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Squier troy Sanders jaguar mmmm

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Hey guys.
Anyone had a play on one yet?
Looks gorgeous with the silver burst finish.
I shall be having a play at the earliest opportunity since they seem to be shipping now.

http://www.andertons.co.uk/electric-basses/pid30278/cid682/squier-troy-sanders-jaguar-bass.asp

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Well.
It plays really well, very similar to my mp jaguar.

The colour is awesome. Silverburst suits this bass wonderfully.

It's a pj, with separate volumes for each pup, a master tone, and a separate treble boost.

Both pups sounded nice and punchy, although with the amp I was provided with to try it was not really adequate to test this feature. The inherent sound is lovely though.

The neck is close to both my mp jag in feel and the vm jag I have previously had a play with. It feels as if its unfinished, rather than the gloss of the mp.

All in all I think it's a lovely bass for well under £300. I'd need to give it a thoroughly good play through a significant rig before spending.

Apparently there is 5 string arriving imminently too :)

Edited by dudewheresmybass

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Isn't the Jaguar a shorter scale? I could be way out here but thought that was the case, if so that's a bit counter-intuative for the low tunings Mastodon use

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[quote name='Graham' timestamp='1378573896' post='2202029']
Isn't the Jaguar a shorter scale? I could be way out here but thought that was the case, if so that's a bit counter-intuative for the low tunings Mastodon use
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The Jaguars are 34 inch scale. A lot of Mastodon's stuff is in D standard so it isn't exactly earth shatteringly low. Troy also has different basses set up for every tuning he uses (drop C and drop A generally). I would guess that these basses will just be set up in standard, since the Biffy series of instruments were as well, and Biffy play most of their stuff in drop D/ Drop C-type tunings.

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[quote name='Salt on your Bass?' timestamp='1378568415' post='2201948']
Looks nice be interested in how it plays. Shame it's not 5 string.
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There is a 5-string Squier VM Jag though!

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Fender version too!

http://www.fender.com/en-NZ/basses/jaguar/troy-sanders-jaguar-bass-rosewood-fingerboard-silverburst/

SICK!!!
A combination of my favourite basses at the mo - my Squier VM Jag and my Fender jag:
P + J pups, active pre (on or off) and master vol and pan pot.
Looks nice with matching h/stock too.
Real nice!!!

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They've just done a video of each of them:

Fender:
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk250uHzMtY"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk250uHzMtY[/url]

Squier:
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qouq_1A0aBY"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qouq_1A0aBY[/url]

Troy's got a good sense of humour too :)

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[quote name='Mornats' timestamp='1379074015' post='2208376']
They've just done a video of each of them:

Fender:
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk250uHzMtY[/media]

Squier:
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qouq_1A0aBY[/media]

Troy's got a good sense of humour too :)
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:lol: he's great, I love Mastodon. I REALLY like the look of that Fender one, I have a little GAS building now, like I've had one and a half tins of beans, I can feel that beaner blowin.

Is the Fender one made in USA?

Edited by xilddx

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In here Troy says he believes it's going to be made in Mexico: [url="http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/mastodons-troy-sanders-talks-signature-fender-571655"]http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/mastodons-troy-sanders-talks-signature-fender-571655[/url] but the official page on Fender's website doesn't say at all.

I like it, especially the dirt-cheap-yet-probably-great Squier but the Squier's active only and I'm looking for a passive bass with single/split coil pups in it.

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[quote name='Mornats' timestamp='1379089303' post='2208597']
In here Troy says he believes it's going to be made in Mexico: [url="http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/mastodons-troy-sanders-talks-signature-fender-571655"]http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/mastodons-troy-sanders-talks-signature-fender-571655[/url] but the official page on Fender's website doesn't say at all.

I like it, especially the dirt-cheap-yet-probably-great Squier but the Squier's active only and I'm looking for a passive bass with single/split coil pups in it.
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Does the fender have a passive tone control though? I love it! Just not having a passive tone control would seriously hamper the likelyhood of me getting one. Not that I have any beef with active basses.

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Yeah it has a passive tone control. But I won't pay £750 for a MIM Fender as all of the MIM Fenders I've ever played have been average to poor. My Tanglewaters blow MIMs out of the water. Heck, they give MIAs a run for their money most days.

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I do love Mastodon dearly but I struggle with Silverburst finishes... It's a bit like a contemporary Antigua, they'll probably fetch silly money in years to come! It looks good in his hands though. He's a funny sod too. Fair play on insisting there be a 'budget' version too. Jagwire :D

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I just tried one of these today in Glasgow. I was very impressed. I really like the silverburst finish, and the P/J pickup configuration makes the bass super versatile. I'm big on Fender-style tones and they're pretty much all available from this beast. I plunked, slapped and twiddled knobs for ages and kept finding new tones, all of which I really dug. I was initially after a Squier VM Jazz, but this brute has well and truly made me rethink things. I have to say, this is a helluva bass for the £255 they were asking.

Now, if I can just make peace with the Jag body shape (barf!), I might go ahead and buy one.

If you are in any way curious about this bass, go and try it. I'm a relative novice and so maybe I'm easily impressed, but of all the basses I've tried below £400, the Troy Sanders has impressed me most. I'd also contend that it spanks a Fender Modern Player Jazz. The tones are really that good IMO.

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This is on my list to try. I hope to find one before I pull the trigger on the Yamaha TRBX.

I did want a bass with a passive tone, how does the active Squier sound? Good enough to not care about it being active rather than passive?

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[quote name='Mornats' timestamp='1379434889' post='2212674']


I did want a bass with a passive tone, how does the active Squier sound? Good enough to not care about it being active rather than passive?
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Pretty good. It still does the classic Jazz and Precision style tones without any tomfoolery.

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