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basspunk77
05-21-2006, 12:54 AM
hey im thinking about geting a Squier P-Bass are thay any good?

SüP
05-21-2006, 01:03 AM
If you have the money, go full on Fender.

cmogawa
05-21-2006, 01:04 AM
well for first starting
squier p bass was my first bass
loved it while i was starting
but the second i played my new ibanez btb i found how sucky the squier was compared

but if u want to start on bass and are low on cash or if u dont know if u want to make bass playing part of ur life yet i would say go ahead and get it

but keep in mind that its deffenentlly a beginers bass(get a nice one after a year)

lol
hope i helped
(sry if i didn't)

basspunk77
05-21-2006, 01:16 AM
well i have a cheap cort p-bass and it suck i have been playing bass for about 1 1/2 years and i just joined a band so i need a new bass and im trying to get a job for some cash but jobs are hard to find so im thinking about geting a squier bass and when i get i job i going to get a fender bass.

The_Red_Death
05-21-2006, 02:17 AM
Don't get a Squier as a second bass. Save up for a used MIM Fender. In fact, I don't even recommend getting a Squier as a first bass.

burtonbassist_102
05-21-2006, 03:31 AM
yeah i'd save up and get a full-on fender p. much nicer.

blizzard
05-21-2006, 03:35 AM
If you really want a bass for like no money buy an SX bass, they are suppose to be awesome for the money.

Alpha Waves
05-21-2006, 04:23 AM
squiers are a starter bass, go try out some higgher quality models then look into getting one secondhand. but saying that i played an old squier p the other day and it wasnt half bad.

Chris K
05-21-2006, 04:31 AM
I'd certainly say go for a second hand MIM P bass. it's a lasting investment, and you'll be able to recoup a small amount of the cost if you ever choose to sell it.

darrell
05-21-2006, 09:30 AM
If you really want a bass for like no money buy an SX bass, they are suppose to be awesome for the money.

They're good -- for the money.

I now recommend to everyone who knows that bass is for them to go and dish out big bucks for a nice bass. I think it's def. worth it. I have a new love for the instrument now.

Worrpigs
05-21-2006, 10:36 AM
get a mim. dont waste your time with squire. theyre cheap, go out of tune fast and just dont sound good.

E_man
05-21-2006, 10:44 AM
If you REALLY need a new bass quickly get a yamaha RBX 170. absolutly super for the price, and then save up for a fender or whatever your into next. On the subject of fenders does anyone know what a reggie hamilton sounds like instead of me opening a new thread?

basspunk77
05-21-2006, 11:59 AM
yea im thinking about geting a Fender® Mark Hoppus Signature Bass Guitar off ebay i kinda like the p-basses better heres the link

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/FenderMarkHoppusSignatureBassGuitar?sku=510843

Singh
05-21-2006, 12:04 PM
go for a sx p-bass, then replace the pickups and bridge.

basspunk77
05-21-2006, 12:17 PM
go for a sx p-bass, then replace the pickups and bridge.


what's a sx p-bass?

BassFish
05-21-2006, 12:22 PM
yea im thinking about geting a Fender® Mark Hoppus Signature Bass Guitar off ebay i kinda like the p-basses better heres the link

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/FenderMarkHoppusSignatureBassGuitar?sku=510843

I'd rather just have the MIM Fender P-Bass. I don't like the no tone knob deal so much.

Thonk
05-21-2006, 12:23 PM
go for a sx p-bass, then replace the pickups and bridge.
Tbh, I only listen to two people on here when they talk about SX. Darrel and Jorge.

If you have one and have done these mods then, sorry for making an assumption.

TS: Try out both the MIM P and the Hoppus before you make your decision. Some people like the Hoppus while others don't. You may be one of the ones who don't.

basspunk77
05-21-2006, 12:25 PM
I'd rather just have the MIM Fender P-Bass. I don't like the no tone knob deal so much.


hey whats a mim bass?

