Sound — 8
Very full sound, I'm running mine through a Harley Benton HB115 MK2. They say "Precision Bass is considered by many to be the rock 'n' roll bass; truly a workhorse of an instrument. Squier's great new Vintage Modified Precision Bass offers the stripped-down and straight-ahead tone" well believe every word of it. The tone control makes a big difference to the sound either scooping the bottom end or peaking the top they both sound great. There is a slight snag, (probablly my cables) there's a faint squeal in the background, it's fine if you have ur amp below 2 all the time but when it's cranked up to 11 then you can hear it, it's nothing dramatic and there's no need to by scared by it.
Overall Impression — 9
I know this bass will suit all types of playing all be it slap, finger or pick because I've tryed it. I'm glad I bought this guitar to join my vast inventory of cheap guitars and I would definatlly claim my money back off the house insurence if it was stolen to buy another one. The only draw back with it is the squeal but don't let that put you off because it's not that bigger deal. "Anything you wish it had?" Yeah miricle grow for licks and lyrics.
Reliability & Durability — 9
"Will this guitar withstand live playing?" No need to ask that all though I haven't played on a stage with it yet, I have cranked the amp all the way up in my garage (neighbours didn't like that) but the more your amp goes up the more tone you get. The strapbuttons are shit as normal because they are not locking so I just went down to the local shop and got some locking buttons. The finish, if properlly looked after will last for about a million years nice thick layering of Polyurethane (what ever that is) and it just looks stunning.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
It all arrived perfect, slightly out of tune but it did come from germany. No dents scratches or anything visually wrong with it, bridge saddles were a little high but there's nout wrong with a little diy to suit your own style.
Features — 10
Brand new model from Squier (2006), made in Indonesia. sounds bad but it gets better. Medium jumbo frets on a rosewood fret board. Agathis body with an olypic white body and black pickguard. 1 tone control knob and a volume control to sort out that Duncan Designed split coil pickup. Die-cast open gear tuners making it very easy to tune. Very well built product and looks and feels as if you could throw it out a window and it will live.