Fender Jaguar BASS

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AHbassist, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. AHbassist


    Sep 22, 2005
    Kennesaw, GA
  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    IMHO it looks like all the spare parts in the factory thrown into one bass. That and the "big block" bass.

    I'm sure it plays and sounds great, but I hate the look of it. Too many switches. Now, if it turned on and off the lights, THAT'D be badass.

  3. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    Does anyone know the scale length and what all those switches do?
    I like it.
    - Tom
  4. jim primate

    jim primate bass guitarist.

    somebody loan meabout $700.
  5. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I really like it. I like the jaguar guitar as well.
  6. I want that. But I'm broke so that's not gonna happen soon. When did MF start sellin those? I thought you could only get them MIJ...
  7. sublimate


    Jan 12, 2006
    I don't like the switch at the top above the fretboard. Seems like it's get in the way and be easy to hit. And what are the other 2 dark things next to it? More switches?
  8. Yup, those are some more switches :rollno:

    There is just too many switches there, but hey, i think its looks cool anyways. And just so everyone knows, the specs for this one are:

    * Body style based on the Fender Jaguar guitar
    * Alder body
    * Maple neck
    * Rosewood fretboard
    * Aged pearloid block fretboard inlays
    * Switchable active/passive electronics
    * Series/parallel switching
    * J Bass-style single-coil pickups
    * Vintage-style bridge
    * Chrome hardware

    Seems pretty cool to me, I would just need a tort pickguard on that black one, and it would look mighty purdy to me :smug:

  9. chout


    Dec 21, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
    I like these. It couldn't be a called Jaguar without all the switches. The top bout switch is the passive/active one I do know. How's about a jazzmaster bass?
  10. i'm not a Jag fan but, thats a nice bass. it looks like a short scale. the two Jazz p-ups, should sound nice. although i wouldn't pay more than $400 or $500, for it. i love matching headstocks. too many switches? yea. but who cares! lol
  11. Ty_Boogie

    Ty_Boogie Bass, A way of life

    Sep 6, 2004
    The Bronx, NYC
    reminds me of the mustang, from way back.....
  12. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca


    yeah, there are quite a lot of switches on that sucker.

    pretty strange; i wouldn't buy one, but i don't mind looking at it.
  13. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Well, it IS a Jaguar bass.
    w/o the switches it will just be a Jazz with a different shape.
  14. takeout

    takeout Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Kansas City area
    It's nice having the series/parallel come stock with it.

    *Yes, I know about the S-1 switches...*
  15. very nice bass...i wish i had a spare 700 bucks!
  16. i saw that on fenderjapan.com, if i had the money i'd definately get it, but i'm dirt poor. go for it, its different than any other fender and has more tonal possibilities in its price-range, is it short scale like the jag guitars?
  17. XmattX


    Nov 25, 2005
    Photographer, Warwick GmbH & Co Music Equipment KG
    Scale should be 34" I think, Though I'm not sure. The switches do roughly the following: There are two circuits. In one circuit there is a volume and a tone. In the other there is a volume, a tone, two pickup selection switches and a bass cut switch. Theres a few pots leftover which propably are individual pickup volumes, but I'm not sure.

  18. That's one of the coolest Fender ads I've ever seen.
  19. Greg Johnsen

    Greg Johnsen

    May 1, 2005
    Hickory NC
    I'm gonna get one, but make it specifically passive. I'm gonan cut me out a pickguard, and get rid of those horid control panels. I want it to be a J with a smaller body, it's my favorite fender shape, and my favorite fender pickups. Can't wait til GC stocks these babies.