$299 to burn today - which Squier?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ExistentialJ, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Squier VM Jazz '77

  2. Squier Deluxe Active Jazz IV

  1. ExistentialJ

    ExistentialJ Guest

    Mar 16, 2013
    Have to buy sight unseen - no local stores have in stock-

    1) Squier VM Jazz '77 (passive)
    2) Squier Deluxe Active Jazz IV

    Yes - apples and oranges, active v passive, and if I go with the '77 I'll add a preamp for sure, but all things condidered, any opinions?

    Thanks in advance, guys!
  2. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    You don't need a preamp in a good Jazz and the '77 is a good Jazz for the price, but if you want a preamp the Deluxe would be the one to buy.
  3. portlandguy


    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Just a thought, try an acoustic bass if you have money to burn - great for jamming
  4. bigsnaketex


    Dec 29, 2011
    Down South
    put that in a jar.....keep doing that and this time next year order a custom shop P-bass!
  5. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    Or...keep doing that until you have double the amount of a custom shop P, buy the P (or J) and still have the same amount of cash leftover! Sorry, you asked, but that's the way I do it. If you want a good bass, do it right, is my motto. :bassist: (slinks away from soapbox...)
  6. ExistentialJ

    ExistentialJ Guest

    Mar 16, 2013
    Great advice - however, this is a cash sales bonus, commonly referred to as "Mama-don't know-money"...gotta spend :)

    ALSO, it appears that the '77 may be discontinued soon....MF and GC are out of stock, and both tell me they have discontinued this model...
  7. I'd go for the 77, as I imagine you'll upgrade the electronics either way.
  8. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
  9. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Newer Vintage Modifieds color combinations coming for fall, might be why the '77 is going.

    Sad because that was my favorite look.
  10. ...Squier 'jaco jr'..fretless Squier Jazz ...with lined ebonal board?? like playing on a bass sprayed with WD-40. Same $$.

    Better yet.. for a little more $ go for the Squier Jazz5-Active..now my main go-to bass ..and I own some of the 'GREATS'.

    As for adding a preamp?? Buy an outboard unit..parametric EQ or Line6 or Pandora, etc. That way you don't have to modify your instrument.

    If it ain't broke..DON'T FIX IT!
  11. Batmensch


    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    I'm sure you would do fine with either, personally, I'm not a fan of actives, so I would probably go for the '77.
  12. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Burn both? :D:D:D:D:D
  13. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    Wait a minute for the new vm stuff to hit our shores. Already in Europe
  14. Jookbox

    Jookbox Registered Drummer

    Mar 16, 2006
    I want a '77 so that's my vote. But I agree with waiting to see what the new Squiers are all about.
  15. seph77


    Jun 11, 2013
    In this case..Vm77 without doubts!!
    But may I ask everyone what would you choose between the Vm77 and the SBMM SUBray4?
  16. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    Actually the vm squiers are great basses. You apparently haven't played a new vm. I own a vm p and a sunburst j. For the price they are great, but the new sub ray 4 blows both of them away. Affinity squiers do suck but the vms dont. Any "Pro" shouldnt care about what the headstock says.
  17. Get the Classic Vibe 60s Jazz instead of either of those two. Great bass.
  18. highway1


    Apr 10, 2011
    P-Bass Classic Vibe?
  19. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Open a separate "Bass Money" account under your control. Accumulate enough money to satisfy you. Spend it to acquire bass gear that will feed your artist's soul. Repeat as needed.