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Item Reviews for: Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass V Special 5-String  -  FEN 0329000 LIST

Unbelievable Value in a 5 String Bass
By: 5String from Memphis, TN - USA      Submitted: 7/9/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? This bass exceeded my expectations by far! The Looks, feel, sound and quality are excellent. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? The body has a beautiful 3 color sunburst with some flame in the grain, no flaws. The neck has flamed maple throughout and is has the curved veneer style fingerboard like the early 60's fender basses rather than the later slab fingerboards. The truss rod is installed from the rear with a rosewood skunk stripe and adjusts easily. The frets are flawless, even and level. This bass is at home in any style of music. Features Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features? I own a us american standard p 5 that I love. I wanted to add a jazz pickup to it but, the cost of the pickup, labor to rout the body and install it is far more costly than the $249.00 I paid for this bass. The neck on this bass feels nearly identical to my USA am std p 5. The USA p 5 has rounded edges on the fingerboard making it feel more broken in but other than that they are virtually identical. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Thin and fast! No dead spots and all notes are very even all over the entire neck. The bass is a bit heavier than I prefer, but it also contributes to its excellent tone and sustain. I play seated most of the time so it's not a deal breaker. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? You can get the full range of P and J sounds. The active bass boost is excellent and adds a lot of muscle to the tone. Quiet electronics, no noise. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The body is flawless, the neck however felt a bit rough to the touch. I buffed it out thoroughly with a green scotch brite pad and then waxed it. It's as smooth as silk now and looks great. I treated the rosewood fingerboard with orange oil and it soaked right in to rehydrate it. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Probably the best value for a versatile 5 string bass on the market today. I've played basses costing $1000.00 that were not even close to the sound and quality of this bass. Playability How was the action out of the box? Like all basses shipped from abroad they need setup. I immediately replaced the strings with my preferred extra light d'adarrio flex steels. The bass neck adjusted easily, bridge height and intonation set perfect. The critical nut height is correct and does not need any further work.
Greatly Suprised!!
By: Rick from Virginia      Submitted: 4/8/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? I was very surprised! I wanted to try a 5-string without a high cost, it is really a great playing bass Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? very good quality, set-up was pretty good, had to set intonation a little, but action was very good Features Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features? I was actually expecting something less, have no issues with this bass Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? action is fast, neck is smooth, easily fretted, no sharp fret wire on edges Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? tone is great, with the deep-range tone control adds more depth Finish How did the stain or paint job look? no issues looks good Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? a lot more bass than expected, good buy for the money Playability How was the action out of the box? great playing bass
Squier has a hit!
By: Doug from Texas      Submitted: 3/25/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Great bass for the money. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Neck was perfectly set up. (I have played for 25 years and do all my own tech work) No flaws or bad/sharp frets on the neck. No fret buzz with low action. Features Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features? This bass has fantastic pickups with an active bass boost circuit. It sounds excellent through my Ampeg system. The pickups have that piano tone I love. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? The neck is wide,but comfortable. This had the best setup I have ever seen out of the box. Amazing. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Like I stated, I love the piano tone I can get with these pickups. The B string is well defined and not muddied. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? No finish flaws. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Bang for the buck must be Squier's new motto. For the money, this is one of the best 5 string bass I have owned. I like this Squier over the German Warwick Corvette I had. No kidding. Playability How was the action out of the box? Plays great, neck is excellent, no fret buzz or sharp frets to be found.
My favorite bass
By: Tim Williams      Submitted: 12/22/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? This is a great bass for the price. It demands to be heard. Ive been playing for 43 years and this is now my favorite bass. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Quality was overall good, this thing can get any tone imaginable, the bass boost circuit is wonderful. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Nice J bass type neck. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Punchy, big, clear. Nice bass boost circuit. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Beautiful. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Got a lot more than I was expecting. Playability How was the action out of the box? Sucked really bad, be prepared to do a major set up for playability. But once that is done it is one awesome bass. Would love to see a maple fingerboard on this jewel.
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