This is my Squier Vintage Modified five-string Jazz Bass. I bought this a couple of years ago to see if I wanted to change to a five string, but having played a four string bass for the last 50 years I have to accept I’m too old to change now ! I first advertised this on here just before lockdown but now there's possibly a light at the end of the Covid tunnel it's back up for sale.
It dates from 2017, is all original and everything works perfectly. Strings were new on when I bought it (Rotosound medium gauge roundwounds) and as it’s only had very light home use they are still very bright. Pickups are loud and clean and there is a huge tone range on the instrument. It's a lot of bass for the money.
The scratchplate shown was already fitted when it was purchased. There are a few minor marks and chips on the finish which are shown in the pics, these are cosmetic only and came with the bass when I bought it. Instrument comes with a hard case which is very solid and serviceable.
You can arrange for this to be sent to you by courier if you wish, it's in a good solid case so should be fine, your responsibility to arrange this. Preferably the buyer collects from Chichester where I live or you could collect from London. (My son lives in London at Fulham and you can easily collect it from there by arrangement)
Here’s the original sales information:
Squier's five-string Vintage Modified Jazz Bass® V has a handsome white gloss finish, a soft maple body and one-piece maple neck with sharp-looking, elegant black binding and block inlays. Offering flexibility for today's modern styles that demand a deep low end, this bass offers superior sound and feel for the five-string bassist, with excellent Squier performance and value. Featuring a Soft maple body, Vintage-tint maple neck with “C”-shaped profile, 20-fret fingerboard with black binding and black block inlays, Dual Fender®-designed single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, Black pickguard, Five-string standard vintage-style bridge with single-groove saddles. The neck on this model sports a vintage-tinted gloss finish for a highly desirable aged look. This model has a slightly thinner "C"-shaped neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) than most models, providing a fast, smooth and comfortable fret-hand feel. These Fender-designed pickups are full of growling, authentic Fender tone.
Body Shape: Jazz Bass
Body: Soft Maple
Body Finish: Polyester sharp-looking black binding and block inlays
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
Weight: 10lbs approx
In very good condition, plays well. I find the pickups a little hot, in a good way.
I prefer P/PJ basses so this doesn't get that much play, mostly sitting pretty on the wall hanger.
Comes with a Fender Deluxe gig bag which the shop very kindly gave me, even though it should have been for a Mexican Fender (Wunjo, Denmark Street I believe).
The bag is generally in a good condition.
Will courier at buyer's expense.
Body Material: Soft Maple
Body Finish: Polyurethane
Body Shape: Jazz Bass
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Vintage Tint Gloss
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays: Block
Up for sale is my superb gigging PJ bass. I painstakingly built this up over a few years, trying out different combinations of bodies and pickups, centred around that superb Warmoth neck.
Times they are a changin' and I’d like something shorter to practice with in my very small home office.
This was superbly set up by Chris Ward of Bass Centre fame. I even had him dress the fret ends. It plays like an absolute dream and currently has an old set of GHS Pressurewounds that kinda sound like flats now.
Will be sad to see it go.
Here are the Specs:
Neck: Warmoth USA
Style: Tele® Bass
Construction: Super Bass Construction
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: Slim Taper (about 21mm front-to-back at nut)
Stiffening Rods: Graphite Rods
Fret Size: 6105
Tuner Ream: Hipshot Ultra Lite (14mm)
Radius: Straight 10"
Fret #: 21
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Inlays: Cream Face Dots
Side Dots: White Side Dots
String Nut: GraphTech Black TUSQ XL - Standard Nut
Finish: Tru-Oil (Gunstock Oil) finish (did this myself)
Hipshot USA Ultralite Tuners
Hipshot USA Ultralite Bass Xtender
Hipshot String Retainer
Body: Squier Affinity
Original pickguard and bridge
Copper shielding in pickup routes
Seymour Duncan SPB-1 Pickup at neck
Dimarzio UltraJazz (Split coil) at bridge. Currently wired in series for high output, but you could put a toggle on the scratchplate for parallel.
Kiogon wiring loom, with selector, vol, vol, tone.
Weight of this bass is a very reasonable 3.75Kg. There are a few minor scratches and a couple of dings here and there but nothing that jumps out. Hit me up if you want close up pics of anything.
Trade wise, I'm looking for a medium or short scale that's very light weight. 3.5Kg absolute maximum and preferably lighter.
Price is a firm £525 £450 plus delivery. EDIT: That is the one and only price drop before being parted out.
I estimate that insured, that will come out £40-50. If you're local, you are welcome to look and try in a safe, socially distanced way, which probably means outside or in the garage.
If this doesn't sell, I'd look to part it out but let's face it, no one wants that hassle and I've got at least 1 box I can use. It would be such a shame to break this up, as it feels like these were meant to be together.
Optionally, I can include the superb Mono M80 Case. We'd have to work out a price for that.
Purchased on reverb.
Happy so far, fretboard was well used, gunky shall we say. Gave it a good clean and sanded the back of the neck a little and set up, plays well so far. Got for reduced price, now I know why! Seller was upfront to be fair. I'll give it a few weeks. These are beautiful basses, the white with maple neck and black pg is🤟
Haven't fully played but nice to have active jazz for 250 quid!