squier vm jag with the stacked knobs and matching headstock

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drewphishes, May 17, 2017.


  1. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    how are these? any good? looking for a decent bass to play at work on lunch break and dont want something tooo fancy but also not a junker
     
  2. blue4

    blue4

    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    I used to have one, they're good.
     
  3. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496

    Dec 14, 2014
    I had one too. Wish I kept it. Good bass.
     
  4. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    What do the stacked knobs control
     
  5. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496

    Dec 14, 2014
    Volume/tone neck pup
    Volume/tone bridge pup

    Bridge pup is a little weak unless it's dimed. When I had mine I basically used the bridge pup more or less to enhance the neck pup. As a matter of fact, that's why I traded it and got a Fender Jazz bass.
     
  6. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Decent enough to use the neck for my first, successful parts-bass project. :thumbsup:

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  7. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    I had one. Really good bass for the money. The Duncan Designed pickups in those basses are no joke. I sold it because another bassist saw and heard me playing it in a pro situation and begged me to sell it to him!
     
  8. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496

    Dec 14, 2014
    Sweet. Never seen it in blue
     
  9. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    It's not. Like I said in my post, it's a parts-bass. The neck is from the VM Jaguar. ;)
     
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  10. boristhespider7

    boristhespider7

    Jan 27, 2008
    UK
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  11. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    I have that one! It's pretty heavily modified. Babicz bridge, Fralin pickup set, BEAD tuning. I have mine string up with flats. Awesome bass. Mine came with some slightly rough fret edges, so it's kinda that level of instrument...
    Great looking bass and plays nice.
     
  12. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    Annnddd this b it...
    I know the rules, no pic no bass...,
     

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  13. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    I have 3 of them...LOL..I have the black, the sunburst, and the white....all I need is the red one, so if anyone knows where I can find a red one, please let me know! I have been watching GC used site, Ebay, and Reverb, but havent seen one in almost a year.

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  14. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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  15. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    Well, they have those on GC and Reverb fairly often... thats not a bad deal. I run into them frequently when Im searching for the red one. They are great basses and very nice looking.
    There is one on Ebay right now too
     
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  16. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    I usually only see the black ones up for sale, but I'll try to remember this conversation should I stumble across a red one. ;)
     
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  17. MaglorOnBass

    MaglorOnBass

    Jan 23, 2018
    I have the opportunity to buy one of these locally this week.

    The seller is including a Fender Rumble 75 combo amp and is asking $400 obo for the package. seems like a crazy good deal to me. I’ll offer $350.

    Apparently these basses were only made for a couple years. I love the styling and I think the stacked knobs with separate tone controls for each (Duncan Designed) pickup is fascinating.

    Here are some shots of the actual instrument:

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  18. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    Great basses! I have 5 of them...see my avatar ;)
    They offered them in red, white, and TSB too...but the black ones are the ones you see most often. I had mine shielded inside the pickup cavities cause they were a lil bit noisy when I used them on stage, but other than that they are fine basses and play very nicely, and they sound like a P/J should.
     
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  19. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    Yup. Had one exactly like it. I’d still have one it if I wasn’t a moron. Sold it to by a Schecter 5 neck thru. Go get it. Unless something isn’t Right about the bass or the amp $400s fair. $350 would be better if you can swing it.
     
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  20. MaglorOnBass

    MaglorOnBass

    Jan 23, 2018

    How is the balance on your 5 Jags? Is there any neck dive on this model? I’ve heard Jaguars don’t balance well.
     
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