On the lookout for my first offset as well, budget around 600€ - 750€ to play 90s inspired rock / noise / grunge / postpunk but also bright cleans (sonic youth if I have to drop a name)Beltone wrote: ↑Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:01 pmI 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.
Anyway, not trying to be too hard on the Squier. It will certainly work for a number of players and modders.
I have played the Squier Classic Vibe '60s Jazzmaster but did not deliver the sound I am after. Too warm, too funky for me.
Got to play a Jaguar Player series which to my ears sounded much better, more grit, more "dirty". I can't get my hands on a Jaguar Classic Vibe 70s though and when I compare specs the only real difference I can tell is the Player has a humbucker, the CV only single coils. On the other hand I read that you don't miss the humbucker on the CV bevause of it's versatility. Please note I am no technician and have no plans to start modding or rewiring the whole thing.
I like the looks of the CV better, it's much more a 'real' jaguar than the Player series imo but I am a bit afraid to take the risk buying this one without having played one.
Anyone else who can advise, has experience with these two models?