Thonk
05-21-2006, 12:28 PM
hey whats a mim bass?
Made In Mexico. A.K.A Fender Standard basses.

To answer your other question. SX is a guitar/bass manufacturer.

http://www.rondomusic.net

lemoley
05-21-2006, 12:58 PM
the standard ones, yes

but stay away from the affinity series ;)

basspunk77
05-21-2006, 01:15 PM
Made In Mexico. A.K.A Fender Standard basses.

To answer your other question. SX is a guitar/bass manufacturer.

http://www.rondomusic.net


ok i might get a Standard bass

BassFish
05-21-2006, 01:56 PM
Try them out first, you may like the hoppus signature model more.

basspunk77
05-21-2006, 03:07 PM
Yea im going to guitar center tomorrow or 2 day's to try some basses
They probably don’t have a mark hoppus Signatured bass there though

Alex
05-21-2006, 03:24 PM
If you have the money, go full on Fender.
if you have the money, get an ibanez not fender

basspunk77
05-21-2006, 03:36 PM
if you have the money, get an ibanez not fender


im kinda a p-bass guy

Untitled
05-21-2006, 03:59 PM
im kinda a p-bass guy
You cna get Ibenez with P style pick-ups. Or do you mean looks.

Personaly, i think the Jazz is a much better looking bass, i wish they made a P/j one :(

basspunk77
05-21-2006, 04:52 PM
Yea I mean looks and the mark hoppus Signature Bass has p-bass pickups and a jazz bass body

AcerbicCunnt77
05-21-2006, 05:24 PM
DON'T

not because it's a squier. Because the squier jazz basses are LOADS better then the p-bass.

I had a squier p and thought it was lovely untill I picked up on a jazz and it changed my view on squiers 10fold.

basspunk77
05-21-2006, 05:29 PM
DON'T

not because it's a squier. Because the squier jazz basses are LOADS better then the p-bass.

I had a squier p and thought it was lovely untill I picked up on a jazz and it changed my view on squiers 10fold.

arnt j-basses only good for playing jazz music/

NavyBass
05-21-2006, 07:35 PM
arnt j-basses only good for playing jazz music/

Not at all.

Rock bassists that used J-basses include:

John Paul Jones
Geddy Lee
Randy Misner (The Eagles)
and many more

They are also great basses for funk and country.

basspunk77
05-21-2006, 07:42 PM
yeah well the band the im in plays Rock/punk

trumpeter
05-21-2006, 07:43 PM
yeah well the band the im in plays Rock/punk

Chris #2 of Anti-Flag plays a jazz.

FenderStripes
05-21-2006, 07:57 PM
If you have the money, go full on Fender.


I agree. I'd just recently purchased a Fender P last month-ish, but before that, I was playing on my friend's Squier. It's a world of difference in terms of sound. Invest in a Fender, my friend. Play it. Be happy.

basspunk77
05-21-2006, 08:44 PM
I agree. I'd just recently purchased a Fender P last month-ish, but before that, I was playing on my friend's Squier. It's a world of difference in terms of sound. Invest in a Fender, my friend. Play it. Be happy.


what kinda music do you play?

BassFish
05-21-2006, 09:27 PM
The jazz in my opinion sounds tons better in punk rock then the P-bass. Just boost the mids to cut through and you're good.

SquierBasser
05-21-2006, 09:29 PM
Meh, punk is really meh.

Specialsauce
05-21-2006, 09:31 PM
well for first starting
squier p bass was my first bass
loved it while i was starting
but the second i played my new ibanez btb i found how sucky the squier was compared

but if u want to start on bass and are low on cash or if u dont know if u want to make bass playing part of ur life yet i would say go ahead and get it

but keep in mind that its deffenentlly a beginers bass(get a nice one after a year)

lol
hope i helped
(sry if i didn't)
well, btb's make all basses (in that general price range, at least) look bad.

and to TS, since you seem sto be looking for an economy bass, i suggest an Ibanez (as always), like something in the Gio series....

