Squier Project Bass questions

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Steve Harris Is, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Steve Harris Is

    Steve Harris Is

    Jul 4, 2005
    I bought myself the Squier "Skull and Crossbones" Bass kind of like a novelty and because I plan on using it for Drop D tuning on some of the tunes my band is playing. I dedcided that I like the little bugger though, however I'd like to extract some better sound from it so my question is, would replacing the strings and pickups be enough for now?

    I don't want to spend too much but I'd like it to be set up well for heavier rock/metal and be an overall solid bass. Any suggestions on strings/pickups? An idea what this would cost?
  2. Steve Harris Is

    Steve Harris Is

    Jul 4, 2005
    Anyone? Anyone? Frye? Bueller?
  3. Bass


    Nov 10, 2003
    Use whatever strings feel right.

    I use an EMG-35DC. This is an active humbucking pickup, and it seems to give a "heavy" sound, it might cost about $100. It is a "soapbar" which means a guitar tech will likely have to "rout" or remove a bit of your body to make room for it. If the pickup mounts on the pickguard, the pickguard will need adjusting too. So this won't be a cheap installation.

    See if you can find an active humbucker that is the same size as your existing pickups.
  4. Bull44


    Dec 13, 2004
    Is it a jazz or p squire? I have a Squire P that ive put new pickups(emg selects) pots, wiring, replaced the strings. That realy helped the tone! Ive since replaced all but the neck with after market and fender parts and it plays just the way I like. But if you do change the pups and strings make sure you change out the pots also(volume and tone dials), cuz the squire ones suck. Look on ebay for the pots there is always some up for sale. Anyways Good Luck!
  5. Steve Harris Is

    Steve Harris Is

    Jul 4, 2005

    Thanks. I think it has to be a Squier P...

    I am going to take it to this shop near me that apparently does all kinds of mods/repirs on basses and guitars, see what they have to say. I'd like to learn something about this whole craft so I'll know a little more about it. Maybe at some point in the future I'll be able to actually do these mods on my own.

    Doubtful, seeing as I could f**king screw up reheating pizza but it can't hurt to learn!