Greetings from Rhode Island, USA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Count Bassie, May 15, 2018.

  1. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie New Member

    Apr 30, 2018
    Smithfield RI
    Hi folks, I've been playing since 1979, and a friend of mine recently put a Squier parts bass together for me. I've been living lean these days, lost a couple nice instruments over the years and haven't been able to find anything quite as cool since...
    Anyway my friend fixes, finishes, modifies instruments and came up with this for me-

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    To me the Jaguar shape is almost decidedly un-Fendery! For a bass anyway... and I kind of like it. It's a Squier II neck (Samick factory, Korea), which feels great! And the Vint/Modified Agathis body has a sharp, snappy finish.
    This one's not active, but has a set of Alnico V p/js in it. I don't think I'll go active, which feature this body is originally built around, tho it was an option when I was told about it. Still can be, but I like the "less is more" thing, so far, for this one.

    End o' story, it's a very sweet player. The neck is substantial but easy, the balance is almost invisible. As nice a player, and as killer sounding as any Fender I've played in recent years. And the black and Maple thing looks class. I'm very pleased with my Squier.

    Thanks for reading, nice to be here.
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
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  2. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Welcome to Squier Talk ! I like that BASS ! ! !
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  3. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Squier-holic

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Welcome to Squier-Talk. That's a good looking bass.
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  4. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    Hello and Welcome! Nice bass!
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  5. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Welcome. We love Squiers.
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  6. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    welcome aboard Smithfield
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  7. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    That’s a sharp looking instrument! Enjoy it!

    Welcome to the forum
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  8. Acidhouse

    Acidhouse Squier-holic

    Sep 16, 2010
    Birmingham . . . Alabama
  9. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

    Jul 25, 2015
    Montréal, Canada
    Hello and welcome to ST! :)
  10. squierbilly

    squierbilly Squier-holic

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    You are a man of wealth and taste,, your friends make you wealthy,, and that bass is very tasteful..
    Thanks for the pictures and welcome to Squier Talk..
  11. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Feb 10, 2010

    So is this a VM Jaguar Modified Bass Special with the boost circuit removed? Or the short scale SS? I can't make out the headstock decals.

    I have regularly gigged with Squier basses since 1989 starting with a Jazz bass. The only kind I don't have is a P bass as I have always preferred 2 pickups.

    I got a VM Jaguar Modified Bass Special a few years ago and keep in mind that wasn't truly an active circuit to cut and add frequencies, but merely boosted the lower end range of frequencies. A very nice feature to bring up the presence without hammering on the volume level. I still used the old 1989 from time to time, but lately I've been playing the Dimension which has active EQ.

    As you get up to speed on all these, the Squier offering of the Dimension compared to the Fender counterpart really capture all the great things about the Fender model without going overboard into the unnecessary features.

    Welcome. That's a solid bass you have and yes, a bit un-Fendery with the general shape compared to P and J basses, but right at home with the Fender offsets. It's really the Dimension that's the odd bird!


    (and to think that to most new members I just say "hey".)
  12. Welcome. You've landed on planet Squier. Feel free to wander about and enjoy the many offerings here.
    Cheers, Barrie.
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  13. nitro

    nitro Squier-holic

    Mar 16, 2017
    ocala fl
  14. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    Hi and a hearty welcome. Nice bass.

    I have it's cousin, the VM Jaguar Special SS. I figured starting bass again after 40+ years, I'd prefer the short scale. I do enjoy it and when feeling less than 100%, it's still my go to bass. Along the way I snagged a P-Bass Affinity P/J. Talk about coming home. It just felt right in long (standard) scale. A roundabout way of saying I want a standard scale like yours, but in translucent red / rosewood.

    Enjoy yourself & have fun.
  15. willhowl

    willhowl Squier-holic

    Dec 19, 2011
    Houston Texas
    Welcome, Nice Bass,nice friend........wait a minute, are you a Fisherman?......Bragging about how many Bass you catch, so many you can't Count them?.........

    Oh.....Oh....NOW I get it.......Cool Handle, Count Bassie.....Sigh.....Everybody here knows I'm quite insane, don't be afraid..........It's a Fun Place to be............See Ya"................willhowl:eek::eek:
  16. Clarky75

    Clarky75 Squier-Meister

    Dec 4, 2017
    Melbourne, Australia
    Nice guitar and welcome to ST, I can sympathise with the loss of guitars, I owned some beautiful USA fenders and gibson's many years ago, a few I regretfully sold and some others stolen, the main thing is just to enjoy what you have and enjoy playing :)