Category: Music

Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Pickups

I have a Squire Vintage Modified Jaguar, the one with the 4 tone control knobs and the 'active' bass boost. I was considering replacing the pickups, particularly the Jazz Bridge pickup. I have read that and 'active' bass can mean that the pickups are active, or that there is a pre-amp which is active. Does anyone know which is the case for this Bass? I have considered just going all-in and getting an EMG active PJ set, with controls, pre-amp output jack, all with connectors and wiring ready to go. (I like the idea of being a real neat and tidy installation). I am proficient in soldering, so I can handle any individual component replacement.

I haven't opened her up to take a look, because I play her every day. I am thinking about doing this on her next string change, so I want all the parts ready by then.

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Source: Bass

What Instrument Do You Play Other Than Bass And How Has It Affected Your Bass Playing Or How Has Bass Affected It?

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Source: Bass

[Gear] My new simplist Rig

http://imgur.com/cO44Dnv

Amp: Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue

Guitar: Fender Custom Shop 50s Duotone Relic from 2012 (My first real High End Guitar!)

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Source: Guitar

[DISCUSSION] I was ripped off, need some advice for next time.

I bought a Mexican strat few months ago. Took it home, played it, sounded great but the noise cancellation didn't work on a few positions because the wiring was off. I took it to a guitar shop to have it set up. The tech knows his shit. As soon as he had it in his hands he said he'd never seen a Mexican strat like it and wasn't convinced it actually was a Fender, something about curves in the wrong places and the saddles + spring screws weren't normally on that model. Got it back a week later and he said it was a genuine fender neck but a squier body. Even though it was a squier the quality of wood used for the body was really good and it actually sounded half decent but I was still pretty pissed about being mislead.

What should I look out for next time I buy a strat off of someone? What should I look at cloesly? What should genuine bodies have hardware wise? I can't afford to buy new so ebay and craigslist are my only options.

For the record I prefer Mexican strats.

EDIT: thanks for taking the time to respond. You guys are awesome.

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Source: Guitar

Inexpensive small pedal board

Looking for a small pedal board for 2-4 pedals, since I only have a tuner pedal and a Vintage Microtubes pedal + power supply it don't have to be big, fancy or expensive. In the future I might ad another effect, so what can you suggest?

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Source: Bass

[QUESTION] Does anyone else suffer from the constant feeling that their high E string is out of tune?

Even when you have just tuned it moments ago…

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Source: Guitar