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Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker

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Classic Fender style and rich humbucker tone in an affordable Squier model!

The all-new Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special HB puts classic FenderĀ® looks into a distinctively sharp-looking, great-sounding, and super-versatile Squier bass model.

Features include a sleek offset-waist body, ultra-slim fast-action neck, powerful high-output humbucking pickup, and a three-band active tone circuit that delivers a versatile wealth of tonal options just right for any bass sound and style.

FEATURES
  • Agathis body
  • Slim, fast-action, C-shaped maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • High-output humbucking pickup
  • 3-band active tone circuit with Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass controls
  • Chrome hardware

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

SPECIFICATIONS
  • 34" scale
  • 9-1/2" fretboard radius
  • Width at nut: 1-1/2"
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SquierVintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (13)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Jamming (12)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Bass For The Price!

I just picked this Bass up,& it's a very nice bass for the price,the only complain I have is the pickup placement,I wish it was just a little more toward the...Read complete review

I just picked this Bass up,& it's a very nice bass for the price,the only complain I have is the pickup placement,I wish it was just a little more toward the center of the bass. Great sound, great feel, & great looking bass, I have the silver bass & I would recommend this bass to anyone, go pick one up today,you want be disappointed.

VS

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i got a dud

I was shocked to open box to find the most bowed neck ive ever seen,it was possible it was a bit warped at the top too.nut was cut way too high. pickup was...Read complete review

I was shocked to open box to find the most bowed neck ive ever seen,it was possible it was a bit warped at the top too.nut was cut way too high. pickup was flat and distorted. i checked battery and it was not that. finish was perfect,frets seem great. hardware of superior quality compared to more exspensive instruments. first dud ive ever got from squier. i would still try one if i were you, this one was not the norm for squier.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass! You probably are going to have to set it up.

By Jordan Barnes

from Phoenix

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Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

I'm amazed at how LOUD this bass is. I was in the market for a far-pricier bass, and wound up with this. It actually had more punch than the Marcus Miller [FENDER version too!].

I would say to test your pickup to make sure it's not distorting, but usually when that happens it's your battery. I thought the pickup was really fuzzy, but when I took a closer examination with the volume off it actually was the E string with a weird natural buzz going on [NO it was not fret buzz, it was actually the string doing it, the neck was actually set up properly].

Did I mention that new Squiers have Two way truss rods? That's cool, even some Peavey products don't have that. These, like Strats, are very adjustable.
Good job, Squier.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good bass alomst for every kind of style. Almost!!

By Wilfredo Vazquez-hGp4N

from Puerto Rico

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Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

Overall is a good bass but like I said before, not too good for slaping and popping for my taste because sound a little muddy.
Give 8 in features because I will continue to make critic that the vintage bridge of some kind of fenders and squier is trash. Pure trash. Other inenspensive basses like Rogues and Peaveys came with better bridge and in some cases with the string thru body feature that add a lot of sustain. I replaced the bridge with a Gotoh the same day I opened the box. Now look better and have huge sustain. Other than that the bass looks good.
Came with the pickup a little bit twisted (I don't know why but I fixed) and I find that the acction was high for my taste. Changed the strings for a D'Addario Pro Steel and now sound better with the adition of the new bridge and some settings. Paint job is good and the neck feels fantastic. Electronic is great but please read carefuly this: I owned in the past more than 25 basses because I buy, fix, sell so I know what is a good and versatile bass. This bass have a fantastic sound. It remind me my old Ernie Ball SUB musicman. Lot of treble and very punchy sound for fingerin. But carefull because this bass doesn't sound too good for slap. With some good setting in your amp it can sound much better. Maybe, but is hard to find that clasic sound for slap and pop. The best way that I can describe the sound of this bass is like a John Taylor of Duran Duran sound. If you are planing to buy this bass, take time to check some of the Duran Duran old music like Rio and Girls on Film. In some parts of those songs you will here the slap sound of his Aria Pro bass. That is the sound that you will get from this bass. For me is OK but maybe I will change the pickup for a pickup that can change from paralell to series mode and can fix the sound for slap but for the moment It makes the job.
For $199 is a good chance especialy for those who love the fingerin sound of Duran Duran and some Red Hot Chili Peppers songs especially in the "Californication" record sound.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lovely

