#1
Serously, i don't see the differents. Checked some reviews and videos from youtube and they sounded same. Some gold american squires are good as the mexican strat.


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#2
I own both of these guitars. Huge difference!!
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#4
On this note, I have a Squier bullet (looks like a strat and all that) and I'm planning on getting a mexican stratocaster myself, I certainly hope there's a difference.
#5
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huge difference? IE?

Pickups?

Really, you get what you pay for. The pickups on my Squier are rather noisy. I can't play much clean blues. I'm getting a MIM soon.
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#6
the MIM is constructed better. Better action, better playability. better sound.

MIM is a step up from Squier. Yes, they will both make noise through an amp, but one is better than the other.

Its like cars, you can drive a nice luxury car or some crap beat up car. They will both drive, but the experience with one will be better than the other
#7
american squiers??? seriously???

anyway, there's the difference of hardwares, pickups, etc.
maybe the amp you are using is kinda crappy... that happens too
or maybe you just happened to compare a well built squier and a total lemon MIM strat

Trust me... at least IMO even the high end squiers don't match up to MIMs...
#9
well look at it this way. I think comparing Squiers (btw, not Squire) to MIMs is like comparing MIMs to MIAs... it's definitely a step up on pretty much all dimensions
and I think standard squiers use what? agathis??? theres just no excuse for that

and AMERICAN SQUIERS????? I thought they were built in like indonesia these days
i think the only way a squier can match a MIM is if the squier is like MIK or MIJ from the old days
#10
Quote by thelax
well look at it this way. I think comparing Squiers (btw, not Squire) to MIMs is like comparing MIMs to MIAs... it's definitely a step up on pretty much all dimensions
and I think standard squiers use what? agathis??? theres just no excuse for that

and AMERICAN SQUIERS????? I thought they were built in like indonesia these days
i think the only way a squier can match a MIM is if the squier is like MIK or MIJ from the old days

they are. he doesnt know what theyre talking about.

the quality in everythng and the craftmanship is all a step up.

btw, stop promoting your video. seriously.
#11
Quote by kimthekiller07
I am using Vox Pathfinder 10 (15W).


hmmm.... It's a deecnt practice amp but I wouldnt say much more than that
(IMO, as far as vox practice amp goes, DA5 is better than Pathfinder 10...)

though you should be able to tell a difference between MIM and squier with it
#12
It depends on the Squier. I don't have experience with the newer ones, but I have one from 1984, MIJ, and it's built like a tank. I put .013-.056 gauge strings on it, no truss rod adjustment required. It's incredible how solid it is. The sound is also really nice, except mine is a bit noisy and could benefit from being rewired and/or shielded.
#13
^like i said... MIJ or MIK squiers from the good ol days can match MIMs these days easily
I have MIM and MIA.... my friend has like a whole bunch of those MIJ and MIK squiers...
guess what, with some modifications, one of them almost sounds as good as my MIA

but other than those, newer squiers are just not there(at least to MY hands and ears...)
though I kinda liked one of those classic vibe ones
#14
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huge difference? IE?

I have a 2002 MIM fender strat and a 2005 Squier Affinity strat. The fender is much more solidly built, its just an all-round better guitar. It has better output and tone, better sustain, is more comfortable to play, better tuning/intonation. the squier feels flimsy and sounds thin and weedy by comparison.
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#16
you know... my guitar teacher has a MIM strat... but it also says made by squier on the headstock :O.
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#17
I THINK squiers were produced in Mexico as well at some point of time during the 90s'

called 'Fender Squier Series' I believe??? I heard that the MIM squiers quality is somewhere between the MIJ/MIK ones and the terrible ones produced today
#18
In terms of value for money there are quite a few squiers id take over there mexican fender sisters, the affinity telecaster with new pups and upgraded electronics would wipe the floor with a MIM tele for 2/3rds the price, the newer mexican standards have gone pretty much down the drain, my MIM tele standards from '92, £200 off ebay, in terms of feel and playability, its nicer than the Highway 1 tele I played last year, with some better pickups, itd make todays MIMs look like sub-squier guitars.

