Did a full gig with my new Squiers Classic Vibe 50's Precision Bass. Review

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Barfly, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Barfly

    Barfly Guest

    Dec 27, 2000
    GTA, Canada
    Played a full night with this new bass last night. This is my first single coil P bass.

    Genre is classic rock, new rock, party rock.

    The neck is a bit of a monster to me, being used to a
    Geddy jazz or the 1.60 P necks, but it wasn't uncomfortable. It played pretty smooth with a set of .45-100 semi-flats and was pick-friendly (I am probably 50/50 fingers/pick player.)

    Tone wise it is thick playing through a Markbass 1x12 combo with a bit of tweaking.

    This is my third Squier from the new VM/CV series. I also have the Dirnt 50's P and the Tele-P.

    I gig every weekend in bars. These Squiers are perfect for what I need them to do.
  2. debassr


    Jan 23, 2008
    Nice. Thank you for the gig report! :)
  3. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Sounds good! I haven't heard any reviews about these basses live. I played one in my local shop and it feels better than a cheap Squier usually does
  4. FiveStringsNme

    FiveStringsNme Guest

    Sep 27, 2002
    Suffolk County, NY
    yeah totally, true. Decent bass, and I wouldn't feel as guilty having it get banged around.
  5. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    I only have five minutes on one at a local store, but I was impressed. Like the OP, I found the neck to be more substantial than I'm used to.

    Barfly, how do the higher notes sound in a band context? Also, did you ever feel the tone becoming too muddy?
  6. Barfly

    Barfly Guest

    Dec 27, 2000
    GTA, Canada

    On the higher notes, it was clear and easy to play (intro to Sweet Child...).

    Only time that I personally thought"mud" was a drop D tune but thats pretty much it. I shared stageside with a Les Paul into a Marshall....deep and bassy in itself right there if you asked me. The SqCVP50 held its own quite well otherwise. And the look of the bass is super catchy, too. Looks way better in "person".

    I really liked the neck's finish combined with the semi-flats.