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Going for a P-Squier - is there a best among them?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by J.Nuno, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    CV 50's or 60's. splendid.
  2. Syco_bass

    Syco_bass Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    Custom builder - Arizona Bass Company/Curcio Custom Basses
    CV 60's are pretty darn nice for the money.
  3. CV 60's, but that's just me
  4. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    This one

    or this one with a black pick guard

    Between the two it would be a hard decision for me, but I would probably take the Tele bass. I already have a split coil P, so the single would be something different than I already have. I absolutely love the black on black with a maple board look.
  5. J.Nuno


    Aug 8, 2010
    Is that only based on looks?
  6. That's a good one too, the first one!
  7. And the maple board I think.
  8. J.Nuno


    Aug 8, 2010
    If they were all the same I'd know which one to chose based on their looks, so I was expecting some help regarding the quality/playability/sound of them :).

  9. Stilettoprefer


    Nov 26, 2010
    I'm pretty sure that tele is a shorter scale.... (32")

    I have seen great Squiers from every series. My girlfriend has a fantastic affinity P that I use for alternate tunings on gigs.

    The CV/VM basses are probably more consistent in quality and aren't plywood, though.
  10. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Some Duncan Designed "quarter pound" wannabe and, with mirror pickguard on arctic white finish, you just need a few WestHam crest and stripes and you got a Steve Harris alike Precision

  11. BassBob1


    Dec 21, 2010
    I would say the CV 60's. They have always felt the best to in my hands compared to the others. Probably prefer them sound wise too but I can't say I've spent enough time with any of them to make a solid suggestion.
  12. The quality is mostly the same, as with anything you'll have to see what is what in person if you can.

    The playablility and sound will depend on model as in the case of short scale vs long scale, Telly vs standard P.

    Me, I like a standard P so that's what I lean towards.

    You maybe different, you may like the thumpy sound of a short scale ala Mustangs or, Hofners.
    You may like the tubby sound of a Mudbucker ala Tellies or Gibson Eb-O's or Eb-3's.

    Trouble is, we don't know, so... :meh:
  13. I have this one (Vintage Modified Precision) and I love it:
    IMG_0002. IMG_0008.
    The tone is great, plays really nice, and the fit and finish are perfect.
    Unfortunately, this model is OOP, but some online stores (like Musician's Friend) still have a few in stock. If you're lucky, you may find one at your local brick and mortar store.
  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Looks should always be the first criterion.
  15. Well, looks are always the first consideration and is what gets you to investigate the instrument further. In this case, as, IMO, most Squier basses are on a relatively level field as far as quality goes (generally speaking) it is pretty much a matter of what appeals to you feature and aesthetics - wise. Any of the basses whose pics were posted would likely please you.
  16. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Yes, out of that lot the only one I have actually played would be the VM Precision, it was a pretty stellar bass. But most Squiers come with good solid necks, anything else can be upgraded. Even if you hate the tone, a pickup swap will get you where you want to be.
  17. The Classic Vibes are the cream of the crop. Then come the VM series, followed by the Squier standards. Affinity's are bottom of the pile, but you occasionally find a good one.
  18. HertzWhenIPlay

    HertzWhenIPlay Last Chance Riders Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    Roswell, GA
    I like things that go BOOM
    get a used vintage modified or classic vibe squier.
    shop used on this forum, as well all cl and gc.

    i have the vm and play it all the time and gig with it occasionally.
  19. CV or VM. If you're not looking for only a standard P style, looks wise. You could also check out a VM Jag with the P/J pickup setup. A little more versatility then a regular P or J.