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Squier Standard P Bass Special

4-string bass guitar from Squier belonging to the Precision Bass series

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MGR/AnonymousMGR/Anonymous

Squier Standard Precision Bass Special

Squier Standard P Bass SpecialPublished on 03/10/04 at 15:00
My fellow bandmate purchased it for like 160 bucks at a local music store. It was a pretty sweet deal for the price.

This bass is perfect for the player who likes both Fender models (P Bass and J Bass). It has a Precision Bass body fitted with a Jazz Bass neck. The neck is a lot more playable than the Precision's thicker design. The pickups are a combination of a Jazz pickup at the bridge and a Precision pickup in the central position. By adjusting tone knobs, you can literally make one bass sound like two, plus its affordable to the average player.

There's some serious buzzing on a few of the frets. Also, the volume seems to randomly cut out from time to time. This only happens...…
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My fellow bandmate purchased it for like 160 bucks at a local music store. It was a pretty sweet deal for the price.

This bass is perfect for the player who likes both Fender models (P Bass and J Bass). It has a Precision Bass body fitted with a Jazz Bass neck. The neck is a lot more playable than the Precision's thicker design. The pickups are a combination of a Jazz pickup at the bridge and a Precision pickup in the central position. By adjusting tone knobs, you can literally make one bass sound like two, plus its affordable to the average player.

There's some serious buzzing on a few of the frets. Also, the volume seems to randomly cut out from time to time. This only happens on low volumes, and it might be in the cable. The stock strings are kinda crappy, but our bass player doesn't plan on changing them.

Well made bass. Don't let anyone tell you that Squier's are of poor quality, because it's not true. The bass looks decent and can take quite a beating if used on tour.

Our bass player is planning to buy a Rickenbacker or some kind of Fender Humbucker model for his next bass, and he's going to sup' up his Squier Special. A friend of ours is going to paint it hot pink. It should be a replica of Mark Hoppus' sweet ass bass. But it will have more sound variety.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Piff The ManMGR/Piff The Man

Squier Precision Bass Special

Squier Standard P Bass SpecialPublished on 01/08/04 at 15:00
I was in my hometown Gothemburg, Sweden to look for a new bass, because the bass I had at the time just was a piece of crap. I walked into my favourite music shop Musik Utan Gränser (Music Without Limits), and I decided to try a Fender Precision Bass. When I first tried it, it sounded like a dream (That´s because I was used to the sound of my shit bass...) It was kind of expensive, but I really wanted it. I came back to the store about a month later, and I decided to try another, cheaper bass. I picked up a Squier Precision Bass Special for about 300 dollars, and plugged it into a Fender Frontman bass amp. I started playing, and I was shocked! It sounded fucking amazing!! I decided to...…
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I was in my hometown Gothemburg, Sweden to look for a new bass, because the bass I had at the time just was a piece of crap. I walked into my favourite music shop Musik Utan Gränser (Music Without Limits), and I decided to try a Fender Precision Bass. When I first tried it, it sounded like a dream (That´s because I was used to the sound of my shit bass...) It was kind of expensive, but I really wanted it. I came back to the store about a month later, and I decided to try another, cheaper bass. I picked up a Squier Precision Bass Special for about 300 dollars, and plugged it into a Fender Frontman bass amp. I started playing, and I was shocked! It sounded fucking amazing!! I decided to compare the two basses, and the Fender sounded dull. The Squier sounded clear, but also very bright. It was the exact sound I wanted, so I saved all my money to buy it. About two months later it was mine...

I like the mix of the P-bass pickup and the J-bass pickup. The bass is so versatile. The sound in the P-bass pickup is really great, and when you mix it with the Jazz, the sound is almost perfect. Even in small, basic amps, the sound is incredible. The neck plays like butter, and the action is sweet. I like the Precision body. It´s so solid. It feels great. I also love the price of this thing!!!!

There are only two things to complain about:
1. When I first got the bass, the frets were buzzing a little bit, but it was easy as a pie to fix.
2. The pickups picks up some interfearence sometimes, but it´s not a problem so it´s nothing to really complain about.

