Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by Dollywitch » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:41 am

How does this compare to the VM

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by The Dead Ranch Hands » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:34 pm

Dollywitch wrote:
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How does this compare to the VM
It's been a while since I had a VM, I want to say the VM neck was a bit chunkier. I think the wood grain on the 70s is a bit better though.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by jagstang » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:54 am

Dollywitch wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:41 am
How does this compare to the VM
i have a cv and a vm and i think there is no difference in quality betwenn those two. My vm is heavier and the neck is more chunky. But measured its under 1,5mm so it's more a feeling... Pickups of vm are hotter than the cvs which are more sparkly. Overall i don't know which one is better or nicer to play. I love both and can't advise one over the other.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by Beltone » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:01 pm

I finally got my hands on a Squier Classic Vibe today and was able to give it a good A/B comparison with a Fender Player. I ended up going with the Player, but I came away impressed with the Squier’s value proposition.

Likes:

* Solid as an entry level guitar, budget guitar, mod platform, or for someone looking to dip toe in Jaguar market.

* Inlays and bound fretboard look good.

* Rhythm switch not just for show. Delivers darker voice.

* Pickup tones with different switches engaged not too distinct from each other, but still offered some usable tones.

* The reasonable price.

Reasons I went with the Player

* A little rough around the edges. I had trouble seeing the truss rod bolt. A lot of splinters on inside hole. Not sure if a little sanding would fix problem or if it was something deeper.

* A couple frets seemed to be set lower than the others. That aside, the narrow talls didn’t really work for me on slides. Kind of had the speed bump effect, especially with higher strings.

* Seafoam green didn’t look as good to me in person as it did in photos. Kind of faded. Even if it was by design with Classic 70s vibe, it didn’t work for me.

* I knew I’d be changing the pickups eventually, whereas I liked the Players’ as is.

Anyway, not trying to be too hard on the Squier. It will certainly work for a number of players and modders.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by Singlebladepickup » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:53 pm

Beltone wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Likes:

* Solid as an entry level guitar
My first guitar was a shitty 90's black squier strat. I keep looking at these and thinking what it would have been like to have a CV jaguar as an option back then. In surf green? I would have killed for one. I'm still tempted, but I don't need another 6 string

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by alexpigment » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:02 pm

jagstang wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:54 am
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I don't even really like Jags, and I'm not a fan of the VMs, but this picture makes me jealous.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by jagstang » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:38 am

alexpigment wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:02 pm
jagstang wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:54 am
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I don't even really like Jags, and I'm not a fan of the VMs, but this picture makes me jealous.
;D 8) thanks :blush:

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by Beltone » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:04 am

I forgot to mention yesterday that the SCV I was looking at had a dime-sized flaw in the paint near the neck pocket. So the usual caveats about inspecting carefully before buying or upon delivery apply.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by Mechanical Birds » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:52 am

Singlebladepickup wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:53 pm
Beltone wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Likes:

* Solid as an entry level guitar
My first guitar was a shitty 90's black squier strat. I keep looking at these and thinking what it would have been like to have a CV jaguar as an option back then. In surf green? I would have killed for one. I'm still tempted, but I don't need another 6 string
Seriously! If these existed in like 2002-2005 it would have made me so much more interested and excited about guitar. The moment I laid eyes on a Jaguar for the first time, instantly I knew it was the guitar for me. It was one of the rare times I got to use the internet outside of school and a friend showed me a video of Sonic Youth playing Schizophrenia during what I always assumed was an encore because it was like 15 minutes long because of the ~12 minutes of noise thing at the end and Thurston is going fuckin nuts with a drumstick in that stained-brown Jaguar and Lee was playing a Jazzmaster and it’s funny because at the time I couldn’t tell a difference but instantly was like “holy shit WHAT IS THAT GUITAR?!”

Didn’t end up with anything like it until I traded a Danelectro XII to the friend who showed me that video for his Jag Stang, and even then, I didn’t really learn anything until years and years later. I’ve always said the same thing though, like I can’t imagine these existing back then - any offset was just totally unobtainable where I lived and even if I knew where to find one the $1,300 or whatever price tag nullified the excitement of finding one in the first place.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by soul1 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:21 pm

Sorry if this has been covered already, but can anyone comment on the pickups in these? Are they similar to the VM Jag pickups?

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by BoringPostcards » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:04 pm

Mechanical Birds wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:52 am
Singlebladepickup wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:53 pm
Beltone wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Likes:

* Solid as an entry level guitar
My first guitar was a shitty 90's black squier strat. I keep looking at these and thinking what it would have been like to have a CV jaguar as an option back then. In surf green? I would have killed for one. I'm still tempted, but I don't need another 6 string
Seriously! If these existed in like 2002-2005 it would have made me so much more interested and excited about guitar. The moment I laid eyes on a Jaguar for the first time, instantly I knew it was the guitar for me. It was one of the rare times I got to use the internet outside of school and a friend showed me a video of Sonic Youth playing Schizophrenia during what I always assumed was an encore because it was like 15 minutes long because of the ~12 minutes of noise thing at the end and Thurston is going fuckin nuts with a drumstick in that stained-brown Jaguar and Lee was playing a Jazzmaster and it’s funny because at the time I couldn’t tell a difference but instantly was like “holy shit WHAT IS THAT GUITAR?!”

Didn’t end up with anything like it until I traded a Danelectro XII to the friend who showed me that video for his Jag Stang, and even then, I didn’t really learn anything until years and years later. I’ve always said the same thing though, like I can’t imagine these existing back then - any offset was just totally unobtainable where I lived and even if I knew where to find one the $1,300 or whatever price tag nullified the excitement of finding one in the first place.
The scene where they play Schizophrenia in 1991: TYPB
Is where I first saw and heard a Jaguar and Jazzmaster (that I can remember).
The brown Jag was Lee’s and had no pick guard or upper plate, just cavities; looked like shit, yet sounded awesome.

Edit: I believe it was stolen when their gear truck got robbed in LA.
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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by jagstang » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:38 am

soul1 wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:21 pm
Sorry if this has been covered already, but can anyone comment on the pickups in these? Are they similar to the VM Jag pickups?
Pickups of vm are hotter than the cvs which are more sparkly, more vintage-style.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by Debaser » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:41 am

The pickups are almost exactly the same resistance, compared to Antigua's analysis. Assuming the CVs are Alnico V (I don't have a Gauss meter), they are probably the same spec, just a new place of manufacture. I've owned a VM too, and while that was 4 years ago, I don't hear any big difference in sound.

My Classic Vibe Jag measures 5.85k in the neck, 11.3k in the bridge position. Compare to:

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by David T » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:52 am

jagstang wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:54 am
Dollywitch wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:41 am
How does this compare to the VM
i have a cv and a vm and i think there is no difference in quality betwenn those two. My vm is heavier and the neck is more chunky. But measured its under 1,5mm so it's more a feeling... Pickups of vm are hotter than the cvs which are more sparkly. Overall i don't know which one is better or nicer to play. I love both and can't advise one over the other.

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They look good together. I prefer vm for its candy apple red.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by soul1 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:30 pm

I was looking at some of these on Sweetwater and noticed that even though the bridge has the correct spacing, some of the guitars have the low E close to the edge of the fretboard for some reason. Not sure if it's just a poor setup, or if the neck is seated poorly, or if the nut isn't cut well, etc. Anyways, just a FYI.

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