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Squier Standard P Bass Special 4-String Bass Guitar  

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        Draws the best from 2 classic basses at an easy-to-afford price.

        The Squier Standard P Bass Special 4-String Bass Guitar is a "best-of-both-worlds" combo that makes perfect sense to a lot of bass players. It features the more compact P Bass body, the slimmer J Bass neck, P Bass split-coil pickups in mid position, and a J Bass pickup in the bridge. Other features include rosewood fretboard, traditional butterfly machine heads, one tone and 2 volume controls, and a 3-ply pickguard.

        Features
        • P Bass body
        • J Bass neck
        • P Bass split-coil pickups in mid position, J Bass pickup in bridge.
        • Rosewood fretboard
        • Traditional butterfly machine heads
        • One tone and 2 volume controls

        Click or call to own this classic bass blend!

         
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        4.5

        (based on 90 reviews)

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        Get It!

        With a few simple upgrades(easy for me to say), this model is a "Must Have" in my arsenal!
        This model combines a great neck with a a body...Read complete review

        With a few simple upgrades(easy for me to say), this model is a "Must Have" in my arsenal!
        This model combines a great neck with a a body weight and sound that are hard to beat. I now own 2 Standard P Bass Specials, and they beat the pants off my old 66 Fender Jazz. Finish is better than expected and always polishes beautifully.
        It was really surprising to find the internal wire/pickup cavity was painted with a conductive, shielding paint. I hardly ever see this!
        As a bass builder and modifier there are cetain thing I look for right away and address.
        The first was to replace the plastic nut which was binding the strings (used brass for sustain and brightness). Next is to replace the cheap output jack and solder it correctly.
        The last thing is to replace all mounting screws for the neck and bridge useing stainless screws with a slightly larger diameter.
        Necks were straight and setup was minimal, as well as, easy.
        The pickups sound as good as any of the high end replacements I've used, and very quiet.
        Although the pots are not high end, they work well and do not have any noise. These can be replaced as needed.
        Presently own Fenders, Ibanez, Peavey, Spector basses, and have had Hofner, Pedula, Steinberger and many more. I can't say enough about how impressed I am with what is considered an inexpensive starter instrument.

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        DOA

        I received my Squire P Bass Special and it was beautiful, The neck was wonderful and the action was set up just perfect. So far so good. When I plugged it in the...Read complete review

        I received my Squire P Bass Special and it was beautiful, The neck was wonderful and the action was set up just perfect. So far so good. When I plugged it in the rear pickup did not work. I checked the solder job and it was good. I rewired the pickup to the front pickup pot, nothing!Finally I just put in a spare J bass pickup and it worked great. So much for Fender/ Squier quality control.

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        5.0

        Get It!

        By Doc Tourville

        from New Hampshire

        With a few simple upgrades(easy for me to say), this model is a "Must Have" in my arsenal!
        This model combines a great neck with a a body weight and sound that are hard to beat. I now own 2 Standard P Bass Specials, and they beat the pants off my old 66 Fender Jazz. Finish is better than expected and always polishes beautifully.
        It was really surprising to find the internal wire/pickup cavity was painted with a conductive, shielding paint. I hardly ever see this!
        As a bass builder and modifier there are cetain thing I look for right away and address.
        The first was to replace the plastic nut which was binding the strings (used brass for sustain and brightness). Next is to replace the cheap output jack and solder it correctly.
        The last thing is to replace all mounting screws for the neck and bridge useing stainless screws with a slightly larger diameter.
        Necks were straight and setup was minimal, as well as, easy.
        The pickups sound as good as any of the high end replacements I've used, and very quiet.
        Although the pots are not high end, they work well and do not have any noise. These can be replaced as needed.
        Presently own Fenders, Ibanez, Peavey, Spector basses, and have had Hofner, Pedula, Steinberger and many more. I can't say enough about how impressed I am with what is considered an inexpensive starter instrument.

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        5.0

        RAD BASS!

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        I'm a huge fan of Squier Bass Guitars. Squire knows how to make a bass. This is fine Bass Guitar and let me tell ya coming from a broke musician its an amazing dealio. Everything delivered was promised. THANK YOU SQUIRE!!!

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        5.0

        I LOVE MY NEW PBASS!