The construction is really great. The bass feels very solid, and it´s really easy to play. The quality is great, as far as I
could tell. I have dropped the bass a few times, and there is only some scratches on it.

This is a really great bass for an amazing price. It´s versatile and very easy played. I would recommend it for everyone who likes the Jazz bass neck, but who wants a clearer, brighter, fuller sound. It´s a great bass that I could give double the price to get it.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/AnonymousMGR/Anonymous

Squier Precision Bass Special

Squier Standard P Bass SpecialPublished on 01/08/04 at 15:00
I was in my hometown Gothemburg, Sweden to look for a new bass, because the bass I had at the time just was a piece of crap. I walked into my favourite music shop Musik Utan Gränser (Music Without Limits), and I decided to try a Fender Precision Bass. When I first tried it, it sounded like a dream (That´s because I was used to the sound of my shit bass...) It was kind of expensive, but I really wanted it. I came back to the store about a month later, and I decided to try another, cheaper bass. I picked up a Squier Precision Bass Special for about 300 dollars, and plugged it into a Fender Frontman bass amp. I started playing, and I was shocked! It sounded fucking amazing!! I decided to...…
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I was in my hometown Gothemburg, Sweden to look for a new bass, because the bass I had at the time just was a piece of crap. I walked into my favourite music shop Musik Utan Gränser (Music Without Limits), and I decided to try a Fender Precision Bass. When I first tried it, it sounded like a dream (That´s because I was used to the sound of my shit bass...) It was kind of expensive, but I really wanted it. I came back to the store about a month later, and I decided to try another, cheaper bass. I picked up a Squier Precision Bass Special for about 300 dollars, and plugged it into a Fender Frontman bass amp. I started playing, and I was shocked! It sounded fucking amazing!! I decided to compare the two basses, and the Fender sounded dull. The Squier sounded clear, but also very bright. It was the exact sound I wanted, so I saved all my money to buy it. About two months later it was mine...

I like the mix of the P-bass pickup and the J-bass pickup. The bass is so versatile. The sound in the P-bass pickup is really great, and when you mix it with the Jazz, the sound is almost perfect. Even in small, basic amps, the sound is incredible. The neck plays like butter, and the action is sweet. I like the Precision body. It´s so solid. It feels great. I also love the price of this thing!!!!

There are only two things to complain about:
1. When I first got the bass, the frets were buzzing a little bit, but it was easy as a pie to

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Derek MokMGR/Derek Mok

Squier Standard Precision Bass Special

Squier Standard P Bass SpecialPublished on 11/22/03 at 15:00
I played it for about half an hour at Sam Ash on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. Didn't buy it, but it was selling for $219.99.

It sounds more like a P-bass than a Jazz, with the heavy bottom associated with the Precision model.

Not inviting to the hand. My stolen ESP B-104 bass, and the OLP MM-2 I played subsequently, both have a nicer feel. And all the pots, volume and tone, crackle. This was not a singular incidence -- I played two Squier P-bass Specials in the store with different finishes, and all the pots have this crackle. And it wasn't the cable or amp, since the OLP bass was fine. Squier has never given me a good impression on the electronics front, and these two P-basses...…
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I played it for about half an hour at Sam Ash on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. Didn't buy it, but it was selling for $219.99.

It sounds more like a P-bass than a Jazz, with the heavy bottom associated with the Precision model.

Not inviting to the hand. My stolen ESP B-104 bass, and the OLP MM-2 I played subsequently, both have a nicer feel. And all the pots, volume and tone, crackle. This was not a singular incidence -- I played two Squier P-bass Specials in the store with different finishes, and all the pots have this crackle. And it wasn't the cable or amp, since the OLP bass was fine. Squier has never given me a good impression on the electronics front, and these two P-basses and my old Squier Strat are living proof. For my purposes, having both Jazz and Precision pickups wasn't particularly useful.

Mediocre. The finishes and woods are okay as far as I could tell, but the controls and hardware feel iffy.

Pay a little more money and just get the OLP MM-2, or a Fender Precision Deluxe.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Manufacturer: Squier
  • Model: Standard P Bass Special
  • Series: Precision Bass
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 05/19/2006

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