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Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo   

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Now you can afford to play the legend. Equipped with a comfortably slim basswood body profile, the Bullet Strat features 3 single-coil pickups that d...Read More

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A solid starter axe with a tremolo bar.

Now you can afford to play the legend. Equipped with a comfortably slim basswood body profile, the Bullet Strat features 3 single-coil pickups that deliver classic Strat tone, an easy-playing bolt-on maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets. The tremolo bridge arms you for wild note-bending fun.

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FEATURES
  • Body: Basswood (42mm)
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood 9.5" Radius (241mm)
  • Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: 3 Single-Coil Strat Pickups
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone, Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
  • Position 3. Middle Pickup
  • Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
  • Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Synchronous Tremolo with Cast Saddles
  • Machine Heads: Covered Tuners
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply White
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.65" (42 mm)
  • Unique Features: Slim (42mm) Body Profile,
  • Traditional Strat Headstock Shape,
  • White Dot Position Inlays
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SquierBullet Strat with Tremolo
 
4.4

(based on 289 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (185)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (24)
  • Good feel (24)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Solid electronics (16)
  • Good pick up (15)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (26)
  • Jamming (22)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Recording (10)
  • School bands (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (8), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unexpected Pleasure

To begin with, my Bullet was made in Indonesia. It is my understanding that they are now produced in China, and I have no firsthand knowledge of the Chinese made Bullets.Read complete review

To begin with, my Bullet was made in Indonesia. It is my understanding that they are now produced in China, and I have no firsthand knowledge of the Chinese made Bullets.

I was a little apprehensive about buying a Bullet. I have been experimenting with some amature guitar repair and needed a test subject that I didn't need to worry about causing any real harm to. Found the Bullet and figured it would work. I didn't expect what I got.

Aesthetically, this guitar is just beautiful. The finish is flawless. I have the Sunburst, and it is equal to any other fender sunburst finish I have ever seen; consistent coloring and nice wood grain showing through. Very pretty. The body is very light, and a little thinner than other Strat models. This, I think, is actually an advantage, as it is very comfortable to play.

It has a rosewood fret board. The rosewood slab is rather thin by comparison to other strats (Fender and Squier), but it plays nice. No blemishes or distracting features in the neck or fret board, other than the frets themselves, which I will get to in a minute.

The most amazing part of this guitar has to be the sound it makes. All of the pickups sound great. Clean it has very warm, rounded tones. They also sound good when you add a little drive to it. Other than tone it's all about output, and the stock pickups have plenty of it. My plan was to change them, right up to the point that I ran it through an amp. I think the pickups are just fine as is. Electronics are clean, no hiss or pop as adjustments are made.

There are some minor things you may want to address.

The frets have some sharp edges at the edge of the fret board. They will need to be sanded or filed to smooth them out, or they will be very uncomfortable on your hands in a very short time. Also, there are some high spots, which means the strings are set a bit higher than I like on a strat to eliminate the buzzing. A fret leveling and dressing should fix this, and allow a little lower action while eliminating the buzz.

The nut is cut too deep, and can choke the strings at the nut. The height of the cut off the fret board is fine, the strings just sit a little low in the nut. Well, ok, a lot low in the nut. This is common on lower priced guitars, and probably not something a novice would even notice. Fortunately it is something that can be easily fixed with a file, some time, and a little patience.

The tuning machine heads are very sloppy, and don't allow for easy finer tuning. For a beginner it will make getting the guitar in tune harder, and for the more experienced it's still a pain in the butt. I will say that once in tune it stays in tune.

The tremolo system is very stiff, and the tremolo arm is kind of weak. The system can probably be adjusted at the springs. I don't know if the arm is interchangeable with other squire products, but if it is I plan on changing it.

Other than those minor issues, all easy fixes, this is a great instrument.

I started out looking for something I could take apart, rebuild, and experiment on. What I got was an unexpectedly beautiful instrument that has found a permanent home in my collection.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

You pay for what you get..

Let me start this off by saying, For the price tag, It is what it is. I got this guitar in an HH format, With a Black Pickguard, Black Knobs ect. in...Read complete review

Let me start this off by saying, For the price tag, It is what it is. I got this guitar in an HH format, With a Black Pickguard, Black Knobs ect. in the Sunburst. It's absolutely Stunning. It looks amazing. When people look at this guitar they all say "That's a Beautiful Instrument". Unfortunately, They also will then play it. The tuners are complete Trash. The Trem system is Garbage. It's completely unreliable. I would not suggest you buy this if you are gigging(don't worry i'm not that stupid). However. That is not what this guitar was built for. Bedroom Strumming. If your new to playing, The Cons I've listed you probably won't notice. If your an experienced player Particularly a Blues player where String bends and Trem use is Frequent. You will end up setting this down in Frustration. Other then the tuning problems and the Trem. It's actually not a bad guitar to play. When it does manage to maintain tuning. The pickups on a Overdrive channel are hot and Raspy. I was actually quite surprised with that. and when clean they really sing. I was also pleased that it still keeps a very "strat" sound. the neck isn't half bad at all. It's a good guitar to learn on or make a project out of. However like i said. If your Experienced, i would only suggest this small purchase to hold you over while you save your caps to buy a higher end Strat.

