2013 Squire Vintage Modified Bass Guitars
Squier expands their Vintage Modified line with a mixture of upgraded and new affordable 4 and 5 string bass guitars.
Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI
Including the peculiar Bass IV 6-string bass, this mid-2013 release welcomes a total of 13 new/improved bass guitar models.
Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass
The recently released Vintage Modified Cabronita Telecaster would be lonely if it didn't have a matching bass guitar. With this in mind Squier had the classic P Bass undergo the Cabronita treatment, resulting in a familiar but unique instrument. It features the same basic control and one pickup configuration, equipped with a Fideli'Tron humbucker bass pickup that gives it a unique sound that emphasizes the midrange, a piercing tone that matches its overall look. It is currently only available in black.
Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Telecaster
Vintage Modified Precision Bass V
Squier considers this bass as their first true five-string Precision model, mixing vintage sound and looks with modern features. Giving the instrument its vintage appeal is its dual cutaway basswood body which comes in classic colors of Candy Apple Red, Olympic White and 3-Color Sunburst. The classic sound is captured by a modern Fender-designed split single-coil Precision Bass pickup. Other features include and a modern C profile maple neck, a 20-fret fingerboard and chrome hardware.
Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ
If you can't decide between the Precision Bass and the Jazz Bass model, then this hybrid model might tickle your fancy. It has all the basic P-bass features, including the body, neck and headstock shape, but it adds in a single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup with ceramic magnets. This adds some J Bass sounds to the instrument and expands your tonal palette. The Fender-designed split single-coil Precision Bass pickup will still give you classic P Bass sounds, and you can mix both pickups to get even more sounds out of this affordable instrument. The 3 Color Sunburst finish gives it a classic appeal, while those looking for wild colors can opt for the Candy Apple Red or Lake Placid Blue finish.
Vintage Modified Precision Bass Fretless
With this, you no longer have to modify your Squier P Bass to have a fretless bass. This is the first-ever fretless Precision model from Squier, featuring a 9.5" radius fretless ebonol fingerboard. To make it easier for you to find your way around the neck, it comes with white inlaid fret lines. Other features include Fender-designed split single-coil Precision Bass pickup, tortoiseshell pickguard with two dome-style knobs, and vintage style hardware. It is currently only available in 3-color Sunburst finish.
Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass V
The Jaguar's famous offset-waist body is used as the core for this new five string bass, which Squier considers as one of their most versatile bass guitars. With its combination of Fender-designed split single-coil and single-coil pickups, you can mix and match to create a wide variety of tones. Both pickups are routed via an active bass-boost circuit, adding even more low-end power to match the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass V's sleek appearance. Its vintage look is contrasted by modern playability, thanks to the slim "modern C" profile maple neck with rosewood fretboard. You can pick between three finishes - Crimson Red Transparent, Black and 3-Color Sunburst.
2013 Upgraded Models
Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass ‘70s
This one is considered by many as an impressive bass for its price, we even gave it the top spot in our list of affordable bass guitars. However Squier is not yet done, upgrading this popular model for 2013. The soft maple body retains the shape and look of the previous model, and it is paired with a maple neck. The upgraded version has the neck carved into a slim "C" profile with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Another important change that the 2013 model brings are two Fender-designed pickups, replacing the Duncan designed JB101 pickups of the previous version. This bass is available in Olympic White and Natural finish, and has a left handed version called the Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass ‘70s Left-Handed.
Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V
The same changes made to the 4-string '70s version applies to the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V. To give it a sound closer to Fender branded instruments, Squier replaced the Duncan designed JB-105B Alnico 5 single-coil pickups with two Fender-designed single-coil Jazz Bass pickups. The 20 fret maple neck also now features a slim "C" shape with a vintage-tint gloss finish to enhance both playability and looks. Other features include 5-saddle bridge, chrome hardware and a three-ply pickguard. It comes in either Natural or Olympic White finish.
Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
The affordable version of Fender's popular Jazz Bass also got the same 2013 upgrade. Now carrying two Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C" shaped maple neck topped by a 20 fret rosewood fingerboard with vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include tortoiseshell pickguard, four-saddle bridge, open gear tuners and chrome knobs. It is currently available for left handed players (Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Left-Handed) and comes in either Olympic White or 3-Color Sunburst finish.
Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Fretless
The fretless version of the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass is also reintroduced with the same hardware upgrades as the other basses. It features two Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C" shaped maple neck topped by a fretless ebonol fingerboard. The neck has the same vintage-tint gloss finish as the others to enhance its vintage appeal. All the hardware are chrome finished, including the open gear tuners and chrome knobs. It is currently available in 3-Color Sunburst finish.
Vintage Modified Jazz Bass ’77
Since you can't have too many Jazz Basses, here is another take on the classic design, having the same upgraded features for 2013. Considered as an instrument for funk and punk, it comes with a sleek offset body matched with a "C" shape maple neck. Agathis wood is used for the Black and 3-Color Sunburst models, while the Amber finish model has a soft maple body. It sports the same dual Fender-designed pickups as the other Jazz basses, but it can be easily distinguished by its white block inlays.
These new and upgraded basses follow the design philosophy of the Vintage Modified Line, adding new twists to familiar designs. For complete specifications and other details, you can visit Fender.
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