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The Classic Vibe Precision Bass '70s delivers the true Precision Bass experience. Huge tone roars from its traditional split-single-coil pickup. The ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-16-2018

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OVERVIEW

A classic reimagined.

The Classic Vibe Precision Bass '70s delivers the true Precision Bass experience. Huge tone roars from its traditional split-single-coil pickup. The contoured basswood body, is familiar and comfortable, and the vintage-tint gloss-maple neck has 20 vintage-style frets with block inlays and a modern 9.5" radius.

It is a powerful '70s-style model that evokes the instrument's look and vibe from that musically adventurous era. The smartly alluring all-black look of the Classic Vibe Precision Bass '70s extends to the pickguard, the finger rest and, in a stylish touch, the binding and block inlays on the maple fingerboard. The split-single-coil pickup delivers classic Precision muscle, and the Hi-Mass bridge with brass "barrel" saddles keeps intonation rock solid-all with terrific Squier value.

FEATURES
Neck
Shape: C
Wood: Maple
Neck joint: 4-Bolt
Scale length: 34"
Truss rod: Yes
Finish: Gloss polyester

Pickups
Active or passive: Passive
Configuration: Split single-coil
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: Split single coil
Bridge: Not applicable
Brand: Fender
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Active preamp: Not applicable
Special electronics: Not applicable

Fretboard
Material: Maple
Radius: 9.5"
Fret size: Vintage style
Number of frets: 20
Inlays: Block
Nut material: Synthetic bone
Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Neck width at 12 fret:

Body
Style: Double cutaway
Construction: Solidbody
Body wood: Basswood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body finish: Gloss polyester
Orientation: Right-handed

Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: No
Coil tap or split: Not applicable
Tone switching: No
Special switching: No
EQ on/off: No

Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 4-Saddle Hi-Mass
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Paddle
Color: Chrome

Other
Number of strings: 4
Pickguard: Yes
Special features: Not applicable
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: User kit
Country of origin: China

Order today and experience an authentic P-Bass feel and sound.

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SquierClassic Vibe '70s Precision Bass
 
5.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (8)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Rock concerts (6)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent quality, affordable

By Bruxic

from Kansas City, MO

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

    I have been playing bass for 28 years and the quality of this bass is every bit as good as any fender I've played. Don't let the Squier name on the headstock fool you. If you are looking for an affordable, basic precision bass in black with a gloss maple neck, this is the one.

    Like every bass I have ever played, this one was in need of a proper set up. A slight relief adjustment and I was able to set the action really low. I also restrung the E and A strings to make sure they were low enough on the tuning pegs to break properly over the nut. Absolutely no fret buzz and plays great. Nice hi mass bridge with plenty of adjustability. The stock pickups have plenty of output and that classic fender p bass tone. The finish was excellent.

    This is an excellent bass for the money. I was able to get mine as a scratch and dent special, which made this bass an absolute steal

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    THE PERFECT PERCISON BASS

    By Zacktag

    from Pensacola, Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

      I was looking for a good p-bass. We have several music stores in my town. I went to all of them to play Fenders. Only a few played better than the squire modified basses on hand and they cost alot more. I went home dismayed as I consider myself a Fender Guy. After read glowing reviews about the Squire custom Vibe series, I saw a Squire CV 50s precision bass and ordered it at a great deal from the good people at MF. Its knock down gorgeous blond. I Love, Love, Love it. So much in fact that I ordered the Squire CV 70s precision bass in black on black with the maple neck with black binding and block inlays. This is the one. It plays, feels and sounds as good and better than all the Fenders that I played that day. My first bass was a 1971 black Fender Jazz bass ( I bought new in 1972) with maple neck, black binding and block inlays. US made. twenty years on the road, frets are shot , road rash, I still have it. This Squire plays a lot like it did. This 70s Squire is now my go to bass. I feel that it's worth a lot more than I paid for it. I can't believe you can get this quality and sound for that price. I now have 11 playable Bases. My five string 55-02 Lakeland will now be my back up bass for a while. If you need a good P-Bass, try this CV 70s Squire bass. It may scratch that itch for you.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Surprisingly excellent quality instrument!