By Brittany Cheak

from Kentucky

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

I love this guitar. I like the sound, the look, everything. It's not heavy at all, which is great for females with little arm strength like me. However, the frets are pretty huge, which makes skipping around quickly a little difficult if you have tiny fingers.
I think this guitar is great for the price--she looks classy, feels great, sounds lovely, and isn't difficult to play.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Current Bass of Choice

By AverageGenocide

from Marion, VA

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

    I actually bought this bass from my local music store. I know the owner of the store pretty well so he gave me the same price as Musician's Friend. He ordered this bass straight from the Fender Dealership catalog so I don't have any experience with the same bass from Musician's Friend. However, I will say that I am blown away by this bass. I have the silver colored one and the finish was spot on. No chips, blemishes, or any imperfections. It has a three piece, polyurethane finished neck that lets you slide with ease. The neck is thin so you can stretch your hand very easily. It has great tone and stays in tune for a long time. (Not an excuse to not tune it before each show!) The electronics on the bass are good but like most "low end" basses, it doesn't have the most superior electronics. You'll have to buy and install those separate. Give the bass a try, you won't regret it, more than likely. It's all your money's worth and more.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Kept secret in the Bass world

    By Bassman Bob

    from Indiana

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    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

    You cannot beat this bass for the price.
    Active pickup on a entry level bass, priced just right.
    Well put together, solid bass. Some fit and finish issues with sharp fret edges and mine has a screw drilled in at an angle, allowing the head to protrude unevenly above my pickguard.
    Great looks, solid bass, active electronics, great sounding.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    i got a dud

    By pioneerofdisaster

    from planet earth

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

        I was shocked to open box to find the most bowed neck ive ever seen,it was possible it was a bit warped at the top too.nut was cut way too high. pickup was flat and distorted. i checked battery and it was not that. finish was perfect,frets seem great. hardware of superior quality compared to more exspensive instruments. first dud ive ever got from squier. i would still try one if i were you, this one was not the norm for squier.

        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Dented, chipped & scratched

        By ------

        from New Bern, NC

        Pros

          Cons

          • Damaged And Scratched

          Best Uses

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

            I wanted to surprise my daughter for her 13th birthday. She had wanted a bass for some time. Found a great price, but after receiving and opening, found an 'abused' looking bass. Pick guard was severely scratched and there was a dent/chip (with exposed wood) on back. Box was not damaged, product said it had been inspected... daughter will have to wait for exchange to be shipped and not receive in time for her birthday.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Highway Robbery

            By Joe

            from Illinois USA

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            Pros

            • Active Electronics
            • Flawless Finish
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good strings
            • Good Tone
            • Solid hardware

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Just Playing
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

            Someone said they got a dud, well I got the bomb!! Again, Musicians Friend has shown why they are the best in the business. A buck & a half for the Candy Apple Red? Robbery!! This bass is a tone, sound & slap monster. It's a Fender with Squire written on it. The finish is flawless. Active electronics are loud & very adjustable. Even the strings are good. I had zero fret buzz. Had to adjust action & intonation. Out of the box electric guitars have to be set up. I've never bought one that didn't. I Love this Bass & Musicians Friend!!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            From Precision to Mod JAquar

            By rhightchew

            from Mt Orab Ohio

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

              I thought going from my 68 Fender Precision to this new Jaguar was going to be a let down WRONG easy to play doesn't need extensive adjustment Pick up is hot and offers a variety of Tones, easier to scale than my 68 Chromatics' neck also but I have small hands so this is a great change.

              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              slap monster bass

              By Brianm

              from Surrey,B.C.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Contoured
              • Cuts Through The Mix
              • Durable
              • Glassy Highs
              • Hot Humbucker Output
              • Light
              • Loves To Be Slapped
              • Piano Bottom
              • Ultra Fast Neck

              Cons

              • Bridge Lacks Sustain
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

              A quick fretboard and active electronics make the Jaguar hb a must have tool for anyone looking for a cheap all purpose bass. Sustain is decent for live but needs a compressor/sustainer when recording.

              Bottomfeeders rule,
              Brianm
              Bassist
              house of frustration / eVENTIDE /PROBE

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good bass, but much better after tweaks.

