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Squire Vintage Modified Jazz - should I?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by billlozon, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Squire Jazz

    30 vote(s)
  2. Squire Precision

    22 vote(s)
  3. Replace Traben Phoenix pups

    2 vote(s)
  1. billlozon


    Mar 7, 2013
    I play a Traben Phoenix now but yearn for that deep Motown thump from "back in the day." The Squire Vintage Modern Jazz seems like a steal for $300 or less all over the web. Would that been a good move or should I either consider a different Squire model or change out the Phoenix pups to something else?
    Thanks for any advice/recommendations.
  2. RadioRob


    Dec 15, 2012
    I was in your same boat.
    I have a Traben Chaos V that I love but also wanted the classic sound.
    I got a Fender Jazz V MIA and love it. It is passive not like the traben.
    But for the thump you are talking about I got a Squire Pbass and put flats on it, now thats a thump.
    I am in the proses of upgrading it now but you really only need flats for the sound you want.
  3. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008

    sorry to be that guy, but it's a pet peeve. people are doing it around here way too much.
    get a precision bass, they can do it all.
  4. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    I agree with Gord_oh..if you want Motown,then it's a Pbass with flats all day
  5. atomicdog


    Jun 18, 2011
    That Squier Jb is a good option. I also own the Squier 50s and 60s Classic Vibe P Basses. Recommend checking out the 50s CV. Good thump.The 60s CV P Bass has a Jazz neck and is no slouch tonewise.
  6. Durockrolly


    Nov 26, 2012
    So. Cal.
  7. You can't go wrong with a Squier VM or CV, either the J or the P. Awesome basses, period. Then when you look at the price of them, its just that much better of a deal.
  8. Tvrtko


    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    I've got VM P Amber with maple neck and VM Jazz 77. They are both exceptional instruments. P has kind of unique and limited sound, while Jazz has a range of very nice sounds. From the other side, Jazz has a bit of noise (typical), while P is dead on. I would recommend both of them.
  9. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    If you want the Motown thump stop looking at Jazz basses and get a Precision (and some flats to really nail it). Amp choice has pretty well zero impact as they can all nail the motown sound.
  10. gr8bassplayer


    Feb 12, 2013
    I love mine... It is a very nice bass and is comparable to some of the actual Fenders I have played.
  11. jperala


    Dec 1, 2008
    Finland Espoo
    Jazz Jazz Jazz :)

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  12. rossiman


    Aug 12, 2011
  13. Tvrtko


    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
  14. Get both Squiers. the Jazz and the P. I did. :D
    Seriously, if you're going for that old-school Motown vibe, get one of their P-basses.
  15. oldleftybass


    Jan 24, 2013
    Your cheapest way to Motown thump would be a Squier Precision with flats.

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