      By Pugsley

      from Albany, Georgia

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

        First a little background, my main bass has been a 90's Peavey Foundation, but I've owned several additional basses over the past 16 years. After previously owning an Epiphone Thunderbird and realizing that they were nothing but poor quality, licensed knock-offs, I was very skeptical about buying a Squier. I feared it would be a low quality Fender knock-off. However, I could not find a single bad review for this bass. It looks fantastic, and I really wanted a traditional p-bass sound, so I ordered one. I was blown away by the sound quality and playability of this bass! It plays better than the overly expensive Modulus bass that I used to own! The sound is exactly what I was looking for, classic precision bass tone! Of course that's partially due to the fact that it comes with Fender Pure Nickel strings on it. This bass does not disappoint! It's got the looks, tone, and playability of a much more expensive instrument. It's worth every penny!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A fine Precision Bass

        By Bassman 1957

        from Minneapolis, MN

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

            This is a fine quality p-bass for anyone on a budget. Features and finish rival higher priced instruments. Put LaBella flat wounds on it and you are ready to go for traditional tones. A terrific value.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Bass.

            By Sam

            from Cleveland

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

              If you were blindfolded, you would not be able to tell the difference between the sound and feel of this bass and all the American Precision Basses I own. What an amazing!

               
              5.0

              Unbeatable value for the price!

              By Ole school rocker

              from San Luis Potosi, Mexico

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Ease of playability
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Killer looks

              Cons

              • Defective output jack

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

              I've had this bass for just over a year now and since day one I've loved it, first off it looks just as good on my hands as it does in pictures, the yellowish tint on the maple neck gives it an amazing look, as for playability it plays just as well as any other P bass, works well with both high and low action. Right out of the box the action was perfectly playable, I only ajdusted it since I prefer a slightly higher action. The neck feels great in my hands, it is a little bit on the chunkier side, which works perfect for me, but it's not too huge as to make it bothersome for beginners or people with small hands. Finally the tone is quintessential precision bass goodness, has that distinctive mid punch and growl you'd expect from an instrument like this, only setback was that the output jack started failing on me after a couple of months, though it was admittedly an easy fix. All in all I'd recommend this bass to entry level players as well as experienced ones, and given it's high potential for modification I definitely can see this bass being used by professionals alike.

               
              5.0

              WOW!

              By Thump 54

              from Chicago

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands

                Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

                To start with I only looked at this bass because I loved the looks. Being the Fender American snob I have always been I asked my self "Really...how good can a cheaper bass be...and it's a Squire on top of it? Some foreign made hunk of junk. I ordered this bass expecting to send it back. O.K. the packing was stupidly overdone. I didn't like that BUT then again the bass was pristine even though the outer box looked like it was dragged to my house from wherever it came from. Fit and finish are flawless. The nobs and tuners are rock solid. The neck is beautiful and there were a very few minor tweaks out of the box. The fret work is immaculate. The last American P-Bass I bought in the 70's was a mess brand new. I also hated the sound. O.K. so how does this cheaper bass sound. I have several different amps from small practice amps to a 2001RB Gallien-Krueger. This bass sounds simply amazing on all of them.
                It sounds amazing in the studio as well. No noise. Very articulate. Big! I would not change one thing about this bass. The last P-Bass I owned (and it was an American as I've mentioned) outright sucked compared to this bass. Sure this bass I made from basswood and not Alder or Ash but it's painted so that isn't a factor. It sure isn't a factor in sound and this has huge sound. So how good can a cheaper bass be. It can be every bit as good as a $1799 American made Fender that's how good. Maybe these Squires weren't all that great in the beginning. I don't know as I've never spent so little on a bass that I am so thrilled with. I have had Japanese and Mexican Fenders that I considered every bit as good as their American counterparts. This is made in China. It looks like the Chinese have caught up now as well so I ask you! Do you have money to throw away for the sake of where something is made? Mic drop!

                 
                5.0

                Glad I chose this one!

                By bert

                from GA

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

                    I was debating between this one and the Nate Mendel series p-bass. I'm glad I chose this one and saved a few hundred quid. I'm sure the Nate Mendel is great, but I for what I needed this bass for, it is working great!! The action came a little high for my taste, but other than that it was good to go straight out of the box!

                     
                    5.0

                    A Classic Pbass sound

                    By NickNamed

                    from NYNY

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                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

                      Compared to the Fender American Standard P-bass that I've owned, this one is surprisingly close. The tone is very good, the looks are better in my opinion. This gloss black, with gloss, maple, block inlay is gorgeous!!
                      I'm loving this bass. It did need an initial setup to get the intonation and lower the string height to my liking, but now it is my go to bass for that p-bass, simplicity and warm tone.

                       
                      5.0

                      Exellent bass guitar

                      By Rich

                      from Philadelphia pa

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                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Recording

                        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass:

                        This bass is built very well. The action and fret work is top notch and the pickups have a warm tone. Check one out for yourself.

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