Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ (Discontinued)
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With so many new bass guitar designs available, its impressive how the old Precision Bass design of Fender continues to be in demand up to this day. The Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ is an affordable take on the iconic bass, complete with a split-single-coil bridge pickup, only this one has an extra Jazz Bass style single-coil, hence the label PJ.
It follows after the shape and playing feel of the original Precision bass, while injecting some modern elements like its modern C shape neck. It also comes in colors that are far from what you'd expect from classic designs. Finally, it is priced to appeal to budget conscious bassists.
- Body: Agathis
- Neck: Maple
- Neck Profile: Modern C
- Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
- Scale Length: 34"
- Nut Width: 1.625"
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
- Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
- Bridge Pickup: DMT Design P Style
- Controls: Master Tone, Volume 1 and Volume 2
- Bridge: '70s 4-saddle Pure Vintage with Single Groove Saddles
- Tuners: Standard Open-gear
- Weight: 8.375 lbs.
Thanks to its nice finish, many users are impressed with its overall look. But its beauty is more than skin deep because there are many who rate the Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ highly for its tone. It is also refreshing to see a good number of commendations aimed at its build quality, something that's not normally expected from affordable instruments.
There are some reports of minor cosmetic issues out of the box, but many consider the flaws very minor and forgivable.
Unfortunately it's not currently available so you might want to take a look at the alternatives we recommend in our guide to The Best Cheap Bass Guitars - Electric Under $300.