Fender Squier Standard P-Bass

Electric Guitar

Made by Fender

Description A nice, cheap P-Bass. 2 volume, 1 tone controls. 20 frets. Standard bridge.
Posted By Chris Johnson (77)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 3.8 (of 5)
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On 5/30/2001, Karl Haikara (2330) posted:
Overall Rating:
I got this cause a year ago I decided to try bass, I eventually went for guitar instead, but I still play the bass. Everything is just right out of the box, except I had to replace all the strings, and tune it, but I have had no problems, and I suggest buying it if you want an entry level bass.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $150.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
Made somewhere, not sure. It has a rosewood fretboard, and maple or something for the neck, not sure the body wood. It has 4 strings. It has one volume and one tone knowbs, which are niceley set, and one split single-coil pick-up. The whole thing is pretty simple, and is good for a bass.
Playability:
Everything was fine out of the box.
Sound Quality:
I use a rouge amp and sometimes a distortion pedal. This works with any style. Since I have never played another bass (and the bass isn't my main instrument anyways) I can't say how it sounds to other bass's.
Durability:
It is realiable and heavy and solid, and is just plain nice to play. I have yet to have any problems with it at all!
On 2/15/2000, Jason Reich (1765) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is a good begginer instrument, and nothing more. I know that some better players buy cheap basses to expand their tonal pallete, but that won't work here. The sound of the Squier P-bass isn't "unique", its just bad. My rating is biased because I played this bass through a matching squier amp, which really sucked.
Price: $180.00 (new)
Features:
For the price its decent. One tone, one volume.
Playability:
Mine was set up quite well. Good action, but nasty buzzing that needed to be fixed.
Sound Quality:
Just not versatile enough.
Durability:
Not that bad. looks a little flimsy.
On 2/13/2000, Brian Follweiler (61) posted:
Overall Rating:
I decided to branch out into bass after a few years of guitar. This is not bad at all, but when compared to the true Fenders it just isn't the same.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $129.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musician's Friend
Features:
Same basic features as the Fender P-bass. Split coil pickup, volume, and tone pots.
Playability:
Not bad, I think it's lighter than my friend's J-bass. I get a good deal of fret noise though.
Sound Quality:
The pickups don't give a lot of output. I really have to crank up the volume.
Durability:
The chrome volume/tone knobs keep coming loose. I have to use an Allen wrench to tighten them frequently.
On 2/11/2000, Chris Johnson (77) posted:
Overall Rating:
a nice guitar
Model Year: 1997
Price: $150.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mel Bay Music, St Louis
Features:
....not bad.......
Playability:
not bad for only 150 bucks
Sound Quality:
not bad
Durability:
a very durable guitar