squire vs sub bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by daveyo, May 4, 2019.

  1. daveyo


    Nov 6, 2013
    Just getting back into playing,leaning towards the sub,what would you choose,and why?
  2. TerenceE

    TerenceE Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    Which squire? Which sub?
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  3. pappabass

    pappabass Inactive

    May 19, 2006
    Alabama !! Roll Tide
    My son has the sterling ray34, its killer. Squier? People still look down on Squiers. Like a Kia.
  4. TerenceE

    TerenceE Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    Find a USA SUB or a CV Squier. Great bang for the buck!
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  5. daveyo


    Nov 6, 2013
    Looking at the sterling sub,made in Indonesia,wanting to spend only about 3 hundred,just new to the 9 volt battery thing
    Any others I should consider,also looking at a used peavey fury
    Thanks again
  6. mbell75


    May 23, 2016
    Ive owned both the Indonesian made SUB 4 and have owned several Indonesian made CV Squiers. Both are great instruments. Fun fact, they are made in the same factory. All depends on what tone you want. That active MM tone or the passive Fender tone. No one can answer that but you.
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  7. TerenceE

    TerenceE Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    For $300 in a peavey a USA foundation would be an excellent choice
  8. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    They're not bad for $300 but I'd go with an older Squier CV or VM P or J bass...not one of the new models...before they start going up in price, which some are already doing.
    Passive and pure...you can always buy a DI box for some active boost with gain or whatever.
  9. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Sub bass can be any, well i would sujest Ibanez, try it out.
  10. ejaggers


    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX

    I have 4 Squiers and a brand new KIA, Optima.
    I didn't know I was looked down on, and here I was thinking I looked pretty cool.

  11. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    I've been wanting to pick up a SUB just for the purpose of converting into a bass styled after an L-1000.
    Grab an MFD, slap it in the neck position, throw in the electronics of an L-1000, call it a day.

    That's what I'd do, I can't speak for what would fit you, though.
  12. Keger Jupit

    Keger Jupit Inactive

    May 10, 2018
    The Great PNW!!
    ...& there you  go.gif
    :D :D
  13. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    I’ve had Squier vm 4&5 P&J and SBMM SUB 4&5. All great bang for the buck. Good sound and playability. Ultimately I didn’t get along with the MM sound or the tight string spacing on the RAY5. Still have the vm5P.
  14. BassBrass


    Jul 6, 2009
    Boston MA
    And in Texas? How do you pass?
    Yes get a sub, they are powerful, I think the neck has enough mass and they have more tones than the expected one. Add a compressor and you're cooking with gas. or mesquite. whatever. I have the Sterling sub 5, black blond and the ray 5 in caramel, one for home one for studio.
  15. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Don't buy a "squire", it's just a knock-off of a Squier.
    Here's how you can tell if it's a real Squier:

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  16. tpaul

    tpaul Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    Nope. Sorry. We've all been laughing behind your back.

    I've never had a SUB so I can't speak for them. I can say that I have had many Squiers over the years and have been very happy with them.

    But the passive/active question is the first thing you need to decide.
  17. Herbie Chesnutt

    Herbie Chesnutt Guest

    Mar 19, 2010
    Wake Forest, NC
    I can vouch for the Peavey Foundation being an incredible bass. Never played a Fury tho.

    Check out the Ibanez Talman TMB100 too. All around neat bass for very little money. Easy to play and sounds great bone stock.

    I've got a VM PJ in sunburst that is only ok.My MiM p was $300 used on CL and it is a better bass in every possible way. I think that's just cuz this p is especially good and my Squier is not as good as others. I can't dial the neck in to my liking no matter what I do.

    I had a VM 70s j in natural that was a dream bass. I still can't believe I sold it cuz of stupid GAS.

    Budget basses and used are hit and miss, imo. It's best to be able to try them out before buying. I've noodled on some very nice SUBs at GC, but also some pretty cruddy ones too.
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  18. I have an Indonesia SUB, great bang for the buck. Second only to my two Schecters which cost a lot more. You may find a used SUB for 1/3 new price if you look around.
  19. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    Quality wise they're pretty equal. Pick which type you'd rather have. Personally I picked squier because I prefer passive P and J basses.
    Or that. If its USA. the international (korean?) I havent tried but the US ones are sweet
  20. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The question is which Squier, and after that the answer is gonna be apples and oranges. It's P vs Stingray or J vs Stingray or PJ vs Stingray. All good choices. You don't mention where you live but if you're in the US and you have about 400 bucks you could probably get the sub and a Squier if you buy used.