              By Insomniac

              from Maine

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

              This bass right out of the box was worth the small pricetag. The pickup lacks a little low end pop, but gives the funky bass twang I wanted. Being as close to the bridge as the pickup is, I expected worse. As others said, it needed a lot of setup so if you are not comfortable doing this, find a shop to set it up or buy from a store that does it for you. My only complaints are fret buzz and sharp fret wire. I was able to file the wire edges and tweak the neck and action and resolve the problems. I have since added a second DiMarzio DP120 pickup by the neck with a blender pot so the two pickups are going into the active electronics, and this gives options to get what ever bass sound I want. Would have given it five stars if not for the fret wire, but I am thinking of buying another for my Son's band to have as a spare, The bassist sometimes doesn't know in advance when he is in town.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Killer Price - Killer Looks

              By Slappy1Eye

              from Lawrence, KS

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Active Circuitry
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Killer LooksKiller Tone

              Cons

              • Finish flaws
              • Fret Buzz
              • Needs a setup

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Standard Use

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

              Definitely a Kiler Bass for the price! Had a few finish flaws and was in need of setup(like most inexpensive instruments) but for the price I could live with them. With the active circuitry it would be extremely easy to add an EMG.

              (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              New squier jaguar bass with humbucker

              By Art Cohen

              from Ocean City, NJ

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              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

              For some reason I was really excited waiting for this to hit stores; it seemed like a really cool idea and you really can't beat the value. I think I found the first one in Fla and have had it for a month or so. Once again it is a really good value and would more than suffice as a first bass or a back-up at a gig. Problem is that is lacks that Fender/(and most recent Squiers)tone. Its a little tinny, even with the humbucker. Quality control is good, fit and finish also. So if you're curious or need a back-up bass you wouldn't have to worry too much about my suggestion would be to go for it. I'm definitely not sorry I bought it, it just doesn't have that classic Fender tone like my Geddy Lee, Fender Jaguar, or even my Classic vibe precision.

              (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Meh

              By Brianjoecap

              from Moose Jaw, Sk

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

              I found this bass to be pretty disappointing. Squier's been doing a great job with their vintage lines but this just felt aweful to me and I wasn't a big fan of the sound

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Bass For The Price!

              By Lee Williams

              from Orangeburg,South Carolina

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              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

              I just picked this Bass up,& it's a very nice bass for the price,the only complain I have is the pickup placement,I wish it was just a little more toward the center of the bass. Great sound, great feel, & great looking bass, I have the silver bass & I would recommend this bass to anyone, go pick one up today,you want be disappointed.

              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good bass guitar for the price!

              By CMH-R.Kn6

              from Missoula, MT

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

                  Played well and looked good out of the box. Haven't plugged it in yet - don't have a bass amp yet!

                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Way better than F jazz or jaguar bass

                  By Mr-skyline

                  from Santa Monica CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Fret Buzz

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

                  My dad bought this bass in guitar center and i totally love it the only prob with this is the action is too high and some fret buzz.. But its not a big deal for me since i know how fix the truss rod more on that i'm not really satisfied with their new featured humpbucker pickups so i change it to EMG electronics and now to be honest i want to sell my fender jazz bazz because i wanted to buy another jaguar bass :3

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for the money

                  By chrisrjones91

                  from Sanford, NC

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                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

                    I have had this bass for little over half a year now, and there's not much that I can say bad about it. I traded my 1997 Fender J-Bass for it at Sam Ash, after I had done some modifications to it, and I haven't regretted a moment of it. I do intend to replace the electronics eventually, just for my benefit, but it's not like I got it and was thinking they absolutely had to be changed. The weight of this bass in my opinion is another plus side. I'm pretty sure it weighs less than the case I have for it does, so it doesn't kill your shoulder after a long time of playing. I will also be changing the bridge on this bass, but once again, not because I feel like I have to, just want to. All in all, I'm pleasantly pleased with this bass and am glad I got it. I use it most weeks at church through a big sound system and it holds it's own among the higher quality instruments in the band.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    What a steal!

                    By Steve-O1234

                    from Hartford, CT

                    About Me Experienced

                    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

                    I got it on sale but even at full price it is the best money I ever spent on a bass.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    WOW!!

                    By CFf4 life

                    from Zeigler IL

                    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 Electric Bass Guitar Special Humbucker:

                      Great buy this thing growls the 3 band EQ is awesome can't imagine it doesn't cost double get it you won't be sorry

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