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4.0

Yes ! i will buy this one again for a friend!

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from Grand Rapids MI.

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

    Yes here you go! If you are a beginner, then i would say to you- This is a very good guitar to learn on! And it doe"s have it"s own good little way of sounding the way i would prefer, for the beginners, I don"t have to explain anything to those who have experience! Because we all still"love playing, these guitars, as well as you do! to pick up and learn new songs on! Because of the clear, sound they have to offer. There is no buzzing sound in these pickup"s! One last thing to remember is whenever, you are playing any kind of strat! Is that you do not! pull back, on the whammy bar! Just push it inward and you should get the sound you are looking for! Thank"s Clinton. Patrick.

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    4.0

    Affordable Strat

    By 

    from Beaumont, Tx

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

    Bought this as my first electric and I have been very happy with the purchase. The guitar is extremely light and fun to play. The only problem I've had is that it doesn't stay in tune for very long but it's not that big of a deal.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    One man's backup is another man's main

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    from Summerhill, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Great All Around Electric
    • Great Value

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Backup Unit
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

    My Squier strat was bought used and set up by an expert. It feels, plays and looks like instruments three or four times its price. It sounds nice on any effects unit or amp I plug it into.

    This is a great student or intermediate guitar. There also seems to be a lot of pro players that use them as a backup or main guitar.

    At the time of this writing the Squier strat was still one of those great things in life that did not break the bank but provided so much joy.

    I buy and sell guitars frequently and I still enjoy playing my Squiers.

    Oh, did I forget to say you should get one?..... You should get one!

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    4.0

    worth the price

    By 

    from kona hawaii

    About Me Novice

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Fun To Play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

      great deal for the money

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great beginner guitar!

      By 

      from Surfside Beach, SC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

        I got this for my son and the action and play are great for a beginner. It sounds good and has a nice low action but is high enough to prevent buzz. the frets are thicker than I personally prefer but they provide a sure foot for the inexperienced player.

        The body was lighter than I expected but this could be a plus for younger players.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        GOOD FOR THE MONEY

        By 

        from LA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

        bought for gift to get some on started, loved the neck shape, it was thinner than my fender cool vibe. Overall it looked and felt great, shiny, straight. the pick-ups work ok for starters but they are not duncans. the one i got should be around for a while.

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        4.0

        Beginner guitar rating

        By 

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Fun To Play

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

          Great cheap guitar for a beginner...sounds ok..most the guitars I own are way better so hard to give a review because I compare them. I bought this for a friend of my daughter who couldnt afford anything better and she loves it! So that it is most important.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar, best one for low cost

          By 

          from Laf, la

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Feels Like Original
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Great fret work
          • I Own 2
          • Own A Strat
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Lower Tone At Mid
          • None found

          Best Uses

          • Backup guitar
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

          I have a Stratocaster standard, there is very little difference between the two except for slightly higher tone in the Full strat. This guitar has exact same feel and is perfect for practice also just adjusting midrange on amp a little boom. no difference

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Decent Beginner Guitar

          By 

          from Houston, TX

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          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Modify

            Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

            For the price I was amazingly pleased with the entire guitar! Sounds great , plays great , looks great!
            Main reason why I purchased it was to custom modify my squire bullet.

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            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This Fender is Great!

            By 

            from San Antonio, Rexas

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Bullet Strat with Tremolo:

              I purchased this Fender and held my breath! The other reviews had mixed opinions! However, I'm NOT sorry! Question: WHY? Of course it need to be set-up. So adjust the neck, the saddle bridge, and height of the strings. Than play it! Readjust the unit all over again! It took three time, but it is as good as any other Fender! The intonation is the BEST! I tuned it with my Tascam tuner in open position, than played the harmonic in 12th position. That's were the saddle bridge proves if it set accuately! Re-tune, and re-check! If it seems that a lot of time goes into the set-up, well than a Fender manufactured in the USA is probablily the way you need to go. Last thought, the parts can be interchanged with the Mexico units. Enjoy!

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