Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by markoc, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. markoc


    Jan 6, 2014
    North San Diego
    So the new band I've been playing with has been playing with has not so subtly hinting they want me to play a p bass. found this at the pawn shop today for $60. 1989 Korean Squier. Neck feels great, has some loose, scratchie pots. Just needs a cleaning and minor setup and should be good to go. 20160922_134722.jpg 20160922_134732.jpg It's a tank coming in right at 10lbs.
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  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    MIK is second only to MIJ
    spinning those pots fast several times might do the trick, otherwise DeOxit is your friend
    good score, great price

    what some do is loop a shoestring around the knob and pull it back and forth quickly
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  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    It'll get the job done, but I question the wisdom of allowing your bandmates to determine what kind of bass you should play. :) Why bass players are more subjected to this kind of crap than other members are, I don't understand - are we known to be pushovers?
  4. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Exactly...other than that, I'd definitely go with that white Jazz bass!
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  5. Bodeanly


    Mar 20, 2015
    I get this all the time. If I go to a music store with our BL, he hands me basses, "Try this one. Try that one. What do you think of this one?" I just nod, then peruse the "bassist wanted ads" as soon as I get home.
  6. markoc


    Jan 6, 2014
    North San Diego
    Yea, it's a little silly that my jazz bass designed in 1960ish with flats and mutes is not "retro" enough. But they are giving me 6 to 8 gigs a month and it's never bad having a P bass in the stable.
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  7. markoc


    Jan 6, 2014
    North San Diego
    20160922_143029.jpg Just opened it up and was a little suprised by this.
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  8. Fxpmusic


    Jul 5, 2013
    I've yet to find a group of musicians that care what bass I play...
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  9. SilGarzaJr

    SilGarzaJr SilGarzaJr Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2012
    North Texas
    Active EMGs?
  10. markoc


    Jan 6, 2014
    North San Diego
    look like it.
  11. markoc


    Jan 6, 2014
    North San Diego
    This just got interesting, active EMGS were installed at some point but there is no way a 9v battery ever fit in the cavity. can you run these passive?
  12. TyCobb


    Feb 17, 2014
    Folsom, CA
    Powered by the Groove.
  13. Nice score, I love a good pawn shop bargain! Plywood body certainly explains the weight.
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  14. markoc


    Jan 6, 2014
    North San Diego
    Yea, bass feels good, I don't mind the weight but I think I have a can of worms with the pickups. I'm not a big fan of active pups anyway so thinking about swapping them out instead of trying to fix what is there.
  15. Good call on the pickups, and you can probably recoup some of your original outlay if you put the old ones on ebay :) I have a '93 Korean-made "Squier Series" Precision, it's a very decent bass. Cost me a fair bit more than yours, and it doesn't have the cool Indy decal...
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  16. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Congrats on the bass BUT, that cherry sparkle Ludwig drum set is what caught my eye.
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  17. bassrich


    Nov 20, 2011
    Sarasota, FL
    The E series silver was the best of the Koreans nice job
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  18. Stick a battery in and give it a listen. Those old EMG P's sound good, not like a vintage P, but still, a good, solid sounding pup.
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  19. My drummer loved my Squiermoth Precision, but I just kept bringing out whatever bass I felt like playing at the time. After two new "favourites" I brought out that Precision again. Eventually they learn.
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  20. Nice buy, congrats.
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