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Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Precision Bass - 3-Color Sunburst

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SKU: # 401709
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Your Price: $399.99 CDN



Squier proudly presents its first-ever fretless Precision Bass model, the sleek Vintage Modified Precision Bass Fretless. It delivers the knockout punch of a Fender-designed split single-coil Precision Bass pickup, combined with the deliciously slippery tone and feel of a 9.5-radius fretless ebonol fingerboard (with white inlaid fret lines so you can easily find your way around).

Other features include a maple neck with modern C profile, tortoiseshell pickguard, two dome-style control knobs (master volume, master tone), vintage-style bridge with four single-groove saddles, and vintage-style tuners. Available in Three-color Sunburst.

Body Material: Agathis
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Precision Bass

Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Ebonol
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: Fretless
Fret Size: Fretless
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: Side Dot
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Squier

Middle Pickup: Fender-Designed Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Configuration: Split Single-Coil

Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard Vintage-Style with Single Groove Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: Dome Style

Strings: Fender USA Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)
Unique Features: Vintage Tint Neck, Knurled Chrome Dome Control Knobs, Single Disk String Tree

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Closest StoreDartmouth, Nova Scotia
Unfortunately theory and execution never met in the middle with this member of the Vintage Mod line which has a great reputation for very good budget basses. The one I have had a great pickup for a Squier in house pbass pup, it did sound great. Unfortunately extremely low end hardware and the neck let this potentially cool instrument down. The stock bridge is just bad, unusable even. Stock tuners are the standard Squier norm, which is to say adequate. However the neck is a deal breaker for this one. The ebanol boards are great, the problem with these Squier lined ones is that the marker lines are all raised considerably above level with the rest of the board, so in effect they act like very low frets and ruin the fretless effect of this pbass. The ebanol is extremely hard so if you think you can just sand it like many people say, think again. In the end I had to replace the neck with an aftermarket, Fender licensed, unlined fretless ebanol and maple neck to make it a proper performing fretless. I also had to replace the horrid Fender bent plate bridge with something a bit more pricey since the Squier stock piece has saddles that move all over the place and action height screws that move on their own when the wind blows. Threw in an EMG to top it off and it's now not a bad little bass.
Posted by Carl on May 18, 2016
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