Squier CV 50s Precision Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bill Murray, Sep 27, 2021.


  1. Bill Murray

    Bill Murray

    Dec 12, 2019
    New Hampshire
    D132A54B-DCDD-40DC-A703-BC25D9131733.jpeg C024BCB3-6144-44DA-A0C6-D9EAA5E35862.jpeg 9BAF7672-0AB2-4E36-800E-B7D60E397701.jpeg CF93FC1E-4F11-491F-ADBA-8B8B64673CC8.jpeg 5DF670A4-F3B2-4096-AA77-BA38370F0CEC.jpeg 8E0FCC2D-C0CA-47B6-ADAA-B8BA33995E3C.jpeg 9AAC9CB3-D606-44D1-8797-A087FD383901.jpeg ABC012FC-9EB9-47AC-BD99-443DEE9CB77E.jpeg I never did a NBD for this bass but it definitely deserves some attention. My first bass was an 80s Squier, it was insanely difficult to play, the action was way too high and the neck was warped but it worked. I’d been turned off of Squier since then but I got this on a whim, mostly to travel with and use for teaching (it’s easier for beginners if I don’t have extra strings).

    The fretwork isn’t amazing but it functions totally fine. The neck isn’t a perfect fit but again it works fine although it is a bit chunky (as old p-basses were as well). The control knobs turn smoothly, no unwanted noise, etc. The finish is a little weird, it’s almost like they didn’t put enough coats on?

    The pickups are SDQPs, the stocks weren’t too bad but I wanted a little more beef.

    For $380 I’m very pleased, I think it looks and sounds vintage, cost a house less than an actually 50s Pbass and 1/3rd of the sting replica, I honestly don’t really care if I drop it or anything either haha.

    I have actually used this for 2 sessions and a few gigs, no idea when that material will be released but I’ll definitely post here when it does. In the meantime here is a no effort demo I recorded just now, through an HX stomp preset.

    Incredible bang for the buck IMO
    Squier is underrated.
     
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  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Nice bass. It’s spelled Squier.
     
  3. Bill Murray

    Bill Murray

    Dec 12, 2019
    New Hampshire
    ahhh auto correct for the win again…
     
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  4. Wood grain on the neck looks pretty. Congrats! :thumbsup:
     
  5. BassDaddy77

    BassDaddy77

    Feb 12, 2010
    NE Ohio
    Looks (and sounds!) fantastic, IMO. Definitely deserves a NBD! The finish is opaque on purpose to allow the woodgrain to show through a bit. I have a LPB older one from early on (2009 I believe). It's a nice looking and playing bass, but the neck is a bit fussy. I have a SD Antiquity II 50s in it currently. Congrats on a beautiful 50s P!
     
  6. InstantEctobass

    InstantEctobass

    Feb 18, 2018
    France
    The first gen CV basses were out of the world... mostly these 50s were gifted beautiful body woods. The 60s suffered with sadly basswood. The upcoming 50s late Precision Bass are in Nato and won't get the "ash top and bottom" treatment... i'm sad! Enjoy the NEW BASS!!
     
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  7. LadyLoveStingRay5

    LadyLoveStingRay5

    Jul 17, 2004
    No suffering here !! Best PBass I’ve ever owned. I’ve had 7 or 8 of these. All stellar. Tone for days. Completely stock. Necks and pickups are fabulous. No major so called soft basswood dings in any of them.
    sorry to derail thread .

    Nice PBass OP!! Sounds and looks great !! Enjoy it !! 85C75E88-7509-42D5-9A6E-A5CDA81808B0.jpeg
     
  8. InstantEctobass

    InstantEctobass

    Feb 18, 2018
    France
    I have a 60s Jazz Bass in Olympic White, basswood body. With my finger, I could chew up the wood. It show in the paint. Basswood is soft and screws don't hold. I got a CV2 70s Jazz Bass body in poplar (black colour) and 70s Precision Bass body in nato (walnut finish) and these are way better. But the necks were bad so I sold them in their "new" state to other people.
     
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  9. Kenan

    Kenan

    Sep 13, 2014
    Roses on your P bass, tulips on your... hey wait, you do own a B3, right?

    Sorry, bad joke. The bass looks great. Same to the OP. I have one as well!
     
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  10. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    Congratulations!!!
    The one piece maple neck/fretboard wood grain are sooooo beautiful!!!
     
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  11. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    Can't believe you able chew up the wood with your finger !!!! The poly paint on China CV bass are thick and hard , thicker than any Fender bass. I knew it while I drill the screw hole(on my fiesta red cv60p) for bridge cover assembly . And I also measure the poly paint on blonde cv50P neck pocket edge while take of the neck. It is 1.5mm thick !!!
     
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  12. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    I've got the same one, nice bass.
     
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  13. ga_edwards

    ga_edwards

    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    Did you change the bridge too? That doesn’t look stock for a 2020 white blonde model. Mine has the folded vintage design with threaded saddles.
     
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  14. Bill Murray

    Bill Murray

    Dec 12, 2019
    New Hampshire
    I didn’t even realize that! You’re correct that does not look like a stock bridge, bought it used and I just assumed that was whet they came with until you just mentioned that.
     
  15. sloppy_phil

    sloppy_phil

    Aug 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Not actually named Phil
    The serial number on the bass in this NBD suggests it's a 2018 model, so that could explain it. Those Made in China CV basses had hi-mass bridges with the brass saddles as stock, so it pretty much checks out here
     
  16. Wow, that looks great and sounds better!
     
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  17. InstantEctobass

    InstantEctobass

    Feb 18, 2018
    France
    I don't like to "swear" but I promise you that I was so annoyed when it happened. This is my number one. I can take picture of the blemish.
     
  18. Peter Hess

    Peter Hess

    Aug 21, 2020
    Please excuse my ignorance but can someone tell me what ‘CV’ stands for?
     
  19. InstantEctobass

    InstantEctobass

    Feb 18, 2018
    France
    Classic Vibe, it's a line from Squier:
    2008-2018/9 are the first gen Classic Vibe line (great instrument, mostly for their necks and pickups)
    2019-today are the second gen CV line (less good line)
     
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  20. sloppy_phil

    sloppy_phil

    Aug 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Not actually named Phil
    Look dude, just because you've had a bad experience with one bass doesn't mean the whole line is trash. To counter your example; my 2020 CV has just handled a ton of outdoor and indoor gigs in short succession after I'd brought the action *way* down, and it hasn't budged an inch. And the weather has just changed from hot, humid summer, to cool, dry autumn. If that's not the definition of straight, strong, and sturdy, then I don't know what is. Sorry your CV neck was crap. But I don't care for how dismissive you can be of an entire line of work based off a single instrument.

    The truth is, like most cheap instruments, you will always find variation in quality control, some great, and some terrible. It just becomes more of a dice roll when it's a cheaper bass. Part of the cost of premium instruments is the guarantee (well, it should be but that's *still* not always the case) that you're getting a well-crafted bit of work. That said, the general going experience seems to be that MOSTLY they are good instruments coming off the Indonesia production line.

    @Lukasonbass sorry for the minor de-rail!
     
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