Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special (Crimson Red Transparent) Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 1 customer review
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December 24, 2011Music Background:
This Bass is a GOI bought the Squier VM Jaguar Bass Special for 3 reasons:
1) VERY affordable.
2) Pickup combination and boost circuit (active).
3) Transparent red finish and Jaguar body (my wife picked it out for me).
I was very pleased by the condition of the bass right out of the box. I liked the fit and finish very much, and the bass is very light (the lightest of 8 basses I currently own). No damage or quality issues to report.
Right from the box, the setup was playable but not to my liking. I had to lower the action and intonate it; I replaced the stock strings with DR High Beams, and WOW! This bass plays and sounds incredible and can be adjusted to sound like either a P bass, J bass or an awesome combination of both. Add some boost from the active circuitry and the bottom end fills out very nicely even with medium/light gauge strings.
I'm not happy with 2 things about this bass though:
1) The balance is not great - the bass is a little headstock heavy and will drop if I let go the neck.
2) The active boost works great on the E and A strings, but thins out on the D and G strings.
Overall this is a great bass for the money. Quality and sound are above avaerage for a bass this affordable, it sounds and plays excellently; plenty of presence and tone. Hats off to Squier again for another quality bass guitar. Worth the money - check it out!
Solidbody Bass with Basswood Jaguar Body, J Bass Maple Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, P Bass Middle Pickup, and J Bass Bridge Pickup - Red Transparent