Alex
05-21-2006, 09:37 PM
arnt j-basses only good for playing jazz music/
as much as i hate to say it becuase i hate fenders(other than the geddy jazz), jbasses are one of , if not the most versitailes basses out on the market.

bassist_for_a_band
05-21-2006, 10:32 PM
I had a Squier Affinity Precision for my first bass... It's worked fine since I've had it... About 1 and a half years now... Still works great. It's kind of heavy, at least, compared to my new Ibanez, but it never gave me any problems. I'd reccomend one if you couldn't get anything else.... But if you can, definitely go with a Fender.

basspunk77
05-21-2006, 11:00 PM
yea

Mr. Pickle
05-21-2006, 11:50 PM
the jazz bass is for jazz is a very tired stereotype.







just so you know.

basspunk77
05-22-2006, 12:05 AM
the jazz bass is for jazz is a very tired stereotype.







just so you know.


Yea I don’t think im going to get a j bass all the band's I like use p-basses

Mr. Pickle
05-22-2006, 12:14 AM
so do u want one b/c bands you like use them or b/c u wanna try and replicate their sound? it's going to be difficult to replicate them with a mim bass.

sr800bkBassist
05-22-2006, 12:17 AM
well i have a cheap cort p-bass and it suck i have been playing bass for about 1 1/2 years and i just joined a band so i need a new bass and im trying to get a job for some cash but jobs are hard to find so im thinking about geting a squier bass and when i get i job i going to get a fender bass.
then no. you need an upgrade. especially after that long. Squiers are loooowwwww quality. if you were joining my band and you decided to buy a squier as a new bass, i'd probably decline your offer of joining.

sr800bkBassist
05-22-2006, 12:18 AM
Meh, punk is really meh.
clearly you've only heard generic street-punk and "oi!" crap.

punk is such a deep genre with many complex and experimental bands, but they go unnoticed.

basspunk77
05-22-2006, 12:23 AM
then no. you need an upgrade. especially after that long. Squiers are loooowwwww quality. if you were joining my band and you decided to buy a squier as a new bass, i'd probably decline your offer of joining.


yea im not geting squier anymore im thinking about a fender p-bass now

NavyBass
05-22-2006, 04:57 PM
well, btb's make all basses (in that general price range, at least) look bad.

...

Yea, and Yamaha's in that price range make the BTB's look bad. I'd much rather own a Yamaha than an Ibanez any day.:)

Specialsauce
05-22-2006, 05:55 PM
clearly you've only heard generic street-punk and "oi!" crap.

punk is such a deep genre with many complex and experimental bands, but they go unnoticed.
Like fugazi :smoke:

Yea, and Yamaha's in that price range make the BTB's look bad.
IN OPPOSITE WORLD!!!1111

BLOODY OWNED.

BassFish
05-22-2006, 06:31 PM
It seems that most punk bands go for the usual precision fender, if that's the sound you're looking for then go for it.

bassist_for_a_band
05-24-2006, 05:21 PM
Well it's all up to you, really... In the end you buy it and you play it. We're just here to tell you what we know from experience or what we've heard, and how good stuff is.

sr800bkBassist
05-26-2006, 02:23 PM
Like fugazi :smoke:

YESSSS!
you listen to Drive Like Jehu or Hot Snakes? if you like Fugazi you'll love them. both are bands that prove all those lame punk stereotypes false as well.

theclash91
05-26-2006, 03:46 PM
i would get a yamaha or a ibanez as a starter

Myung
05-26-2006, 11:19 PM
Ibanez GSR200

or

Yamaha RBX170




Both are cheap, good, and can be found just about anywhere.

Scott01
05-26-2006, 11:29 PM
Good luck finding a squire, I've only seen squiers around my area, and I own a squier p/j combo - its not great, but it isnt as bad as many make it out to be. It doesnt "go out of tune fast" and it hasnt "fallen apart", the paintwork and wood on the bass is alright in my eyes, just the electronics and pickups dont sound too flash. They can however be replaced :)