NBD: Squier P Content

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  1. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

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    Well, GAS strikes again!

    I have been gassing lately for a P (with flats) and was scouring the local CL when I picked up a short scale SX P. I was hooked, but I couldn't adjust to the 30" scale, so I decided to sell it, plus a few other items and splurge for a 34" scale P.

    My criteria, solid color with a maple fretboard. That was really about it. I love the look of wood grains, but it just isn't me.

    I missed a few close deals on CL, so finally I said, the heck with it, I'll purchase new. I had a Squier VM jazz a few years ago, and it was a great bass. For the money, I am not sure you can do much better than the current VM/CV series that Squier offers.

    I decided to splurge (if one can truly splurge on a squier...) and went for the Matt Freeman P...and glad I did. Lots of bass for the money! Out of the box, I was able to achieve a very low action with no buzzing. The fit and finish are excellent as is the fret work and the bass was gigable as is...

    But, I have a condition where I need to upgrade basses (its my problem, I deal with it) so, enter a Bill Lawrence (RIP) P46 and a fender gold anodized pickguard (which I always loved the look of on black). It turned out better than I thought. The brass saddles, with the anodized pickguard and the vintage tint neck look awesome together (IMHO). The P46 is probably the best pickup for a P you can buy at this (or any) price point. There is a lot of information on TB about it, and it is all correct...the P46 is a fantastic pickup and if you haven't tried it, you should if you are considering a pickup upgrade.

    Anyways, I think this bass will be a great addition to the herd, which includes a Ric 4003, and a steinberger spirit XT, both of which sport RS 66's. My new P sports a fresh set of chromes.

    I know, I know...no pics, no bass so here you go!

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  2. Warhawk

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    Really pretty bass. Congrats!
     
  3. punkjazzben

    punkjazzben Supporting Member

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    Nice! The Matt Freeman P seems like a lot of bass for the money, and the few demos I've heard sound fantastic.
     
  4. aproud1

    aproud1 I don't feel tardy? Gold Supporting Member

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    That's a beauty for sure. The new squier stuff is pretty amazing especially for the money. My Squier P5 is a stunner. Almost bought one of those freemans myself, but already have a p bass.
     
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  6. garp

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    Very nice. Congrats!
     
  7. bray101

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    Been wanting one of these really bad lately as well, just Olympic white. I've been watching the classifieds very closely.

    Great bass!

    Congrats!
     

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