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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.

An affordable short-scale Jaguar Bass with classic Fender style!

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!

SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale)

  • 30" scale
    Nut width: 1-1/2"
    9-1/2" fretboard radius
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SquierVintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale)
 
4.5

(based on 93 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (64)
  • Good feel (64)
  • Good tone (47)
  • Solid electronics (36)
  • Good pick up (35)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (10)
  • Poor pick up (6)
  • Craftsmanship (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (53)
  • Jamming (47)
  • Small venues (34)
  • Recording (30)
  • School bands (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (42), Professional musician (16), Novice (13)

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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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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4.0

A very nice instrument for the money

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from Wixom, Michigan

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

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

    I'm very pleased with this instrument. It has really high rates, and is reasonably priced. I've been looking for a short scale bass and was impressed by all of the great reviews it was getting. I even tried one out at a local music store, and I was hooked. Plus the price was fantastic.

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    4.0

    Jag!

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    from oxford ms

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        bought this for my son- we are setting up the instrument and digging in- it fits his hands
        everything is in tact.

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        5.0

        AWESOME BASS AT ANY PRICE!

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        from Phoenix, Az

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          Out of the box this bass is amazing! As a first time bassist and many decades old guitarist I was hesitant, but I was way wrong! This bass is amazing for first time bassists or guitarist switching over to bass. Can't say enough of build quality and feel.

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          5.0

          Good for guitarist learning bass

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          from Five Points, AL

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

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

            Guitarist relearning bass after 40 years of not playing. The short scale and size of the bass is just right for office/bedroom /smaller area play, especially for a guitarist as it is only a slightly longer neck than a electric guitar.

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            5.0

            This is a really easy-playing bass

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            from Joliet, IL

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy on the shoulders
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

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

              I've only been playing bass for a few months, but I finally feel like I have a bass that isn't trying to hurt me when I'm playing. I'm really enjoying the shorter scale on this bass. The craftsmanship and finish of the bass is very good. After adjusting the intonation I was experiencing some overtone issues, but that was easily fixed by adjusting the pickups downwards some. Stock strings are decent. It looks and sounds great! I'm looking forward to spending many hours playing with my new baby!

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              One time purchase, one time only

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              from Richmond,VA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good finish

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Poor Pick Up
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

              • Acoustic Sets
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small gigs
              • Small Venues

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

              Bass came faster than expected, and was pretty good right out of the box. I'm a bit disappointed with the pickguard screws since they were stripped when I got to get my hands on the bass (had to fix myself). Pretty ok tone and feel, and great satin neck finish. Because of this being a short scale, notes are going to be higher, and I found this bass to have some use in some of my acoustic sets, but i've grown fond of the jaguar and started using it for more normal uses. Small but packs a sturdy punch, so I'd recommend for a one time buy since I think I won't be really needing another SS bass anytime soon.

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              4.0

              Should of bought one earlier

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              from n.ky

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

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

                I might not be as young or a wild punk bassist as I was in the 70s or 80s. But with this short scaled bass. I come pretty close. If the weight or your old hands aren't like they once was. This is the bass for you. Looks great and sounds great. Would also make a great bass for someone smaller or just learning.

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                4.0

                Should of bought one earlier

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                from n.ky

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

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

                  I might not be as young or a wild punk bassist as I was in the 70s or 80s. But with this short scaled bass. I come pretty close. If the weight or your old hands aren't like they once was. This is the bass for you. Looks great and sounds great. Would also make a great bass for someone smaller or just learning.

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                  5.0

                  Oh so pretty, what I've always wanted

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                  from Clayton, ID

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Short Neck Great
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

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

                  This bass is the best. I love to play on it. The
                  round wound strings are easy on the fingers, the
                  frets are smooth and easy to reach, not like a
                  long neck. I have short arms and the "SS" makes
                  it easy for me to play.

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                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  A Great Start

                  By 

                  from Connecticut

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good finish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Start Of A Custom Build

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

                    This little bass represents great opportunity. Initial inspection revealed very nice fit and finish. Not perfect, but more than just acceptable for an instrument that may be destined for road work. Neck/Fretwork is also decent. Mine is the Red version and the finish is quite good. The hardware is definitely cheap: the bridge is flimsy (I was never a fan of the standard Fender design), and the pickups are a bit weak. Tuners are lightly made but seem to work well. The balance is a tad neck heavy, which is surprising being that it is VERY short; the body is very light which could be the root of any balance issue. But step back, this is incredibly inexpensive. Therefore: OUTSTANDING!. The bass plays fairly well, and the body and neck alone with the nice finish is worth far more than the actual cost of the complete instrument. That said, it is clear that the VM Jaguar SS is ripe for customization. Upgrading the components to whatrever the player prefers will result in a FIRST CLASS short scale bass. Highly recommended for those who want to build out a custom short scale, or those who want to learn on a decent quality bass that's easy to play. I will be swapping out the pups (most likely to EMG-X)and the bridge (Babicz), strings (La Bella or Rotosounds)and adding an EQ system that provides master/pan (instead of dual volume), and then hitting the road with what I expect will be a world class rock machine. At this price and general build quality, you simply can't go wrong here.

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