NBD: VM Jazz Bass 70s

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pentatonic, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. Picked this up at GC today, came with nice roadrunner case.

    Prior owner must've believed in Jamerson's "the junk keeps the funk" as the bass was really dirty. It cleaned up nicely and I am working on doing a full setup with Ernie Ball flats.

  2. HPIM4148.JPG Very nice! I have one too
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  3. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    Nice, congratulations on an early Christmas present!
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  4. Awesome wood grain on that one!
  5. Bent77


    Mar 6, 2013
    Desert, Colorado
    Awesome, looks like you have one of the early models of the VM jazz, my favourite.

    I tried different pups but wound up with those Duncan Designed model still in it.
    I refinished mine in blue stain to highlight the great beauty of the grain
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  6. rolandm

    rolandm In search of the lowest note.

    Aug 8, 2010
    Peoria, IL
    Mine is one of two Squier VMs I own. Great basses, both. I did get a bit more weight out of the tone by adding in some MIM volume and tone controls (250k vs. stock 500k), and kept a lot of the brightness that maple neck offers at the same time. The DD pickups are much better than the new Fender versions, IMO. Nice score! Congrats on the bass!
  7. Stripes


    Sep 14, 2014
    Congrats on the new bass!
  8. Batmensch


    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    Yeah I like mine (I got it in 2010) Great sound, the pups are somewhat hotter than usual. I just recently put on threaded saddles so the strings would line up with the pup poles better, and put back the ashtrays and remounted the bridge cover into a more correct position ( I had it too far forward and it rode up on the end of the bridge causing a 1/16" gap between the cover and the top of the bass) and put on a set of relatively new DM Blue Steels on it, and it sounds and looks great! (I also had previously added a thumb rest and black Jazz style knobs to give it a more authentic 70's look!)
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