Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass (Short Scale Candy Apple Red)Item ID: JagBsVMSSCar
Short-scale Solidbody Bass with Agathis Jaguar Body, J Bass Maple Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, P Bass Middle Pickup, and J Bass Bridge Pickup - Candy Apple Red
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Sweet Jaguar Hybrid from Squier!Here's a sleek bass from Squier® that's sure to blow you away! Taking its cues from the FENDER® Jaguar® Bass, this Short Scale Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass rocks a P Bass® pickup in the middle with a J Bass® pickup at the bridge. The result: a ton of tone that you can tweak to perfection! Add to that independent pickup volume controls for both pickups and you've got a bass that can do it all. So, if you want excellent bass tone at a price you can't pass up, pick up a Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Short Scale!
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Rick, Gloucester, MA
Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
by Mark from OH USAFirst off, when reading any review about a cheap product there has to be a lot to write off because most reviewers are beginners. I am Not! I have played bass guitar for over 24 years and my baby is a... read more [+] German made Warwick Streamer. I have played just about any bass you could think of and to be honest have never been much of a fan of Fender throughout my years of playing. Anyways, I was in the market for a 30" scale bass just to toy around with...I've toyed around with some at local guitar stores but thought they were just toys and and sounded awful. So, I come across Sweatwater here and read the reviews and it got me intrigued. I went ahead and bought the Squire Vintage modified jaguar short scale ( it almost makes me laugh when I think that I actually bought a Squire!!)
May 16, 2013
Music Background: Experienced Bass Player for 24 years
Ok, So here is my take on the bass:
People raved about the neck and commented on how good it was....Well, It is! Very Nice for the money! Granted it's not an ovankol with an adjustable nut like a Warwick but for a Maple neck and rosewood, it is quite nice....you would normally expect the frets to cut into your hand on a bass this cheap, but hey...the other reviewers were right...Nice job Squire! I tend to like my action a little higher than what some people choose because an extremely low action seems to lack a little punch for me...if I wanted the action extremely low I would have to shim the neck a bit....I lowered the action to see how low I could get it and it wasn't much lower than the stock action as it was shipped, although the stock action works great for me. So if you like super low action you may need to shim the neck to get it. Overall the neck has true tone on each note and every fret....I've had some basses that were cheaper over the years and had considerable dead spots....this one is very , very good for the price....you wont be disappointed....in fact you will be awed!
The body Finish was superb, I can not find a flaw anywhere....and you normally would expect that in this price range.
Of course the bridge and tuners are not the highest quality out there but for the price are suitable and do what they are supposed to do.
The only downfall on this bass is....just what others have said...the bridge pick up or "J" pick up in other words is quite lacking. There is definitely an output difference between the P and J pickups.
The P pickup does sound good. I actually expected this from the other reviews and am going to put a set of Dimarzios in and cant wait to do that!
I have yet to play this in a band situation as of yet and look forward to see how this bass comes through in the mix.
One thing I want to add is that I play bass with a pick...started on guitar for a couple of years and in fact I like the edge that I get playing with a pick.
This bass does carry the low end nicely as others have stated and I was a bit skeptical about that, in fact it might be a touch too much! Will have to see in a band situation how it plays out.
If you are a beginner...buy it! Very much worth the price!
If you are an experienced musician like I am ...it is up to you. I bought this primarily because I wanted a 30" scale to mess around with and expecting to replace the pick ups but may only replace the J at first because the P sounds pretty good. I also expect to replace the bridge to give it a bit more mass...and BTW , it does have a little neck dive, it's not horrible...kinda wants to sit at about 2 to 3 O'Clock when held....but since it is a 30" scale it doesn't really bother me much.
So, overall I gotta give out the kudos to Squire!...although I never liked them before, I am considering getting the 34" scale version next. Oh and ordered the bass and received it in two days! Got tthe box candy from Sweatwater and had to LOL! Real Candy! Nice touch Sweetwater....will do business with again! close [-]
At twice the price, it would be a good deal
by Matt wright from LA, CAFor the price of this guitar I'm amazed at the quality, I was just looking for a knock around. It plays great, sounds great. beginners can get a great starter guitar for the price of an ipod. That's c... read more [+]ool to an old guy like me. close [-]
March 27, 2013
Music Background: Pro- semi retired
Man, this is almost too good to be true
by Matt B. Wright from LA, CAAs a old guy, I have to say, If they had guitars this good, for this money, I'd be better today. I'm a guitar player, I wanted a knock around bass. I thought, worse case, i put better pickuos in, no n... read more [+]eed. It sounds great. A great short scale option. close [-]
March 8, 2013
Music Background: Pro, semi retired.
Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass
by Marshall Smith from GAA lot of bass for the price and surprisingly good sound. I get a fairly decent range of tones using a Vox pathfinder amp. I really like how light weight this bass is (weighs about as much as a strat) ... read more [+]I don't know why they call it a "Jaguar Mod" because it is more like a jazz-master. Overall this is a beautiful bass that sounds like a much more expensive model. close [-]
June 23, 2012
Music Background: Drummer & Bass Guitarist
Nice bass, great price
by Andrew Mac from IndianaMy daughter grew too big for the mikro ibanez bass. We saw this bass in a store and tried it out. It is lightweight and comfortable, sounds full.
September 20, 2011
Music Background: hobbyist
I play USA jazz basses, but I would not hes... read more [+]itate to use this bass in a pinch. Sweetwater's service was great. close [-]
Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass (Short Scale Candy Apple Red)
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