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NBD Fender Troy Sanders Jaguar Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by theNecatoR, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    <Long story starts>
    So, I was today at my favorite music store to buy me a Christmas present (hopefully the taxman will be good to me).
    And I had two options in mind: The Roger Waters Precision and the Troy Sandres Jaguar. I actually just wanted something with a P pickup and the Roger Waters is one of the best bang for buck out there IMO.
    So I tried both at the store and the sound of the Roger Waters is marvelous and the thick neck is delightful to play, I am just not that crazy for maple fretboards. The Troy Sanders bridge pickup was sonically not my cup of tea at first, the noiseless pickup was really weak sounding. I told the technic at the store and he checked the output and adjusted the pickup height.
    It sounded better but there's something lacking on those noiseless (personal taste). Nevertheless, the neck pickup sounded killer from start, almost so good as the Roger Waters'.
    The Bass has no tone pot, but I thought about it and it's an easy mod (with my band I play almost always open, so it's not a big concern). Active engaged and it's just a dream! And it looks awesome!
    All that said, I'm a Jaguar guy, so it was sold.
    <Long story ends>
    So now, no pics no Bass

    And one with her Jaguar sister

    A few comments
    The silverburst is a sweet looking finish. Being an Adam Jones fan, I needed a silverburst instrument!
    The P-style Pickup sounds amazing.
    P-J combo with active/passive electronics always brings flexibility.
    The neck is comfortable and really fast to play.

    The tuners are ok, and the do they job, but there are better options at this price.
    The bridge pickup is a bit weaker than the neck pickup.
    No tone knob.
    Chrome parts feel a bit better made on my Japanese one.

    I like vintage tint more than satin, but it does makes the neck faster.
    I am no fan of side-jacks, but I can see that the neck pickup could get in the way of the volume knob on a normal Jaguar control plate.
    The fender decal could have been golden or with an inverted color scheme.

    So, I'm lacking just one tuning machine (I have two already) and a D-Tuner. And if you know me, you know there are already a thumb-rest and chrome pickup covers on the way.
    I don't know yet if i'll be adding a tone knob on this one, but i might.
    I'll probably record some clips in the future.

  2. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    Update: The stacked potentiometer and capacitor are there, but the control plate is still on it's way!
  3. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    The Squier version is better...:bag::D
  4. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    I tried the Squier on the store, but I think the quality and sound were better on the Fender, nonetheless the Squier is a really nice bass too.
    Eric ER likes this.
  5. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    I like both versions,i really like the necks on these Jags,I have the Squier VM Jag the black and tort with the matching headstock,killer bass...
  6. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    Burst looks like it was done with a spray can. Had to do a double take to see if it was a squier.
  7. alecduncan


    Aug 12, 2011
    Congrats OP! The finish really reminds me of the old Fender Coronado's finishes. Not for everyone, but I like them.
  8. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    North DFW, TX
    It's funny, those silverburst pictures always look like a regular sunburst bass taken in black and white. It makes me want adjust the settings on my monitor.
  9. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    On person it looks a bit better. The silverburst on the Squier is also well made, but one can still easily tell the difference (just like with the normal sunburst).
    Their quality is going up though, i would not doubt any minute to get a squire that I like.

    I got it because I am a huge Adam Jones fan, and also a Jaguar enthusiast, so it was the perfect combination of both worlds. (Plus, I wanted something with a P-Pickup; BEEF!!! :bassist:)
  10. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    North DFW, TX

  11. filler83


    Jan 5, 2015
    Cleveland, OH
    I am curious to the long term view of this bass? Do you still have it?
  12. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    I don't have it anymore. Sold it some months ago, along with two of my other Jags. One got traded for a Gibson RD.
    I liked it very much, but had to move and pay some debts. I am waiting for my custom Jaguar. It will also have a P in the neck and a split J on the bridge. Should be ready next month (after almost a year now).
  13. filler83


    Jan 5, 2015
    Cleveland, OH
    Thanks. Anyone else try this bass and if so, what are your thoughts?
  14. I have one and haven't played it much in the 6 months of owning it. I have a parts p bass that I much prefer. Will probably replace it with a second p bass in the future. image.
  15. radomathic


    Oct 24, 2016
    Hello guys, I'm doing a trip to Europe (I'm from Argentina), and this is one of the bass that's on my mind to try.

    I'm doing alternative rock with my band, is it a versatile bass? I can't afford a Jaguar American Deluxe, so this is the affordable bass with the A/P switch

    In conclusion, is it a good bass to buy? Or should I bring the Fender Precision or Jazz with my budget?
  16. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    It is a good Bass and a great one at the price at that. Maybe you can also consider the Deluxe Precission Special if you are after a versatile active Fender. They are both within the same budget I believe.
    radomathic likes this.
  17. Actually, I have now grown to love this bass. The neck is amazing and better than my p bass. I want to replace the pick ups with EMG Geezers and take out the bass Boost which is a bit muddy sounding. The feel, neck and weight of the bass makes it very playable and is currently my favorite to play when I'm not plugged in. Once the EMG's are in it could be my "number 1".
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