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Post by challpa Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:27 am

Too much time sitting on the computer looking for things to buy. Always been curious about these so splashed out to give it a try



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Post by Westbone Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:51 am

Classic Vibe...nice... Cool
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Post by Barry Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:17 pm

Once you get used to all those slider switches it's a nifty guitar!
Like it a lot. Congrats.

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Post by challpa Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:11 am

Barry wrote:Once you get used to all those slider switches it's a nifty guitar!
Like it a lot. Congrats.
 
Yes I think part of the attraction was the funky controls and the other part was the 24" scale (love my Concord 1)
If I dont take to it can move it along Smile
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Post by ExFender Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:36 am

Our singer/lead guitarist in my first band came back after summer break, after year of playing a Strat, with the Fender Jag.  He said it took him the whole summer to get the hang of it (he/we were 18 at that time), but he loved it and it sounded great thru the Bandmaster.

I'm thinking you might get to like it.
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Post by Barry Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:13 am

I picked up a Squier Bullet last year for giggles, and it also has a 24" scale. Strange how such a small difference between this and an LP creates so much initial fumbling. scratch

I don't think I'd trust myself much to do anything too serious on it, but it is fun to pick up and noodle on! IIRC the Jag has very nice sounding pups.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:35 pm

I had a white Squier Vintage Modified version, I hated every aspect of it, the shorter scale giving too slinky strings which buzzed all over the board, even though the neck/frets/relief were spot on.
The bridge was just awful (as expected) 
The body too big against the shorter neck. 
Sounded flat, uninspiring. 
Couldn't get rid fast enough Very Happy
I hope your experience is a lot better than mine Smile
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Post by Westbone Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:38 am

The saddles and pickups are different on the Squier Classic Vibe Jag.

The VM version had the old type saddles and cheap Duncan Designed pickups.

Skinny gauge strings are a no no you need at least 11's. Shorter the scale = less tension= heavy gauge strings.

I own a Jaguar with the old type saddles and heavy gauge strings, no problems and great sounds... Cool
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Post by challpa Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:20 am

Well a lot of positives except for Sgt. Vimes who hated his. Im not worried at all about the 24" scale length in fact its the main reason for getting it. I wanted to experiment with something short scale to see if my love affair with the Concord 1 is all about the scale length or something else.
Not sure what strings it comes with, I think I have 10s on the Concord and usually 9s on most others
It hopefully arrives tomorrow
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Post by challpa Sat May 02, 2020 4:45 am

Well She arrived
They are definitely a quirky beast but lots of fun and very versatile - Im loving it. Yes Barry you were right about the controls but once you separate the lead controls from the rhythm its a snack
Was really well set up when it arrived but after some play found the bridge pick up a little quiet so Ive raised it a couple of mm and now matches the neck pick up nicely. Havent tried to lower the action yet and maybe only 1mm left on this bridge but not sure I will need it anyway. Standard pick-ups sound really good 
Factory info states these strings are 9-42s and at the moment no fret buzz or anything weird at all. First string change I will probably go for elixir 10-52s 
Gotta say for a $600 Aus guitar Im very impressed with the Squiers quality, finish, setup and playability
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Post by Barry Sat May 02, 2020 11:08 am

Yay!

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