actually it is my second Overland bass
first one i got in a trade for my tube farfisa guitar combo, played it for a 2 years and trade for Yamaha GW33 processor/super item!/
after 2 months my friend also guitar player sell another Overland/this time looks like new/ for only 50 euro!!!
it is very good bass
i think it is made in POLAND.
i compared it to my bass player Fender Highway precy and it is near as good as Fender. comparing the qality and the price of the two basses - if you are on budget it is far smarter to by the overland/or as in my case - i m guiatarist/
Fender is absolut winner but the price - 750 euro - wow- not for me
this is fine bass for rehalsals
i think i wouldnt make records with it
well and solid made
if i bought this one for a second time -
it is a good bass
I saw the Blink 182 video for All the small things and heard many older beatles songs and well being a great fan of any music, especially blink, I decided to get a P Bass at guitar center. I spent about $180 for the bass alone. I thought this guitar was cool for some sort of reason but later thought otherwise.
I like this unit because like the p bass fender, it provides more beef and punchy simple bass sound. The cheapness.
Good Lord where do I begin...
1 - If you don't properly take care of the input to the bass, the pick guard will definitely break...and even the electronics on it. this bass will not be able to work of course...or unless you find some sorta person who can soodder it / fix it for you (highly unrecomended)
2 - Like many squiers, the Damn knobs fall off like mad! for like (exageratiopn) a day it will fall off. Once that happens it's even more a piece of Sheet.
3 - I have no idea what you call them but the thingie that holds the strings at the headstock I call the "Bass Heads" (Sorry if I'm stupid but yeah). They are small. It's just really annoying because I have ringing all over the fret board for the A string. If you ever have problems knowing the difference between Squier and Fender basses, look at the heads. NOtice Fender has bigger heads and that is truly a major difference because the Squier heads are smaller and provoke ringing in the bass.
Squier could've done a better job but of course they are in the business for a bunch of newbs / new bassist etc. Hence Cheap everything. The pick guard as mention is crappy if you don't put your cable through your strap (can't explain without showing). The Cable input jack head thingie sticks out like a middle finger because eyou put it in the bass perpendicular to the bass. IF you happen or someone else happens to step on the choard and the bass moves fast or suddenly away from the chord...it will shred the pick guard and you'd have to shell out another $25 (i think) for another pick guard.
If you decide to get this bass, then by all means do it but strongly read this review over again. Yes I have to admit that it is a good bas but for a maximum of two years. I don't even play bass I just found it intersting and easy to play. My bass player already owns a Fender Jazz Bass and it is way better than stupid Squier. So if you decide to get this bass, have money planned to get a new one within 5 months min. If you want a bass...hold off for a Squier Jazz bass because I hear dit's really good or simply a Fender p bass itself. If you want this bass for a mere short time and looking for a punk guitar, GET THE MARK HOPPUS.
Bought for £200 in 1990 or 1991 from a guitar shop in Southend-on-Sea. I can't remember what it was called. Bought as an upgrade from a truly dreadful Marlin Precision copy
This is a Korean model made back in the days before the Japanese and Korean Squiers were really cheap and shoddy. By today's standards we're in Fender Mex territory. At the time, I couldn't afford a Fender but why would I need one?!? It was and remains a quality guitar at an affordable price.
I have only ever had two problems with this bass. Firstly, the truss rod in the neck slowly unwound itself over time and lots of playing. This is apparently not uncommon with P and J-basses as the low frequencies cause vibrations which loosen the truss rod. Everything is back in line but it needs checking now and again. The other problem was that the output from the pickups was nothing like loud enough compared to the Thunderbird I bought fairly recently. Well it was never going to be... I upgraded the pickups with a set of high-output Gotohs and it's like a new instrument, £30 well spent...
This is nothing if not solid. The neck is nicely finished with a rosewood fingerboard which is extremely smooth with big fat frets. The tuners are huge, not the little cheap ones they started putting on Squiers. The neck fits very tightly into the body with no gaps at all. The body is heavyish with the obligatory thick Fender/Squier cellulose which only has a tiny chip in it after nearly 15 years of use. The electrics are basic but sound, apart from upgrading the pickups I've left it all alone.
This guitar has been my main instrument until recently and has never let me down. A modern Squier P-bass is unlikely to come near it in terms of build quality. If you can find an old one, buy it. The name on the headstock might be different but an old Squier will beat a cheap modern Fender hands down