#1
yeah, im im pretty broke, so i figure im gonna buy a squire bass (dont laugh)
so i was womdering, what the best qualaty bass would be. im thinking one of the vintage modifieds but im not sure.
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#2
I've heard nothing but good things about the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass so that gets my vote.
#3
Get like a cheap Ibanez. At least they make up for poor wood with decent electronics.
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Get like a cheap Ibanez. At least they make up for poor wood with decent electronics.


since when is maple or alder a poor wood?

ts i recommend the vintage modified series jazz bass, they are great basses and the one i played felt very solid,

the one thing about squiers is the build quality varies greatly from instrument to instrument so definately try the exact bass you're going to buy.
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since when is maple or alder a poor wood?

ts i recommend the vintage modified series jazz bass, they are great basses and the one i played felt very solid,

the one thing about squiers is the build quality varies greatly from instrument to instrument so definately try the exact bass you're going to buy.

Nice avatar, did it take much finding?

And to give a point to this post, I also recommend the Vintage Modified Squiers and not necessarily the jazz, the precision is good too.
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Nice avatar, did it take much finding?

And to give a point to this post, I also recommend the Vintage Modified Squiers and not necessarily the jazz, the precision is good too.


lol, no i got it from an op in a really sh*tty chatroom, he was a real pain in the arse

and to continue on this topic, yeah i "forgot" to mention the p bass. that had nothing to do with how biased i am towards the jazz bass over anything else at all, cos what kind of bassist would i be if i was biased to that extent
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#8
Squier VM J or P. Actually quite a few of the VM's are very good, and the Standard series are improving.
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#9
I have never been a huge fan of the Squiers either guitar or bass, but I picked up a VM P the other day, and its rather nice. I imagine the Js are just as good.
#10
The vintage modified series really are pretty nice after a few minor adjustments. I've played my share of squire basses (most heavily modified of course) and the vintage modified basses that I've played were quite nice. I haven't had a chance to play the Pbass, but the Jbass was definitely worth it's price. The fretless version wasn't bad either.
#11
My bet's with the VM Jazz - the fretted one. It's not too often you can find a maple-fingerboarded bass with a maple body that's playable off the floor (i.e. not a Rondo) for that price.
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since when is maple or alder a poor wood?

He is referring to the cheap Ibanez basses, that are made of agathis.
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#14
I've never heard anything bad about the VM Jazz. It gets my vote.
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I have the Ibanez's lowest model and it runs about the same price as the squire and plays really well. I personally have never played on a squire bass but I have played on a squier guitar and it felt more comfortable than my friend's $600 schecter if that says anything. The best thing you can do is just try out a couple in your price range and see which you like best.
#16
Most are alright, but whatever you do, STAY AWAY FROM SQUIRE AFFINITYS. And yes, my vote goes to the VM J-bass.
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#18
I have a Vintage Modified Jazz Bass, and it's a pretty good bass, it's probably your best bet for a Squier.
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Get like a cheap Ibanez. At least they make up for poor wood with decent electronics.



I'd rather start with normal wood and upgrade the electronics later. What am I gonna do with the Ibanez...upgrade the wood?
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