I bought this bass from a local music shop as part of a trade in on some old gear that i no longer used, for which the allowed me £120, so it was a straight swap.
I'm used to playing more expensive instruments but I was very impressed with the overall playability of this bass. It feels more expensive than it actually is.
Compared to other basses I have played, it is a little on the heavy side, and i found the action a little bit high, but that's really down to personal preference and its easy enough to correct.
Considering the ultra-low price tag i was expecting flaws in the finish and constuction of the bass but i really cannot find anything wrong with it. It is very robust and well made, i have dropped it on a couple of occasions and not even so much as scratched it.
A very good instrument for a very low price, good for beginners and people who have been playing for longer.
I bought this bass for 250$ at Musician's Friend. I bought it cause I wanted to learn how to play and didn't want to spend a ton of money on a bass.
The pickups suck, it sounds like it dosen't even have tone. the neck was hard to play on and felt like it was going to break off.
The frets buzz like 6 million wasps unless you raise them up pretty high. The neck wasn't quite flat either.
The electronics were ok but the neck needs work.
Don't buy anything from Squier, even if you are gonna learn. The basses that are classified "great for beginners" are only cheap and usually crappy.
Only buy this bass to determine whether you are plan on playing for a long time.
If you plan on playing from beginner to expert at all means necessary, BUY A GOOD BASS!!!