Squire SCPB tele basses
Hi all! I've been bitten by the new Squire Tele Bass with the SCPB pup in blond finish.
I cannot try one locally as none of my local dealers have them in stock. What I'd like is an Honest opinion from OWNERS of these instruments on how they feel,play,sound,balance,sit in a mix, and all the other good stuff that goes along with a review of an instrument.
What and why I'm interested in this bass is #1 it looks so darned cool! Secondly, for the price I couldn't build one from parts as cheaply as they retail for ( maybe I could but... Time is $ and I don't have lots of time), I also want a bass I can mod without worrying about destroying its dignity or resale value. Yes I know my basses are mine to do with what I please but... I'm not killing my favorites. Anyway... I really like the Natural Finish CV '50s P but.. It's draw back is the neck. I don't mind the chunky neck, it just slows down my playing and for what I need at the moment, it won't work, it's just too slow ( if that makes any sense?).
Lastly, can anyone tell me how this bass is size wise? Is the body a guitar sized telecaster body or an oversized telecaster bass body? How about the neck? Is it modern or mor like the CV '50's?
Thanks in advance for answers to my questions.
I owned the single pickup version of this bass for a few months, but decided to sell it for the following reasons:
One thing you may really dig about this bass is the concealed route for the pickup. You can take the pick guard off and have a nice solid black or vintage white bass. Also, the neck is a beauty, with a nice vintage tint and great fret work. Mine did not have any sharp edges or other negative issues.
I hope that this helps. Others may truly dig this bass, and I respect that...I'm just sharing my experience.
I wouldn't consider one because it is a 32" medium scale bass.
32" scale sounds sonically much closer to a 34" than a 30" short scale, and it can be easier to play, so I would not use it as a criteria to overlook a bass.
If the OP likes "standard" 34" scale, traditional Fender basses it's a great reason to pass up this model.
A 32" scale is a shorter scale and I don't use a capo. I don't play 30" or 35" scales either. Yeah... I'm picky like that.
This is a bass where I think if nobody told most guys it was not a 34" they would not notice, the body shape feels more odd than the slightly shorter neck, and that sensation would be lost.
Thanks guys. Looks like I'll need to get my hands on one before I even think of dropping the cash.
Maybe the '50s CV will get a second look. Will have to find neck options however. Hmmm.........
Thanks so much,
Wyatts, you're on the right track. I have a butterscotch pine CV '50s, and it is a phenomenal bass. The neck is a nice C and has rolled edges and beautiful fret work, plus, it's quarter sawn! The only mod I made with it was to replace the stock pu with a SCPB-1 (Seymour Duncan).
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