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Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass Black

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The Squier Pete Wentz Signature Precision Bass Guitar is an axe that fits right in with the Chicago punk scene that the Fall Out Boy co-founder and b...Click To Read More About This Product

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Punk growl with Pete's signature graphics.

The Squier Pete Wentz Signature Precision Bass Guitar is an axe that fits right in with the Chicago punk scene that the Fall Out Boy co-founder and bassist grew up in. The agathis body is offset by a shell pickguard and the Wentz's iconic bat/heart logo. The Duncan-designed split single-coil pickups with alnico magnets carve out that distinctive punk growl you want.

FEATURES
Agathis body
Maple c-shaped neck
20 medium jumbo frets
34" scale
Width at Nut: 1.625" (41 mm)
Chrome Hardware
Standard Open-Gear Tuners
Standard 4-saddle bridge
Red shell pickguard
Duncan designed PB105 split single-coil pickup
Volume control
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SquierPete Wentz Signature P Bass
 
3.8

(based on 65 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great bass for the price

Great value for a bass that's quality made. All levels of playing experience will love Squier's quality. I give this bass two thumbs up
The bass I got has nice low action,...Read complete review

Great value for a bass that's quality made. All levels of playing experience will love Squier's quality. I give this bass two thumbs up
The bass I got has nice low action, light and comfy. one P- style pick up with a volume, people gripe about no tone knob, but you can always adjust the tone at the amp (afterall that's what all the knobs on the amp are for). Maple neck, maple fretboard is nice to look at and play
I have over 20 years of playing experience. i bought this guitar for my daughter since she's a Wentz fan, and she wanted to learn to play. I was blown away by Squier's quality. Squier makes some really good instruments that someone from beginner to Pro could play on. I saw a you-tube vid of Pete Wentz saying these bases are soo good that he uses them in the studio as well as for live performance. That says alot to me because Pete can afford to play on way more expensive basses. Looks way better in person the red pickguard on black really makes it pop. I dont care for the bat heart too much, but It's part of the Wentz theme.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Terrific for the money

I've been playing for more than 40 years, in every style from James Jamerson, to Jack Bruce to Chris Squire to Adam Blackstone. Now I'm in an R&B band again and...Read complete review

I've been playing for more than 40 years, in every style from James Jamerson, to Jack Bruce to Chris Squire to Adam Blackstone. Now I'm in an R&B band again and wanted a P-bass for that fat, thumpy sound. Yes, I realize that that Fall Out Boy isn't exactly R&B, but I fell in love with the light weight (hey, 40 years playin', yeah, I'm an old fart who doesn't want to hang a cinderblock around his neck for a 4 hour gig:)), excellent action and perfect neck in the example of this bass I tried at the local music store. My one complaint is that the "Duncan Designed" pickup is almost too hot for the sound I'm going for. I have to dial the volume back to about 75% and EQ a lot of 3K out of the amp (SWR with a 15 and 2x10). The up side is that I can easily get a great pop-slap sound for some of the old-school funk we do (e.g. Brick House, Thankyoufallentinmebemicelf :)) without having to switch guitars. Since the thing is priced so low, I don't care if it gets dinged, falls off the stand, whatever. The look with the red pickguard is pretty cool and the "bat-heart" logo (whatever that is) is not too goofy. Since I plan to play this axe a lot maybe I'll wear it right off. :)Obviously I can't speak to the quality of every example of this guitar (hey, Squier is lots better than it was but it's still Squier-made-in-Indonesia, not Fender-made-in-USA) so consistency may be an issue -- I just can't say. If they're all as nice as mine they're a heck of a deal.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass for the price

By Skip-DXer

from South Texas

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Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

Great value for a bass that's quality made. All levels of playing experience will love Squier's quality. I give this bass two thumbs up
The bass I got has nice low action, light and comfy. one P- style pick up with a volume, people gripe about no tone knob, but you can always adjust the tone at the amp (afterall that's what all the knobs on the amp are for). Maple neck, maple fretboard is nice to look at and play
I have over 20 years of playing experience. i bought this guitar for my daughter since she's a Wentz fan, and she wanted to learn to play. I was blown away by Squier's quality. Squier makes some really good instruments that someone from beginner to Pro could play on. I saw a you-tube vid of Pete Wentz saying these bases are soo good that he uses them in the studio as well as for live performance. That says alot to me because Pete can afford to play on way more expensive basses. Looks way better in person the red pickguard on black really makes it pop. I dont care for the bat heart too much, but It's part of the Wentz theme.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Bang For Your Buck

By Dave

from Waukesha, WI

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Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

The beauty part about signature models is getting something different from the norm. This bass is no exception. I own American and Mexican Fender basses, including the Hoppus, which runs a very simple principle. P-Basses aren't meant to be full-out tone machines, and even with a 500k tone knob, are very 1 dementional. All P-Bass tone knobs do is remove highs, and even when they're up all the way, the subtract from the sound (though be it just a hair).That being said, this is a Squier, thus the electronics aren't the greatest, agathis is not the greatear tone wood, and the rest of the components aren't that spectacular. However, for the price, it's a good value. Simple tone with a little kick, the stock pickup is essentially the Korean made Quarter-Pound P by Duncan, which not as great as the Quarter Pounder, is still a good P-Bass pickup.All-in-all, good stripped down P-bass, one of the best in the Squier lineup.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

