My 10-year-old son took an interest in learning the bass line of Blitzkrieg Bop earlier in the week. Not wanting him to ding my MIA P/J or SR4, I pulled out my '93 Made in Korea Squier P-Bass for him to play. Plugged into my Ampeg B-100R, I was surprised to hear how good my $200 starter bass actually sounded. I had bought a replacement pup from Reverend to install, but now I'm not so sure it's needed. Other than scratchy pots that need to be replaced, this bass plays nice. The neck feels great, no dead spots, and the bass has a nice, woody thump tone. A lot of Squier bashing occurs here, but is anybody else out there happy with their Squier unmodified, or am I just going deaf?