender-Designed alnico single-coil pickups. Player-friendly features include a slim, comfortable “C”-shaped neck profile with an easy-playing 9.5”-radius fingerboard and narrow-tall frets, as well as a vintage-style bridge with slotted barrel saddles for solid string stability. This throwback Squier model also features 1970s-inspired headstock markings, rich-looking nickel-plated hardware and a slick vintage-tint gloss neck finish for an old-school vibe.
This model features Fender-Designed alnico single-coil pickups with ‘70s spacing for punchy, articulate tone.
This bass bridge features slotted barrel saddles for rock-solid string stability and vintage style.
Sporting classic looks, these vintage-style tuning machines provide rock-solid tuning stability and smooth action.
The durable nickel-plated hardware adds a deep, rich throwback look to the instrument.
This instrument offers a slim “C”-shaped neck profile for a comfortable playing feel.
The neck on this model sports a vintage-tint gloss finish for a highly desirable aged look.
Get amazing modern tone from this classic-style Squier Classic Vibe '70s Jazz Bass V!
|Number of Strings||5|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Body Material||Soft Maple|
|Neck Material||Maple, bolt-on|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Block|
|Number of Frets||20, Narrow Tall|
|Number of Pickups||2|
|Middle Pickup||Fender Alnico Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Fender Alnico Single-coil|
|Controls||2 x volume, 1 x master tone|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0374550506|