#1
I played a Squier today and I think I've fallen in love.

Now I know that a lot of the 'budget' brands get a lot of hate here and on bass forums, and so I was wondering what people thought of them.

Am I getting a knock-off Fender or will I get a good instrument in its own right?
#3
Squiers fine.

you're an idiot no doubt, but Squier has nothing to do with that.
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#4
No you're perfectly sane, my main gigging bass has been a Squier Standard Jazz bass for at least 3 years now.
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#5
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I played a Squier today and I think I've fallen in love.

Now I know that a lot of the 'budget' brands get a lot of hate here and on bass forums, and so I was wondering what people thought of them.

Am I getting a knock-off Fender or will I get a good instrument in its own right?

if it plays nice, and you like it, there is no reason not to buy it. it's just a label on a piece of wood, FFS. it doesn't make it a good or bad guitar.
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Lolz that guy is a noob.

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#6
Squier makes nicer basses than guitars, I hear.
But some of the high-end Squiers (the ones that are like 300 bucks) are supposedly good instruments.

So, are you an idiot?
I guess it depends on what Squier you've fallen for.
#7
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Yes you are.

No you're not.

Some Squier basses are very playable, in particular the Vintage Modified Series. Some people have preferred these to MIMs so I think this is perfectly reasonable.
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#8
A frickin men...

I'm thinking of buying a Squier to complement a Warwick Corvette $$...

Fender wont make a passive P with a J bass neck
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#10
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Am I getting a knock-off Fender or will I get a good instrument in its own right?

This. It's not the name on the headstock, it's how everything fits together and feels.
#12
Being a lefty freaking sucks- you either get stuck paying a fortune or you're stuck with crappy basses.

This Squier is a winner though.
#14
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Curiously it's the Vintage Modern that I want...

the maple body and Duncan D's give it a certain brightness...

EDIT: Aerodyne is passive P/J with a jazz neck. and it looks BEASTLY.
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#16
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Being a lefty freaking sucks- you either get stuck paying a fortune or you're stuck with crappy basses.

This Squier is a winner though.

lefty? why not buy a Hofner?

but in al seriousness, i know your pain. being a left sucks when it comes to gear. someday, i will start a company exclusively for lefties. make the bitchinest instruments, and never make them in righty.
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#17
You're an idiot, but it's for things like saying you're UG's main worship bassist and constantly getting Pit owned, not for loving Squier.

Rivalry and bitterness aside, I do like Squiers, and plan on buying a Classic Vibe 60's P.
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#19
Oh, and something I forgot to say. If you have to ASK if you're an idiot, chances are that's about right...
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#20
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the maple body and Duncan D's give it a certain brightness...

EDIT: Aerodyne is passive P/J with a jazz neck. and it looks BEASTLY.


How does it nail the traditional P bass sound...

I'm wanting a P for the express purpose of stringing it with flats for the old burpy (is that even a word???) punchy tone.

EDIT:
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True, but I cant handle painted necks... and its a bit expensive for my meager budget.

(the vette was a present from my girlfriend)
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#22
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How does it nail the traditional P bass sound...

I'm wanting a P for the express purpose of stringing it with flats for the old burpy (is that even a word???) punchy tone.

it has a bit of a natural mid hump. if you EQ right, it will make it sound a bit more old school. it's a transparent enough wood that it will be able to sound like alder. it should get that tone you want.

perfect? maybe not. but really close.

for an exact sound, an old school sounding pickup + split coil pickguard + a standard jazz bass will be great for you. if you head that route, I'd like to suggest Nordstrand. their life is sounding a little dusty.
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#23
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it has a bit of a natural mid hump. if you EQ right, it will make it sound a bit more old school. it's a transparent enough wood that it will be able to sound like alder. it should get that tone you want.

perfect? maybe not. but really close.

for an exact sound, an old school sounding pickup + split coil pickguard + a standard jazz bass will be great for you. if you head that route, I'd like to suggest Nordstrand. their life is sounding a little dusty.


Does a P pickup fit on a Jazz bass in the right position? If so, I really want one, because I prefer the Jazz body
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#24
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Does a P pickup fit on a Jazz bass in the right position? If so, I really want one, because I prefer the Jazz body

http://www.warmoth.com/Pickguard/JBassPickguard.aspx

notice you can change the pickup routing, along with a sexy red pearl, if you get a white bass . btw- they made the j-bass originally as an upgrade of the P-bass, so they left the neck pickup as the same route.

you will be pleased with your result. as long as you, personally, don't mess it up. which wont happen if you don't be careful.
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#25
*fangirl squeal*
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#27
You are not an idiot.

Squirs are good if theyre set up properly.
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#28
you're an idiot no doubt, but Squier has nothing to do with that.

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#29
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Squier makes nicer basses than guitars, I hear.
That may be partly true, but I ****ing love my Squier Affinity Series Tele. The quality of the build isn't that great, but it sounds great.

Squiers are definately great for their price. I'm really impressed with some of their basses. The only reason I don't own one is it's not really an upgrade for me at this point. Ah hell, that's a lie. I'm just really picky about my basses. The only basses I've played that I really like are the American Vintage Jazz and the American Deluxe Jazz.
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#30
There's a particular charm, I think, to a cheap instrument. I'd rather have a bunch of cheap players than one snazzy bass I'm scared to take to a party any day.