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        Cool looking and rock solid.

        The Squier Mike Dirnt Precision Bass guitar represents the Green Day bassist's take on an early '50s Precision Bass with a unique look and a sound that can cut through the thickest wall of guitar sound. Features separate volume and tone controls, chrome hardware and a solid agathis body. Unique features include a star graphic on body, the '51 headstock shape, '51 slab-style body with '55-style front arm contour and pickguard, and a side-mounted jack plate. The Perfect P Bass for the Green Day fan and for players looking for a versatile electric bass guitar with a killer vibe.

        Includes gig bag.

        Features

        • Solid-body electric bass
        • Agathis body with star graphic
        • Maple neck
        • Rosewood fingerboard
        • 20 medium jumbo frets
        • 34" scale
        • 1.6" width at nut
        • Chrome hardware
        • Standard open-gear tuners
        • Standard four-saddle bridge
        • Single-ply '55 style pickguard
        • Split, single-coil pickup
        • One volume, one tone control

        Includes gig bag

        Order today and let Green Day be your inspiration.

         
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        SquierMike Dirnt P Bass
         
        4.6

        (based on 20 reviews)

        Ratings Distribution

        • 5 Stars

           

          (17)

        • 4 Stars

           

          (0)

        • 3 Stars

           

          (2)

        • 2 Stars

           

          (0)

        • 1 Stars

           

          (1)

        100%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

        • Fun to play (3)
        • Good feel (3)
        • Good tone (3)

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Most Liked Positive Review

             

            Really Great Bass

            I thought this bass was kind of a let down when i saw it then i plugged it in and i was blown away such a light bass with a heavy sound not only good...Read complete review

            I thought this bass was kind of a let down when i saw it then i plugged it in and i was blown away such a light bass with a heavy sound not only good for green day but all kinds of music i learned some blues riffs on it and it was just perfect the split pick ups are just solid great for beginners and pros it is absoulutly awesome pick one up today if you don't believe me...

            VS

            Most Liked Negative Review

             

            A great bass for the money

            I have played both pro and semi-pro for 20 years now. I have had some high end Spectors and Warwicks as well as numerous other brands ie. Ibanez, Hamer, BC Rich,...Read complete review

            I have played both pro and semi-pro for 20 years now. I have had some high end Spectors and Warwicks as well as numerous other brands ie. Ibanez, Hamer, BC Rich, Fender, Steinberger, Jackson and more. I bought this bass on a whim because I liked the vintage 50's Fenders and didn't have a ton of money to spend on a reissue or true vintage. Besides, I don't like the vintage single coil pickup sound. I upgraded all that I could on this bass, and I am very pleased with the end results. I have received a lot of compliments on the look and sound of my hot rod. I am looking into having it custom painted silver metal flake, so I will have to post pics when I get it done. I would have no problem buying another of these basses, and would reccommend it to others. Just make sure to either set it up or take it to someone who can do it and you will have a great bass for years to come.
            I gave this bass a 5 for features. The hardware isn't the greatest nor is it the worst I've seen. The tuning keys kept the strings tuned properly and didn't slip. The gear ration isn't too bad either. The bridge was the first thing to be replaced. I don't know why Fender/Squier insist on keeping these vintage style bridges. They were innovative in the 50's, but todays seasoned bass players usually want a larger mass bridge. I opted for a Gotoh 201 bridge to replace the stock steel bridge. It was a direct fit and didn't cost an arm and a leg like the Leo Quans (which are on both my jazz basses) The sustain was increased and the notes sounded clearer. I am looking for a vintage style bridge cover in black to give it a more vintage mojo and I already put a black ebony "tugbar" on so it looks like a 51-54 Fender P bass. The stock pickups sounded pretty good, nice and punchy, like a good P-bass should. I did upgrade the pickups to Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders and the sound improved dramatically. The pots are still stock and won't be changed out until they go bad. The neck is average and I have it set up with Ernie Ball roundwound .45's. Being a P-bass it is a tad wider at the nut than my jazz basses, but it isn't by much. The factory set up was very sub par and it took a bit of tweaking to get it to play the way I like, with a low action and just a hint of fret buzz. All the hardware was changed out to be black (on the white body) like Wilkinson Tuners, Hipshot d-tuner, string tree, Gotoh bridge, Schaller strap locks, input jack, control plate and a cool Ouija board engraved neck plate. It looks really sharp now, hot rodded and totally unique.
            Overall, it seems to be a decent instrument. I have been gigging on it and haven't had any problems. Everything worked fine with the stock parts, but sounds and plays like a high dollar bass with the upgrades. I'll put it up against any Fender USA guitar. Plus, I customized it so there isn't another like it that I have seen. The paint is durable poly and seems to take minor bumps with no problems. The only complaint I have was that the strap button holes needed to be fixed. The were a tad loose, even when I changed them to strap locks. I just broke some toothpicks off in the screw holes, put a few drops of superglue into the holes, then screwed the buttons on. It works like a charm and the buttons have not come loose yet.
            It is a great value to players on a budget and they're a lot of aftermarket upgrades available as cash flow permit. Get a good bridge and good pickups first. They will greatly enhace this bass.

