#1
I posted here a few days ago about which bass to buy. I went and I bought. The bass I bought had a fret buzz problem above the 12th fret. They said it would be fixed by today.

So, the guy who was supposed to fix it called and said it can't be fixed. I now have to get a different bass. The only other bass the store sells are Squier P-Basses. Looks like I have to get that now.

Anyone had any experience with a Squier P-Bass? Would you recommend it to me (I'm not a n00b, I know how to handle my stringed instruments and would like a quality instrument).
Last edited by coryklok at Nov 3, 2008,
#2
Get one a a nice pair of rotosound or la bella flatwounds and you can get yourself a pretty good tone.
#3
ah well, I'm sorry to hear that.
The bass is a good one if you're just starting out. Not high quality but definately decent.
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#5
Guess what?

Most music store employees have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to, well, anything, and that includes setup and repairs. There is absolutely no reason why such a problem couldn't be fixed. Even if it isn't a simple adjustment, which it probably is, someone with the proper tools and expertise can fix an uneven fretboard.
#6
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I would get a second opinion. That seems like one of the most rudimentary fixes there is.

They tried raising the action and when that didn't work, they changed the bridge and it still didn't fix it.
#7
A fret level is about 150 in my city.

That should probably fix it 100% IME
#8
A fret level might solve the problem, but it could be a warped neck. That does happen even on new guitars. I'd never take the chance. I would have a local Luthier check it out before I bought it or they can keep it.
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They tried raising the action and when that didn't work, they changed the bridge and it still didn't fix it.



Did they try adjusting the truss rod? I'd go to another store and get a second opinion. It seriously sounds like they just want you to buy something. If it can be fixed never go back to that store again.
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#10
another Problem could be that the strings are loose in the nut. on my cheap 5er this is a problem but im ordering a new nut but fret buzz isnt a huge problem and can always be fixed ive never heard of it not. I agree with evreyone else get a second opinion.
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#13
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Aye, it can be a multitude of things. Is that fret buzz across all strings? If so, then it probably isn't warping. And if it isn't warping, chances are it's going to be very fixable.

It was fret buzz on all 5 strings on every fret past the 12th.
#15
Never heard of the bass but defiantly get a second opinion and see if you can do anything yourself. What squires were there in the shop if you do have to swap ( for any unimaginable reason) some of them can be very good especially the vm and cv.
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#16
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Never heard of the bass but defiantly get a second opinion and see if you can do anything yourself. What squires were there in the shop if you do have to swap ( for any unimaginable reason) some of them can be very good especially the vm and cv.

They looked just like standard Squire Basses. The price was $219 on all of them, so I assume they are the same bass with a different paint jobs.
#17
Quote by coryklok
They looked just like standard Squire Basses. The price was $219 on all of them, so I assume they are the same bass with a different paint jobs.

At the risk of stating the obvious, find another shop. Squier basses are fine, but at the end of the day how it feels and sounds might not be your thing. Also, if you were going to get a squier, I would aim higher than the standard series, because the Classic Vibe and Vintage Modified series are at least twice as good.
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At the risk of stating the obvious, find another shop. Squier basses are fine, but at the end of the day how it feels and sounds might not be your thing. Also, if you were going to get a squier, I would aim higher than the standard series, because the Classic Vibe and Vintage Modified series are at least twice as good.

$500 was on a gift card, and since they can't fix my bass they're giving me store credit. Cheap bastards.
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$500 was on a gift card, and since they can't fix my bass they're giving me store credit. Cheap bastards.

Hmm, if I were you, i'd buy a good 500 dollar guitar, sell it for 450 and go somewhere else. The other alternative is to wait a little while until they get some real basses in stock (if that ever happens at all, but even a MiM fender would be good and it's in your price range).
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Hmm, if I were you, i'd buy a good 500 dollar guitar, sell it for 450 and go somewhere else. The other alternative is to wait a little while until they get some real basses in stock (if that ever happens at all, but even a MiM fender would be good and it's in your price range).

I already paid for everything. I bought an amp and that bass.
#21
get a second opinion, if they are replacing the bridge before a truss rod adjustment/Neck shim then they obviously have no idea
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#22
if I were you I'd get the Squier P bass, its probably better than the Deltatone bass you bought anyway.
#23
have you tried fiddling with the action and the truss rod?
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