1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

For $89, it was tough to resist...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dark Horse, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Squier Standard Precision Bass 5 string... Black metallic sparkle. Seems like a good deal, so I bought it.

    Attached Files:

  2. Miskatonic


    Sep 15, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Grats on the cheap find! Question though, how is that a precision bass with two jazz pickups?
  3. Dogbertday

    Dogbertday Commercial User

    Jul 10, 2007
    SE Wisconsin
    Blaine Music LLC
    Body shape... Though I've never seen that configuration before.
  4. Yeti_carnage


    Apr 20, 2014
    Looks like a great base for a frankenstein.
  5. themarshall


    Jun 26, 2008
    cochrane wi
    Hey, I've got one that was just like that. I removed the stock pickups and went with first a Morch soapbar then a Wylde/Lawrence P46 in the P position. Now it's always 1 or 2 in the rotation. Probably 1 as it is always in a gigbag ready to go.
    I feel like I overpaid as mine was $125, iirc.
    Enjoy that Sasquatch approved neck.
  6. bassvi


    Jul 12, 2005
    I love the wide necks on those basses
  7. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    That was my first five string. The pickups needed a little tweeking and the neck was like I-24, but it was a very decent bass all in all.
  8. Good deal!

    I got a seriously beat on and dirty one for $40 once, good bass but damn that neck was to wide for me, 2 inches at the nut I think.
  9. bobbybass85


    Dec 19, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    I know another bassist who has 2 of those Squiers. They've been modded, but he prefers them to many of his much more expensive basses.
  10. Nice find.
  11. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    At $89 I GUESS it would be tough to resist! That looks like my "special" [two jazz pickups] precision bass 5 string which is what I think it is. Note mine (and most others I've seen around here) are going in the $200 range used!

    Mine was burst. Problem with it was those jazz pickups don't quite cover the 5 strings leaving G and B a bit low. So I turned mine into a P/J by swapping the Bridge for a Dimarzio Ultra jazz (only takes a tiny bit of sanding to make it fit) and a new pickguard and a NOS Fender USA 5 string P pickup. Ended up like this:


    If you think this is not a killer Squier bass, you'd be WRONG!
    God's Favorite Bass and bnolsen like this.
  12. bnolsen


    Jan 30, 2014
    denver area
    Local GC had one of these for a while but at 179usd. I really liked the fretboard and how it played but the pickups seemed extraordinality weak and unbalanced and all the pots crackled. I now have a Squier Protone V in my hands with the same width fretboard...the pups are underwhelming but workable.
  13. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Nice score. BTW, that bass is stock...yes the Indo standard Squier Precision 5 strings came with two J pickups....and oddly enough they're 4 string pickups. I bought a filthy one from a pawn shop, a good cleaning revealed a nicely figured fretboard.
  14. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Thanks guys. Yep, its completely stock for now. I have a inexpensive 2 band (Vol-blend-bass/treble) preamp I may put in there just for kicks. I'll probably mess around with it sometime next week.
  15. Nice find! I tend to shy away from extra strings but I woulda jumped too. Maybe under the same circumstances I will stick a toe in the water after all these years of just 4 strings...I know, I'm a bit of an anomaly but it's how I is. Enjoy it!
  16. Is that the stock bridge on there?
  17. Nice score - congrats!

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.