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Used Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass

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


  1. Deoindra123

    Deoindra123

    Jan 25, 2013
    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. i got mine new for 280$ three years ago. im not sure if the "risk" would be worth the 40$ to me
     
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  4. Bobster

    Bobster

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    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
     
  5. All I can tell you is that I love mine, but then again, I bought it new.
     
  6. 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

    Jul 18, 2012
    Davenport, Iowa
    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

    Mar 11, 2011
    Sounds high. I paid $140 for mine. Love it. Craigslist.
     
  9. oldleftybass

    oldleftybass

    Jan 24, 2013
    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

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Oldleftybass, I bet the bridge is slightly offset.
     
  11. audioglenn

    audioglenn Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    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

    oldleftybass

    Jan 24, 2013
    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

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    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

    Jan 24, 2013
    OCD? Well that's the first time I've been accused of THAT! :eek:

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

    tbplayer59

    Jan 20, 2013
    Just curious, what percentage of Squires or MIM Fenders do you all think remain unmodified?
     
  16. oldleftybass

    oldleftybass

    Jan 24, 2013
    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

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    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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