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Draws the best from two classic basses at an easy-to-afford price.
The Squier Standard Precision Bass Special Left-Handed Electric Bass Guitar offers 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. This Squier P-Bass is reversed for left-handed players!
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I looked and played at alot of basses, and kept coming back to the Squier P-Bass Special. The p-bass body is naturally comfortable, and with the jazz bass neck even more comfortable. having the j-bass pup adds dimension to the sound, and the controls easily allow for shaping as you need it. The finish on mine is flawless, as I would expect an American Fender to look. Deep, clear color ( mine is Antique Burst) shows the woodgrain and it looks beautiful. Got lots of compliments on it. The pups aren't awesome, but don't suck either. What you would expect on a $300 import bass. They sound fine, but sure, Duncans or EMG's would add to the agathis body nicely.Maybe down the road. I did add a Fender USA HiMass bridge to give more clarity and sustain. Works great with the body. You cannot go wrong with this guitar. The neck is nice, saddles easy to adjust, tuners hold tune and electrics are solid. A true Fender classic for 1/3 the price. If this is the $$ ballpark you need to play in, this is the bass you want.
The Squier P-bass special is a good bass, for a beginer. I like the over all feel of it, but the pickups are a bit weak. My suggestion is that if you like the p-bass go for it, otherwise save the extra and buy a jazz bass.
i plated all of squires basses and found the only one i liked was the right hander 5 string pi can play with both hands the same so i can play lefty and rights squires frets are very oddly placed and is uncomfortable and it is not a soild guitarthe guitars are ok but bass are noti say save up an extra couple hundred dollars and get your self a mexican fender i bought one for my son and it plays fantasticand if you really want somthing nice go get a1979 rickenbacker 4001 i own one and i love it plays great!thanks and hope this helps
This review is not so much about the instrument, which I have been given every reason to believe is a quality piece of merchandise, as it is about the state in which it arrived on my porch today.So I just got my lefty Standard P Bass Special today, only to find that it was WAY out of tune. So I go about tuning it, which goes pretty easy. Except the A string. That went straight from D to E, without even slowing down at A. It was almost as if it were a mailman doing his rounds, seeing a house with its yard swarming with slavering pitbulls, saying to himself "Screw THAT noise," and skipped right over it with nary a second thought. So that was cause for some aggravation. Then the string snaps, and me without a spare. So not untill I get a new string I can't play my new bass. (Well, since I'm just starting out I can't play it ANYWAY, but you get my meaning.)The moral of this story? If you want this bass, by all means buy it. But be ready to do some serious tuning once you get it. (Unless mine was a fluke, in which case I have the absolute worst luck ever, since I always seem to get the busted ones.)
In the world of lefty basses, this one is a great one if you're on a budget. It's a great value!
A very solid bass and terrific value. I was hesitant to order an Asian made instrument, but I figured a Fender-styled bass at 1/4th the price was worth a try. I can find no fit & finish flaws, and the construction is solid (as befits a Fender design). Not fancy as far as features, but if you want to at least try a Fender at a fraction of the price, this is the way to go. I like the concept of the smaller P-bass body with thinner J-bass neck, not to mention the interesting combo of both P and J pickups.FYI -- download and print the Fender Owners Manual for great set-up instructions, and I also recommend the Musicians Friend bass case in tweed with red lining. Very nice for the price!
This bass is well bluit and can take alot of damage. It is a good starter bass with the strings so close to the fretboard, but at sometimes it can just get you frustrated, but overall good bass.
I'm not one much for "stripped down" basses, but my hat's off to Squier for this bass. As far as my inventory of 4-string basses goes, I'll reach for this one and my Musicman to take to a gig before any others. And considering the fact that it doesn't sound like a regular P-bass makes it even better for me since I like bright tone out of my basses. And that price! What are you oppressed lefties waiting for!?! Buy this bass!!!
this is a great bass i own it in 3 tone sunburst and if u aint lookin for black this is the bass to go for plus the bass is cheap it's a really good bass for beginners i love the slimmer jazz bass neck with precision body great options in tone 2 volume knobs and 1 tone great bass in the left handed world as supposed to the ibanez sr300 in lefty