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Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Special SS Electric Bass, Black

A great choice for beginner bassists, this short-scale Squier delivers tons of versatile tones with a Fender P Bass middle pickup and J Bass bridge pickup. (4) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Squier Jaguar Special SS Black

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Not only is the Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Special SS electric bass an amazing value -- it delivers a classic look with a comfortable short-scale design that will inspire beginner bassists to put in some serious practice time! The versatile pickup pairing of a single-coil Jazz Bass bridge and and split single-coil Precision Bass middle pickup with independent volume controls gives you a lot of tonal room to play around with. Both pickups are housed in an agathis body, and this baddie of a bass also features a comfortable C-shaped maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, flashy chrome hardware, and a secure Standard-4 bridge saddle. See what this affordable yet classy-sounding axe has to add to your performance.

Hear the Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS kick out some funky jams in this demo:


Single-coil Jazz Bass and Split Single-coil Precision Bass Pickups

Your bridge single-coil Jazz Bass pickup takes in your notes and projects a rich and warm sound with just enough high end to give each string a pleasing brightness. Your split single-coil Precision Bass middle pickup takes in a little bit more body -- featuring those beefier mids and lows for a consistently thick and alluring sound that keeps every note from losing any footing. With this Squier's dual volume knobs, you can mix, match and blend the sounds of your two pickups to get the tone you're going for.

Agathis Body

This baby's comfy Jaguar body shape fits snugly against your front, which makes moving around on stage incredibly natural. Agathis tends to achieve similar tones to mahogany, in that it places a natural-sounding emphasis on your lows and mids, though in a slightly less present fashion when compared to mahogany. Your tone is consistently well balanced and free of any unwanted mud.

C Shaped Maple Neck

Your Jaguar Special SS's C-shaped neck is topped with a super-smooth rosewood fretboard of 20 medium jumbo frets. This appendage's maple construction balances out nicely with your Jaguar Special's agathis body, in that it adds a nice touch of brightness and snappiness to your playing. The action on this baby is smooth and inviting to the touch, and since the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS offers a comfortable 30" scale length, it's a lot of fun to play.

Simple Control Layout

The controls on this Squier Jag include two independent volume control knobs for each pickup and a master tone control to hone in on the brightness or dullness of your sound. Dual independent volume controls allow you to find the exact balance between each pickup without the necessity of a pickup selector switch, keeping your control layout straightforward and simple.

Features:

- Agathis body in Jaguar shape
- Maple neck in cozy C shape
- Rosewood fretboard with 20 medium jumbo frets
- Scale length of 30"
- Two volume controls and one master tone control
- Single-Coil Jazz Bass bridge and Split Single-Coil Precision Bass middle pickups
- Standard open-gear tuners
- Chrome hardware
- Standard 4-Saddle bridge

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General
- Model Name: Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale)
- Series: Vintage Modified

Body
- Body: Agathis
- Body Shape: Jaguar
- Body Finish: (0328800506, 0328800509, 0328800591) Polyurethane

Neck
- Neck Shape: "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 20
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Fretboard: Rosewood Fingerboard
- Neck Finish: Polyurethane
- Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
- Scale Length: 30" (76.2 cm)

Electronics
- Bridge Pickup: Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickup (Bridge)
- Middle Pickup: Split Single-Coil Precision Bass pickup (Middle)
- Controls: Volume 1. (Precision Bass Pickup), Volume 2. (Jazz Bass Pickup), Master Tone (Both Pickups)

Hardware
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Standard 4-Saddle

Miscellaneous
- Strings: Fender USA NPS, (.040-.095 Gauges)
- Unique Features: Short Scale, Black Jazz Bass Control Knobs, Black Painted Headstock, Slim Fast Action Neck
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 15 x 4 in
Candy Apple Red
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 15 x 4 in
Silver
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 15 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195

Product Description

The all-new Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (short scale) puts classic Fender looks into a distinctively sharp-looking, great-sounding and super-versatile Squier bass model. Features include a sleek offset-waist body and an ultra-slim fast-action 30 scale 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, this bass is perfect for players who will appreciate the comfort of a short-scale instrument. Superior tone, smooth playability, great comfort and fantastic value.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Wonderful"
Overall: Bought for my 10year old who plays double bass. Along with a Fender Rumble 150 it is beautiful little instrument. There is a vibrant community of advocates for this bass and they've thoroughly discussed the virtues of this bass. Mostly, glowing reviews with the weakest spot being the J bass pickup which I'll eventually upgrade. Everything else is just perfect for a young bassist. I play jazz guitar and also have an EJ Strat so I figured there would be no way that a bass for this price could be a solid instrument -- I was wrong. I find myself playing it as much as my son. Beautiful neck and plenty of options to upgrade down the road. A steal of an instrument! Well done Fender... and thank you to Zzounds who got the bass to me in Boston in a day!
Style of Music: Jazz, blues, rock
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great first Bass"
Overall: After reading numerous on-line reviews, the trigger was pulled and 3 days later a new bass arrived. Finish was very good, and overall, the quality exceeded expectations. This bass guitar is intended as a beginner's instrument, but will surely be a keeper as skill level increases. No remorse at all.
Style of Music: piano- ragtime, boogie-woogie, blues, classical. Banjo - bluegrass, melodic, classical
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