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Squier Precision Special

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JazzMarius, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. hy everyone.i might be able to get one of those and just wondering: if i'll change the pickups with some good 5 strings jazz pickups (some USA standard Jazz, or DiMarzios.... ) will i be able to get a good sound of it?

    i see ( at least my eyes see that ) that the pickups are quite diferent placed from the standard jazz position.

    anyone tried that?

    i really want a good ( cheap ) 5 strings backup bass.

    i might get a VERY good deal on this one


    thanks for ur help and time to view this!
  2. oldrookie


    May 15, 2007
    Avon, IN
    I think they are a well built bass. I keep looking at one at a local shop. Has a two inch neck at the nut. Balance was good, neck pocket was tight, neck felt good.

    The B was solid and sounded okay, but the stock pickups are designed for a four string. I think the pickups are the same size and I've read it is a little tricky to find replacements that just drop in. Weight is okay, about the same as my Tribute. The World Music Supply company was clearing them out for $229.00 awhile back.
  3. i really don't care much about finding the same size replacement because my uncle works with wood and i guess he can help me and reroute the cavity for some diferent size pickups. i mean, he refinished his '75 Gibson Les Paul... :p

    tanks for ur input. about the placeing.what sound will i get with some standard jazz pickups (american) or some other jazz pickups in that positions ?
  4. I own one and the fit and finish are awesome.
    I was going to drop some MIM Jazz pups in it that I have left over from an upgrade. I measured, and they are the exact size, although from a 4. I hadn't considered the pole pieces. Doh!
    Anyway, it plays nice, but is very heavy. I think it's agathis wood. If you're able to upgrade the pups, I would also consider the tuners. They're weak, and I tightend up all the adjustments on them, they are just low-grade.
    I do dig it, though, and it was my trial into 5 strings.
    Here are a few pics:



    I do like the Sunburst in the one you're considering. All my other Fenders are Sunburst.
    Good luck.

  5. thanks guys.

    i believe they use two neck pickups. two short pickups and that'ss why there are so many problems with the low B.most use S/L, short for neck/long for bridge and some modern basses ( acording to bartolini ) use L/L, long for both ( 95 mm i believe ).

    so , either i use two neck pickups....or reroute the bridge pickup.

    well...let's see how this deal turns out!

    please, keep ur opinions and experiences comming.i am learning so much here!! :)
  6. oldrookie


    May 15, 2007
    Avon, IN
  7. thanks.great info though no one did this.i saw some guy here ( gindara i believe ) that did it, but no thread about this mod.anyone did this?

    u can see some good deal on barts over the 'bay. u can either get 2 neck pickups or a set and modify the bridge cavity.

    any experience? or diference in sound with a neck pickup in the bridge position?

    u guys know alot :D
  8. NorCal Dog

    NorCal Dog

    Nov 28, 2005
    as Nike says; Just Do It

  9. am i wrong or the pickups are placed different from the standard jazz position?
  10. Livewire

    Livewire Yahtzeeee

    Nov 13, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    thats a p bass body with jazz bass pickups, so thats why it looks like the pickups are placed differently, its a different shaped body.
  11. so , obvious that i will not get the jazz sound, right? what if i put a pickguard sloted for a precision pickup and put a P/J configuration?
    i heard that beneath the pickguard u have some serious space and i saw a body ( i believe ) that has room like for an humbucker.

    what do u think?
  12. Bwuk Bwuk

    Bwuk Bwuk

    Jun 4, 2007
    Sure looks nice at least.
  13. well i think i am stupid.i don't know if u can find some fine ( not exagerate price ) "P" pickups for 5 strings.....:rollno:
  14. some more help please?
  15. come one, please, no one knows the exact dimensions of this bass's pups? is this 19mm?
  16. In all honesty, this is the first time I have seen it.

    If you can get a good price on it, then do it. If you get it and don't like what you see, or doesn't fit your needs, flip it.
  17. thanks for that. i will do that.

    my concern is about the pups. if anyone can tell me dimensions/replacements and the string spacing, that'd be great.!
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  19. oldrookie


    May 15, 2007
    Avon, IN
  20. oldrookie


    May 15, 2007
    Avon, IN
    Forgot to add, a TB'er (Pointbass) had one for awhile and seemed to really like and his usual stuff is very high end gear. Do a search for his posts and you may find more info.

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