My take on Squier signature P bass.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

OK, so maybe I have pampered myself with my high end basses but I never pass up the chance to try out a signature instrument. My take: it SUCKS, plain and simple. It is indeed a fitting instrument for the endorser and and his P.O.S. band. It is a mar on Squier's already downtrodden name. No versatility, sucky tone, cheaply made, not very comfortable, stupid paint job (but I suppose that is a matter of personal taste); it is not even good enough for a beginner.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not So Much Punk

By Speakforyourself

from San Antonio

Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

A great bass with simple features, but I would only consider investing if you are certain in recreating Pete's sound.

(1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I LOVE PETE..PETE IS AWESOME <3

By big booty

from new york

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Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

  • Flat Sound

Best Uses

  • Jamming

Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

I LOVE PETE..PETE IS AWESOME <3

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

no tone knob means less hum

By Mr. Experience

from Brooklyn

Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

Who uses a tone knob or even a volume knob on a bass anyway? They are for posers. : ) Most real bass players use the vol knob as an on/off switch, (because the sound is less good when the vol knob is turned down at all), and never ever use the tone knob. better to adjust these things on the amp. all these knobs do is cut the signal from your pickup. The BIG ADVANTAGE of no tone knob is there is less wiring, and therefore less HUM! Those who know know, those who do not know make a lot of unnecessary noise.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

not very versitile

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

If you need a bass that makes one tone and looks very preppy (not punk at all) this is for you. If you play bass for a pop band this is for you. For everyone else, this bass isn't very good. The main thing I have agianst it is that its fake seymour duncan makes one sound and one sound only becuase the bass has no tone knob. Overall not that great. You can get a standard squier P bass that is more useful for the same amount of money.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Wentz Bass

By Williamson

from Deckerville, MI

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Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

First off, I'm not going to discuss anything about Pete Wentz himself, he's a professional bassist, nothing else to say. His signature bass however is anything but solid. For the price I'd say you'd be better off buying a standard Squire P bass or if you're into the punk/emo scene just buy the Vin. Mod. P bass which has punk essence flowing out of it and with proper set up and strings could probably be the essential punk bass. This bass however is useless, the lacking of the tone knob automatically limits you greatly. Granted many players don't ever touch their tone knob, (me one of them), but to be lacking the option is terrible. You never know where or when the need of more or less tone will benefit you. As for the fact that it's a signature bass, well, bollocks to that. Make history yourself not with a bass some popular musician plsyd, don't play to sound like someone else, the art and identity in music is to be original and defined. Not a carbon copy of a sub-par bassist.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

For Modern Rock ONLY

By Zacky Vengeance

from LA, Cali

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Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

Although I play guitar for my band, I also play a little bass. I have been envying this Pete Wentz bass for awhile, so I bought it. It actually turned out to be my perfect bass. Since I am primarily a post-hardcore artist, it suits my needs perfectly. There's no hassle getting that trebly sound found primarily found in modern rock (evident with the absence of tone knob) and hot looks. If you play only rock and no other genre, then this bass could suit you perfectly. But if you play genres such as jazz, then I wouldn't recommend it. Quality and its features although are a downside. My bass came shipped with a tuning alike to Drop Q haha. So that had to be changed. After doing this minor change however, it can stay in tune for a good amount of days. I haven't really sent it into a workshop to get it fixed, but likely I will since tuning guitars are a huge hassle.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Save a little more, buy a standard p-bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

If you ever want to be taken seriously as a bassist, dont buy this bass. the pickups arent even true duncans, there duncan designed! and wheres tone? just a volume knob, this bass is so inversitile! oh yeah, and the graphics... i cant stand those graphics! now dont get me wrong, i really like fall out boy and all, so im not just bashing this bass because its endorsed by pete wentz. i honestly think this bass works for him, its made to HIS likings, with HIS graphics of HIS company, but anyone else that buys this will simply look like a poser.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Nothing Speacial

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

If you actaully want to play the bass seriously, this isn't the best bass for it. It's just a regular cheap starter p-bass and doesn't even have a tone knob. If you are interested though in buying/playing a signature bass, the Mark Hoppus signature bass has better qualites, but yet a bit more expensive.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not Bad.......

