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Why should i get over it about a Squire bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SteveBass5, Jan 11, 2018.


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  1. SteveBass5

    SteveBass5 It all sounds the same, It's all one song! Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Massachusetts
    I'm looking at a Squire Jazz. Vintage modified for short $. I really want to add a J Bass to my family but, Squire screams cheap to me. I'm not sure if I can pull the trigger. If the head stock said Fender I would be okay. Maybe I'm just to superficial.
    Anyone else have this weird feeling.
    He is a picture Screenshot_20180111-070615.
     
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  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Yes. You are being shallow.

    If it sounds good and feels good, it IS good.
     
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  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Squier VMs are pretty well respected around here as good value basses. Screw what others think, if you like the way it plays and sounds, go for it.
     
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  4. SteveBass5

    SteveBass5 It all sounds the same, It's all one song! Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Massachusetts
    lol, I like that!
     
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  5. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    When you are looking for Squire 's bass...


    squire' s bass.

    you should get Squire 's bass :laugh: might be a bit expensive :D though!!!

    but there are Squiers that are really nice!!!

    may the bass be with you

    Wise(b)ass
     
  6. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Dude, Leave TeveBad4 alone.
     
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  7. SteveBass5

    SteveBass5 It all sounds the same, It's all one song! Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Massachusetts
    It's to early!
     
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  8. SteveBass5

    SteveBass5 It all sounds the same, It's all one song! Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Massachusetts
    I definitely can't spell today
     
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  9. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    You are being a gear snob, get over it.
    And while you are at it spell the name correctly, it's Squier.
     
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  10. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    I'm not trying to sound mean, but get over yourself! ;)

    Do your hands care what decal is on the headstock? Do your ears care what foreign national assembled said bass? If the answer is "Yes", then just stick to American-made gear. Meanwhile, we'll be enjoying the fruits of other people's labor while sitting comfortably on piles of cash we didn't have to spend. :D

    Seriously though, even if you find the electronics and hardware lacking, there's nothing wrong with using it as a mod-platform and hot-rodding it into something to your liking.
     
  11. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I learned to play on this. Bought a set of Lace Sensor Man O' War pickups for it but never bothered putting them in. Why? Because it didn't need them. Only thing it needed was my preferred strings. It was every bit as good as my FSR Jazz bass in every way, but I liked the Squier bridge better.

    This guy seems to like his.

    vy4leq.
     
  12. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    ...shed like this apples all the dime too me 2 (auto co. rected :laugh:)

    Now about Squiers: They are good basses for the money!

    but they don' t look as good as my Fender...:roflmao:

    05042017113.

    greetings

    Wise
     
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  13. tpaul

    tpaul Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    Vermont
    I love Squier.

    But, headstock decals are cheap, if it bothers you.
     
  14. SteveBass5

    SteveBass5 It all sounds the same, It's all one song! Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Massachusetts
    Dude, I know it's spelled wrong. Auto correct and no sleep got me again.
     
  15. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    When you are playing the bass, you can't read the headstock. When you can read the headstock, you aren't playing the bass.

    Yes, you are being shallow.
     
  16. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Yep...
     
  17. GrapeBass

    GrapeBass

    Jun 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    LOL That's what I have done to my Squier VM Fretless (yes, I left all other markings that say squier alone - as in the back of the headstock).
     
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  18. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    what you sacrifice by buying a VM Squier, as opposed to an MIM Fender:
    [EDIT: actually this probably applies across most modern Squier models)

    - the Fender name on the headstock
    - body wood is usually basswood for the most except the Affinity range. some people don't like this as it can dent easily. in terms of resonance it's a dice roll as to whether you'll get a good one or not - but then the same could be said for MIM Fender bodies in other woods.
    - gloss neck finishes can be a bit cheap-feeling. not really a problem unless you want it to be.
    - pots are functional but not the hardest wearing. pretty easy to replace down the line.
    - tuners are probably a shade nicer on a MIM Fender, however the Squier VM ones work fine.

    what you don't sacrifice:
    - sound
    - playability
    - build quality, other than the points noted above

    [made a few small edits for clarity. cheers!]
     
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  19. SteveBass5

    SteveBass5 It all sounds the same, It's all one song! Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Massachusetts
    Thanks for your logic. This is what I was looking for!
     
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  20. Zapp

    Zapp

    Sep 4, 2005
    Gruene Texas
    OK I give up.... what IS that particular Squier Jama is playing? never seen such....


     

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