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Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special  

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  • Basswood body on 3-Tone Sunburst and Crimson Red models
  • Agathis body on Black model
  • Slim, fast-action, C-shape maple neck
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    $329.99
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Classic Fender looks plus the best of Precision and Jazz Bass tones.

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

Features include a sleek offset-waist body and an ultra-slim fast-action 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 and an active bass-boost circuit that adds additional low-end power.

Features

  • Basswood body on 3-Tone Sunburst and Crimson Red models
  • Agathis body on Black model
  • Slim, fast-action, C-shape maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Precision Bass and Jazz Bass pickups
  • Active Bass Boost circuit
  • Chrome hardware

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

 

Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special 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
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (21)
  • Good feel (21)
  • Good tone (20)
  • Good pick up (17)
  • Solid electronics (16)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (20)
    • Practicing (19)
    • Recording (16)
    • Small venues (16)
    • Rock concerts (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16), Novice (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This Bass is a GO

    I bought the Squier VM Jaguar Bass Special for 3 reasons:1) VERY affordable.2) Pickup combination and boost circuit (active).3) Transparent red finish and Jaguar body (my wife ......Read complete review

    I bought the Squier VM Jaguar Bass Special for 3 reasons:1) VERY affordable.2) Pickup combination and boost circuit (active).3) Transparent red finish and Jaguar body (my wife ... read more [+]picked it out for me).I was very pleased by the condition of the bass right out of the box. I liked the fit and finish very much, and the bass is very light (the lightest of 8 basses I currently own). No damage or quality issues to report.Right from the box, the setup was playable but not to my liking. I had to lower the action and intonate it; I replaced the stock strings with DR High Beams, and WOW! This bass plays and sounds incredible and can be adjusted to sound like either a P bass, J bass or an awesome combination of both. Add some boost from the active circuitry and the bottom end fills out very nicely even with medium/light gauge strings.I'm not happy with 2 things about this bass though:1) The balance is not great - the bass is a little headstock heavy and will drop if I let go the neck.2) The active boost works great on the E and A strings, but thins out on the D and G strings.Overall this is a great bass for the money. Quality and sound are above average for a bass this affordable, it sounds and plays excellently; plenty of presence and tone. Hats off to Squier again for another quality bass guitar. Worth the money - check it out!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great Idea gone wrong

    The first bass had flaws in the finish and the second was assembled poorly. The action on both was very high and bridge was mounted way out of center.

    The first bass had flaws in the finish and the second was assembled poorly. The action on both was very high and bridge was mounted way out of center.

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    5.0

    Well-crafted and smooth playing

    By WeekendThumper

    from South Carolina

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special:

      I bought this bass as an extra to keep round wound strings on after I switched to flats on my primary bass. I'd read the great reviews and the price was phenomenal, so I decided to give it a shot.
      Straight out of the box the bass was good-playable and pretty. I made some slight truss rod adjustments and lowered the action according to the specs on the Fender website, but that's easy (hint: buy an inexpensive set of automotive feeler gauges). The finish is good, the neck is straight and fast, the frets seem well-finished, the tuners stay in tune, and the electronics are solid. I did switch out the neck pickup for a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound, but that'd just because I already had it and knew I liked the tone it produced.
      I never used the bridge pickup in my main p/j bass, but on the Jaguar I find that if I kill the neck pickup, max out the bridge, roll the tone about half way down and use the bass boost at about 25% I get a really good funk tone. This makes the bass *very* versatile.
      So far I have nothing but great things to say about this bass. Highly recommended.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By phat rob

      from Oakland,Ca.

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      Pros

      • A Funk Powerhouse
      • 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 Electric Bass Guitar Special:

        Great sound, Great electronics, Great feel. Fast neck and active electronics. Don't be fool by the brand. This is a real Fender. Not as popular as the Precision or Jazz bass but a way better deal and equal sound, I have both and I must say I like this Jaguar better. I would buy another tomorrow for back up. It's like that! Try it!

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        5.0

        great bass for the money!!!

        By cooper

        from jamestown, ny

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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
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special:

          I've had this bass for about 2 years now...love it!!! Sounds just as good, if not better than basses 2 or 3 times the cost... Love the jazz/p pickup combo on this bass, love the slim neck, great playability

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          5.0

          This thing is awesome.

          By onemanband

          from Thomaston, Maine

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special:

          I had this bass for a few months and used it to record, so I'd only heard it through headphones. I was satisfied with that. I finally took it out and played it through a 300 watt Fender combo with a 15 inch speaker- all I can say is WOW. Very powerful tone, tons of variety in the sound- from full-body-massage reggae with the P-pickup to slappy disco knockoff on the J-bass pickup. I did put on new strings, of course, but the setup is otherwise as it came in the box. Fit and finish are really good. The tuners feel a little stiff, but they work and the bass stays in tune almost indefinitely.
          There are no instructions as to what the four knobs do, but here's the deal: top to bottom, neck pickup volume/bridge pickup volume/presence/tone.
          I'm very, very satisfied.

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          5.0

          Great bass

          By R4VBassist

          from Sissonville, WV

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          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special:

            This is a great overall bass, at an excellent price. The tone and electronics a far superior to the other bass I own, which was made by Axl. I would definitely recommend this bass for beginners or professionals.

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            5.0

            Amazing Bass

            By Fanbeth

            from Santo Domingo, DR

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special:

              Bought this bass like 3 years ago now, and it has been an amazing journey with it. Bought it to replace my practice Rogue LX200B II and finally got this as a gift. Is an amazing back up bass to go to, i don't recommend it as your main cause as the price can show you it has no features as an American or Mexican Jaguar has, but this thing is pretty solid.

              I bought a Lakland 55-01 after 2 years enjoying it, and i can truly tell you that i keep coming back to this one thanks to its narrow neck (Lakland has pretty wide ones).

              After an strings exchange and a set up you'll end up like me, loving this thing.
              I have no plans to sell it cause i enjoy practicing in it cause of its low weight, narrow neck and fast sating finish fretboad.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Can't beat the price

              By dabluesguy

              from Eastern Oregon

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Jamming

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special:

              I am a semi-professional musician but not a bass player. I just wanted to play this for my own amusement and maybe some recording. It fits the bill nicely. The finish is not the best but the playability is good enough for me.

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              5.0

              great bass

              By defjack

              from nj

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Punchy Tone

              Cons

              • Electronics Upgrade

              Best Uses

              • everything

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special:

              The only thing I would like to change is the electronics. their not bad but but could better. for the price you can't really beat it. I think it is the best budget guitar on the market.

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Great Idea gone wrong

              By A.C.

              from Oklahoma City

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special:

                  The first bass had flaws in the finish and the second was assembled poorly. The action on both was very high and bridge was mounted way out of center.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Bass & Musician'sFriend = the best!!

                  By Peter H.

                  from Hayward, Wisconsin

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  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 Electric Bass Guitar Special:

                    2nd Jaguar bass for me! First one was a Condition 1 - it looked and played great. It did have a small crack that bothered me in the head stock. I called Musicians Friend and they said that a Condition 1 shouldn't have any defects & took care of return shipping and promptly sent me another one. Love the sound, the look, OK just everything about it and the customer service that went with it!!

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