What should I do with a short scale squire jaguar?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Jared Houseman, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Jared Houseman

    Jared Houseman

    Jul 5, 2018
    I acquired a short scale squire jaguar and am looking for some mods to do to it. I believe it's the cheapest version that came packaged with rumble 15s. It currently has volume/volume/tone.

    The mods don't need to be practical, I just enjoy tinkering with basses. I'm looking more for wiring mods rather than cosmetic because I'm not really interested in repainting/reshaping the body.

    I already have a tele bass with series/parallel pick up and a varitone, and a Ibanez talman 300 with active bass/treble p pickup and dual or split jazz pickup

    Give me some fun ideas for this bass
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  2. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Off the top of my head, what about strat layout, wiring and switching using three '51 P pickups? :D

    Personally, I'd plane 3/16" off the back, increase the roundovers to 5/8", delete the neck plate (shape the area for comfort and replace with neck ferrules), install the neck and bridge with inserts and paint the body and headstock a matching colour (like seafoam with a tort guard), and install a strat jack along with the strat wiring and layout. Off the top of my head... :D
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  3. Rôckhewer

    Rôckhewer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 28, 2015
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Owner/Builder- RockHewer Custom Guitars LLC
    Aye.... all that...
    Then string her up as a "piccolo" :smug:
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  4. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    I’d suggest trying a set of piccolo bass strings on it. You might find it eye opening. :)
  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    rip out those nasty metal things on the fingerboard and really 'up your game'! good luck with your mods! :thumbsup:
  6. Jared Houseman

    Jared Houseman

    Jul 5, 2018
    I think that's what I might try
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  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

  8. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    Install a DMX controller in it, and you can do lights while playing.
    A switch that turns on a blender full of margarita makings.
    Four LED lights that flash randomly. Periodically look at them, make a small adjustment, smile, and carry on.
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