By MaverickE.

from Alberta,Canada

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Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

I got this as a gift from my parents. This is my first bass, so I wasn't looking for something amazing, just something to play around with. I am a pretty big fan of fall out boy and Pete Wentz, so I thought I would give this one a try. This bass was a pleasant surprise. I've played other squiers, and the quality on the ones I playing was pretty bad. This is was the first thing I noticed. It is actually very good quality for a squier. Of course, the quality isn't on par with actual Fenders, but it is very close. The tone is very 1-dimentional, as other people have said, but it's okay. I don't walking over to a amp and messing with the settings, but that does bother some people. The aesthetics are very cool. Keep in mind that the bat heart design is the logo of a actual company that Pete wentz owns, and it is really pops out. The pickguard also stands out a lot. The jazz neck is a joy to play. All in all, this is a great bass FOR BEGINNERS. I don't reccomend that a expert player would be buying this bass anyway, as it is a squier. So don't expect too much, because squiers are meant to be for for beginners, and this bass is perfect for just that.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Simple bass

By Smitty-ivE3O

from Washington, DC

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Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

Works great for Wentz, but that's because having a tone knob to bump on-stage becomes a liability, not a necessity, when your bass is backed by thousands of dollars in finely-tuned processing and amplification equipment.Simply put, a standard P-Bass is cheaper and more versatile for a first bass. It's not that this is a bad bass, just that the feature set is one that anticipates a full complement of processing equipment that's not available to the beginner.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Crap-tastic!

By bluesy_92

from Massachusetts

Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

This bass is crap. I tried this at a music store, since the p-bass I use (Vintage Modified) was not in stock when I was trying an amp. First off, the lack of a tone knob is a bigger setback than you would think. You don't know the importance of a tone knob untill you need it. The sound is VERY limited. Also, the thing is UGLY. Black with a red tort pickguard looks horrible in person, and the bat doesn't help. It is also more expensive than you would expect for an ugly bass without a tone knob, you can get a better-looking P-bass with more tone for less.However, I was impressed by the quality, which is the one thing as good as you would expect from a P-bass on this thing. The frets were fantastic, and didn't have the sharp edges uysually found on new basses. The setup was amazing, and playable from the get-go. it also felt very sturdy. This could have been an amazing bass, if Pete Wentz didn't destroy the look or the tone.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A pleasent surprise

By daniel-3A4-j

from nyc

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Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

i saw this bass in my local store and started to laugh. out of pity i plugged it in, and this bass blew me away. I dont know how long the pickups wouldve lasted and such but this bass had one of the best sounds i ever heard ! if it werent for those stupid stickers i would've bought this bass.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pretty good

By xBlackxFlagx

from Shawnee, KS

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Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

im not a FOB fan but from being a fender fan i know Pete Wentz uses a Fender 57 P-bass as well as this. This is a good backup. it could use a better body wood. i perfer going around $450-$600. I might get 1 as a backup for my fender jazz. if you have the money get a 57 p-bass.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome bass!

By Amy-n.0ut

from Addison, AL

Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

I am a HUGE fan of Fall Out Boy and when Pete came out with his own signature bass I just had to get it and I LOVE it! Great for anybody who is a fan of FOB that wants to learn/play bass.

 
4.0

Great Guitar

By umpa lumpa

from Arlington, WA

Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

This guitar is really good for either beginners or medium players. Not only is the guitar cool looking, it gives off a nice edgy sound, and I would highly recommend this bass because squires are not usually good in quality, but this one is stunning!

 
5.0

Excellent Bass Guitar, no matter what anyone says.

By Squier=LOVE

from Woodstock, GA

Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

There is a somewhat-local music store near me, and they sell this bass. I took it down for a quick strum, and I loved it.. the strings are fast actioned, unlike most basses.. Definatley for beginners. I rated it for high quiality, because not everyone can go buy this :)

 
5.0

A Great Passive P-Bass

By meev992

from Union City, CA

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Comments about Squier Pete Wentz Signature P Bass:

I'm a big fan of P-basses, as well as P-Pickups with gigantic pole pieces. This bass definitely fit the bill. The graphics as well as the inlay detail, and the pickguard are absolutely stunning. The strings, were terrible and abrasive though, so feel free to use your usual brand of strings. Unplugged, the sound and feel of the neck is what you would expect from a squier/fender. The chrome tuning gears feel quite substantial and solid. I like the convenience of the truss rod (at the headstock, no cover). On mine, the stock bridge came with a decent setup. The jazz neck on this bass makes a substantial difference as opposed to the traditional P neck i play with.However, the REAL reason why I got this bass was to modify it to be played in BEAD. These passive pickups have a really hot output, and very articulate, balanced tone. Very "in your face" and with lots of character. You might be saddend by the lack of tone knob, but trust me on this, the bass sounds perfectly fine, plugged in.The bottom line, gorgeous bass, great price, wonderful playability.Pros: great tone with character; what you would expect a hot P-Pickup to sound like. Very tight strings. Sturdy construction with substantial weight, doesn't feel cheap. Thoughtful placement of the pickup.Cons: weight and girth. Although, I've been playing on a minimalist bass that weighs about 8 pounds, as opposed to this bass which is about 14 pounds now, after modding it with a Badass Bridge. Bridge modifications have to be done correctly, as there is a ground wire going toward the bridge (my guess is, for the volume knob). Pickup is somewhat sensitive if u tap/touch it while playing finger style.bottom line: great value on a great bass. A beginner as well as a pro would be thrilled to play it. My reccomendation is to string the bass BEAD and take full advantage of this bass' construction.

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