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SOLD Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s - upgrades / Lindy Fralin / Babicz

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by johnbegone, May 27, 2019.

  1. johnbegone


    Sep 16, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I am selling what looks to be a Squier Vintage Modified 70's Jazz Bass. When I bought it, it had a different pickguard + neck on it, so at this point I'm just calling it a parts bass. This bass is substantially better than a Squier - see all upgrades below

    -I redid all electronics w/ low friction CTS pots, cloth wiring and a .022 Mojotone Vitamin T tone cap ($40 in parts) -Pickups upgraded to Lindy Fralin jazz bass pickups (the BEST) overwound to +7.5% ($190 value)
    -I added a Babicz Full Contact bridge (added sustain, locking saddles) ($130 value)
    -A previous owner routed an area for a truss rod adjustment in the body, but the pickguard covers this - showing a photo of the body just so you're aware
    -Previous owner of the neck (a true VM 70's neck) changed the tuners and sanded down the branding - see photos. I will replace the one missing tuner screw - just saw that

    I'm now not sure who made the body, but it is beautiful natural / amber tint. No flaws. It looks a LOT like the Squier VM 70's body and the Squier VM pickguard I bought was a drop in replacement. This bass is heavy, 10+ pounds. It sounds absolutely incredible with the Lindy Fralins + Babicz bridge. Plays great, low action, etc. I'm selling the bass well below my costs including the upgrades. I have a baby due in about a week, so help me out :) You won't have any regrets owning this bass.

    I will include a hard shell case - all 4 of the "feet" on the bottom are pushed in (see photo) - it still stands but it leans hard. Easy fix to add some more feet. Mostly included to protect the bass in shipping.

    Price is $450 Sold locally

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    Last edited: May 27, 2019
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