#1
(unless this one breaks.)


This is my squier deluxe jazz, it sounds ****ing amazing, it looks ****ing amazing and it feels almost ****ing amazing.

Can I actually do much better? I mean I know I can (and will) change the pickups and the neck (it has an ebanol fretboard) but is there actually any point in me getting a new bass in a few years time? Or is this a lifetime bass?
#2
That is for you, and you only to decide. If you enjoy playing it, and you don't get any feelings like "Oh man, this bass isn't fulfilling *x* criteria" then you don't need a replacement.
'Tis not a "yes or no" question you're asking.
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#4
Yes, no ifs, no buts, you just will... nothing you can do about it. You always need another bass
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#5
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That is for you, and you only to decide. If you enjoy playing it, and you don't get any feelings like "Oh man, this bass isn't fulfilling *x* criteria" then you don't need a replacement.
'Tis not a "yes or no" question you're asking.


This, in a nutshell.
#6
Of course you will. You will get tired of using a five string and for some stuff you will just need a four. Happened to me, now I have one of the dirtiest basses.
#7
Technically, a lot of the sound comes from the pickups.. and a lot of the feel is in the neck. Replacing the pups and neck would pretty much mean the only thing the same on the bass is the body, which almost makes it a new bass anyway.

Regardless, if you're really stoked and don't have a lot to criticise about this bass, then no, you won't need to buy another bass unless you want a different tone.
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#8
Hell, if your rolling in money, buy loads of them, and put them in every tuning.

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#9
Cheers everyone, I have a backup bass (but only for dire emergencies) and I dont use any tuning but standard (If I have to do drop D then I put it on the B string) I will probably change the neck and electronics though because the ebanol fretboard tends to clack a bit and while I think the tone is perfect there is a bit too much noise when the treble is high.
Hopefully I can change these without altering the overall feel and tone or is that not possible?

Also if I was loaded then I would probably just get the Fender version (plus a Warwick Buzzard and Bongo Bass just for the lulz.)
#11
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#12
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it sounds ****ing amazing,

I can (and will) change the pickups


what?
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#13
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what?


What I meant was that the tone is perfect but there is a fair bit of noise when the treble is set high.
#14
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What I meant was that the tone is perfect but there is a fair bit of noise when the treble is set high.


ok. looks like a nice bass. but yeah change the ebanol neck
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#15
If its doing everything you need it to do in a way that you like, then no you wont need another bass, but good luck going into a music shop and then coming out saying that you didnt want something in their. Needs and wants are very VERY different
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If its doing everything you need it to do in a way that you like, then no you wont need another bass, but good luck going into a music shop and then coming out saying that you didnt want something in their. Needs and wants are very VERY different


I see you point BUT I tried a marcus miller sig jazz on a much better amp than I have and I still prefered the tone and feel of my Squier.

Now that I think of it the bass I'm likeliest to get ever is a standard P as it creates the only tone I can get close to on a jazz. But (as I said on a thread a week or so ago) I dont like how they feel and the P neck is nasty.

Looks like I'm sticking with the Squier.

Did I fail to mention I love money and the thought of spending over £500 on anything disgusts me?
#17
It's really not a case of need...it's a case of greed

Anyway if you ever get bored of it you can send it my way.
#18
Do I hear a certain amount of oozing on account of my bass?


Can't say I blame you.