#1
"Punk Rock should mean freedom, liking and accepting anything that you like, as sloppy as you want, as long as it's good and has passion."
#4
Quote by Ghefly
That precision is butt-ugly.



Yea, ok

I think's beautiful.
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#6
I always like the 50's P's, but I gotta say I think the LPB Classic Vibe looks much better. The Matt Freeman looks good though, I like the addition of the HiMass bridge
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#7
That Jag just hit top of my GAS list...short-scale and P-J combo and jag shaped...ITS BETTER THAN SEEEEEEEEEX
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I'm just joking Moog. you know nothing can tear our friendship apart, not even the fact we are miles apart, I am right there beside you, yelling, "Chug it, ya little wimp!"
#8
Quote by skippy_moogoose
That Jag just hit top of my GAS list...short-scale and P-J combo and jag shaped...ITS BETTER THAN SEEEEEEEEEX


100% This

Also at this rate Squier are going to start out doing Fender. There are already more Squiers on my GAS list than there are Fenders and it won't be long before the same is true for everyone except the headstock elitists.
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#9
Quote by skater dan0
100% This

Also at this rate Squier are going to start out doing Fender. There are already more Squiers on my GAS list than there are Fenders and it won't be long before the same is true for everyone except the headstock elitists.


100% That
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I'm just joking Moog. you know nothing can tear our friendship apart, not even the fact we are miles apart, I am right there beside you, yelling, "Chug it, ya little wimp!"
#10
Quote by Ghefly
That precision is butt-ugly.

Well that Precision thinks your butt ugly. so there.

Seriously though, those Squiers are looking damn sexy, and that 50's P bass WILL be mine, oh yes it will be mine.
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In the end, the only question is: what bass would Jesus play?

I think he's a Fender Jazz guy.
#11
Quote by skater dan0
Also at this rate Squier are going to start out doing Fender. There are already more Squiers on my GAS list than there are Fenders and it won't be long before the same is true for everyone except the headstock elitists.

+1. Fender isn't doing a whole lot in their bass section other then the new, decidedly "meh" American Specials. The guitars have the new Blacktops and Pawn Shop series, but no major new developments for us in the bass crowd.

And with Squier starting to overtake MIMs in QC and options, Fender should really start doing something new in the <MIA price point. I know I'd love to see more CIJ lines available.
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#12
^ No such thing as CIJ anymore. It's all MIJ, And there's a proverbial shit tonne of awesome stuff made by Fender Japan, it's just a shame they wont release any of the good stuff internationally.
I feel Fender's giving anything that could be considered "quirky" to Squier and keeping that traditional vibe going with the main Fender brand, with the basses anyway. I got all excited when I saw the new Pawn Shop series of guitars then went looking for Pawn Shop Basses. No dice.
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#13
I too cannot stand 50's P basses. They look disgusting, I dont like Jags or Mustangs either.
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#14
I thought Mustangs were still labeled CIJ, not that it really matters much, anything from Fender Japan is awesome. In any case, Fender needs to up the ante at the Ensenada factory, or start making MIJ's for export if they want to preserve their spot in the mid-priced market.
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#15
Quote by skater dan0
100% This

Also at this rate Squier are going to start out doing Fender. There are already more Squiers on my GAS list than there are Fenders and it won't be long before the same is true for everyone except the headstock elitists.

Agreed, they are really some of the best basses out there for the money, and they're only improving in variety and quality.

And what is CIJ? I know MIJ is made in Japan but I've never seen the other.
#16
Quote by Tostitos
start making MIJ's for export if they want to preserve their spot in the mid-priced market.

I have a feeling that MIA Fender sales would drop dramatically if that happened. My JB75-US is flawless and kicks every Am Std I've played repedatley in the face. Everyone who wasn't a MIA snob would jump on them.
I have a feeling that the non-export Fender Japan models are a bit more tailored for the Japanese market too.

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And what is CIJ? I know MIJ is made in Japan but I've never seen the other.

CIJ is Crafted In Japan, there's no physical difference between the two despite what people claim. It's just all about the dating. When Fender Japan first started everything was labled "Made In Japan" then sometime in the 90s they started using "Crafted in Japan" then in... 2007 I think it was everything went back to MIJ. The only difference is in that one word.
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Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
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#17
Quote by consecutive e
I have a feeling that MIA Fender sales would drop dramatically if that happened. My JB75-US is flawless and kicks every Am Std I've played repedatley in the face. Everyone who wasn't a MIA snob would jump on them.
I have a feeling that the non-export Fender Japan models are a bit more tailored for the Japanese market too.

I meant more of what they have with the Mustang and Aerodyne (QC-wise) applied to standard models, rather then opening up the crazy awesome Japan-only models to international sale. It just seems silly to have a great budget line and a great top end line, and then not have anything in the middle that justifies its price tag.
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#18
Just to be sure, because the TS sent links from a British site, those basses can be purchased in America right?
#20
Quote by askrere
Just to be sure, because the TS sent links from a British site, those basses can be purchased in America right?


German site.

Yes, Squier seem to make their whole range available in the US.
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#21
Quote by askrere
Just to be sure, because the TS sent links from a British site, those basses can be purchased in America right?


Yep, those are just the first sites i could snag that had pictures.

I know the ss Jag will be available in a few different color-combos... i think the black (as shown, but also red (like the long scale Jag bass) and silver (like the Blacktop guitar series)... all with black pickguards and rosewood fingerboards.


I like the Matt Freeman sig... but it;s essentially just a Roger Waters sig with crappier electronics. Not BAD... more for cost-reduction sake.

The 50's P is sexy.
"Punk Rock should mean freedom, liking and accepting anything that you like, as sloppy as you want, as long as it's good and has passion."
#22
Roger Waters' sig has a brass nut too.
IMO Matt deserves a Fender Sig, not a Squier. But then again there's only so much you can do with a P bass.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#23
Quote by consecutive e

IMO Matt deserves a Fender Sig, not a Squier. But then again there's only so much you can do with a P bass.


110% Agree


It's just a fact that MANY younger musicians start out with some kind of punk rock... and I can't think of many other Fender bassists that have had such an impact on young players...


I started (and still play) punk stuff... Matt Freeman was a influence, but not the biggest for me. I'm still wishing for a Karl Alvarez sig Stingray or a Mike Watt sig Gibson(or Epiphone)...
"Punk Rock should mean freedom, liking and accepting anything that you like, as sloppy as you want, as long as it's good and has passion."
#24
Quote by consecutive e
Roger Waters' sig has a brass nut too.
IMO Matt deserves a Fender Sig, not a Squier. But then again there's only so much you can do with a P bass.

Signature basses that are just paint jobs annoy me a bit, those production lines could be making something more interesting. This sig has a 'custom wound' pickup, my bet's on that not being much to shout about.

Maybe this is why it's a Squier rather than a Fender? That said, the Sting sig is the most boring and useless sig I have seen, might as well get a 50s P RI.
#25
Oh, I thought it said .UK, and I could read it all, but whatever, I'd love a vintage P, Also does anyone sell Tele headstock style necks? Cheap :P
#26
Quote by askrere
Also does anyone sell Tele headstock style necks?


Check out: Warmoth, Allparts, or Mighty Mite.

Cheap :P


:/ not so much... if they have 'em, mighty mite will be the cheapest.
"Punk Rock should mean freedom, liking and accepting anything that you like, as sloppy as you want, as long as it's good and has passion."