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Squier vintage modified Jaguars vs fender Jaguar help!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:01 am    Post subject: Squier vintage modified Jaguars vs fender Jaguar help!! Reply with quote

to save me looking, whats the main differences?
One is up for sale locally for £175 I had planned on building a Jaguar from parts but this would work out cheaper. As I would only want to change guard, refinnish and add mute. Maybe upgrade electrics and add shielding.

Are they poplar?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VMs are basswood afaik
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
VMs are basswood afaik


Cheers!
Ok what's that like for refinishing?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a body I sold about a month or two ago, it was sunburst and the grain was pretty nice. Some may not look so nice, it depends how they matched the pieces.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
I had a body I sold about a month or two ago, it was sunburst and the grain was pretty nice. Some may not look so nice, it depends how they matched the pieces.


Would be doing a solid colour anyway so not an issue. Its currently white(like my first Jaguar)
I am so out the game is basswood heavy?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it’s soft. Dings easily so good if you’re cool with inevitable relicing. I don’t remember my basswood CV P Bass being overly heavy for a larger instrument so I’d say it’s probably light too.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine was 7 lbs. something with all the parts on. It was the HH model.

Basswood can vary a lot in weight, it's usually lighter though.
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Nick wrote:
I know it’s soft. Dings easily so good if you’re cool with inevitable relicing. I don’t remember my basswood CV P Bass being overly heavy for a larger instrument so I’d say it’s probably light too.


That's good to know, I want to paint it nitro probably in black and don't mind if it gets battered as I like that look.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurb wrote:
sunshiner wrote:
VMs are basswood afaik


Cheers!
Ok what's that like for refinishing?

I don't know tbh, never painted/finished anything. Generally it's a soft wood with a uniform pattern, I imagine it's not the most problematic wood to finish, but that's just my thoughts. Basswood bodies can be really heavy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
Mine was 7 lbs. something with all the parts on. It was the HH model though.

Basswood can vary a lot in weight, it's usually lighter though.


That's not bad!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hurb wrote:
sunshiner wrote:
VMs are basswood afaik


Cheers!
Ok what's that like for refinishing?

I don't know tbh, never painted/finished anything. Generally it's a soft wood with a uniform pattern, I imagine it's not the most problematic wood to finish, but that's just my thoughts. Basswood bodies can be really heavy


I guess I could ask him to weigh it actually.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost all Bullet strats(basswood body) I've tried were uncomfortably heavy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kurt Coabain played a Squire Jaguar, so don't get the Fender. You don't want to think that you've got a "pretend" version of the real thing.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
Kurt Coabain played a Squire Jaguar, so don't get the Fender. You don't want to think that you've got a "pretend" version of the real thing.


Excellent post will read again!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy it. I've normally seen them for £250 on Ebay/Cash Converters.

The Bridge pickups are pretty overwound and sound shit.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noirie. wrote:
Buy it. I've normally seen them for £250 on Ebay/Cash Converters.

The Bridge pickups are pretty overwound and sound shit.


Yeah sounds a good deal, I've asked for extra pictures to make sure its OK.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What colour?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noirie. wrote:
What colour?


White
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Squier vm jaguar that was about as heavy if not heavier than my fender CP jaguar with the alder/whatever body.

my jazzmaster is a little lighter than it's fender counterpart so it's probably one of those YMMV things.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought it.

It is heavy.

So far it plays OK needs a proper setup. Has a mustang bridge. The trem is stiff I have a 60s jag trem to put on it anyway. Neck is nice. Its all pretty much mint condition. The guy I bought it from was super nice and started telling me about the jags failings. I was like dude I am hurb from teh internets...i got this!


Anyway not plugged it in yet. The tort is horrible....Dooooog!!!?
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