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Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass and Telecaster Bass Special

Squier has beefed up their Vintage Modified series with the introduction of the Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass and the Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Special. The new models feature classic body and headstock shapes as well as a medium 32˝ scale.

Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass

Available in Black and Vintage Blonde, the Telecaster bass sports a single Duncan Designed PB-102 SCPB single-coil pickup controlled with a special 3-way switch that toggles between tone circuits. The middle switch position offers a modern bass sound with volume and tone controls, while a softer “double bass” sound is had in the neck position and a tic-tac “baritone” sound is gotten by switching to the bridge position. The latter positions are only controlled by the volume knob.

Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Special

The Telecaster Special differs in pickups and electronics, featuring a Fender-designed Wide Range humbucking neck pickup and a Duncan-designed JB-102B single coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup. It also has a three way switch, but it functions more traditionally by toggling between the pickups.

To provide the old school feel, Squier includes black barrel switch tips, inurled chrome control knobs, vintage style bridges, and vintage style tuners on the basses.

The Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass and Telecaster Bass Special are available now with MSRPs of $499. For more info, check out the Squier website.

Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Specs:

  • Body: Basswood
  • Body Shape: Telecaster Bass
  • Neck Shape: “C” Shape
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5˝ (24.1 cm)
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Polyurethane
  • Nut Width: 1.7˝ (43.2 mm)
  • Scale Length: 32˝ (81.28 cm)
  • Pickup Configuration: 1 Single-Coil Pickup
  • Middle Pickup: Duncan Designed PB-102 Single-Coil Middle Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: Position 1: Special Tone Circuit- “Baritone” – (No Tone Control), Position 2: Modern Bass (Volume and Tone Control), Position 3: Special Tone Circuit – “Double Bass” – (No Tone Control).
  • Controls: Volume, Tone
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: 2 Brass Barrel Saddles, Vintage Style
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Chrome
  • Switch Tip: Barrel Style Switch Tip

Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Special Specs:

  • Body: Basswood
  • Body Shape: Telecaster Bass
  • Neck Shape: “C” Shape
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5˝ (24.1 cm)
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Polyurethane
  • Nut Width: 1.7˝ (43.2 mm)
  • Scale Length: 32˝ (81.28 cm)
  • Bridge Pickup: Duncan Designed JB102 Single-Coil Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: Fender-designed Wide Range Humbucking Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Volume, Tone
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • String Nut: PPS
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Chrome
  • Switch Tip: Barrel Style Switch Tip