guitarist loves squires

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by lowswinglow, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. lowswinglow


    Oct 26, 2012
    too many high horses
  2. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    This should be interesting, subscribed.
  3. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
    I think you should take of your own **** and let him take care of his.
  4. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    If he likes playing let him be.
    Some good pick ups do a lot...
  5. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    Squiers are awesome. One of my guitarists has a new-ish $120 Squier Strat that sounds and plays better than his American Strat from the 80s. I've played some VM Squier basses that destroyed everything else in the shop(including US made Fenders). The VM 60s Jazz basses are just killer for the price.

  6. MrBKerth

    MrBKerth The Gypsy Bravado

    Apr 20, 2013
    He could always swap pickups or get a humbucker installed to change the tones. If you dont subscribe to "tone wood" theology then all it takes is some hardware/electronic upgrade to get standard level tone. Sure, woods vibrate differently but pickups are affected by magnetic fields which to my knowledge dont vary substantially between woods of exactly the same dimension. Of course many would say I'm wrong, hell I probably am.

    Fireproof suit engaged.
    Good luck

    Fireproof suit
  7. jessicabass


    Dec 22, 2009
    How would you feel if bandmates didnt like your equipment and told you to ditch it?
    I think that is one of the most brutal things to say to somebody.
  8. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
  9. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    What exactly does a Squier sound like? I feel like it's pretty similar to an American Standard Strat, which is iconic. If it really bothers you, try to get him to swap some different pickups into it and ignore what it says on the headstock. Everything else is just going to be fit, finish, and hardware quality.
  10. itchyfingers


    Sep 17, 2013
    Guitarist playing modded sh!tty guitars??? I think you should tell that guitarist that you, the bass player, think his guitar tone is ****. It can only get better from there.
  11. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Stop listening with your eyes. With your attitude I'd be willing to bet your band has bigger problems than the name on your guitarist's headstock.
  12. MHensleyJr

    MHensleyJr Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Redlands, CA
    What does the rest of the band think about his tone?
  13. dls119


    Jun 27, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    It's a lot more about who is playing it than what brand it is. It seems like you might be listening with your eyes a bit. Or it could be a truly awful Squier - they exist. But really, I have Fenders and Squiers, gig both, no one knows the difference, and those in the audience surely can't tell which brand I happen to be playing on a given night.

    Now a lame amp, on the other hand...
  14. How would you feel if he hated your bass and kept going on about it?
  15. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

    Subbed, if only to see how badly the OP gets hammered for being a brand snob.
  16. lowswinglow


    Oct 26, 2012
    lol, you guys are cracking me up.
    I have never told him that I don't like his tone. I keep it all very positive in practice. His playing is great, he's like a soundscape artist. But I don't listen with my eyes, I listen with my ears. We record our practices and I can hear when he's using his different guitars, and when he uses his squires, it sounds thin and brittle

    anyway, if he actually hated my bass, I would take it under advisement, as I have three
  17. waveman

    waveman Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    sounds like the problem is all yours...
  18. Jungy


    Jun 9, 2011
    Why are you guys responding? First post by the guy; clearly trolling.
  19. bass geetarist

    bass geetarist

    Jul 29, 2013
    As someone already asked, does the rest of the band feel the same way? If you AND everyone else hate the tone, then I think you're well within your right to request he make a change. It would be pretty unreasonable of him to deny this request from the whole band (especially with your offer of the SG).

    If you're the only one with the gripe, then you really don't have much choice, other than zippin it or finding a new, squireless band.
  20. obimark


    Sep 1, 2011
    Your guitarist just called me and told me either you get a Status Graphite, Headless Mark King Deluxe Bass model with the light-up frets or you're out of the band. Says that is the ONLY bass that has the right sound for the vibe you guys are going for.