        By MalyTheBassMon

        from Tempe Az

        I just got my squier p bass standard in the post about 4 hours ago i haven't put it down since,i got the antique burst, It feels so nice and build like a tank! the jazz neck makes this bass!! i was blown away at how good it sounded with the p pup and jazz pup blinded its like heaven is calling, and the p bass body is alot thiner then my ether pbass.. I love it and i want to buy 2 or 3 more for this price you cant go wrong... will see how she holds up at band practice :)play on

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        5.0

        I love P bases!!!!

        By MalyTheBassMon

        from Tempe Az

        I just orderd this Squier standard pbass sonday so i will have an updated review on it and how well i think it plays, i have been looking for a new ppass for a while now and this one seemed to be the best for my style of playing, Punk/reggae/Rock. Ive always played pbasses i learned on one and now 7 years later im still in love with this bass guitar!

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        5.0

        WOW

        This bass will deliver.I went to music stores all around me and played things like fenders and other squiers. most of them really didn't stand out so I took a stab in the dark and got this.Thin neckVery good bodyPickups are good but the jazz pickup hums a little but thats expectedDo a setup on this thing and you got a monsterCan't wait to drop some new pickups on this thing

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        5.0

        Wouldn't trade it for anything

        By lucas.bass

        from Santa Maria, CA

        I've played this bass for nearly four years, and it still amazing. I use rotosound flatwounds, and with this bass they sound great for jazz, rock, raggae, punk, anything! I just adjust the amp and pickup balance to whatever I need, and it responds better than way more expensive basses (firsthand experience). After a while it will require some basic maintenance, like tightening the input jack and adjusting the truss rod, but that's hardly a fault. This bass is comfortable, fun and easy to play, and produces great sounds. My only complaint is that there isn't a five string version; you can't really lower the tuning below drop-D on this bass.

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        5.0

        Best of both worlds.

        By ManStrat240

        from Indianapolis, IN

        I've had this bass for over 2 years, and have played it everyday since then. This bass can make thousands of different sounds and is one of the most versatile basses I've ever played. The slim Jazz Bass neck is much more comfortable than the wide P-bass neck, and the Precision Bass body suits me better than a Jazz. With this bass, you really do get the best of both types. Don't be fooled by the brand, I've gotten better sounds of this than much pricer Standard Fenders. I would advise changing the strings however. I changed my to Rotosound flatwounds, and get a great deep pitch when i use the Jazz pickup.I would advise not to get this if you only want a slapping bass; I've never been able to slap very well on this.Pros:-versatile-inexpensive-great sound-Jazz neck and Pbass bodyCons:-Not for Slap-Internals of the input jack may come loose, but an easy 2 minute fix.

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        5.0

        Couldn't have picked a better starter bass

        By Donald Fletcher

        from Pennsylvania

        The first thing I was looking for in a bass was versatility, and this instrument delivers. For smooth, warm notes I stick to the precision pickup and lower the tone, for slapping I focus on the jazz pickup and raise the tone, and distorted metal/industrial sounds come out well with the precision pickup maxed, jazz up around 50%, and the tone knob up around 60%. I've tried a few different string sets and I've actually found that the nickel ones it come with work pretty well, though right now I've got Warwick stainless steel strings on it and I'm pleased with those as well.Occasionally you might get a little noise, but that's common with passive pickups and it's usually due to a television on nearby. I'm thinking about putting EMG actives on it.Overall I'm very satisfied. Since this bass is so comfortable, I imagine that with some minor modifications this thing will last for years.

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        5.0

        durable beast

        By Gerald Blackburn

        from Kentucky

        I have only been playing bass for about 8 months now, I am originally a drummer, but a year ago I accepted Jesus Christ into my life and I wanted to learn how to play bass so I could play in churches that do not allow drums. I purchased this guitar from my nephew who had owned it for about 2 years, when I got the guitar it still had the original strings and the back of the body had a 3 inch chunk broken out of it, I thought for sure that this would affect the sound....boy was I wrong, the guitar sounded great, I have replaced the original strings with a set of Ernie Ball flatwound elixirs, but as far as the damage to the body, it still has not been repaired but the guitar still sounds awesome, it holds tune very well and stands tall against other bass guitars I have played. so if you are considering purchasing this guitar, I highly recommend it.

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        5.0

        Great Bass For The Price

        By RYTHMSECTION101

        from New York, NY

        This bass is easily worth the buy. It may not be able to do as much slap as a more expensive, fancier bass, but lets face it for this price perfection is not expected. While it is not perfect, it is as close as possible for the affordability. This bass is definately worth the buy. The only problem I have had is a small amount of buzzing which deducted from the quality, however other than that no major problems with the bass.

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