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Squier Standard P Bass Special Edition

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This beauty features and agathis body with a maple Jazz Bass neck. The rosewood fretboard has 20 medium-jumbo frets and a 9-1/2" radius for buttery-s...Click To Read More About This Product

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Edgy and classy appeal.

This beauty features and agathis body with a maple Jazz Bass neck. The rosewood fretboard has 20 medium-jumbo frets and a 9-1/2" radius for buttery-smooth playability. The black mirror finish is accentuated by the chrome hardware and pickguard. A split single-coil pickup in the center and a Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge give you loads of tonal versatility.

FEATURES
  • Agathis body
  • Maple, C-shaped, Jazz Bass neck with rosewood fretboard
  • 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • Chrome hardware and pickguard
  • Split single-coil center pickup with volume control
  • Jazz Bass bridge pickup with volume control
  • Master tone control
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4.5

(based on 42 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Only Bass For Me

I've owned 9 different basses in the 14 yrs I've played bass. I've had fancy expensive basses, I've had cheap-o basses, and I've had vintage basses. I got this one 5 years...Read complete review

I've owned 9 different basses in the 14 yrs I've played bass. I've had fancy expensive basses, I've had cheap-o basses, and I've had vintage basses. I got this one 5 years ago, and it's the only one I still have because it's a phenomenal bass.Not only is it sexy as hell, but it performs well with any style of play. The jazz neck paired with a pbass body along with jazz and pbass pick-ups is deadly.The only hardware mods I've done is put in Bartolini pick-ups because they better suit my lead playing style. The stock pick-ups have good response and favor the mids, but I personally wanted more punch.

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Decent bass to start out on.

When I first started learning Bass 5 years ago, I picked up one of these basses. It played well, but had a lot of fit and finish problems. The Agathis body was exceedingly...Read complete review

When I first started learning Bass 5 years ago, I picked up one of these basses. It played well, but had a lot of fit and finish problems. The Agathis body was exceedingly soft, and would not hold the strap lugs in. I had to dab Gorilla Glue on the screws and run them in to keep them from falling out. The Candy Apple Red finish on mine looked beautiful from the front, but the back side was orange peeled really badly. Overall I do not regreat this bass for the price. I traded up for an active Ibanez SR480, and bought an Ibanez SR505. I will be buying another Squier, but this time a Jazz...The passive pickups on this bass produce good sound, but lack good tone adjustment.The tuning keys held tune very well, and the bridge was nice and solid. Other than the problems listed above, and the fact that it is a passive bass instead of an active bass, I really liked playing it...

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Only Bass For Me

By Mick Gasm

from Middletown, PA

I've owned 9 different basses in the 14 yrs I've played bass. I've had fancy expensive basses, I've had cheap-o basses, and I've had vintage basses. I got this one 5 years ago, and it's the only one I still have because it's a phenomenal bass.Not only is it sexy as hell, but it performs well with any style of play. The jazz neck paired with a pbass body along with jazz and pbass pick-ups is deadly.The only hardware mods I've done is put in Bartolini pick-ups because they better suit my lead playing style. The stock pick-ups have good response and favor the mids, but I personally wanted more punch.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Bass

By He who rockith the world

from Midland, TX

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I got this Bass a little over a month ago. I had been looking around for a new bass for months, and I still couldn't find one that suited me and my wallet. After visit a Guitar store, and playing through multiple more expensive basses, i left empty handed and disappointed. After seeing this hot baby online, I took a chance and bought this. And It's been a treasure ever since.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing bass for a great price!

By The Purple Panther

from Boston, New York

I got this for my birthbay last year, this was my first bass. I have to say that the finish is very high quality, it is durable and attractive. The pickguard is like a mirror and the black is just stunning. The bass produces amazing tone, I have been told this by my friend's dad and my bass teacher, both have extencive experiance. You can get wall shaking lows and amazing j-bass highs from the p-j settup of the pickups. My only complaint is that the output jack is very annoying, it constantly comes loose. This is easily repaired though. The bass stays in tune for weeks at a time, which is really a time saver. The j bass neck is very comfordable to use and allows for quick, easy playing. By using the tone and volume knobs you can get a wide variety of sounds. Don't be fooled by the Squier brand name, this can stand up to any fender I've come across, it's the real deal! this bass is the most cost effective bass I could find. For anybody that is thinking about picking up a bass get this one because it can give you the tonal divercity and comfort you want at a price you love.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Workhorse.

