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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:34 PM

Hey guys.
Anyone had a play on one yet?
Looks gorgeous with the silver burst finish.
I shall be having a play at the earliest opportunity since they seem to be shipping now.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:12 PM

I'm off to try one now ;)
My friend has just taken delivery of one. I shal be leaving my credit card at home :)
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Posted 07 September 2013 - 02:59 PM

Wow they look ace wouldn't mind trying one of those myself :)

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 03:40 PM

Looks nice be interested in how it plays. Shame it's not 5 string.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 04:00 PM

Well.
It plays really well, very similar to my mp jaguar.

The colour is awesome. Silverburst suits this bass wonderfully.

It's a pj, with separate volumes for each pup, a master tone, and a separate treble boost.

Both pups sounded nice and punchy, although with the amp I was provided with to try it was not really adequate to test this feature. The inherent sound is lovely though.

The neck is close to both my mp jag in feel and the vm jag I have previously had a play with. It feels as if its unfinished, rather than the gloss of the mp.

All in all I think it's a lovely bass for well under 300. I'd need to give it a thoroughly good play through a significant rig before spending.

Apparently there is 5 string arriving imminently too :)

Edited by dudewheresmybass, 07 September 2013 - 04:01 PM.

"His pedalboard runneth over!"

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 05:00 PM

Anyone know if it's setup/strung for low tunings?
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Posted 07 September 2013 - 05:11 PM

Isn't the Jaguar a shorter scale? I could be way out here but thought that was the case, if so that's a bit counter-intuative for the low tunings Mastodon use
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Posted 07 September 2013 - 06:03 PM

View PostGraham, on 07 September 2013 - 05:11 PM, said:

Isn't the Jaguar a shorter scale? I could be way out here but thought that was the case, if so that's a bit counter-intuative for the low tunings Mastodon use

The Jaguars are 34 inch scale. A lot of Mastodon's stuff is in D standard so it isn't exactly earth shatteringly low. Troy also has different basses set up for every tuning he uses (drop C and drop A generally). I would guess that these basses will just be set up in standard, since the Biffy series of instruments were as well, and Biffy play most of their stuff in drop D/ Drop C-type tunings.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 09:27 PM

The one I played is in a standard scale, concert tuning.
My mp jag is currently in d, so I doubt it would cause any issue with different tunings.
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Posted 07 September 2013 - 09:30 PM

View PostSalt on your Bass?, on 07 September 2013 - 03:40 PM, said:

Looks nice be interested in how it plays. Shame it's not 5 string.

There is a 5-string Squier VM Jag though!

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:23 PM

Yeah, been checking those out today! Look nice just need to find a local stockist to try em.

Interesting the amount of endorsements troy takes on - is he using orange, mesa and tc at the moment?


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:42 AM

Not sure about the orange thing- although at least one of the other guys uses them.
I saw t.c and Mesa backline at donington iirc
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:13 AM

Fender version too!

http://www.fender.co...rd-silverburst/

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:06 PM

They've just done a video of each of them:

Fender:


Squier:


Troy's got a good sense of humour too :)
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for posting those vids dude!
Looks like he's using some orange cabs with his rig- hence the orange deal. Unless of course they're dummies ;)
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:55 PM

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:03 PM

View PostMornats, on 13 September 2013 - 12:06 PM, said:

They've just done a video of each of them:

Fender:


Squier:


Troy's got a good sense of humour too :)

:lol: he's great, I love Mastodon. I REALLY like the look of that Fender one, I have a little GAS building now, like I've had one and a half tins of beans, I can feel that beaner blowin.

Is the Fender one made in USA?

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:21 PM

In here Troy says he believes it's going to be made in Mexico: http://www.musicrada...e-fender-571655 but the official page on Fender's website doesn't say at all.

I like it, especially the dirt-cheap-yet-probably-great Squier but the Squier's active only and I'm looking for a passive bass with single/split coil pups in it.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:17 PM

View PostMornats, on 13 September 2013 - 04:21 PM, said:

In here Troy says he believes it's going to be made in Mexico: http://www.musicrada...e-fender-571655 but the official page on Fender's website doesn't say at all.

I like it, especially the dirt-cheap-yet-probably-great Squier but the Squier's active only and I'm looking for a passive bass with single/split coil pups in it.

Does the fender have a passive tone control though? I love it! Just not having a passive tone control would seriously hamper the likelyhood of me getting one. Not that I have any beef with active basses.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:46 PM

Yeah it has a passive tone control. But I won't pay £750 for a MIM Fender as all of the MIM Fenders I've ever played have been average to poor. My Tanglewaters blow MIMs out of the water. Heck, they give MIAs a run for their money most days.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:01 PM

I do love Mastodon dearly but I struggle with Silverburst finishes... It's a bit like a contemporary Antigua, they'll probably fetch silly money in years to come! It looks good in his hands though. He's a funny sod too. Fair play on insisting there be a 'budget' version too. Jagwire :D
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:08 PM

I just tried one of these today in Glasgow. I was very impressed. I really like the silverburst finish, and the P/J pickup configuration makes the bass super versatile. I'm big on Fender-style tones and they're pretty much all available from this beast. I plunked, slapped and twiddled knobs for ages and kept finding new tones, all of which I really dug. I was initially after a Squier VM Jazz, but this brute has well and truly made me rethink things. I have to say, this is a helluva bass for the £255 they were asking.

Now, if I can just make peace with the Jag body shape (barf!), I might go ahead and buy one.

If you are in any way curious about this bass, go and try it. I'm a relative novice and so maybe I'm easily impressed, but of all the basses I've tried below £400, the Troy Sanders has impressed me most. I'd also contend that it spanks a Fender Modern Player Jazz. The tones are really that good IMO.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:21 PM

This is on my list to try. I hope to find one before I pull the trigger on the Yamaha TRBX.

I did want a bass with a passive tone, how does the active Squier sound? Good enough to not care about it being active rather than passive?
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:22 PM

I'm dying to try the fender.
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:38 PM

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I did want a bass with a passive tone, how does the active Squier sound? Good enough to not care about it being active rather than passive?

Pretty good. It still does the classic Jazz and Precision style tones without any tomfoolery.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:46 PM

View Postcocco, on 17 September 2013 - 04:22 PM, said:

I'm dying to try the fender.

The Squier is really good, so I'd imagine the Fender will be the absolute cherries!

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:15 PM

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The Squier is really good, so I'd imagine the Fender will be the absolute cherries!

I'm hoping so, it sounds pretty mean in the videos, just hope the pre amp is voiced nicely.
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:59 PM

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I'm hoping so, it sounds pretty mean in the videos, just hope the pre amp is voiced nicely.

There are videos? I could only find vids with Troy talking about the bass, none with actual soundclips.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:50 AM

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:25 PM

Would I be anywhere near correct in saying that this bass is essentially just a VM Jaguar Bass Special in Silverburst? I compared the two and, unless I missed something, they're more or less the same doggies. Good doggies, mind you.






I have no idea why I called them doggies either.






If anything, I shoulda said kitties, what with 'em being Jaguars.






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