I purchased this bass direct from Fender by mail. The body and neck both had nice finishes. All the electronics worked fine too. The big problem was the action and intonation. It was impossible to intonate the low E and A strings. The saddles don’t go back far enough. I purchased thicker gauge strings, which helped. One of the tuners broke after just a week. I replaced all the tuners with Fender tuners. I could not get the action to be perfect after tightening the truss rod resulting in some buzzing above the 12 fret. The bass did have a good sound and all three pickups sounded good. I played it through a bass amp and a guitar amp. There is a bass cut switch which is good when playing through a guitar amp. I sold it after 3 weeks though. I decided that a six string just wasn’t for me, because the strings are all so close together, like a guitar. I see this more of an instrument for a guitar player looking to play lower sounds. Squire really needs to put some quality control on this instrument. The intonation issues I mentioned above are inexcusable. I would expect such issues on a bass under $200, but this was $500. I bought several Squire's in the early 1990’s and they all were very good instruments, that I gigged with. I think Squire is not what it used to be.
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