Bronco bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bass4nds, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. bass4nds


    Sep 23, 2005
    Hey... man I really want a Musicmaster bass... but money talks, and I ain't got a whole lot of that... has anyone played the Squier Bronco bass? Its the best "copy" of the musicmaster bass that I've found, and even though it comes in a discouragingly limited amount of finishes... I can change that. So what do you guys think about it?
  2. My daughter started out on one. Nice little bass. Is there any particular reason you're looking to buy a short-scale bass?
  3. audiotom


    May 31, 2005
    new orleans
    stay away from the bronco bass

    try the sx basses instead
    short scales are nice if that's what you are looking for

    see the essex megathread here, yes, best inexpensive basses

    I just ordered sx #2
  4. bass4nds


    Sep 23, 2005
    audiotom--- you should be an sx salesman :) I've already got my SX... the 75 Jazz copy... and I'm in love with it. Quite possibly my favorite buy of the year, OVER my stingray 5. Sayin alot there. The reason I'm lookin into a shortscale bass is kind of twofold... one, I have 4 longscale basses, and I'm feelin the need to buy something different, so I thought "Hey, either Fretless or Shortscale, what the heck might as well treat myself to a new one" and fretless doesn't really suit the sound of my band (Kind of rock/avril lavigne meets Lenny Kravitz) so I want to get a shortscale. Not only are Broncos short, but I could have it within a week if I wanted one. Because they're so friggin cheap. Not to mention extremely mod-able. Second reason, is that our lead guitarist is a chick (the BEST guitarist I have ever met, man or woman!) And we switch roles for a set... makes it easier for her to have a shortscale bass than to lug around an 11 pound jazz bass for a whole set. Not to mention, she likes the Broncos. So, there's my reasoning... I have a pretty good idea that Squiers suck (I owned a Squier P-bass and it lasted maybe, 5 months of not even gigging it) but that's why people modify instruments. Still, what do you guys think of The Broncos? Sucky? Not worth it? Or just a starter instrument?
  5. AGCurry


    Jun 29, 2005
    Kansas City
    They're really not a "professional-quality" instrument. If you want a decent short-scale Fender, try the Mustang.

    But I have to say that the short-scale SX P bass one of my students has is better than the Mustangs I've played.