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  • Agathis body
  • C-shaped, 30"-scale maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with 20 medium jumbo frets
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      An affordable short-scale Jaguar Bass with classic Fender style!

      The all-new Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS puts classic Fender looks into a distinctively sharp-looking, great-sounding, and super-versatile short-scale Squier bass model.

      The Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS features include a sleek offset-waist body and ultra-slim 30”-scale maple neck, with the added one-two punch of a booming split-single-coil Precision Bass® middle pickup paired with a growling Jazz Bass® single-coil bridge pickup. More than just a student model, the Jaguar Bass Special SS is perfect for players of all kinds who appreciate the comfort of a short-scale instrument.

      Features

      • Agathis body
      • C-shaped, 30"-scale maple neck
      • Rosewood fretboard with 20 medium jumbo frets
      • Split single coil Precision Bass pickup (middle) and single coil Jazz Bass pickup (bridge)

      Superior tone, smooth playability, great comfort, and fantastic value. Order now!

       

      Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale) Specifications:

      • 30" scale
      • Nut width: 1-1/2"
      • 9-1/2" fretboard radius
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      SquierVintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale)
       
      4.4

      (based on 64 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (40)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (18)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      93%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (37)
      • Good feel (37)
      • Good tone (26)
      • Solid electronics (21)
      • Good pick up (20)

      Cons

      • Fret buzz (8)
      • Poor pick up (3)

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (29)
      • Jamming (26)
      • Small venues (17)
      • Recording (15)
      • School bands (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (24), Professional musician (10), Novice (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      My left Hand No Longer Hurts When I Jam....

      In short... I love it... I can smoke scales on this thing with no pain. I've played blues with it with the guys I jam with that do that, I've also...Read complete review

      In short... I love it... I can smoke scales on this thing with no pain. I've played blues with it with the guys I jam with that do that, I've also rocked out on it and it's better for that than blues, but, you can get any sound you need to get out of it. Works really good with my 100watt Roland COSM amp, and equally well with my 450watt Behringer head and bottom. All I can say is WOW. If you are even thinking about it... Pull the trigger!
      This bass guitar is very light on extra features, but at this price point, I have no complaints. Really not a "Jaguar" in how Fender originally meant the term, but in body style only. That's okay though, as you get plenty for your hard earned money. The single tone control works well enough, and the volume pot's do their job without "scratchy" sounds if you use them for song dynamics.
      For the coin, are you kidding me? This thing is VERY nice. I also have two Fender Jazzies, and the paint, pocket, and neck on this thing is very comparable. This is a good working guitar, and I intend on working with it. Not just for students, some of us have pain for various reasons while we play, and for some, a short scale is a "godsend". The only complaint quality wise is that the single coil tailpiece pickup is very weak on it's own. Okay for coloring the sound of the split coil, and I may,after a bit, put a new one in... but that would be only because I want to, you would not have to. It would still be a perfectly serviceable guitar just stock.
      As stated above, a quality working guitar... I got it for a great price. I just don't see how you can get much more "value" for your money than that. I'm not kidding when I say I plan on gigging with it. It rocks!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Nice little bass

      Compared to the Mikro bass it doesn't seem like a "toy"...although the Mikro has served me well for couple of years now. It also seems a bit more...Read complete review

      Compared to the Mikro bass it doesn't seem like a "toy"...although the Mikro has served me well for couple of years now. It also seems a bit more suited to the classic rock cover band I'm playing in now...can get good country and blues sounds out of it as well. The Mikro seemed to function soundwise better in the metal band I was playing in.
      This is my second short scale bass, the first being an Ibanez Mikro bass which I also bought off of MF and I love it. This is a 30" scale and I notice no trouble changing over from the Mikro's 28" scale; the longer scale neck gives the impression that this bass is a little bigger than the Mikro which people make fun of as being so small looking on me (6' 250lbs.). Which is of no consequence to me as I play these small basses because of my bad back and tendonitis in my wrists, which makes playing all my normal and long scale basses painful these days as I get older. The smaller basses have allowed me to have fun again at gigs and 4 hours of playing on the smaller basses every night does not completely wipe me out the next day.

