Vantage VP-710B

From an advert
THE BOTOM LINE
Shatting the barriers to progress

The bass guitar is the foundation for your music. Whether you’re playing jazz, rock or standards, it supports the entire group. Without a solid bass, the bottom line just falls out.

We’ve taken a close look at the bass guitar. And we’ve come up with a line of truly progressive instruments that overcome the limits of the past. Basses that stand up anything on the market – at any price.

The Vantage 650B has been designed for the ultimate in punch and drive in a sexy, cost-effective bass. An improved bolt-on neck construction reduces unwanted resonance, and ultra-hot 600-PB pick-ups ensure crisp,
pointed attacks. A dense, laminated maple/walnut bodyprovides a penetrating sound and is naturally contoured and balanced for maximum playability.

We developed our Vantage 710B for bass players who want tonal variety with increased sustain. A revolutionary set-in neck and laminated maple/ash body provide a deep, rounded sound. Innovatie 765-PB pick-ups with
individual controls for exceptionally wide response and precise regulationover the 710B’s extensive range.

Both of these progressive basses feature a unique bridge which enables fine-tuning of string length and height for discrete intonation and action adjustments. Advanced methods og fret positioning ensure exceptional intonation
and string balance, throughout he entire fingerboard.

Vantage is breaking the sound barriers. With bass guitars that works.

The bottom line will never sound the same.

Specifications Data

Body Laminated maple and ash body
Neck Set-in neck.
Fingerboard
Scale length 32ΒΌ inches
Number of frets 20 frets
Pickups Two 765-PB split-coil pickup.
Controls Two Volum controls
Two Tone controls
Pickup selector switch.
Bridge Chrome, to way adjustable.
Tailpiece Thru-body type
Tuners Chrome.
Nut Non-slip black plastic speed knobs.
Hardware Chrome
Finishes Natural wood, matte finish.
In production 1980

Sources:

Guitar Player – October 1980


Pictures:
(The guitars may have been modified by it’s owners over the years…)