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squier standard jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by the overlooked, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. the overlooked

    the overlooked Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
    hey.. i need a bass.. and i really love the way j basses look/sound/feel.. problem is, i cant afford a fender. i havent had the chance to play the squier j bass, but how is it? is it good for the money? how does it sound? how would it be for emo/pop-punk kinda stuff? thanks
  2. the overlooked

    the overlooked Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
    come on, someone has to know soemthing about this bass
  3. Basho

    Basho Guest

    The Squier I find has the feel of a J bass, but the tone is nowhere near as good as the Fender line or other higher-end manufactures. I hear good things about Essex, though. You might want to check out the Essex megathread for more info on them.
  4. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    If you save up a little cash, you can pick up a fender jazz MIM on eBay for $200 any day of the week. The essex isn't bad bass at all for the price. If you only got $120, then its a good option. I think its noticeably better than the squire jazz. I like my essex jazz pretty good, its just been my bang-around bass, but I'm selling it in a couple weeks here since i just dropped $1100 on a new spector.:D
  5. the overlooked

    the overlooked Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
    well, with a pick up change, wouldnt that fix the problem?
  6. RonnoR


    Jul 8, 2003
    I bought a $200 bass because it fealt great to me. I then picked up a pair of Bartolinis on ebay and it sounds like a completely different bass now. Pickup swaps are well woth the cost on a low end instrument.
  7. the overlooked

    the overlooked Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
    i have like 200.. i really want a j bass.. not necessarily a fender or squier, but some sort of j bass.. where can i find essex guitars?
  8. the overlooked

    the overlooked Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
    wow, those essex basses look really nice
  9. the overlooked

    the overlooked Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
    wow.. the bass i want.. including shipping.. is 150$.. thats 70$ off the squier j bass.. are these basse snicer then the squiers?
  10. the overlooked

    the overlooked Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
  11. Basho

    Basho Guest

    I can't speak from personal experience, but I suggest you check out the Essex megathread.
  12. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    I have the flamed-top version of that bass. I can't remember..maybe it was quilted.(sold it a year ago)

    It was a pretty good bass. I used it for a gig and it sounded awesome. Alot of people came up to me and asked where I got it from and my bandmates(who think I'm a lunatic because I keep changing my instruments every 2 weeks) said that it sounds awesome.

    My opinion on the bass is that it sounds pretty good considering the price I paid for it. Definitely better than a Squier. If I had a choice of getting a MIM Jazz bass and an SX Jazz bass, I'd definitely pick the SX and change the pickups.


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