I know this is teles not strats, but its basically the same story, my school has 2 MIM strat standards, pretty ick guitars, weak pups, crap electronics baseball bat uncomfortable neck, basically the same quality you can get from squier for cheaper.
#19
IMO the newer MIM standards DID go down in quality, but so did the Squiers these days....
I seriously can't stand those affinities, standards, and of course, bullets (as for affinity, i've only tried the strat, so i can't say 100% for Teles but I would guess that it's similar)

feels just cheap in my hands, playability is just not up there and even when i swapped out the pickups (which still didn't fix the playability or overall hardwares and build qualities), the affinity just didn't do it for me.... I sold the whole thing (with the new pickups) for 180
#20
There were MIA Squiers in the late '80s:
http://www.fenderforum.com/forum.html?db=&topic_number=631490
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squier
USA Squiers

USA Squiers are very rare. Some of them have a serial number with a E = Eighties (1980s) prefix, and some of them have a serial number with a N = Nineties (1990s) prefix. USA Squiers were made for less than a year spanning 1989 and 1990 before production of Squiers went back to Mexico. This was a period when Made in Japan Squiers had stopped and then they moved Squiers to Mexico, but there was a fire in the Mexican factory which disrupted things for a few months in which Fender USA made the Squiers.





They show up on eBay once in a while. The MIK Squier ProTones are superior to the MIM Fenders, IMO.

#21
yeah just looked that up on google as well....
i doubt the TS uses that one though

EDIT: im talking about the MIA squiers
#22
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In terms of value for money there are quite a few squiers id take over there mexican fender sisters, the affinity telecaster with new pups and upgraded electronics would wipe the floor with a MIM tele for 2/3rds the price, the newer mexican standards have gone pretty much down the drain, my MIM tele standards from '92, £200 off ebay, in terms of feel and playability, its nicer than the Highway 1 tele I played last year, with some better pickups, itd make todays MIMs look like sub-squier guitars.


I wouldn't take a Squier with a pickup swap over a MIM Fender. There's more difference then just the sound they give. The difference in playability is huge.
#23
The worst way for someone new here to UG is to start comparing Squiers and MIM's its happened alot, and every time, the newbie gets raped. So seriously, you dont have to compare them, especially if you know its gonna get a truckload of elitists to beat the shit out of your dignity..

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#24
I've played both a Squier Strat (tons of them) and I own a Fender MIM myself. The Fender beats the Squier in any way, imo. You should try both yourself though, if you really want to compare them.
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#25
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I wouldn't take a Squier with a pickup swap over a MIM Fender. There's more difference then just the sound they give. The difference in playability is huge.


Unless I just got an extremely good squier and a extremely crap fender I wouldnt say so, because I seriously like the affinities neck more than the fenders it felt much more comfortable to me. I abed them at the shop, this is just my opinion.
#26
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Unless I just got an extremely good squier and a extremely crap fender I wouldnt say so, because I seriously like the affinities neck more than the fenders it felt much more comfortable to me. I abed them at the shop, this is just my opinion.


is this like one specific squier affinity that you own? or are you more comfortable with affinities than fenders in general?

cause if it's the latter, that's kinda weird man, even if it IS all preferrence
#27
I dont own it, just ive played alot of fenders (I own two, both by a very wide margain better than todays mexican standards) in store, my school has two strats, and I just find the mexican standards are just appalling guitars for the money if you actually sit down and compare them to squiers, alot of this being down to the fact your paying for the name with fender more so.

All im saying is squier are a very underated brand and mexican fenders do not deserve the hype theyre getting. I havent tried out the squier strats too much, but I loved the affinity tele mainly because it was just much much better value for money than the fender was. Then I tried out the Lite Ash Telecaster, £20 more expensive and made in korea, killer guitar, just felt, sounded and basically was twice the guitar the MIM was, and I wouldve picked one up if I hadnt gone and got my tele off ebay on impulse.
#28
i can say this for sure... squiers are not that underraded and MIMs are not that overrated
people say things for a reason.
yes i actually sat down and compared MIMs to squiers... there was nothing to think about.
Squiers they make today are simply subpar compared to the MIMs (and yes, even the MIMs they make today. I visit guitar shop often and i did play squiers and MIMs from different years... including brand new ones)

personally i think MIMs are just far more bangs for your buck... i just see no real deal value in squiers these days

now what im AGREEING with you is that those good ol' made in Korea or Japan squiers ARE better than MIMs they make today
#29
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Really, you get what you pay for.


+1

Rarely in life do you pay for something that is of equal value...the difference in price may not justify the difference in quality always but in this case, yes. I have a MIM Strat and it is sooo much better than my squier knock-off.
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#30
Quote by thelax
well look at it this way. I think comparing Squiers (btw, not Squire) to MIMs is like comparing MIMs to MIAs... it's definitely a step up on pretty much all dimensions
and I think standard squiers use what? agathis??? theres just no excuse for that

and AMERICAN SQUIERS????? I thought they were built in like indonesia these days
i think the only way a squier can match a MIM is if the squier is like MIK or MIJ from the old days


You need to get your facts straight. The bodies on the CV's are pine, not agathis.