Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS - Silver

Electric Bass with Agathis Jaguar Body, J Bass Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, P Bass Middle Pickup, and J Bass Bridge Pickup - Silver
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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!

Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Short Scale Features at a Glance:
  • Classic Fender Jaguar-style body
  • Super-comfortable 30" scale neck
  • 9.5" radius is easy on your hand
  • Equipped with both a J Bass neck pickup and a P Bass split pickup
  • Preloaded with .040-095 strings

NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Excellent Bass. Buy it.

This is my second bass. My first one is a Warwick. The Squire Vintage is a well-built bass. Short scale is just amazingly fun to play. Love this bass! Lots of claims about short scale basses being too weak or floppy. Not true. Short scale basses are long scale basses with shorter necks. that's about all the difference. Proper setup will get this bass sounding like a thousand dollar bass guitar. Stock pickups and strings will do just fine. I wanted to raise the bar on this bass even further so have recently modded this instrument with Seymour Duncan P-bass and J-bass Quarter Pounder pickups, installed Rotosound flatwounds. A regular long scale bass case will do if you need a case for this instrument. This bass is a beast. I purchased the bass, pickups, case, and strings from Chris Lewis at Sweetwater...as always. Buy this bass.
Music background: Hobbyist

Just Another 5 Star Review!

I bought this for my 12 year old instead of the Ibanez in the same price range due to the high ratings (and cool style!). And just like the other reviews, this Jaguar looks and sounds fantastic right out of the box! I plugged it into a 10" Fender bass practice amp, tuned it up and was floored by the tone. With both sets of pickups you can adjust through the entire scope from a muffled no buzz (small fingers not quite there yet) to using a pick and making it growl like a dog. Great value! Bought the soft case for it as well, fits perfect and will suit him fine until he goes on tour :)
Music background: Professional Musician


I'm not seeing/hearing any of the issues reported by other reviewers.Out of the box I had to raise the bridge very slightly to eliminate buzz, and then lo and behold, the intonation was actually perfect. Lucky I guess.There is only one small flaw in the paint job underneath the lacquer, but it's barely noticeable.The sound of this through my new Fender Rumble 500 v3 is simply amazing - I'd go so far as to say Universe shattering. It sounds like I spent $8000 on a top of the line Custom Bass and Rig. Seriously.The playability is unbelievable. Now I can play stuff on Bass that was literally impossible to do on longer scale Basses, and sound incredible doing it.Fender has really stepped up their game. I remember when I'd laugh at some newbie's terrible sounding Squier back in the 90's. I bet the competition isn't laughing now.Sweetwater's website experience was very user-friendly, I was contacted by a Representative prior to Shipping to verify the order details, and Shipping only took 2 days.Thank you Fender, and thank you Sweetwater.
Music background: Guitarist, Bassist, Percussionist

Squire Jaguar Short Scale Bass - Good Value!

I've awarded this bass 5 Stars because it is an exceptional value. A short scale Bass, it isn't too big for shorter arms, nor is the string spacing/nut too wide for small handed guitar players. It is a simple four string Bass, finished very well (I have the silver metal flake paint), with a plain, unfinished neck, well done fret work, acceptable tuners, good strings, and decent pickups. Many folks have complained that the bridge pickup doesn't have the output of the neck pickup, and while that is true, if you BLEND the pickups, you get good volume and some really nice tone! I bought this after considering the Epiphone Violin/Viola style Bass, and I chose this one for two reasons: (1) is it actually shorter in scale than the Epiphone, and (2) It is NOT neck or headstock heavy; it is a well balanced Bass. You will note this Bass is priced at less than $200. That's $100 LESS than the Epiphone, and a genuine bargain. It sounds good, plays well after I adjusted the truss rod (hex key included) to pull the neck back, lowering the stings, it looks really good, if that matters to you, and it FEELS good and comfortable next to the body. Clearly, for the money, you get what you need with NO real regrets if you buy this Bass. It's a FUN Bass! It doesn't come with a gig bag or case, but you can buy one separately, and Hercules offers a very nice super heavy duty adjustable guitar stand that is pricey, but works perfectly with this Bass. I think this Bass is a great buy, and the overall quality leads me to expect that Squire may be among the best of the Asian imports. BTW, I bought this for recording, and I also bought the Ampeg BA-108, the in-stock older version with the controls on the top, rather than on the front panel. The Ampeg is a great little amp for recording, with super tone. Sit it on a Sub-Dude platform for isolation.
Music background: 50+ years learning to do amazing things with a box and strings

awsome bass

This bass is the total package great tone wicked fast neck and lite . I got it out of the box tuned it and fell inlove
Music background: hobbist
See also: 4-string, Squier, Squier 4-string Bass Guitars