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Classic Vibe vs. Vintage Modified

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bordinco90, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. bordinco90

    bordinco90 Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2011
    SW Louisiana
    Hello. I would like to know which bass is better. The Classic Vibe P bass or the Vintage Modified P? Both are about the same price so can someone fill me in?
  2. jabsys


    Mar 30, 2011
    Only difference to me was the neck, CV has small frets & gloss neck which feels sticky, VM has jumbo frets and a smooth satin neck.
  3. ^^^^What he said^^^^. Other than color schemes and pickups, those are about the only real differences. I find the differences to be slight, and which one you might get is a matter of personal preference as far as those differences go. I really don't think the CV line is vastly superior to the VM line, just different. Go with whichever one appeals to you aesthetically and feature wise. That's what I did when I was checking out Squiers for a backup bass, and I could quite easily have afforded a Classic Vibe Jazz, (it was only 50 bucks more) but it didn't really appeal to me onan aesthetic level, so I got the VM Jazz instead, and I am quite happy with it.
  4. itsnottruerufus


    Apr 13, 2011
    Another difference is the the bridges, the VM has a standard style bridge, while the CV has a hi-mass bridge
  5. ^ ANother reason I didn't want the CV, not a huge fan of HMB's (Just another personal preference)
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    I A/Bed both models at the local GC. Went with the CV (jazz though) because it sounded better and was a better player to me.
  7. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    I noticed that the CV Precision 60s is listed as 1.5" at the nut, just like a Jazz neck. Interesting. That would be my choice.

    [EDIT: I think that spec is a misprint on the Musician's Friend site---the Fender site says 1.625". Sorry.]
  8. I think the body is slightly thicker on the CV more like the MIM/MIA basses.And if I'm correct the VM's body is slightly thinner like the standard Squier precision. This is the only reason that I would pick the CV for me,& why my '89 MIK Squier precision is now put away.

    This is just my own peeve with the Squier basses,when they first came out, they were very close to the Fender's but then they started to mess with them. I hope that Fender will make all the Squier basses like the CV.
  9. notverygood


    Feb 11, 2010
    I like them both. You have a few more choices in the VM line, but either one is great. I tend to like the VM js and the CV ps. I own the jag with the inlays and I've been very pleased with it.
  10. bordinco90

    bordinco90 Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2011
    SW Louisiana
    Yeah how does the CV compare to the MIM bass?
  11. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    IMO, the MIMs are most certainly better. Maybe not as much better to justify spending a few hundred bucks extra though.
  12. jabsys


    Mar 30, 2011
    Easily as good as a MIM, often better, I'd certainly pick a CV over a MIM.
  13. AmadeusXeno


    Mar 8, 2011
    I haven't tried a VM P bass but I have tried the CV P bass. The CV I tried played good and sounded good too. I think the quality and tone of it are much better then most basses in the same price range and some that are a little more expensive. I recently got a VM Jazz which plays great, and I have a VM Jag on the way. On the Jazz I'll probably change the pup's and bridge to fit my preferance but it's not an absolute necesity.
  14. I don't mean to be that guy, but there's a reason the forums have a search function.

    All the questions you've asked, in every thread that you've started to date, have already been answered many times over. This means that there is a ton of information already out there - information that you're not necessarily going to get by asking the same question again.

    It's true that you'll have to search through a bunch of threads and actually read a bunch of posts, but IME this is a great way to learn a bunch about basses - sometimes, in addition to finding your answers, you'll even learn something new.






















  15. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    I've owned three CV Jazz basses, two CV '50s P's and one CV '60s P. I've also owned two Squier Dirnt P-basses which spec out like the VM series basses. I love the fretwork and finish of the CV necks. Just "satinize" the gloss with a green 3M scrubbie pad and all is good.

    The CV Precision '60s is definitely 1.65" at the nut: Fender® Products

    I put a CV jazz neck on mine and it was my favorite CV.
    I wish it was a factory combo: )

    This ^ I despise the Classic Vibe bridges because they have a string spacing that is wider than the Fender standard of .750" for four string basses. Must be a "metric" thing.

    Overall... fun basses and I'll probably own another CV when they start offering some new colors: )
  16. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    Yeah , it's not fair, I wanna start my own Classic vibe JAZZ thread [they kill btw , get the jazz , and laff all the way TONE!]:D
  17. bordinco90

    bordinco90 Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2011
    SW Louisiana
    Yeah based on what i'm hearing from everyone. Looks like the ones I'm really going to look at is the VM P and the CV P. No disrespect to the jazz. It just sounds too thin to me. Plus I really don't do to much slapping and popping. I do mainly finger playing and play classic rock (Bob Segar, Otis Redding, ACDC, ECT....)
  18. precijazz

    precijazz I want a name when I lose.

    Aug 31, 2011
    I have a VM Jazz (fretless) and a CV P. Was a bit disappointed with the VM's build quality (screws not tightened properly, quite large gaps around the neck and the pickups, paint damaged around the neck). Might be an exception, and it doesn't matter musically, but the CV in comparison is flawless.

    And I like the high mass CV bridge, because the screws for setting intonation are less flimsy than the VM's.
  19. Mickey Mao

    Mickey Mao

    Jun 7, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    My CV 60's Precision has the 42mm width nut.....just a hair over 1 5/8.
  20. bigscore1000


    Mar 6, 2004

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