Squier '77 Vintage Modified Jazz Bass - Black

Electric Bass with Agathis Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 2 Jazz Bass Single-coil Pickups, and Open-gear Tuners - Black
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A Real Jazz Bass at an Affordable Price!

The Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77 is designed to bring you the classic feel and tone of a '77 Jazz Bass at a great price. With a pair of Fender-designed single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77 is ready to hit your bass amplifier with vintage vibe and funky rhythms. You'll feel right at home with this bass in your hands, thanks to the "C"-shape neck with 20 medium-jumbo frets. The value-packed Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77 is an excellent entry/intermediate-level instrument for any bassist.

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77 Four-string Electric Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Comfortable "offset-waist" body
  • Neck designed for fast, comfortable playing
  • Fender quality at a great Squier value
Comfortable "offset-waist" body

Supremely comfortable whether you're seated or standing, the Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77 comes with the distinctive "offset-waist" body, which you'll appreciate after several hours up on stage. And with its classic finish, your Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass will command the eyes - as well as the ears - of your fans!

Neck designed for fast, comfortable playing

Made from solid maple, the neck on Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77 is designed to deliver a smooth and fluid playing experience. The 20 medium-jumbo frets provide you with added playing comfort, so you can continue for hours without hand fatigue. A fast-playing neck is vital when you're holding down the bass line, and Squier understands that. The Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77 features a "C"-shaped neck and a 9.5"-radius fretboard that ensure you'll never want to put it down.

Fender quality at a great Squier value

Squier Vintage Modified Series electric guitars and basses provide you with renowned Fender quality at an affordable price. The Vintage Modified Series features some of the most time-honored models, including the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, Jaguar, Mustang, and this Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77. These versatile guitars and basses are offered at the very best Squier value to make Fender quality more available to everyone. If you've been looking for a great guitar or bass to complement your playing, Squier Vintage Modified Series electric guitars and basses have an instrument for you.

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77 Four-string Electric Bass Guitar Features:
  • Fender quality at a great Squier value
  • Rich tone from dual Fender-designed Jazz Bass pickups
  • Comfortable agathis body with offset-waist
  • C-shaped maple neck with black-bound maple fingerboard
  • 20 medium-jumbo frets for easy playability
Get amazing modern tone from this classic-style Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Jazz
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Black
Body Material Agathis
Body Finish Polyester
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape "C"
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Blocks
Number of Frets 20, medium-jumbo
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.5"
Bridge/Tailpiece 4-saddle Standard Bridge
Tuners Standard Open-gear Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Middle Pickup Fender-designed Jazz Bass single-coil
Bridge Pickup Fender-designed Jazz Bass Single-coil
Controls 2 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Strings Fender USA 7250M, (.045-.105)
Manufacturer Part Number 0307702506

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77th heaven

I have been a guitar player for 43 years... but I recently had an opportunity to join a band as a bass player. I had been looking at this particular bass for almost a year… I do some home recording and the look of the bass was absolutely beautiful… looked at several other models... Thought about an upper end unit... Kept coming back to this one. It was just gorgeous... Went ahead and decided to pull the trigger since I'm now actually needed a bass. This guitar is just incredible. No I'm not going to say it's the equivalent of the fender Elite or any absurd claim like that... What I got for $350 was a classic jazz bass. That really looked fantastic. It felt fantastic in my hands. I have heard people complain about the neck on Squires being a little less comfortable. But this was just perfect... Jazz basses are built for comfort. They sit on your body very nicely. This guitar is quite light for a bass guitar. But it has the classic thump and snarl of any good MIM jazz bass. The Finish mine was flawless and I really love the bright highly detailed shell inlays and the vintage amber finish on the body it really gives it a classic and unique look. I always get compliments on it. And compliments on the sound as well... Set timer guitar player I did go ahead and reset up the bass for a much lower action. And was able to do so quite easily without any compromise and Buzz or tone. So not only does it look and sound good but it plays great. I'm completely happy with it... I may put better pickups in it one day. They do sometimes have the tiniest bit of microphonic Rumble at high volumes. Might switch to the fender noiseless at some point. But so far I'm playing it just fine right out of the box... Doing two shows a week and no complaints. My hat is off to Squire on this one ... home run in my book


The playability is awesome
Music background: double bass, guitar, bass

Better Than Ever !

