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My first NBD (on Talk Bass)!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SolarGranola, Mar 29, 2013.


  1. SolarGranola

    SolarGranola

    May 22, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Decided to spend a little bit of money to get a back up bass. I wanted to get a 4 string because the 5 string has been putting a strain on my wrists when I'm practicing. I didn't want to spend much, but I wanted something awesome.

    Here it is :D :
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    The G and D strings don't seem to be in the middle of the pole pieces. But I don't mind.
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    I had to lower the string height to my liking and set the intonation, but now it plays really well. I was instantly comfortable with it. I guess I got lucky considering I ordered it online without trying it out.
     
  2. Goldmember

    Goldmember Johan van der Smut

    I can dig it, man.
     
  3. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Looks good.

    Which Squier sig is it?
     
  4. I like it, clean and simple. I'm not a P-bass guy because I don't find them comfy to play, but they sure look good and sound good.
     
  5. VerryBerry

    VerryBerry Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    I like it. It looks like a Classic Vibe 60s model, but I've only seen them in Fiesta Red. Can you confirm the model?
    Thanks
     
  6. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    The first pic isn't great, but it looks like there is a signature on the headstock.
     
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Mission accomplished sir that looks killer I love it.
     
  8. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    Matt Freeman Signature Model
     
  9. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Looks killer Squire makes some great stuff these days! No biggie about the pole pieces not lining up.
     
  10. VerryBerry

    VerryBerry Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    Yeah, had I just clicked over to Page 2 on the Fender website, I would have seen the Matt Freeman model available in Black or White.

    Man, it does look appealing!
     
  11. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA!
    Looks great! Possibly my favorite pbass finish combo at the moment - wish I could justify another! Enjoy it and congrats - these Squiers are great and much loved here on TB. Welcome to a new NBD.
     
  12. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

    Mar 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Nice. Squier doesn't get enough love. Decent basses at a nice price.

    BTW the pole line up you mentioned looks like its just because the pickup for D and G is is offset a little to the left. Could be due to a bad cut on the pick guard. A new PG may fix that for you. Squier sometimes suffer from small QC issues like that. Honestly I don't think it should effect anything. I have a Dimarzio Model P on my Ibanez that doesn't line up, I think because its designed for P bass string spacing, but still sounds great.

    Congrats on the new bass!
     
  13. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Very nice, mang. Looks clean & classy with the black & white.
     
  14. SolarGranola

    SolarGranola

    May 22, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks guys. I've been playing this thing all day. So gat-dang smooth. I believe it was strung up with D'Addarios at Sweetwater. So there was no need to change those.

    I barely know who this Matt Freeman fella' is, but he sure knows how my bass should look and feel. :smug:
     
  15. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Looks great, congrats!
     
  16. bmb73

    bmb73

    Aug 7, 2010
    San Diego
    Very nice, enjoy the bass!
     
  17. rolandm

    rolandm In search of the lowest note.

    Aug 8, 2010
    Peoria, IL
    Great score on the PBass. I did a video over on YouTube about how the Squiers just seem to get nailed with haterade more often than they should. They're giggable basses for sure.
     
  18. Goldmember

    Goldmember Johan van der Smut

    Roland, what is the link to your vid on YouTube?
     
  19. rolandm

    rolandm In search of the lowest note.

    Aug 8, 2010
    Peoria, IL
  20. NightTripper

    NightTripper

    Oct 20, 2011
    Oh, heck yeah. I love the color combo. Rock that thing like Matt Freeman!
     

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