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Right off the rack, the fit and finish of this bass was astounding. It absolutely smoked my old Affinity Precision, which had jagged, sharp fret-ends and seemed to be impossible to intonate. And the tones... the comparison almost seemed unfair. The 70s Jazz Bass's simple control setup allows for a huge variety of tones, ranging from a deep reggae throb to a trebly rock attack.
There are two Duncan-Designed single coil pickups, which are where the "vintage modified" part of the bass's name comes in (they're spaced according to 60s specs, rather than true 70s measurements). These are positioned at the neck and bridge. The first chrome-plated knob that your plucking hand will encounter controls the volume of the neck pickup, whereas the second one adjusts the volume at the bridge. The third is a master tone knob, which controls the tone for both pups simultaneously.
It's that simple.
Now, you might expect that like most jazz basses, this one tends to do bright rock tones and not much else, and you're not far from the truth--I don't really do any jazz, blues, or what-have-you. But my post-punk and new wave influences mean that my bass tracks move between high lead runs up near the top of the neck with a drone string going (a la Joy Division/New Order's Peter Hook) and low, deep pulsing tones softly picked with the fingers or even the thumb (along the lines of Public Image Ltd's Jah Wobble, or Sting in his Police days). The Squier 70s VM Jazz bass keeps up with all of it quite ably, because the pickups are voiced so differently that mixing and blending with the volume knobs alone produces a fairly wide array of sounds. And that's before we even mix in the tone knob... Read More
This has been my go-to bass for along time. I always loved of set guitars and the way the jazz bass does it is so sexy and eye catching. the black block inlays are like icing on the cake and the grain of mine at least is exceptional
Dans sa version 2013 améliorée, la Jazz Bass Vintage Modified ’70s de Squier vous replonge dans cette période mythique de l'histoire de la Jazz Bass. Elle est dotée de deux micros Fender et d'un manche fin en érable avec un profil en C et une finition brillante teintée vintage. Elle possède également une touche en érable filetée noire avec un radius de 9,5", 20 frettes medium-jumbo, de magnifiques incrustations noires, une plaque de protection noire à trois plis, un chevalet à quatre pontets, des boutons de contrôle moletés chromés, ainsi que des mécaniques ouvertes. Elle offre aux bassistes d'aujourd'hui les sonorités et les sensations des années 70, avec la qualité et les performances supérieures de Squier.