The Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special delivers everything we've come to know and love about the Fender Jag, in an affordable Squier model. Nothing has been spared with this model, and to play one is to love one.
As you'd expect from the name, the body is shaped to the effortlessly cool Jaguar body profile, characterised by an offset waist and slick double-cutaway. The body is crafted from basswood, giving the bass a fat, but well-balanced tonality. The midrange power springs forth, with the lows and highs softly rounded out the tonal character. The basswood is shielded by a slender coating of polyurethane, protecting it from unwanted rubbing, enabling the sumptuous crimson red transparent finish to age gracefully, whilst the grain of the wood peeks through.
Smooth Maple Neck
The neck is fitted to the body using the 4-bolt standard method, creating a solid connection between the neck and body for maximum support. The neck is crafted using maple, giving it a supple playing feel, along with a polyurethane finish to prevent any tackiness or sticking from occurring during performances. Married to the neck is a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, decorated with dot position inlays. The combination of maple and rosewood guarantees an articulate attack across every fret, whilst each note is guaranteed to ring out with the utmost clarity.
The Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special is fitted with a pickup combination that offers fantastic versatility. In the middle position is a vintage-style split single-coil Precision Bass pickup, in the bridge position is a standard single-coil Jazz Bass pickup. Each one is fat and funky, with subtle nuances between them - the jazz bass offers a somewhat tighter response than the precision bass - that deliver vibrant, punchy tones that represent the tonewood combination perfectly. Each pickup has an independent volume control, so you can readily switch between the output of each, or utilise the outputs of both simultaneously.
The Jaguar also has an active bass boost circuit with a 2-band EQ. If you're looking to execute some delightfully snappy slap-bass lines, with a response that reaches out and grabs your attention, the active bass boost gives you that extra bit of juice.
The Vintage Modified series is held in high regard for the outstanding value for money the instruments offer, and the Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special is no exception. Don't let the price tag fool you, this bass guitar isn't an entry-level model. It is great for beginners, thanks to its comfortable playability and fast-playing neck. Players who're gigging and touring regularly will love this model, and seasoned players will be astounded by how well this model plays and sounds. Everyone should have one in his or her arsenal.
Manufacturer Squier Model Vintage Modified Jaguar Special Bass Guitar Body Material Basswood Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Strings 4 Pickup Configuration SS Active/Passive Passive Product Range Jaguar Bass Colour Crimson Red Transparent Neck Profile C Shape Number of Frets 20 Scale Length 34" Fretboard Radius 9.5" Fretboard Inlays Dot Tuning Machines Standard Open-Gear Pickups (Middle/Bridge) Vintage-Style Split Single-Coil Precision Bass/Standard Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickguard 3-Ply Black Bridge 4-Saddle Standard Controls Volume 1. (Middle Pickup) Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup) Master Tone
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