Any opinions on the Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass SS?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Duppy, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Duppy

    Duppy Guest

    Apr 8, 2012
    I was aiming to get a Classic Vibe or Vintage Modified P Bass, but noticed these cheeky little beauties.

    I drawn to them cause they have a P Bass pickup so I should hopefully still be able to get the town i'm after and that they're short scale, i'm only 5'7" and mainly a guitarist so I should feel more at home on this. Plus it's an offset, i'm a big fan of offsets, I pay a Jazzmaster a lot.

    But i'm a bit put off by the price tag. At that price it surely can't be much cop? Or am I mistaken. I'd love to know your thoughts on them.
  2. screaminglucy


    Jul 20, 2009
    TX, USA
    great bang for the buck. devi ever (from devi ever fx) plays one in all her demo videos.
  3. Duppy

    Duppy Guest

    Apr 8, 2012
    Whoah, they can't be too bad at all then. I just can't believe how cheap they are. Is it just down to them having pretty poor hardware?
  4. MakoMan


    Oct 17, 2011
    Ottawa, Canada
    I have a Jag SS bass. Pricewise, it's the steal of a lifetime for a new bass. Wonderful instrument.
  5. Batmensch


    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    Cheaper hardware, maybe, but not poor hardware.
    Big difference.
    Cheaper does not always mean it's crap.
  6. jamestown94west

    jamestown94west Guest

    Jul 16, 2011
    the ozarks
    i wouldnt be afraid of any vintage modified or classic vibe instrument, in stock form they are very gig worthy.

    there was a thread on here a couple days ago where a fellow tb'er used a vintage modified jazz bass during a performance on jay leno. i dont remember the name of the artist or the tb member, unfortunately. maybe someone else who remembers it can post a link.

    anyway, hardware can be upgraded. id go for it.
  7. parsons


    Feb 22, 2008
    I'd throw a cheap hi mass bridge and Hipshots hb7 tuners on there and let 'er go. They are nice basses for the money, but the tuners and bridge aren't up to my standards, ymmv.
  8. neebs

    neebs Guest

    Oct 25, 2011
    Manteca, California
    Can this bass be turned into a standard 34" scale if you put a a normal jazz/p neck up on this cute thing? Is the body the same size as the original squier vm jaguar bass and/or the other non ss special models.
  9. RC52


    Apr 10, 2010
    Laurens, SC
    Classic vibe Jazz into Ampeg B100r- ridiculous good !!!!!
  10. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    My Silver Jaguar SS is for sale in the classifieds.
  11. SwagAttack

    SwagAttack Guest

    Sep 14, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    I am not sure if the necks would fit. But if they did, you may have to move the bridge farther away so you get the right length between the 12th and the bridge.
  12. Dostradamas

    Dostradamas Guest

    Jun 7, 2011
    I have a new CAR one waiting for my girl to turn 7 & be very happy.
    The body on the SS is samller than the full scale Jags.
    I think it is a guitar body.
    The neck is not only short but thin. My girl wanted either pink or red sparkly. Thanks Squier for CAR!
    I only noodled for a bit on it but for 180 new I can't believe there is better out there for the price (new.)
    Quality blows a 90' Fender MIA JP-90 out of the water!