      All the parts are solid and it has survived a couple of falls and such, since it doesn't even come with a gig bag...cheapskates. As the years go on I'm getting fed up with the nickle and diming Fender/Squire engages in with their new products. I miss the days when you got a nice hardshell or tweed case included in the price of the guitar. So the tuning heads have survived a couple of bashes that the chinese ones on my expensive Fender Jag didn't survive and had to be replaced...I will keep these until damaged and then buy better locking ones. Pickups are good, I will probably eventually at least change the jazz pu. A little noisy when near my amp but I'm sure a little foil grounding will help that. Sounds awesome as is out of the box thru my Behringer bass head and '67 Kustom cab w/2x15".

      Again, the shipping left a lot to be desired. Packed like crap and again a miracle worthy of making me believe in a God...the box had been completely severed and retaped together...I'm assuming that no company in the world would ship a box out looking like that (although every guitar/bass I've bought from MF has come in this kind of shape); therefor it must be UPS's fault and several in the past I've known for sure that the BROWN lived up to their color's name.

      Only a couple of "dings" on surface of paint, nothing worth sending back over. Same condition my speakers arrived in a couple of weeks ago...UPS is garbage. Worthless shipping company. Everything I get from MF is F'd up. I've sent several expensive items back that didn't work and every guitar/bass I have gotten (half a dozen or so over the years) has a least one little nick somewhere from being beaten completely to crap during shipping. MF should really look into allow other forms of shipping..ie. USPS, FedEx, blah blah blah. If I was anal about damage done I would send every thing back each time to MF, but I only buy gear that I think can survive a tough time on the road and in low life bars and bar fights. Everything gets nicked up during the first gig, so there is no point to worring about a few nicks during shipping...it's just become a pet peeve of mine over the years.
      For the money and Made In Indonesia it is an excellent quality little bass...has survived a half dozen gigs in the 2 weeks I've had it without the case or gig bag that it didn't come with. Played it straight out of the box with no adjustments since I got it...plays nice. Strings are cheap but no biggie...the gigs hardly pay enough for a set of good strings, and I figure the audience won't know the "sonic" difference after a couple of beers. PU's decent, probably change the Jazz PU, it's a bit weak. Gears and bridge are sufficient for now.
      Excellent value for the money.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice short scale for the money

      By don

      from kentucky

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

          I've had elbow surgery and elbow replacement. I can't get back to using a long scale yet and was needing a short scale to use due to pain in my wrist and elbow. The thin neck and "30 scale has helped me get back to playing sooner. Not quite the sound of my Hot Rod P Bass, but pretty dang close. I love the same pick-up configuration as my P-bass and have used this out for shows. Only thing I would want is a maple fret board.

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          1.0

          Update to previous review

          By Rockingeezer

          from Chippewa falls Wi

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          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

            I originally said it was good for what it is.......I changed my opinion. I worked long and hard to eliminate the fret buzz....buzz on the D string could not be eliminated. The up side is Musicians Friend gladly exchanged it for an Epiphone EB0 which is way better...no complaints on this one what so ever. Maybe some of the Jag vin mods are ok, but mine was an unfixable lemon.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great bass

            By Damien C.

            from Woodstown, NJ

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

              I have carpal tunnel so I play short scale basses exclusively because they bother my wrists less. I picked this up because I wasn't really satisfied with the tone I was getting out of my SS Vintage Modified Squier Mustang Bass. That bass feels great and sounds okay but is kind of a one-trick pony. I was looking for more tonal options.

              I played one of these on a whim in a Guitar Center and I really liked how it sounded. You get both a P-Bass and a J-Bass pickups, each with their own volume knob plus a master tone. The individual volumes really let you play around with how the bass sounds. I like the P-Bass knob all the way up then put the J-Bass between 5 and 8 for a little more punch. Makes it sound a little less woody and a little more metallic. In a good way of course. I had a Squier P-Bass Special years ago and it sounds very similar to that, only this guy seems to punch through a little better.

              It helps that the bass looks beautiful and has a matching painted headstock. Wish there were more color options, as I have owned too many red guitars & basses and the silver one is just too childish and corny for me. The black one looks cool though.

