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Best of the new VM Line?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:18 pm    Post subject: Best of the new VM Line? Reply with quote

Yea, so, my local shop and local GCs aren't carrying the new VM Squier guitars (jag, jazz, mustang) which totally sucks. I've seen some reviews on here and a few other sites but nothing that pits all of the models against each other. Out of the Jag, Jazz, and Mustang does one stand out more than the other? I'm itching to get at least one of these bad boys for now. I'm teetering between the Jag and Jazz I think.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played them all a few weeks ago, and left with a Jazzmaster, but only because I have a mustang and jag already. They're all really good guitars, especially for the money. There are a few duds though, I played two jazzmasters, and one of them had a dodgy rhythm circuit switch that killed all sound to both circuits. One of the jags was setup so poorly all you could hear was buzz, but this is probably because of the ridiculous gauge 9 strings they ship on them.

I wouldn't recommend just ordering one online in case you get a dud, but I suppose you could always just send it back.

Here's mine next to my Jaggy:





Just buy all 3 Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went for the Mustang because it too was missing from my arsenal. It's really great !!!

It had a few electrical noise issues which I sorted, but aside from that it is a really really solid guitar ! Neck pocket / finish / fretwork etc, all perfect !!

I don't think you can go wrong with any of them but try select one in person if you can or be willing to ship them back if you're unlucky.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lookin' good, greenknee. solid choice.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just need to find some witch-hat knobs for them both. I can only seem to find vintage ones on ebay for about 40 for a pair! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squier Jag feels a little more solid than Squier JM to me... but I like them both. Have not tried the stang.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a VM JM and really really love it. Much better than the Classic Player i had...
Will also add a surfgreen VM Jag to the family and add a tortoise pickguard...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got the VM Jag and the Jazz and love them both. (I used to have a CP Jag but sold it; the VM Jag is as good if not better than the CP.)

However, I really wasn't keen on the Jag's overly hot pickups and replaced them with AVRIs. The JM's stock pickups sound great to me.

But yeah, they're affordable enough to get both.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was gonna go for one of the mustangs, but now I'm biding my time to see how the fender supersonic turns out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noisy Cat wrote:
I've got the VM Jag and the Jazz and love them both. (I used to have a CP Jag but sold it; the VM Jag is as good if not better than the CP.)

However, I really wasn't keen on the Jag's overly hot pickups and replaced them with AVRIs. The JM's stock pickups sound great to me.

But yeah, they're affordable enough to get both.




Nice pair!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one ?

http://www.shortscale.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50453
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