Shortscale Squier Vintage Modified Mustang....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ZenG, Dec 27, 2013.


  1. ZenG

    ZenG

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    This seems to be a slightly better bass guitar than the
    Jag SS and the P-bass short......

    From Axe Music it's about 100 bucks more than the JagSS

    Anybody play one?

    Pros?

    Cons?
  2. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

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    I played one recently and was very impressed. Comfortable to play, nicely balanced, lively and musical. If you plan to mod, the Jaguar SS may be a better choice because of the standard bridge and pickups; otherwise, if you plan on staying stock, the VM Mustang is an excellent choice, IMO.

    The VM series from Squier just oozes excellence. One of the best values in the mass-produced guitar world, if you ask me.
  3. HosMan

    HosMan Los! Zum dritten Mal denn! Supporting Member

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    +1 on everything selowitch said!

    I bought my 2013 VM `Stang online for a bargin-busting $239.00 NIB(free shipping) and absolutely love this bass!! IMHO,the "Duncan Designed" OEM Mustang-style pickups sound quite nice.Fit,finish,overall quality and detail are much,much nicer than one would expect for a 'budget' bass.

    Love the short scale.I only wish Squier offered more of a choice in body colors,pickguard colors,etc. I couldn`t be happier with mine!

    :)
  4. MakoMan

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    The Squire Mustang is a great bass. But is it slightly better than the Jaguar SS? I personally don't think so. It is slightly more expensive but not necessarily better.
    Depending on your actual needs either is a great choice. They both give excellent bang for the buck, the Jag slightly more so only because they practically give it away.
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  6. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

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    They are both good buys. Some possible advantages of the Mustang include a string-through bridge, superior electronics, and a basswood (rather than agathis) body. I personally would rather have the Mustang.
  7. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck Supporting Member

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    I've never played the Squier, but my CIJ Fender Mustang is the shiznit.
  8. HosMan

    HosMan Los! Zum dritten Mal denn! Supporting Member

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    I believe you 100%,agent77,seriously...no sarcasm here...just envy,jealousy,bitterness....lol j/k

    Before I bought my Squier I was outbid on a sweeeet mid-late 2000`s MIJ Fender Mustang.Man,I was hating life,but...

    What pickups are in those MIJ Fender re-issues,btw?

    HosMan
  9. Iheartreverb

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    I would have had one years ago if only there was a rosewood board option. Better still, a white/tort finish
  10. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

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    I wonder if it's possible to tell easily when a particular Fender/Squier model was first introduced (without doing a lot of forensics).

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