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Squier Classic Vibe '70s Jazz Bass V, Black

Code: 921959
  • £379.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
  • RRP £449.00

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.

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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 and 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. This throwback Squier model also features 1970s inspired headstock markings, nickel-plated hardware and a slick vintage-tinted gloss neck finish for an old-school aesthetic vibe.

FEATURES


100% designed by Fender
Inspired by 1970s-era Jazz Bass models
Fender-Designed alnico pickups
Vintage-tinted gloss neck finish
Nickel-plated hardware
Period-correct headstock markings

FENDER-DESIGNED ALNICO PICKUPS


This model features Fender-Designed alnico single-coil pickups for authentic Fender tone.

VINTAGE-STYLE BRIDGE


This bass bridge features slotted barrel saddles for solid string stability and period-correct style.

VINTAGE-STYLE TUNING MACHINES


Flaunting classic looks, these vintage-style tuning machines provide optimal tuning action.

NICKEL-PLATED HARDWARE


The durable nickel-plated hardware adds a deep, rich throwback look to the instrument.

SLIM “C”-SHAPED NECK PROFILE


This instrument offers a slim “C”-shaped neck profile for a fast, slick feel.

VINTAGE-TINTED GLOSS NECK FINISH


The neck on this model sports a vintage-tinted gloss finish for a highly desirable aged look.

Specifications

  • Model Name: Classic Vibe '70s Jazz Bass® V, Maple Fingerboard, Black
  • Model #: 0374550506
  • Series: Classic Vibe
  • Country Of Origin: ID
  • Color: Black
  • Body: Poplar
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Tinted Gloss Urethane
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets Size: Narrow Tall
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Block
  • Truss Rods: Head Adjust
  • Bridge Pickup: Fender® Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Fender® Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: None
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Bridge: 5-Saddle Vintage-Style
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs: Black Plastic
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .045-.130 Gauges
  • Dimensions: 4.00x15.40x52.00 IN
  • Weight: 12.95 LB
Technical
Does it matter what the fingerboard on a guitar is made from?

Apart from making a big difference to how the guitar looks, different types of wood can feel and sound quite different when you're playing on them, and their differing feels can subtly affect the way you play.

Rosewood: Soft-feeling and warm-sounding, rosewood fretboards are popular for good reason.

Maple: Offering a brighter tone with more high end, Maple fretboards also wear over time which can be attractive if you want your axe to look lived-in. 

Ebony: similar to maple in tone and sturdier than rosewood, ebony fretboards offer a darker-looking neck with a brighter tone.

Does it matter what country a guitar is made in?

Despite what nationalists might tell you, there's not really any simple answer. Even though many companies design their guitars in the USA or Europe, the vast majority of instruments are actually manufactured in China, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. There aren't any 'rules' as to what country makes good or bad guitars, but rather which brands have tighter quality control.

Does body shape matter?

Surprisingly, it does.  Wood type is not the only thing that affects the tone.  The shape of the guitar can also influence the sound.  As some shapes require the use of more wood than others, it can definitely give the tone a different texture.  Some shapes will also work better if you are performing seated as opposed to standing.  You also can't discount the importance of having the right "look" if that is what you are going for. 

How do I know what guitar bridge type suits me?

There are 3 main bridge types that you regularly find on electric guitars, Fixed or Hardtail, Tremolo, and then Floyd Rose.  Fixed or Hardtail bridges have great tuning stability and are easily retuned or drop tuned without affecting the remaining strings. The main negative for this type of bridge is that you don't have the flexibility to change the pitch of a chord easily as you do with a Tremolo. For most guitarists this is not much of a problem and this tends to be the preferred bridge type. Tremolo bridges are usually set up as "floating" which means that if you push or pull on the tremolo bar you are able to change the pitch of the note or chord that you are playing. This type of bridge requires regular checking of tuning as the strings can get out of tune much easier on this bridge type. The Floyd Rose is the best known by the guitar shredding community. With this bridge you can dive bomb and lift squealing harmonics to the heavens by pushing or pulling on the tremolo bar. This bridge usually stays in tune very well no matter how dramatically you use it because there is a locking nut installed to help keep the guitar in tune. The difficulty comes when needing to change strings quickly or needing to change or drop tune. It all comes down to personal taste.

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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
June 4, 2020 | Scott Fisher
Squier Classic Vibe '70s Jazz Bass V, Black

The product arrived safely and without and scratch and is an amazing product that plays really nicely and easily and sounds beautiful.

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