Squier Vintage Modified Precision VS Matt Freeman Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 4StringLoser, Nov 5, 2011.


  1. Hi all,

    I'm looking into getting myself a P-Bass for my birthday, and I was particularly drawn to these two :

    Squier Vintage Modified Precision (Olympic White, Rosewood)

    Squier Matt Freeman Precision Bass (Vintage White)

    I've played the Vintage modified and despite thinking myself a Jazz player, the neck on this thing made me fall in love with it, but I would probably stick some quarter-pounders in it.

    on the other hand, I haven't tried the matt freeman, but if it gets me halfway to his tone, it would be worth the cash, it's a bit more, so I'm not sure if I could get the sound I want for less by sticking those QP's in the vintage modified.

    Any Good/Bad experiences with Matt Freeman P ?
    :bassist:
     
  2. Batmensch

    Batmensch

    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    Why?
     
  3. I bought the Matt Freeman about 6 months ago. Love every inch of it. Looks great, feels great, sounds great! The more I play it the better it sounds. I sold My Fender Highway 1 jazz to buy the Matt Freeman P and and a Vintage Modified jazz in sunburst. Both of the Squiers sound as good or better than the American made Fender. Get the Matt Freeman...you won't regret it.
     
  4. Because I LOVE their tone?
     
  5. Matt Freeman ftw! It's so epic. Especially if you love Rancid/Op Ivy. I can't find anything bad about it.
     
  6. Batmensch

    Batmensch

    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    Fair enough (meant no disrespect BTW)
     
  7. johnson79

    johnson79

    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Check out the Classic Vibe too. Or just get the Freeman. I haven't played one yet, but the new Squier basses are really nice. You can't go wrong with them.
     
  8. Since the Squier Freeman sig is basically a CV 60's P with a maple board, you might want to look through some of these threads regarding the CV vs VM comparison...

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/squier-vintage-modified-classic-vibe-782984/

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/squier-classic-vibe-jazz-vs-squier-vintage-modified-jazz-658861/

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/classic-vibe-vintage-modified-663963/

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/squier-vintage-modified-vs-classic-vibe-j-bass-627540/

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/vintage-modified-vs-classic-vibe-622301/

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/squier-vintage-modified-squier-classic-vibe-series-481126/


    IMO, the Duncan Designed pickups on the VM P sound just as good as the ones on the CV P. To my ear, the VM might have a slight edge in the mids, but I honestly think it would be difficult to tell the difference between the two in a band setting. The MF gets you the chunkier CV bridge and the glossy neck finish versus the VM's standard bridge and satin neck.

    If you're going to swap out pickups on either to get the sound you love, then those are going to be the only differences, other than the body color. You'll just have to decide if the upgraded bridge and shiny neck are worth the price difference.
     
  9. drewfunk

    drewfunk

    May 10, 2010
    Olympia, Wa
    I have to agree on the VM P necks! I have one and its the comfiest neck i've played on, i can never out it down.

    But, I would recommend the Matt Freeman, those are very nice basses and feel a bit higher quality in my hands than the VMs.
     
  10. None taken :)
     
  11. Zeus_Mutation

    Zeus_Mutation

    Feb 6, 2010
    Hello… I never know what the best policy is regarding new threads or resurrecting old ones.

    I'm trying to choose between a Squier Classic Vibe P, VM P, or the MF P.

    I had the Matt Freeman Model as #1 - Glossy neck is why I'm second guessing this model.
    CV - Also have glossy necks… is that correct? - It was #2 until the Gloss Neck concern.
    VM - Was #3… but having a satin finish neck has it moving up the ladder.

    My thought was to have the neck sanded to the satin'esq feel. Is this silly?

    Additionally, I have a BadAss II bridge and the Seymour Duncan Steve Harris signature pickups I can throw on either of those Squire models.

    My main concern is the finish work. Looking to get a really well put together bass at that price point. MIM basses have yet to inspire me enough to pay even used prices.

    oh, and I want an all maple neck (maple w/maple fretboard). That leaves the MF or the VM models.

    Suggestions, opinions, insight… I'd love it all.

    Thanks!
     
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