The fender Squier Jaguar bass was my first bass. It was great to learn on as it has a short scale which allows younger people to learn the bass. The tone is beautiful and very smooth which creates a groovy feel. It has a P coil pickup as the neck pickup and a Jazz pickup for the bridge. The neck is a maple with a rosewood fretboard. It is very light which makes it easy to travel with.
I bought this baby about 3 years ago. The sound of this is beautiful and it's lighter than you would expect, but the knobs are a little flimsy. But is that really a problem? Not really.
Being a guitar player mainly, this bass feels like home. The shorter scale is easy to play, and the bass itself is very light, which makes it great for gigs also. It has been great for me for gigs, home, and studio. No where I wouldn't want to take this bass with me.