Now that I've had the Bass awhile.... put on Black bridge and tuners, added classic Jazz Bass knobs and did add a series/parallel switch. Also changed to GHS flatwound strings. Plays Great, and sounds like it did before, but now I have a secret weapon switch!! changes to a somewhat P Bass like tone or maybe a G&L "L" type tone in series mode... I may add a cap to get the volume closer to parallel mode level though... there is about a 6db jump. This Bass is Great... the neck joint is tight, the action is low and the finish is flawless. Ever bit as good as any MIM Fender I've ever owned... and there have been many. Really, just details short of some of the MIA Fenders I've owned (like carbon stiffening rods in the neck, and premium wood for the bodies and the upgraded electronics). I'm a firm believer that it's the player not the gear....but there is NO WAY one of these will get in the way of your playing !
Music background: retired Professional Musician and Recording Engineer

Classic, Great Price, Great Bass

OK 1st thing was to put on my strings D'Addario EXL170, put on the Dunlap strap lock buttons and check the trussrod adjustment (spot on from Sweetwater). Played it awhile and adjusted the bridge pieces (2 full turns !) down to lower the action... I let it rest and came back to play a while. Lowered the action 1 more turn per screw and tuned it back up. First off this Bass reminds me of my 1st Fender, a '62 P Bass, it was, as this one is, light weight ! I checked the weight with my baggage scale and it came to 7.35 (I don't know if the .35 is ounces or a %) but over all great for long playing periods.. I adjusted my main strap a little shorter and the Bass has a tiny bit of neck dive (more like a slight pull) but I can still let go when I'm playing with no trouble.Both pickups sound great and are hum/buzz free (!!) I was sitting right in front of my amp (GK MB500 with 2 Neo 1X12's) and when I let go of the strings .. silence (except for a little string ring.... new strings, wadda ya want ??) The pots are all clean (no scratch or crackle) and function like I expect them to.Bridge pickup sounds like it should ..but I'm surprised at the output and tone... I could see (with a little amp adjustment) using this pickup alone for some songs...Neck pickup, nice Jazz Bass, woody, clear pitch tone. With the new strings I could see times when I might roll the tone control back a little , .. but after the strings get about 10-15 hours on them maybe not. I like to run both pickups on full.While waiting for it to arrive I was looking at pre amps, new wiring harnesses (I like the Best Bass Vol, Bal, Tone like I have in my Warmoth 5 string) bridges, pickguards and tuners.... but I don't think any of that is necessary now (that could change in the near or distant future) Though I have thought about a series/parallel switch and that may (if it happens, I mean the Bass sounds so good as is) be the only mod....All said, I think now I have a Bass that I can play longer (hand arthritis), wear longer (light weight) and may let me get back into playing live. Great Bass at a Great price.
Music background: Pro Musician, Recording Engineer

What a surprise

I've been playing a 5 string music man for years. Felt the need to pick up a four string again. I knew the sound/tone and style I liked. I know there's a lot of talk these days about P Basses, but a Jazz Bass sound is in my bones. So I sat at a local music store with MIA, MIM and MIJ Fender Jazz Basses, a Sting Ray 4 and a Squire 77.I came back a second day and had eliminated the MIM and Sting Ray. I then switched amps to an Ampeg with a GK 2 10 bottom and retested. Two hours went by and I bought the Squire with no reservations. I played it for two weeks then performed with it at the Bitter End in NYC this past Saturday and I'm completely satisfied. Their stage rig was a GK 1000 Watt head and a 4 x 10 hartke bottom. But the sound guy ran me through the mains anyway. So with our drummer hitting like he does, the guitarist's distortion, etc, the bass cut through the mix very nicely. The weight is so helpful. The neck is extremely comfortable...like a 66 Jazz I had once. And the tone is superb, and versatile. And no batteries needed. Go passive again and avoid all the pre amp hype. You can tweak your amp and never worry about needing more of this or that with an on board pre amp. The bass plays like a boutique instrument and is so inexpensive. And the price is misleading. Often you get what you pay for. But with the Squire, you're getting a fantastic instrument for a couple hundred bucks.
Music background: 30 years on bass
See also: Squier, Squier 4-string Bass Guitars