Price paid: $ 129.2
Purchased from: Music Mart
Sound — 8
It's not bad despite what people say, it gets the job done I guess, but the pickups have this buzzing sound all the time. I'm currently using a Behringer GMX212 with an AM100 acoustic pedal (sometimes) and it plays fine. I can play all the music I'm into without any problem, but it's mostly due to the flexibility of my amp. I play punk (Blink 182, Sum 41 etc), little bit of heavy metal (Metallica, Iron Maiden) and some standard rock (RHCP) and it handles them all just fine.
Overall Impression — 7
I thought it was okay for the pricing and it's not as bad as people think. I've only been playing for a year and I've previously had an Affinity Squier, but this is pretty good. If it were stolen, I'd buy a better guitar 'cause I only got it 'cause I needed one right away. I like the finish (Dark Blue), but it's a pretty standard guitar with no special features besides the tremolo. I was thinking about getting new pickups for it to solve the noise problem, with the price of the EMGs I could get a better guitar all together.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I have yet to play a gig with this guitar, but I feel it could withstand a little bit of rocking. The hardware isn't bad and seems like it could aleast last a year or two. The strap buttons are of of the only things I've never had a problem with, which is a very good thing. The finish kinda chips off easily, but it should last.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
When I got it, it was fine and I couldn't see any problems with it. All the pickups where fine and it didn't contain any flaws, but it does have a habit of the paint chipping off when you hit things, but I duno if that counts.
Features — 7
I previously had an Squier Affinity, but I broke it so I replaced it with a Bullet because they were the cheapest one I could find and I'm only a beginner so it seemed like the logical choice.