Squier Vintage Modified P Bass V - 3-Color Sunburst

5-string Electric Bass with Basswood Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerbord, and 1 Split Single-coil Pickup - 3-color Sunburst
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More of a Good Thing

The Squire Vintage Modified Precision Bass V gives you more of a good thing. If you've been wanting to plumb the depths with a 5-string, but don't want to empty your bank account, Sweetwater's got your bass. The lightweight contoured basswood body fits you like a glove, while the fast maple neck gives you classic Precision playability. And speaking of classic, this instrument's Fender-designed split-coil Precision pickup is perfectly positioned to deliver fat, punchy bass tone. For iconic Precision mojo while rocking a low B, you want the Squire Vintage Modified Precision Bass V.

Squire Vintage Modified Precision Bass V Features at a Glance:
  • Lightweight contoured basswood body fits you like a glove
  • Fast maple neck with comfortable "modern C" neck profile gives you amazing playability
  • 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets
  • Fender-designed split single-coil Precision pickup delivers fat, punchy tone
  • Two knurled flat-top control knobs (master volume, master tone)
  • Vintage-style five-string bridge with five single-groove saddles
Have it all, with the Squire Vintage Modified Precision Bass V!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Precision
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color 3-Color Sunburst
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish Urethane
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Nut Width 1.875"
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 34"
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage-style five-string bridge with five single-groove saddles
Tuners Standard open-gear
Number of Pickups 1
Middle Pickup Fender-designed single split-coil Precision Bass V
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Strings Fender USA, (.045-.130)
Manufacturer Part Number 0326862500

Customer Reviews

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Incredible value!

I bought this bass as a backup to my main stage bass. A Curbow Retro 6er. Put a set of black tape Rotosound flat wounds on it and used it for the first time with a country act that I sub for. Wow! Beautiful, deep, mellow tone! Very quiet electronics in a room that typically is troublesome "buzz-wise". Fit and finish is every bit as good as any Fender that I've ever owned! And for $299? This one's a no-brainer. Great bass!
Music background: Pro and Semi-Pro bassist/vocalist for 40+ years.

Great bass at a lower price!

I'm amazed! This bass blown away my head! Great punchy sound, I got a super lower action (1.25 mm on G and 1.75 mm o low B) without fret buzz! The neck is amazing! Super comfortable and great string spacing. Very, very light weight body.I'm so happy!!!
Music background: Gospel

A real "FIND".....

I am a professional bassist (20 years touring with Broadway shows) and have a large arsenal of basses. I own a FENDER USA P Bass 5 string and wanted a "back up" bass for outdoor gigs and to have as a spare. I have been hearing great things about the SQUIER basses and thought I would try this one. Since I have the FENDER USA version of this bass ($1450 street price), I have done countless A/B tests with them. Believe me, if you were blindfolded and handed the Squier bass, you wouldn't know that it wasn't the USA FENDER. It is THAT good! Fit and finish are 1st rate. Of course the USA FENDER has a bit higher quality tuners and bridge, but that does not take away from the fast playing neck and great sound. As a plus...the one that I purchased is light weight. I put some flat wounds on this baby and it captures all the retro 60's vibe perfectly. You can not go wrong buying this SQUIER bass.
Music background: touring professional bassist

Just Wow...

The title of this review says it all. The fit and finish on my bass is flawless. The controls are smooth. The set-up from Sweetwater was perfect. Took it out of the box and immediately played a gig. It has the P Bass sound and feel at a price point that is hard to believe. I will never buy an instrument from anywhere else. A total "Homerun" from Squire/Fender & Sweetwater. Get one, you'll love it.
Music background: Pro Musician

Soulful and action packed

This bass exceeded my expectations by a country mile! .....rich powerful tone .....exceptional fretwork ...a great well voiced pickup...beautiful finish..... great feel...very tone and pitch stable even de-tuned 1 whole step (gospel style) ...it exceeds my U.S.A. built Fenders in most ways ....unbelievable value...reasonable weight.
Music background: Full time working musician ..Gospel ..Jazz ..R+B ....studio recording
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