#1
i was thinking about getting this bass, does anyone have? is it any good? just tell me what you think about it.
the answer is no.
#3
I've only played the fretless version. It's a decent bass, and the only one of it's kind at that price. It's fretboard is made out of the same material as bowling balls, so you can use roundwounds on it without fear of damage. That's a major, major plus. It doesn't have the sound of real wood, but at a fraction of the price, it's hard to complain.
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#4
^^ did not know the bowling ball part O.o

they are okay basses they are "almost there" compared to a fender MiM jazz bass. i just wish MiM jazzes came standard with block inlayays like those squiers do. i would save up for a MiM Fender if you already have a squier.
but as a first bass you will start off better than most of us did. and if you have one of those really cheep wallmart basses and wanted a better one this is up there on the list of ones to get.


im considering buying the fretless version because i want a fretless but iwant it just to mess around with so im not going to shell out big bucks for one. (plus i like the jaco look)
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#5
My mate in another band has one and it sounds really good which (to me) is rare for a Squire.
#6
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I've only played the fretless version. It's a decent bass, and the only one of it's kind at that price. It's fretboard is made out of the same material as bowling balls, so you can use roundwounds on it without fear of damage. That's a major, major plus. It doesn't have the sound of real wood, but at a fraction of the price, it's hard to complain.

I was in my local music shop a few days ago and they had one in so I thought I would give it another chance and try it out (this was the 3rd one I tried). It was horrible, and there was also a huge amount of wear on the fingerboard from the roundwound strings and where people had bent strings and done slides.

Threadstarter don't let that put you off the fretted version though because it is completely different, I highly recommend it, I thought it was a fantastic bass for the money.
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#7
I'd still get a used MiM Fender Jazz and defret it if you want a fretless or keep it as it is.. It's still cheaper than buying a new Vintage Modified Squier.
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#8
if i got this one, it would be my second bass. i wanted to see if i'd like playing bass so i got the p-bass pack that came with a little 15 watt amp and all that crap. i just want a jazz bass because i think they sound better.
the answer is no.
#9
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... where people had bent strings


What the hell is the point of bending on a fretless bass?


TS: I can vouch for the fretted version, damn fine beginner bass, but I haven't played the fretless.
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#11
Solid bass at a nice price. Upgrade the pick-ups and the bridge (and the tuning pegs and the nut down the road) and you have an awesome bass that can really hold it's own amongst most other Jazz's.
#12
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What the hell is the point of bending on a fretless bass?


TS: I can vouch for the fretted version, damn fine beginner bass, but I haven't played the fretless.

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#13
A bend sounds slightly different to slide as well on fretless.
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#14
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Solid bass at a nice price. Upgrade the pick-ups and the bridge (and the tuning pegs and the nut down the road) and you have an awesome bass that can really hold it's own amongst most other Jazz's.


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