Squier Classic Vibe Precision 60s vs 70s

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hardbassjunkie, Jul 18, 2021.

  1. Hi Talkbassers,

    Just wondering people's opinion on the difference between Squier CV 60s and 70s precision. My main bass is an Fender P bass with GHS Boomers. I am playing a gig where I will need flats for a couple of songs so I would like to buy a budget Squier P bass (hint hint).

    I am looking at the stock at my local stores and they only have 70s Precisions. I like the way they look and sound but without a 60s one to compare, I am not sure which I prefer.

    For those who have experience, is there really much of a difference in sound?
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  2. T. Brookins

    T. Brookins Supporting Member

    Yes. The harmonic structure of the bridge pickup and cancellation pattern of both pickups when blended are changed because of the 70s bridge pickup being about 1/2” closer to the bridge.

    The difference in tonal character is dramatic and quite noticeable in the midrange and up through the treble.
  3. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    OP are talking about Precision bass......
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  4. C Stone

    C Stone

    Sep 4, 2020
    Differences: CV 60's has threaded barrels, Indian Laurel board, dot inlays...

    CV 70's has vintage bridge, Maple board, blocked and bound neck.

    Both have supposedly same Fender Designed Alnico pick-ups. Not sure if they are wound differently or not, my 70's seem a little brighter to me. Both feel really good, fit/finish is very good.

    My 60's sound marginally better to me, maybe the board material?

    My 70's sound a little thinner but more focused/snappier (to my ears) my guess is because on the 70's the neck AND board is poly coated and is blocked and bound.
    Good luck with your decision.:D
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2021
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  5. T. Brookins

    T. Brookins Supporting Member

    Oops! Sorry about that. Search brought me here and I got carried away.
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