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Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale)  

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The all-new Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS puts classic Fender looks into a distinctively sharp-looking, great-sounding, and super-versatile short-scale Squier bass model.

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The all-new Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS puts classic Fender looks into a distinctively sharp-looking, great-sounding, and super-versatile short-scale Squier bass model.

The Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS features include a sleek offset-waist body and ultra-slim 30"-scale maple neck, with the added one-two punch of a booming split-single-coil Precision Bass middle pickup paired with a growling Jazz Bass single-coil bridge pickup. More than just a student model, the Jaguar Bass Special SS is perfect for players of all kinds who appreciate the comfort of a short-scale instrument.

Features
  • Agathis body
  • C-shaped, 30"-scale maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with 20 medium jumbo frets
  • Split single coil Precision Bass pickup (middle) and single coil Jazz Bass pickup (bridge)
Specifications
  • 30" scale
    Nut width: 1-1/2"
    9-1/2" fretboard radius
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SquierVintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale)
 
4.5

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good feel (17)
  • Good tone (17)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fun bass. Good Value

I bought one of these used on a whim keep around the house so I can grab it and play for 10 minutes and not worry about it laying around. What a surprise! It...Read complete review

I bought one of these used on a whim keep around the house so I can grab it and play for 10 minutes and not worry about it laying around. What a surprise! It is super fun to play. I kept hunting around and bought 3 used. So, then I went back to my Jazz and I noticed how much more effort it took to stretch across frets. Turns out this bass has a neck that is 4 INCHES SHORTER than my jazz. Then I had an idea, I basically took it a part, and replaced the electronics, bridge, tuning pegs, made a custom pearl pickguard. Now it looks and sounds like a jazz. My only complaint is you have to be really realy careful if you work on it, it is very easy to strip out the holes because the body wood is very soft. Don't use power tools, use hand tools. I actually moved up one size screw on the new bridge because the normal size felt like they would strip when I went to make them snug. If Fender upgraded this bass , it would be an amazing bass. Still though, the ones i didn't modify are good basses. Great if you have smaller hands. It's just about the size of a strat. It almost fits in a strat case.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It is ok.

For the money, it is a good guitar to practice on. I will buy a much better short scale bass in the future. The pickups on the Squire are very poor quality, they...Read complete review

For the money, it is a good guitar to practice on. I will buy a much better short scale bass in the future. The pickups on the Squire are very poor quality, they sound flat. It is not balanced very good.

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4.0

Well worth the money!

By Palm

from Davenport, IA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

    I would actually give this bass a 4.5 star rating. I would only remove 1/2 star for the sharp fret ends. The finish was really surprising. It looks really good. It is light weight with a short, thin neck, which makes it fun and easy to play. You can always upgrade the bridge and pickups later if you want to, but it sounds pretty good right out of the box.

     
    5.0

    Very Happy With This Purchase

    By Bert

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

    The cons first: a little fret buzz. The pros: good feel, easy to play (I play guitar, first time playing a bass so the short scale helps), good sound, looks really nice as well which is always a plus. Electronics seem fine but I haven't had it long enough for something to go wrong. I spent a good 3 or 4 months researching other basses and finally pulled the trigger. So far, so good. I'm happy with the purchase.

     
    4.0

    Thought the guitar was a good value and played well.

    By Musicruiser

    from Pittsburgh PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

      Guitar fit well, sounded better than I expected. Played a 4 hour gig with it and was very pleased. Would definitely recommend this guitar. One complaint: no owners manual with the guitar and none available online.

       
      5.0

      Loving the color and depth of the quality! ☺

      By Chucho from Babeparade

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

        The smooth touch to the solid body to the light feel of the body weight, this is a must for good practicing and even small venues. It's how they've been saying it's what you pay for but I feel like a major win with this little beast. Best purchase made 2017

         
        4.0

        Bargain price for a very good bass

        By Richard

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

        The is a very good short scale bass guitar. The workmanship is quite good, and the out-of-box setup needed only slight adjustment. A significant advantage of this bass is the price, but don't be misled by those who say this is only a starter bass for beginners. I perceive no disadvantages in playing a short versus long scale bass in terms of sound quality and how the strings feel as I play. Despite my having long fingers, I chose the short scale neck because I have been a guitarist for 55 years, and therefore a short scale neck is more natural for me. My only slightly negative comment is that the jazz pickup (nearest the bridge) has noticeably less output than the other pickup, and therefore needs a bit more boosting by the amp. A better jazz pickup would have brought my rating up to 5 stars.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Jaguar short scale bass for the win!

        By DarthDanny

        from Richmond, VA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

          Super bang for the buck! I'm used to playing a 5 string jazz and just wanted something to noodle on and inspire me. This bass did the trick. Fast neck, fat sound and lightweight! It was setup perfectly upon delivery. The P pickup is no joke and has a lot of thump. Some people say the jazz pickup is weak, but who would play the jazz pickup solo? I always thought with PJs, the jazz pickup just adds a bit of growl to the p bass thump. But with the price point of this bass, if you want to change the jazz pickup, go for it. I havent played it out yet but it seems like a sturdy baas. Get it! You won't regret it!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome tone, high quality, low action, killer appearance

          By Mac the Tripper

          from Tucson

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Can blend the *TONE* for any context
          • Can blend the time for any context
          • Excellent fit & finish
          • First experience with short scale but love it
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Neck fit superior to some $1800 Corona Fenders
          • Neck-to-neck pocket fit is perfect
          • Perfect bass scale length for 6-string guitarist
          • Separate volume for blending pickups is awesome
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Rehearsing

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

            The discovery of a short-scale bass is great! Wow! I now enjoy playing this Fender Jaguar much more than my full-scale Fender P-bass. The short-scale Jaguar has two pickups and is only $50 more than the short-scale Fender Bronco that has only one pickup. Therefore, in my view the Jaguar is an excellent value. Most importantly, the Jaguar is an excellent fit for me. It plays well and sounds awesome. Two Allen wrenches are included in the box and they are important. I recommend that you use these tools to adjust your Jaguar's neck a tiny amount if necessary and adjust the string height a few thousands of an inch to set the action exactly where it feels the best for you. There are many fantastic YouTube videos that clearly demonstrate how to quickly make these simple little adjustments that yield big improvements in how easy any guitar will play.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            What a great bass!

            By Doctor Rock

            from E. Liverpool, Ohio

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Its lighter, very comfortable, and easy to play
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

            It just rocks and you can't beat the price!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Right tool for the job

            By Donny

            from San Diego

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording
              • School Bands

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

              Tracking my original songs in home studio

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works Fine.

              By 3of5

              from Southern California

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Great value for price.
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale):

                I am a longtime guitar player just starting out on bass. I have small hands and wrist-tendon issues so this short scale bass with a narrow neck was just what I was looking for. This is much more comfortable for me to play than my friends Jazz bass. At 7lbs 15 oz. it is exactly 1lb lighter than my friends Jazz bass too.

                Tone is fine for me. I will only be a home player playing at low volume.

                The only issue I have with this bass, and it is minor, is that it sometimes wants to slip off of my lap because of the short lower bout (I sit when I play).

                At this price, I give it 5 stars.

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