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Squier Jaguar Bass

Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special HB

User reviews on Squier Jaguar Bass products

Good budget bass. (Squier - Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS)

By heads on fire, 31/12/2011
Model Name: Vintage Modified Jaguar® Bass
Series: Vintage Modified
Color / MSRP* / Part # :

Body: Agathis
Body Shape: Jaguar®
Body Finish:

Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: White Pearloid Block Position Inlays
Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Polyurethane
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
Headstock: Matching Painted Headstock
Neck Plate: Standard 4 Bolt

Pickup Configuration: S/S
Bridge Pickup: Duncan Designed™ JB102 Single-Coil Jazz Bass® Bridge Pickup
Middle Pickup: Duncan Designed™ PB101 Split Single-Coil Pickup
Controls: Stacked Concentric Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)

Hardware: Chrome
Bridge: Standard 4-Saddle
String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Strings: Fender® USA Super Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
Unique Features: White Pearloid Block Position Inlays, Painted Headcap, Knurled Chrome/Black Concentric Control Knobs, Duncan Designed™ Pickups

Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome/Black Concentric Control Knobs


Fender released the Jaguar bass a few years ago. I thought it was incredible - the styling is great, the pickups were very nice, and it played easily. I didn't want to spend the money on it, however - it was around $750 at my local store. So when Fender announced a Squier, low cost version, I was excited. The result disappointed me, but only slightly - I wanted the full scale neck. This shorter scale is cool, I mean, the original Jaguar guitars had a shorter scale. But I was hoping for something that felt like a Jazz Bass, sounded like a P-Bass, and looked like a Jaguar. 2 out of three ain't bad, right?


The pickups are very nice. I can get J and P sounds out of it, and they are very clear. The bridge pickup could stand to be a bit punchier, but overall, they are good-sounding pickups, with a broad array of possible sounds.


This bass would be a great beginner bass, or good for someone with smaller stature. I was wanting a full scale bass, so I've got to admit some disappointment, but overall the Jaguar Bass from Squier is still pretty cool.

Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Special (Squier - Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special)

By MGR/Billy, 26/09/2011
I saw pictures of this that Fender leaked about 6 months in advance. I couldn't wait to get my hands on one of these!

There are a few different Squier Jaguar basses; there is a $299 version with the two stacked pots similar to a 60s Fender Jazz bass and then there are three $199 versions, one with a P/J setup, one with a humbucker and then a shortscale model.

I picked up the $199 P/J version in transparent red.

It looks cool. The instrument holds tune well and you can get a nice setup with it.

I am not a fan of the electronics. There is a 9volt built in boost. I wished they'd have canned it and used the Duncan Design pickups that are in the other Squiers.

Weight felt a bit heavy and awkward.

Well to get an instrument out the door for $199 you need to take a few shortcuts. The body is made of Agathis which I don't think is a good choice for a bass. The maple neck feels like a P-bass neck and also it is finished in a very thin satin coating.

You know it's not going to be 'the one' but for a $199 it's a fun bass to play around with.

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If you need a low pass everywhere, this is the one! (Squier - Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special HB)

By TomPDB, 02/05/2014
-In which country she made?
What type of bridge?
The Standard in the vintage modified series (which is not tip top)
What type of race?
Handle jazz bass.
How many frets, what kind of microphone and their configuration?
There are 20 frets and pickups: precision bass-splite single coil for the neck
Jazz Bass single-coil for the bridge.
What are the settings?
While it is active, so it is not complicated:
There is a volume control P Bass, J Bass volume, a bass boost and a Master Tone.


So I would say that in general it is pleasant played, the handle is the Jb so we began to know, that is to say adapted to any type of hands played and enjoyable.
Otherwise it is not a heavy bass, so it can get a little toy for some, but the advantage is that you can play with 4h standing without any pain (tested and approved), so good for once a low not refile us back problems.

View that it is a short scale, anyway access to acute is quite limited, but yes, (little) treble that was is enough (what a 21 frets was nice, story to not stop a Re # on the G string, the mid missed me some time), it has only one string frets on the neck and body, but it is easily attainable, unlike a certain low or has it's downright 4 frets after the body, so the latter are unusable).
It is therefore active in sound is correct, the difference precision / jazz bass is present and it just easily swap (not against the two mixed together gives a sound a little metallic).


Yes, it's low I needed, I went little by little funky in my time, keeping my roots a little punky, so it acted as a good compromise.
Jb sends sound good at medium, it is against a little low on the treble (it feels like a little slap on, even if she is doing very well in this way to play)
Pb sends sound good at low, also mean that, but the highs are (still) better than the jb. on the other hand, no means slapper in bp mode, the micro sends Retro bass sound and it does not slam enough.

Otherwise I play with a TC Electronic BG250 115 inches, and with TonePrint (including a compressor for the slap which is not bad), what comes out is a round, warm, even with medium heat pushed this one feels .

You will understand, I am an amateur micro jb, moreover now I do not play with that when I play the home alone. But sometimes I have to put the pb when I found a play a sound that requires less precision (an oxymoron aileurs, micro precision less precise: D) or more bass even if my amp gives me a lot already.
But do not put all the knob thoroughly, it really is a metallic sound that you expect.


So I use since the end of October .. November so going say, until now .. which is .. many months! not seven months into reality.
I tried to time a jb in the same series and cort not top (the evidence, I can not remember his name ..).
What I find great is that it takes really really good tuning (one week), the sound is pretty good, with different sound and not complicated to find. By against the bridge is rotten, but it's fender, you never know what goes through their heads ..: ° (and I would not change it for one quarter the price of the bass).
Oh also, the side played bothers me a bit I think, but what weighs view point, I must make this sacrifice (toy or not played, that is the question).

If I had to mention the value for money ... Extraordinary is simply stunning, it is just as well as low costing twice! really, in this article I criticize, I criticize, but it must be remembered that it costs only 230 euros!

With experience, no I do not have that choice, because now I no longer need the sound pb I play almost rock requesting his bp, but then, so really if she does its job.
It is a low false beginner, because it was one year I was the bass when I got it, now I think I ought to have quality over as principal bass, but any the way that I keep as a low pass everywhere). Today if I would have known I would have the jb the same price range.

If you need a low road that you're not afraid of damaging, you can make different sounds (either bp or jb short, what normally need a bassist! (If the players ibanez, warwick and musicman will smash my head)) and cheap, go for it!


Its no G&L but great for the money (Squier - Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special)

By pappabass, 27/07/2016
1. You can not compare a Squier to a G&L or American Fender. I was looking for a beater/practice bass & refused to touch a Squier. Then I saw the Jag. Could not put it down. I owned a Fender Jazz that was better, but this particular Squier Jaguar VM special is better than a mex Fender P I owned. I must have lucked out on a good one. This one has the active bass boost. Fender rep said that the VM series are the better of the Squires. I get compliments on the looks and the sound. I even played it an audition a couple of weeks ago. Hey, can't complain, it stays in tune, looks good, $150.00 pawn shop find.

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