Info on Japanese Squier Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kenjikun, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. kenjikun


    Apr 27, 2008
    Hi, if some you guys are thinking of buying vintage Japanese Squier Precision, check the scale length or ask the seller if buying on-line. I have always thought that P-bass are of long scale (34"). I just won a Japanese Squier in on-line auction with serial number starting from A, so it was made in 1985 (in fact April 1985 as written on the neck after I removed it to adjust the truss rod). After I took it out from the bag, I noticed it was a bit small so I placed it beside my Greco P-Bass and I was shocked to see it's smaller and shorter:eek:. I measured the scale length and it was 82 cm or 32" making it a medium scale bass. Then I went again to the auction site and saw another Squier JV made in 1983. (YES! I want this JV!) The seller specifically mentioned the scale length as 82 cm. So there you go, there were medium scale Squier made before. At first, I was disappointed but after I played it, I was impressed:hyper: The sound is very tight and punchy and I feel comfortable because I have small hands so the medium scale is very nice. I'm now watching that JV Squier again. :p
  2. Hansel


    Jan 20, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Thanks for this tidbit!
    This'll help If i ever want to get an older squier, because I love Med. Scale.

    Then again I want the new Classic Vibe P.. lol
  3. Herrlster


    Oct 27, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    You got any pics?

    I used to have a Squier JV P-bass, also made around 82/83. It was a good bass, I never noticed if it was a different scale or not though.
  4. kenjikun


    Apr 27, 2008