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Shortscale Squier Vintage Modified Mustang....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ZenG, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. This seems to be a slightly better bass guitar than the
    Jag SS and the P-bass short......

    From Axe Music it's about 100 bucks more than the JagSS

    Anybody play one?


  2. selowitch


    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I played one recently and was very impressed. Comfortable to play, nicely balanced, lively and musical. If you plan to mod, the Jaguar SS may be a better choice because of the standard bridge and pickups; otherwise, if you plan on staying stock, the VM Mustang is an excellent choice, IMO.

    The VM series from Squier just oozes excellence. One of the best values in the mass-produced guitar world, if you ask me.
  3. HosMan

    HosMan Los! Zum dritten Mal denn!

    Aug 24, 2009
    Northern CA,USA
    +1 on everything selowitch said!

    I bought my 2013 VM `Stang online for a bargin-busting $239.00 NIB(free shipping) and absolutely love this bass!! IMHO,the "Duncan Designed" OEM Mustang-style pickups sound quite nice.Fit,finish,overall quality and detail are much,much nicer than one would expect for a 'budget' bass.

    Love the short scale.I only wish Squier offered more of a choice in body colors,pickguard colors,etc. I couldn`t be happier with mine!

  4. MakoMan


    Oct 17, 2011
    The Squire Mustang is a great bass. But is it slightly better than the Jaguar SS? I personally don't think so. It is slightly more expensive but not necessarily better.
    Depending on your actual needs either is a great choice. They both give excellent bang for the buck, the Jag slightly more so only because they practically give it away.
  5. selowitch


    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    They are both good buys. Some possible advantages of the Mustang include a string-through bridge, superior electronics, and a basswood (rather than agathis) body. I personally would rather have the Mustang.
  6. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I've never played the Squier, but my CIJ Fender Mustang is the shiznit.
  7. HosMan

    HosMan Los! Zum dritten Mal denn!

    Aug 24, 2009
    Northern CA,USA
    I believe you 100%,agent77,seriously...no sarcasm here...just envy,jealousy,bitterness....lol j/k

    Before I bought my Squier I was outbid on a sweeeet mid-late 2000`s MIJ Fender Mustang.Man,I was hating life,but...

    What pickups are in those MIJ Fender re-issues,btw?

  8. Iheartreverb


    Oct 31, 2013
    I would have had one years ago if only there was a rosewood board option. Better still, a white/tort finish
  9. selowitch


    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I wonder if it's possible to tell easily when a particular Fender/Squier model was first introduced (without doing a lot of forensics).