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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassmanM, Jan 20, 2020.
Couldn't find them here on tb yet so voilà:
NAMM 2020: LEAK! Squier Paranormal Series - gearnews.com
Uhhh... OK. I get it, kinda: mashing a 54P pickguard onto a jazz bass is spooksville. It doesn't appeal to my aesthetics, tho. I find it quite jarring. Others may love it.
Does it have a J neck or a P neck? A "regular" or a "squished" headstock? I can't tell if the knobs are stacked, or if it really does only have 2 knobs.
Same here. Call me a traditionalist but it just doesn't fly for me.
Could be better name it “Squier Nondescript ” series .
Wow! 54's Jazz Bass .....does FMIC has a “ Time Stone ” in their hand ??
Not in the market, but I like it....
I guess it would look better in candy magenta with a pearl guard.
My first reaction was “no.” But after taking another look I have to say I like the finish and the control plate with the concentric knobs. But I don’t think they went far enough with the 50s elements. Many of the guitars in the series have more non traditional pickup/body combos. So rather than just a Jazz wearing a 51’s clothes, maybe put a pair of 51 single coils in it to complete the Jazz/51 P combo.
Edit: After looking at the article and seeing they’re calling it a 54 Jazz, the choices they made make more sense to me.
curious what the headstocks will look like, but so far I luv the look if not the idea just cos I'm not a big J guy and can think of other paranormals I'd prefer, yet I'm a sucker for a maple board. over $500 ...pass.
Looks like a broken mashup..clearly wasn't designed to look like this? The control plate overlaps the PG? or is PG cut out to fit? Either way.. yikes.
I do kinda have to chuckle though, I think about all the people that complain about "only" getting the same ol P or J basses in different colors.. well..here. I'll take the traditional P or J thanks, not some "special" step cousin of both.
PS.I gotta wonder.. Who "signed off" on this, thinking it was a good Idea?
...I kinda like it.
Ship 06-01-2020. Right. Just like the CV Mustang bass. Still waiting to see those since SNAMM. . .
You can only mix the same ingredients so many ways.
I like that they're doing new and different things, it's kind of like Fender's Parallel Universe series. I really wish they'd just bring back the Cabronita bass. Gimme that in black with a maple neck and the build quality of the Classic Vibes or MIM Players and I'd be buying one for sure, Squier or Fender.
All early 50s P bass control plates overlap the pickguard, so Leo Fender signed off on that design lol. Also if there is no routing under the pickguard like an early 50s P bass you can remove the pickguard and have a J bass with no pickguard which many ppl like. If it has the smaller early 50s headstock that would be cool too....oh and stacked V/V/T/T?!! I'm interested
I like it. Not enough to buy one, but it's kind of neat.
The Jazz-o-lantern is spookier.
I haven't tried them yet, but it looks like the difference from the standart j-bass is a pickguard.
In the future all Fenders are Taco Bell.
I kinda like it.
Fender will sell a bunch of them to people that like the aesthetic, then drop it and move on to the next permutation.