The all-new Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (short scale) 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 30” scale 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, this bass is perfect for players who will appreciate the comfort of a short-scale instrument. Superior tone, smooth playability, great comfort and fantastic value.
- Model Name: Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale)
- Series: Vintage Modified
- Color / MSRP* / Part # : Candy Apple Red / $279.99 / 032-8800-509
- Body: Agathis
- Body Shape: Jaguar
- Body Finish: Polyurethane
- Neck Shape: "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 20
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Fretboard: Rosewood Fingerboard
- Neck Finish: Polyurethane
- Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
- Scale Length: 30" (76.2 cm)
- Bridge Pickup: Single-Coil Jazz Bass
- Middle Pickup: Split Single-Coil Precision Bass pickup (Middle)
- Controls: Volume 1. (Precision Bass Pickup), Volume 2. (Jazz Bass Pickup), Master Tone (Both Pickups)
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Standard 4-Saddle
- Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear Tuners
- Strings: Fender USA NPS, (.040-.095 Gauges)
- Unique Features: Short Scale, Black Jazz Bass Control Knobs, Black Painted Headstock, Slim Fast Action Neck
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- So far, the best bass I've ever owned Review by Stradnefarious
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I wanna testify. This bass is IT. Oh, oh, oh yeaaaahhh, baby! Tonally, WAAY more options than the best P-Bass I've had, but this bass can make all the sounds it's big brother can, well enough. And you can get all over this thing - arpeggios, chords, harmonics, whatever you want - with much less effort. My first bass was a Gibson EB3, long time ago. I didn't know it was a short scale. I did know it was easier on the left hand than the first P I replaced it with. I bought the P bass because the EB3 short scale couldn't do thumb bass, at all. Before I played the Jaguar Vintage Modified SS, I worried if it might have the same issue. Nope. Ok, truthfully, there are basses around that fit the pop/slap styles better than this one, but the Jaguar Short Scale is good enough, especially considering how much of that style I end up using in the wide range of bands I do. And I'm basing this on just the stock strings and pickups. Even on my best P bass (a late 70's vintage,) I quickly upgraded the pickups. I don't feel a burning need to do that with the Jaguar..... but knowing me, it will eventually happen. There are no dead spots in the neck, the tuners and stock tailpiece work fine, the workmanship and finish are excellent, and it's light and great looking. I know this bass will pay for itself in just a couple of jobs. Great job, Fender. Final note: the service from Professional Audio Land was excellent, too. Thanks. (Posted on 6/13/2015)
- Fantastic Bass for the Money Review by TEEK78
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I have a few basses that are much more expensive, but this SS squier really fun to play.
After straightening the neck and adjusting the bridge, it is very playable and fast.
Tone-wise, it's not on par with a $2,000 Rick, but it far exceeds what you would expect for $179. When plugged into a SANSAMP you can get incredible tone from it. Even without the effects pedal it sounds really good.
These squiers feel and play more like a $400 bass than a $200 one.
I highly recommend this Bass! (Posted on 3/26/2015)