              Pretty satisfied with this bass. I might even get rid of my Mustang bass because I like this one so much.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nothing less than awesome.

              By adelara

              from North Carolina

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

                I bought this bass for a few reasons, being the main reason, it is a short-scale, and this has nothing to do with small hands and things like that. If it fits, use it ! I just love the feel of the SS bass.

                The other reasons which are my "pros":
                - the bass is light;
                - almost well balanced, still tips over a little but far better than any long scale;
                - the body design looks awesome and the contoured and the receeded cuts makes it super comfortable;
                - the two sets of pickups produce any kind of sound you need and want;
                - no active electronics: it's pure sound you get; (and no batteries to replace);
                - price: at $one-seventy-nine "dolares" 04/14 it is almost a steal for the features; you dont want to spend money on boutique instruments - this is perfect.

                Right out of the box it needed adjusting two of the strings to lower the action just a teeny-bit; easily done if you have the correct Allen wrench : it is not shipped with anything - you get just the bass; still was pretty decent setup;
                The strings being new are ok; I might replace later with flatwounds just because I like them more.

                Cons:
                - there is not much wideness in the tone control;
                - the offset body does not sit correctly on a regular guitar stands (so, I'll make my own);
                My veredict is nothing less than awesome.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                cool bass- cant beat the PRICE!

                By ZigZag

                from Sunny Burbank, California!

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

                  PERFECT SHORT SCALE BASS FOR MY SON TO LEARN ON. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE OUT THERE. GREAT PRICE.

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                  4.0

                  OK for what it is

                  By Rockingeezer

                  from Chippewa falls Wi

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good for beginners
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Light Easy To Play
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                  • Fret Buzz
                  • Intonation
                  • String Height
                  • String Height And Intonat

                  Best Uses

                  • Beginners Instrument
                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

                  For what it is, and for what it costs, it's a good bass....but the old adage holds true, you get what you pay for. As received, intonation was poor, and there was severe fret buzz. BUT, it is very light, easy to play, and sounds pretty good. With all this said, I'm pretty satisfied.

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                  5.0

                  Level 3 Used - Trust MF's Ratings

                  By Jackson

                  from Youngstown, OH

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                  • Poor Pick Up

                  Best Uses

                  • Church band
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

                  I purchased the bass from Musician's Friend. It was listed as a Level 3 - Good Condition. This has exceeded my expectations. It arrived in a few days and it appeared to be "Like New". The setup and action needed to be adjusted. Once I set it up it had a great tone, fast neck and was very easy to play.

                  There were only 2 things wrong with it: 1. The pick guard does not line up to the control trim plate (slightly off) and 2. The single pickup has some buzz when increased above the mid point (probably needs some shielding to prevent interference).

                  This was an excellent purchase. I was concerned that it would arrive with multiple issues. It is like new, and it would be difficult to find anything wrong with the appearance and play-ability. The price for the Level 3 condition bass was an incredible value. It sounds great and I plan on using it for practice when I travel and practice.

                  It saves me from subjecting my other basses to extremes in temperature when traveling and the short scale is great to practice with.

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                  4.0

                  Great and unique guitar

                  By Funkmylife666

                  from Indiana

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                  • Fret Buzz
                  • Tuners

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

                  Have had this bass for ~ 6 months. I personally love the guitar. Great for the price, especially if you're looking for a unique, punchy tone that a short-scale provides. So fun and easy to play and built very well. Also, extremely light for a bass guitar. Only bad thing is the tuners. Extremely touchy and often loses tune, but that shouldn't keep you from buying this guitar. Had a lot of fret buzz when I received it but some tweaks and new strings clear that up.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  nice bang for the buck

                  By Dusty Whipple

                  from Akron, OH

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

                    I'm sure spending 10 times as much gets you a nice bass, but if you know what you're doing and what you want to do, you can make anything work. This bass is easy to play and sounds good.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great bass!

                    By Heisenberg

                    from Albuquerque, New Mexico

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                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

                      I am an experienced musician, as I play the piano, drums, and guitar, but I am new to the bass. I didn't want to spend a whole lot of money with this being something new. The bass is great for starting out, and is great for anybody.

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