Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass GuitarProduct #H75825 Squier H75825 BAK 5 String Electric Bass https://www.esnapw.com/rses/ESnapServlet?MerchantNumberSent=63655
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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.
A killer five-string version of the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass!
Squier’s Vintage Modified Jazz Bass is now available in a five-string model. Like its mid-’70s-style four-string brother, the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V has a handsome natural-finish soft maple body and one-piece maple neck with sharp-looking black binding and block inlays on the 20-fret maple fingerboard. Other features include dual Duncan Designed™ single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, three-ply pickguard, five-saddle bridge and chrome hardware and tuners. Superior sound and feel for the five-string bassist, with superior Squier performance and value.
- Soft maple body
- C-shape hard maple neck
- Maple fretboard
- 20 medium jumbo frets
- Duncan Designed™ JB-105B AlNiCo 5 Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
- Duncan Designed™ JB-105N AlNiCo 5 Single-Coil Pickup (Neck)
- Black bound fretboard with black block position inlays
- Knurled chrome dome control knobs
- Synthetic bone nut
- 9-1/2" fretboard radius
- 34" scale length
Five-stringers rejoice! The Vintage Modified Jazz Bass has arrived. Order yours now!
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Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:
The VM J-V is my first 5 string in almost a decade. A great bass for the price, My convern with the Squier natural basses are the wood grain splits where the pieces come together to make the body. The particular bass I recieved has two seams/three seperate pieces but the split in the grains and color differences aren't obvious. I was very pleased.
Immediatedly after unboxing and tuning I realized this bass needed a set up. So I adjusted the truss rod tension and string saddle height, as well as set the intonation. By the time I managed to get rid of string buzz the action was set pretty high, but playable. To further set up the bass it would need to have the frets leveled and dressed. This is right up to par with what I was expecting from a bass in this price range. I would also suggest replacing the strings A.S.A.P. I switched over to a set of DR lo-riders and it was a world of tonal difference.
These pickups are great, nice and dark with enough bite to cut through a mix. I do feel that the output is a bit low, even after the pickups are raised to the highest point without string contact. I ended up replacing the pots with Fender 500K pots and installed a series/parallel switch. This bass sounds amazing in series mode.
I am happy to have this bass in my small arsenal of working/gigging basses (mostly Fenders). I'm looking forward to working with it in a live band environment and on stage.