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            5.0

            Much Better than I expected...

            By DOWNTOWN Tony Brown

            from Chi-Town

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Classic Rock
              • Great For Rb
              • Jazz
              • Neosoul
              • Recording

              Comments about Squier Mike Dirnt P Bass:

              It Looks Great...Feels Great (after a set-up)...Sounds Great...What else do you need to have from a Bass...Oh,and I can afford to put Gas in my car to get to gig with the Money I saved...

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              5.0

              Really Great Bass

              By Nathan Reynoso

              from California

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Punchy
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Mike Dirnt P Bass:

              I thought this bass was kind of a let down when i saw it then i plugged it in and i was blown away such a light bass with a heavy sound not only good for green day but all kinds of music i learned some blues riffs on it and it was just perfect the split pick ups are just solid great for beginners and pros it is absoulutly awesome pick one up today if you don't believe me...

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              3.0

              Liked it better than the Fender version.

              By UX4484

              from Chicago

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy to play
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Feel Neck
              • Good Tone
              • Good Tone Range

              Cons

              • Pup Is Loud But Distorts

              Best Uses

              • 50s Look Post Punk Tone
              • Jamming
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Mike Dirnt P Bass:

              Played this a few months back. Nicer feel than the much heavier and much thicker/wider necked Fender version. Great value for the price. The star should be a sticker (so you could easily take it off). Pup is very loud, but distorts easily at bout 5/8 of the volume pot. A bigger bridge and better pup would make this a killer bass.

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              (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              A great bass for the money

              By Doug S.

              from Abilene, Tx

              Comments about Squier Mike Dirnt P Bass:

