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Used Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Deoindra123, Feb 7, 2013.


  1. Deoindra123

    Deoindra123

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    I'm thinking about getting this used squier jazz modified jazz bass for $240 on musicians friends, its level 2 which means gently used but has some scratches to it! I dont know to trust over online or just buy a new bass
     
  2. backup

    backup

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    i got mine new for 280$ three years ago. im not sure if the "risk" would be worth the 40$ to me
     
  3. Bobster

    Bobster

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    I just did a search on Guitar Center and found a few used Squiers for you. The nine digit number is the item.

    Squier White 60's CV Jazz $199 108533041 108648886 108509630 108550446

    Squier Nat VM Jazz $199 108374179 108642844 108549526 108639013 108653724 108632786

    Squier Sunburst VM Jazz $199 108666387 108634677 108649979

    Best thing about buying used from Guitar Center is that you can return to any store for a refund for 30 days if you need to.

    Bob
     
  4. Batmensch

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    All I can tell you is that I love mine, but then again, I bought it new.
     
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  6. Mykk

    Mykk

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    Four or five string?

    $240 sounds high for a used VMJ four but in the right price range for a pristine used VMJ-5.
     
  7. TRyan5289

    TRyan5289

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    I got mine with a discount, if you wait, you can grab one new for $20 more after taxes. If you order from guitar center, you can have it shipped to the store, and if your not happy, refuse it and they send a new one.
     
  8. Old Fart

    Old Fart

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    Sounds high. I paid $140 for mine. Love it. Craigslist.
     
  9. oldleftybass

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    Mine came new from MF yesterday. Looking it over closely today I noticed that the neck pickup isn't centered- it's offset towards the G string so that the E is barely over the outside polepiece?? None of the strings are centered between the two polepieces. Anyone elses?
     
  10. Bobster

    Bobster

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    Oldleftybass, I bet the bridge is slightly offset.
     
  11. audioglenn

    audioglenn Gold Supporting Member

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    I have six of the VM Squier Jazz basses that I bought used and the MOST I paid for one of them is $200. The rest I got for $125 to $150 on Craigslist. $240 is too much. Great basses!
     
  12. oldleftybass

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    The pickup sure is! the E string is about 3/8" off-center from between the two polepieces. The photos I see of most other VMs show things pretty well centered.

    I'm only using it at home, and I plan on replacing the bridge PU with a P-style, so is it a big deal at all?
     
  13. Bobster

    Bobster

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    if you can intonate it, it doesn't run off the fretboard, and doesn't cause your OCD to flame up, no. :)

    Bob
     
  14. oldleftybass

    oldleftybass

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    OCD? Well that's the first time I've been accused of THAT! :eek:

    heh, heh, heh....
     
  15. tbplayer59

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    Just curious, what percentage of Squires or MIM Fenders do you all think remain unmodified?
     
  16. oldleftybass

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    So no big deal? Strings are centered on neck, bridge appears to be in the right place. Full disclosure: I only play at home, might replace neck pickup anyway with a P at some point.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Bobster

    Bobster

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    That doesn't look too bad to me. You can always try a set of Fender vintage threaded saddles. They are available a lot of places, including here: http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/bass_saddles.htm (Right end of the top and middle rows.)

    Those will give you the most flexibility to position your strings.

    Bob
     

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