So lately i've been getting a craving for the fat, beefy tone of a Telecaster bass, and i'd love to buy one of the Modern Player ones, but the thing is, i'm on a budget, and i can't nearly afford one, so i figured the next best thing (that was a lot cheaper) would be a Squier-made one. I did some searching on the Squier website and found the Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass and the Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Special
. I must say, i really like how they look, and the tones as i found out from demoes on youtube are pretty good. At first i thought i'd get the Special, then i looked up the other one and realized it had a fatter sort of tone, with a lot more punch... or maybe its just the audio on the video? The non-special has a split single-coil, and the Special has the classic Tele humbucker as well as a Jazz pickup near the bridge, and i think it would be nice to have the option of the Jazz sound, especially since i don't own one, but i feel like the non-special has more of the tone that i'm really looking for, but i'm not sure if its really better. Could you guys check out the two demoes of them on youtube below and give me your opinion on which i should buy? I would much appreciate it.
Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGH9fo8Wi3w
Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Special: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkcmO1DunDU