Ok, I've got this squier and I heard from many a person that squiers were good for starting out but not very good at all tonally. "They just aren't high quality basses" I was told. Well, certainly not for only $120 or so. But I think mine is quite higher than the average squier. It's stock everything, even the strings still, and after developing an ear for tone on my own I realized that it didn't sound half bad. I get compliments every now and then(from adults and people my age alike, all musicians) about how good it sounds for a squier. The treble is a little scratchy but the bass end of the tone control is warm and solid. It won't go out of tune without some work. In fact, it was only slightly out of tune after I took a 2 week break for my wriststo recuperate. I only have to tune it every week or so. I get in about 8 hours of playing a week, give or take 2. It had light buzz at first and the neck was a little bent forward but I set it up myself and after that it was perfect. I haven't had to adjust the neck in 5 months. Did I just get lucky, or are squiers better than their general reputation?