Originally Posted by thrasher666
I have an older (2006-7ish) Squeir P-bass Special, the one with the Jazz p'up near the bridge & the Jazz width neck with dot inlays. Wifey bought it for me for my b-day that year. Very nice piece for the $$ for sure. I intend to upgrading the p'ups to EMG select passives & have a Badass II bridge for it. All in it will have cost me about $300.00, and it will be a MONSTER!
If your Squier is from the Standard Line, carefully measure the width of the pickup routes, especially the Jazz slot. In my experience (I've owned four Squier Standards, two Jazzes and two P-Bass Specials), the Standards were notoriously off of the Fender "footprint". In other words, not a lot of Fender nor Licensed by Fender parts would fit on a Squier Standard without a bit of work. Some extra routing or sanding might be necessary to make a new piece of hardware fit.
Here's an example; I tried upgrading the pickups on my first Standard Jazz, but the slot for the bridge pickup was too small for a Seymour Duncan. On my second Jazz, I bought a neck pickup to go into the bridge position. The pickup fit, but the route was still too small for the pickup cover, so that one has the new pickup, but a mis-matched cover.
To put it simply, be prepared to do a bit of work if you're planning on upgrading a Squier Standard.