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What are the real differences b/t a Fender and a Squire?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassguitar, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. Who knows the real differences?

    ie: wood, pickups etc.

    Is a Squire really that much worse than an Fender? And I'm not really sure I'm sold on the MIA is better than an MIM.

    What can be done to a Squire to bring it up to par with a Fender?

    School me.
  2. Audiophage


    Jan 9, 2005
    It depends on the age. Some older Squires aren't that bad. You might even be able to get some of them to be up to Fender standards if you upgrade all of the hardware and electronics.

    The thing about most Squires is that they suffer from problems that would cost more than a better instrument to fix, or even aren't fixable at all. The craftmanship generally isn't very good on the bodies, and the fret work tends to be off by varying degrees.

    Mexican Fenders seem to me to be a better deal overall.