NBD, 1996 Squier jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KyleTheNewGuy, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. KyleTheNewGuy


    Nov 11, 2019
    so it’s finally here, my first bass.
    First impressions, it’s a heavy bugger, and it needs a proper setup, however its pretty solid so far, beck feels great, couple of battle scars but nothing too bad, colours a lot darker in person, I haven’t plugged it in yet, so I suppose we’ll see how good it sounds. But overall I’m stoked
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    Oh, and either the pickguard or the control plate are off, they’re not flush. I’ll be swapping those Strat knobs ASAP too
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  2. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    it looks like the straight business! glad you like it --- glad you're "stoked!" congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  3. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Looks like they used a Fender jazz pickguard with a Squier control plate. So you can either get a Fender metal plate (may have to drill new holes as the holes won't line up) or get a Squier pickguard. On a Squier jazz bass I had a while back, I switched the metal plate as I had a few Fender pickguards I could use.
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  4. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    Nice! I have a 2005 Squier P bass in about the same color. I’d be fixing the control plate/pickguard straight away, that would drive me nuts.

    enjoy! :D
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  5. KyleTheNewGuy


    Nov 11, 2019
    I actually think it’s the other way round, the pickguard looks alright, it looks like the control plates a few mm too big.
    Not a huge deal though, my first change was always going to be the pickguard and controls