              I have played both pro and semi-pro for 20 years now. I have had some high end Spectors and Warwicks as well as numerous other brands ie. Ibanez, Hamer, BC Rich, Fender, Steinberger, Jackson and more. I bought this bass on a whim because I liked the vintage 50's Fenders and didn't have a ton of money to spend on a reissue or true vintage. Besides, I don't like the vintage single coil pickup sound. I upgraded all that I could on this bass, and I am very pleased with the end results. I have received a lot of compliments on the look and sound of my hot rod. I am looking into having it custom painted silver metal flake, so I will have to post pics when I get it done. I would have no problem buying another of these basses, and would reccommend it to others. Just make sure to either set it up or take it to someone who can do it and you will have a great bass for years to come.
              I gave this bass a 5 for features. The hardware isn't the greatest nor is it the worst I've seen. The tuning keys kept the strings tuned properly and didn't slip. The gear ration isn't too bad either. The bridge was the first thing to be replaced. I don't know why Fender/Squier insist on keeping these vintage style bridges. They were innovative in the 50's, but todays seasoned bass players usually want a larger mass bridge. I opted for a Gotoh 201 bridge to replace the stock steel bridge. It was a direct fit and didn't cost an arm and a leg like the Leo Quans (which are on both my jazz basses) The sustain was increased and the notes sounded clearer. I am looking for a vintage style bridge cover in black to give it a more vintage mojo and I already put a black ebony "tugbar" on so it looks like a 51-54 Fender P bass. The stock pickups sounded pretty good, nice and punchy, like a good P-bass should. I did upgrade the pickups to Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders and the sound improved dramatically. The pots are still stock and won't be changed out until they go bad. The neck is average and I have it set up with Ernie Ball roundwound .45's. Being a P-bass it is a tad wider at the nut than my jazz basses, but it isn't by much. The factory set up was very sub par and it took a bit of tweaking to get it to play the way I like, with a low action and just a hint of fret buzz. All the hardware was changed out to be black (on the white body) like Wilkinson Tuners, Hipshot d-tuner, string tree, Gotoh bridge, Schaller strap locks, input jack, control plate and a cool Ouija board engraved neck plate. It looks really sharp now, hot rodded and totally unique.
              Overall, it seems to be a decent instrument. I have been gigging on it and haven't had any problems. Everything worked fine with the stock parts, but sounds and plays like a high dollar bass with the upgrades. I'll put it up against any Fender USA guitar. Plus, I customized it so there isn't another like it that I have seen. The paint is durable poly and seems to take minor bumps with no problems. The only complaint I have was that the strap button holes needed to be fixed. The were a tad loose, even when I changed them to strap locks. I just broke some toothpicks off in the screw holes, put a few drops of superglue into the holes, then screwed the buttons on. It works like a charm and the buttons have not come loose yet.
              It is a great value to players on a budget and they're a lot of aftermarket upgrades available as cash flow permit. Get a good bridge and good pickups first. They will greatly enhace this bass.

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              I love it!

              By Tubaist

              from Baldwin, ME

              Comments about Squier Mike Dirnt P Bass:

              I just love this bass. I bought it as a starter bass when I was just getting into bass, but I've gotten a lot more serious over the years and I still love playing this bass. It doesn't just look nice, it plays nice. While it may not be a high end bass, it is bass worth buying if you are starting up this great instrument or just want another bass for your collection.

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              5.0

              awesome

              By Jak

              from Ohio

              Comments about Squier Mike Dirnt P Bass:

              i love this bass. Thats all i can say. i mean i love Green day love the sound and love the feel

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              3.0

              Not that good

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Squier Mike Dirnt P Bass:

              Not as good as the other dirnt p-bass.The quality on this Bass is very cheap.The neck felt small and lousy,the tuning pegs were cheap and the star has to go.I have to say the sound was not bad w/a set of flats it would produce that motown sound.Conclusion,I'd save up for the real Fender dirnt bass and not get this one.

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              5.0

              Amazing Bass!!

              By MikeDMan

              from Seattle

              Comments about Squier Mike Dirnt P Bass:

              This is a wonderful bass that I would recommend to anyone looking into buying a squire P-Bass. It has a beautiful Green Day, growly tone and is also capable of playing many styles of music. I equally play both Jazz and Rock on this bass due to its tonal varieties. The design and finish are both amazing and the bass comes at an excellent price. You don't have to be a Green Day fan to enjoy this bass.

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              5.0

              Amazing

              By JarrodTheBassPlayer

              from Huntsville, AL

              Comments about Squier Mike Dirnt P Bass:

              Well my friend has one of these but we customized it, got rid of the star and made the body orange. The bass is amazing love the tone. But my overall favorite part of the bass is the thin neck.

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              5.0

              Awesome Bass

              By JinkiesScooby

              from New Jersey

              Comments about Squier Mike Dirnt P Bass:

              I bought this bass after playing on a peavey mileston and a stagg fretless. This bass is totally awesome by feature standards. The 50's stylings make it totally awesome. The bass is balanced nicely, not too heavy, but is comfortable to play on. Very broad range of treble/bass adjustment. Awesome bass. Totally awesome bass. For the price, a very good buy. Although it is Squier, it is very very similar to the name-brand Mike Dirnt bass. Good choice for a person whose styles of music differ. Plays well everything from punk to jazz.

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