Get Your Chops Up to Speed on This Sweet-Sounding Entry-Level Bass
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 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.
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.
- 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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