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
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.
Everything was fine out of the box.
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.
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!
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)
For the price its decent. One tone, one volume.
Mine was set up quite well. Good action, but nasty buzzing that needed to be fixed.
Just not versatile enough.
Not that bad. looks a little flimsy.
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
Same basic features as the Fender P-bass. Split coil pickup, volume, and tone pots.
Not bad, I think it's lighter than my friend's J-bass. I get a good deal of fret noise though.
The pickups don't give a lot of output. I really have to crank up the volume.
The chrome volume/tone knobs keep coming loose. I have to use an Allen wrench to tighten them frequently.