Summary: First off, I'm rating this Bass as I received it Brand New out of the box. It came with a truss rod wrench and the Bass, no manual. This thing was unusable. The battery was dead, no big deal I thought, cheap stock battery. Put in a new Duracell and plug it in to my amp and a Very Loud Horrible Noise passive, even worse active. Thanks to these TB forums I was able to fix the crappy factory wiring. Search "Noisy Jag" and you'll find a load of info on fixing this Bass.
Summary: I gave it an eight based on what I got for what I paid for it. All the guys I play with like this bass better than my other bass (1998 American Deluxe P). Mine had problems with the battery compartment. Why they went with the fold out battery box instead of just a simple and reliable snap on connector I have no idea. It would have been cheaper and a better connection. But it matters not to me because I stripped all of the actives out and made it totally passive.
Summary: I picked up a new 2009 Jaguar that somebody at GC had dropped and chipped the finish on the lower part of the body for $450 and it is the best money I have ever spent on a bass. Its thin, smooth neck is extremely playable and has just the right width. The electronics were confusing at first, but after a day of playing around with them I figured out what everything did. I play a lot of different styles and this bass can handle all of them.
Summary: This is truly a standout bass! The features have all been mentioned before so I won't repeat except to mention that Fender seems to have worked out the bugs (at least in mine and the one at the shop) and the buzzing (faulty grounding) and rattling mentioned by some people playing earlier models is non-existent in mine.. I'd definately buy another if this one was stolen! ------------------------------ Quote: Originally Posted by hey Pro steels chew up my fingers.
Pros: Pretty much everything...
Cons: If I really HAD to pick one a pickup blend function would be nice...
Summary: First off. My Jaguar bass is a standard Black gloss finish jaguar that i have put Flatwounds on. It has served me very well and is pretty reliable in live situations. The Jaguar is pretty much just a cool looking Jazz bass with funky controls and an active/passive circuit. My bass is set up to play blues, country and rock but with roundwounds i have had a lot of fun playing funk and jazz too.
Pros: very versatile tones, comfortable body, great fit and finish
Summary: I have a MIM Fender Jaguar bass in gloss black with rosewood fretboard in mint condition; I paid $600 for it. I liked it so much after i got it that I bought it a new G&G tweed case. I've only been playing bass now for 48 years, and only 45 years professionally. If you're going to own only one Fender bass, this is the one you want. It will do it all.
Summary: I would definately tell other bassists that want a great Fender bass for a great price, to get their hands on Fender Jaguar. I have a 3tone sunburst and I really love the neck, However I am upgrading the bridge to either a bad ass 2 or a Hipshot bass bridge and will have the electonics sheilding upgraded to a thicker copper sheilding. a few odds and ends will make this an evan better bass. This is also my only bass and yes I am very picky when it comes to basses.
Pros: great bass for the price and for under a grand
Summary: I've had a Hot Rod Red Jaguar for about six weeks now, and I've really had a chance to put it through the tests. All in all, I'm extremely impressed. The build quality and playability from the Japanese fenders is really almost up to par with the American made ones. The tone is extremely versatile. It sounds like a beefy, crunchy jazz bass. One word I've heard people use to describe it is as having "balls". So for rock it's perfect. Playing oldies?
Pros: Fast neck, fat tone, cool looks, quality craftsmanship
Summary: I went to bass people today and bought this bass and i simply love it. Its my first good bass and i am impressed the only reason it isnt getting a ten is because it often buzzes when in active mode but otherwise this is a fantastic bass next year they will be built in mexico and i am lucky i got a japanese one. mine is red and i love the matching headstock try this bass out anf youll love it ------------------------------ Follow The Bass Blog!!