Squier Precision Bass Vintage Modern vs Classic Vibe

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Duppy, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Duppy

    Duppy Guest

    Apr 8, 2012
    I'm a guitarist that needs a bass for home demo recordings and the occasional jam/gig.

    I've always the sound of Precision basses but haven't got the dough for a lovely US one but i've been really impressed by the Squier Classic Vibe and Vintage Modern guitars and there seems to be plenty of bass players that give their range of basses a thumbs up too.

    So what are the main differences between the Precision basses within these ranges?

    The VM TB looks cool, but will that sound nothing like the classic P bass tone?
  2. Wannaflea

    Wannaflea Guest

    Jun 7, 2011
    Jersey, CI
    I'm sure others will have more info, but the Vintage Modified series have satin necks, and the CV have gloss and vintage (smaller) frets

    Both are great basses, I'd say try em out and see which suits you better

    Personally, I'd go CV, but that's just me
  3. NightTripper

    NightTripper Guest

    Oct 20, 2011
    Just so you know, VM is Vintage Modified. Anyway one difference is the neck finish. The CVs are glossy and the VMs are satin. The body woods may be different, but I don't know. CVs are made in China, VMs in Indonesia. The VMs have Duncan-designed pickups.

    I prefer the VMs for sound and feel, but it's just personal preference.
  4. Duppy

    Duppy Guest

    Apr 8, 2012
    Thanks for the info. So tonally they're in the same ball park, it's more a feel thing that separates the two?