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Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Special- thoughts??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bdmdh8, May 15, 2019.

  1. bdmdh8


    May 15, 2019
    new to TalkBass so let me know if I am doing this wrong.

    I picked this up a couple weeks ago dirt cheap and honestly bought it with the intentions to flip or give to a family member as I do not need another bass. But, something about this bass is making it hard to get rid of... sounds great, plays great, low action. previous owner must have applied the "road worn" look to the body, also has new J bass pup from previous owner. The neck pickup if great for the reggae/dub tunes I jam too, and the middle position gives great rock tones.
    I put in a new switch, pots and output jack. The 32" scale is really comfortable as well. Anyone have any experience with these? I keep listing it to sell and them change my mind once I play it again... the struggle...

    Anyone know what these might be worth? It seems like some of the squier TB models go from anywhere between $300-$500. Not sure what to think.

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  2. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug Supporting Member

    Ha! I'm in the same boat! This girl showed up this morning in the want ads as "best offer", and it's within driving distance.

    Ad says it's a stock photo, and actual photos on request. Which I'm requesting.


    PS - Seller also has a Squier Bronco in black for €100.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2019
  3. Tvrtko


    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    When they were in online stores, I always wanted to try it first. But, never had a chance. Meanwhile, they were gone forever. I was just not comfortable to buy it online and discover I don't like it. I regret not getting it..
  4. Gunga Din

    Gunga Din

    Jun 22, 2018
    To be honest, for me it's the Tele body and the pairing of a Jazz pup and a mudbucker. That is enough to put me off. It looks like a hodge-podge, something you'd once have seen in the 'Bitsa Bass' sections of certain fora.

    Don't doubt it sounds good but not for me on the aesthetics level.
  5. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Looks like you found a nice bass for $200 that you simply don't see every day of the week. Saw one recently for $300, so it's a bargain.
  6. grrg63


    Dec 14, 2005
    I bought one when they came out and still love it, especially the neck. I thought the humbucker would be hard to work with but its really not.
  7. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug Supporting Member

    :cool: So I get these, with a note saying pickguard, bridge, electronics pics forthcoming.

    Looks like I'd be taking on a project bass. This is what I would have done anyway. Screw boring black.
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    I just bought this one last month with a hard case for $200 off craigslist. I love the look. A bit on the heavy side but comfortable medium scale with great neck. May change out the bridge pup. Neck pickup is "boomy" but sounds good, especially with a little fuzz. I originally bought it thinking about flipping it for a profitbecause they are rare. But now... I think I'm keeping it :thumbsup:
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  9. Jscriv


    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
    I just learned of these today and I have the GAS like no one's business. It will be my mission own one of these
  10. chilliwilli


    Aug 17, 2005
    I liked the standard telecaster bass they had with the tone capacitor selector switch. A good design idea that could have taken off on a more typical bass
  11. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    I'm a big fan of the tele shape. I say keep it, don't sell. They are fairly hard to come by.

    I am local, if you wanna move it, lemme know!

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