The Squier Mini Precision Bass Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sabre79, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    You made me go look up Miriam Leone. :)
  2. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    You might have my disease. I feel Compelled to yank knobs off of a new bass pretty quickly - if they are chrome. There is something about a chrome knob that bugs me. :) I replace with black plastic or rubber knobs.

    Yeah - without a screw, you just pull off, press on.
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  3. caralse


    Jan 7, 2020
    :laugh: She was the first one coming to mind

    Btw pay attention tightening screws, they're really easy to break. Mine didn't even really break actually, just melt like chocolate
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  4. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    Really? I didn't tighten them past snug, and didn't notice any that threatened to melt.

    By "melt," I assume you mean the screwdriver head slipping and stripping the slots? This is usually caused by the wrong sized screwdriver. If there's even a little bit of play, stripping a screw head is relatively easy to do.
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  5. caralse


    Jan 7, 2020
    No, sorry, didn't explain well. By melt i meant that i splitted in a half a screw trying to tighten it, without noticing even a slight friction. I said "melt" because i didn't apply any force
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  6. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Some low end stuff definitely has parts of hardware, like screws, that are made with metal that is too soft. Have seen it many times myself with my dwellings in low end stuff. Thankfully, it can all be addressed.

    I'm jealous of all this fun. But I'm waiting on my next target, rather than this - a 25.5 inch scale Glen Burton in natural finish. :)
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  7. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    When I first heard about the Fender Precision Jr, it was already a rare bird, and priced out of my reach.

    Then this one came along, and I had to. Even though it stretched my budget painfully, and I have a perfectly fine shorty P (Blue Belle) from Gear4music, I didn't want to miss out. I have no idea how large, or how long, this run is/was. I was afraid that if I waited until I could afford it out of pocket, they'd be on back order, or sold out.

    I had a similar issue with the J&D Mini Jazz. Late last year, when I could afford one, they were back ordered until Feb/March this year, depending on color. I eventually got a practically new one (Princess Luna) from the want ads in late February, 30% cheaper.

    Anyway, Red Pearl block inlay stickers are here, a thumbrest has been installed, and Mikro strings are on order. I'm waiting for the strings to get here (next week) to apply them. In my imagination, they're gonna look sharp.

    I'm not sure about the thumbrest. I may take it off again. I only used one screw in an existing hole, so no huhu changing it back.

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  8. caralse


    Jan 7, 2020
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  9. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    It feels better that both, as far as fretwork and playability goes. I haven't adjusted the action or intonation. It was fine for me as it came out of the box. The Mini P is heavier than the Gear4music, lighter than the Mini Jazz. They're all lightweights, so we're talking 5 to 6 lbs range here.

    Soundwise, the J&D is meh, so there's no comparison there. The Mini P definitely sounds more "P like" than the Gear4music, which sounds almost "P like." But that's kinda like asking the difference between a Granny Smith and a Red Delicious. Both taste like apples.
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  10. MakoMan


    Oct 17, 2011
    Ottawa, Canada
    My two cents... I love what you're doing with the bass, but the thumbrest looks a little too big for the 3/4 body.
    I was torn between red and black but coincidentally just bought a red Bronco last week so I ordered black. Now just need to find the right tort pickguard :)
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  11. cholyoke

    cholyoke Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2016
    Rubber City
    Is the nut width 1.6" (40.6 mm) or 1.5" (38 mm)? I have seen both listed online.

    Also, what is the string spacing?
  12. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    The fretboard wood look brownish than indo Squier CV 60P.
    And....... all the string a bit forward to low string side.
  13. caralse


    Jan 7, 2020
    I think nut is 38mm, string spacing is Fender's standard 19mm
  14. caralse


    Jan 7, 2020

    Comparison with my Telecaster Classic Vibe '60. They're same size, Tele's body it's a little bit wider actually.
    Confirm fretboard it's darker on the Mini
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  15. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    How is the rosewood quality on the P?

    I find on low end instruments that the fretboard wood is one of the compromises. It has led me to add a little bit of wipe on finish to many low end rosewood fretboards over the years.
  16. caralse


    Jan 7, 2020
    I think it's indian laurel, not rosewood. Anyway exceeded the expectations, for the price
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  17. WI Short Scaler

    WI Short Scaler Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2018
    Central WI
    Had I known about these before purchasing the parts and assembling my Bronco, I would have gotten one. Very cool.
  18. Ricky G

    Ricky G

    Mar 12, 2019

    GHS Boomers Short Scale sets

    3135 SET - SHORT SCALE BASS BOOMERS® - Light (32.75" winding) 045-095, G(.045), D(.060), A(.075), E(.095)
    3035 SET - SHORT SCALE BASS BOOMERS® - Regular (32.75" winding) 050-107 G(.050), D(.070), A(.090), E(.107)
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  19. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    GHS Short Scale Precision Flats, also 32.75" winding length:
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  20. S.F.Sorrow


    Dec 6, 2014
    I've tried both (on a regular 30" short scale though). One is far too light and the other is slightly too heavy for my taste. Why the huge gap? But this was 10-15 years ago and I have a feeling I might like the 050s slightly better today.

    Of course there are LOTS of other options for 30" short scale basses. My previous post was about the manufacturers that ONLY offer ultra light short scale sets. There are several manufacturers with a GREAT selection of short scale strings. Like Pyramid.They offer short scale strings in practically ever gauge imaginable. But regular 30" of course.

    Come to think of it... Pyramid are known to make weird custom sets on request. Maybe someone should contact them about strings for the Mini-P...???
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