Jay Turse Semi Hollow or Squier Tele bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by badboy1984, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. badboy1984


    Mar 27, 2007
    United Kingdom
    I'm looking into these 2 bass atm, one is tele bass and 1 is semi hollow bass. Both bass have pickup in the similar position but of course it is different sound.

    I was wondering which will be better in term of sound, tone, feel, quality and construction for the bass.

    Consider i have warwick corvette (active), G&L Tribute L2500 and Fender RI 60 jazz bass. Which one will give me tone that i can't get on my bass?
  2. Barfly


    Dec 27, 2000
    GTA, Canada
    I love my Squier Tele bass.
  3. rouge127


    Apr 2, 2007
    Columbus OH
    I love my Squier Tele bass too. I own a Rick 4003, MM Sterling, and a G&L Tribby SB-2. The Tele bass sound can't be replicated by any of those basses. It's beefiness is unparalleled!! Go to a store and try it out for yourself. What kind of semi-hollow bass are you looking at?
  4. badboy1984


    Mar 27, 2007
    United Kingdom
    my spelling mistake,

    The semi hollow i looking at is a Jay Turser semi hollow bass.

    Both squier and jay turser is around the same price range.
  5. rouge127


    Apr 2, 2007
    Columbus OH
    The Jay Turser looks pretty cool. I've never played one however. My only experiences with semi-hollow basses are that they tend to neck dive quite a bit.
  6. poomwah


    Jan 26, 2008
    I've never had the opportunity to play the jay turser, but look for a guy on here named woodyg he used to have an absolutely gorgeous one. He's a really great guy to talk to and he can tell you anything you need to know about it.
  7. Muddslide


    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    I'd put my Turser up against any Squier (mine's a '54 P-copy.) However, I am an advocate of Squiers too.

    It really depends on the sound you are going for. I went to a local shop specifically to walk out with a Squier telebass, but I passed on it. The pup was undeniably fat and full, but it was a little muddy and undefined for me, even after trying it through several amps and eq, etc.

    My main beef with the current Squiers is the necks. Too unfinished of a feel for me. Not crazy about the looks either. I know some people love 'em, and I think the Squiers are good overall (the VM J I played sounded killer) but the necks just felt somehow mushy to me, like balsa wood or something.

    I actually love the necks on SX instruments...I like the yellowed look, the chunkiness, the gloss finish (I prefer maple boards) and the jumbo frets. The neck on my Turser feels like it was made for me. In fact, I've been considering looking into buying a Squier Classic Vibe P-bass (the one with the single coil) and slapping my Turser neck on it, but I like the Turser as-is, so I don't know...

    I guess all this is to say that, as far as quality, the Tursers I've played (several models of guitars and basses, but no hollobody like yout are talking about) have been comparable to many of the Squiers I've played.