Classic Vibe Jaguar Bass - Mark Hoppus Inspired Mods

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JT Foster, Nov 2, 2021.

  1. JT Foster

    JT Foster

    Dec 27, 2014
    O’Fallon, MO

    Still more mods to go; but so far I’ve changed out the top concentric knobs for black/pearloid ones, replaced the black pickguard with a custom one, and added a Blink sticker for flair. I’m extremely happy with this bass.

    I’m thinking of adding different tuners, specifically the taller ones you’ll see on some higher end Jazz Basses. Not sure what they’re called, but I love the look of them!
    Gonna do a badass style bridge, probably the fender-branded one to save money. The current one is fine, it’s just not great.

    Looking to swap out the stock strings for DR High Beams. Not sure if the 33.75 short scale High Beams will fit the medium scale, and I’m not sure where to measure to figure it out. Let me know if you know how!

    The last (and most expensive..) thing I’m considering doing is throwing in an EMG Geezer PJ set. Current pickups are pretty good, but the geezers really get rid of that vintage/warm sound and add more punch for aggressive playing.

    Just wanted to share my excitement.
  2. Heck yeah man. I've been loving my Squier Jag. The stock pickups are a bit vintage sounding, but I like that organic woody bowing sound, personally. Nice pickguard ;)

    Where did you get those knobs?

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  3. JT Foster

    JT Foster

    Dec 27, 2014
    O’Fallon, MO
    Damn, that’s a good looking Jag. What year is that?

    I got the knobs off eBay for $10. They are a lot taller than I expected, and I may get shorter ones sometime down the line.
  4. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Very nice results! The knobs are a perfect compliment to that bass.