By ColorTonerDotCom

from Jupiter, FL

The thing that's great about this bass is the Jazz neck (slick and fast) with the P-Bass sound. My old special edition is 6 years old. It has taken a pretty rough beating, but it still looks pretty. I am about to upgrade the pickups and slap some new strings on there. I'd suggest you do the same, as it will seriously improve the quality of your sound. The bass doesn't feel sturdy (in fact, it feels downright cheap), but that's mostly because it is very light weight and hollow. Perhaps that's a blessing in disguise! Anyways, I definitely suggest beginners get this bass. It is fun as heck to play. - riCh

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

cool look, good tone

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

i've had this bass for almost a year and it's never given me a problem. the thing that attracted me to it mainly was the mirror pick plate. you don't see that everyday. the sound is very good considering the price. you may have to change the action to your style because mine was a little to high but it's different for everyone. it is a little heavy but nothing too inconvenient. it's very reliable and stays in tune very well. it could maybe even pass for a fender. it's sharp and it sounds very good and you can't beat the price for the quality.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING BASS

By Wesley Knott

from Amory Mississippi

I started playing bass when my church lost its bass player. I decided to play for them. Considering I knew nothing about bass playing, I decided to let my music minister pick it out. When he saw this bass, he, without any hesitation, picked it up and insisted on buying it. I love this bass. It sounds great, looks great, and has lasted over a year now. I will never get rid of this bass. It is by far the best bass out there for this price. Any review that doesn't give this bass 5 stars is not at all truly describing the beauty of this bass. I would suggest this bass to anyone. AWESOME BASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LDSBASS

By LDSBASS

from Columbus, OH

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I bought this about a year and a half ago, and have played it nearly everyday since, i have not have a single problem with it. Its a sturdy, well built and inexpensive bass. The J&P pickups produce an excellent tonal range for a number of musical styles, i play thrash and punk and this bass coupled with skullbuster strings and a good rig will knock walls over, the stock pickups arent as loud as some more pricey ones, but honestly, for the money it doesn't get much better than this, i have had the opportunity to buy more expensive basses, but upon playing the others i was no where near as impressed with them as i was with this. The next bass i buy will be the fender version of this. If you enjoy a well built and reliable instrument with great sound and value, then buy this bass. Don't pass it up.

 
5.0

I Learned on it

By Small Town Bassist

from frankfort,IL

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this bass is good for all levels of players and i love it. it's especially good for players learning how to play.

 
5.0

amzingggggggggg

By Zakk-oMNOK

from edmonton, AB

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this is my first bass. it is great. its especially good for beginners because of the thinner jazz bass neck. also the mirror pickguard is intense. if you cant decide on a p bass or a j bass, get this one and its like have both.

 
4.0

I own it.

By Fatmanfattmann

from Big Point, MS

It has a great sound but the strings tend to stand too far off of the fret board.

 
5.0

More Than A Starter Bass

By Young Gun

from Jersey

I got this bass for christmas a few years ago. I had been playing guitar for a couple years before that. The only negative thing that has really annoyed me about this bass is that it came with two screws missing from the right cutaway pickguard, which sucked, but I just took some screws off an old beater strat nockoff that I rarely played and put 'em on. Also, the stock strings are real glassy, so I'm just now changing to fender flatwounds. But the positive: the neck is like butter compared to an affinity p bass and with some adjustments, the action is great and the pj p-ups are super versatile. That, and the chrome guard will get a thumbs up from most people. It is also very sturdy, as it has fallen off a wall hanger and walked away with only a scratch.

 
5.0

44 years experience

I wanted a project bass without active electronics and this was my first choice. I've played '60s and '70s Precision and Jazz Basses and have to admit I'm pretty impressed with the sound and feel of the P-Bass Special Edition. This plays nearly as well as most of my other high dollar basses, but I was particular about the one I purchased. The neck grain had to be running lengthwise and if there was any bow in the neck it needed to be pretty much equal down both sides of the neck.The overall finish is very good. The E string is a bit closer to the edge of the neck than the G string, but that's an easy adjustment.I'll definitely be purchasing a Squier Jazz Bass in the near future.

 
5.0

definately worth it for a beginner

By Joe from FYOS

from Ocean, NJ

This is a great bass in general. The fact that is a squier and plays like a fender blows my mind. I got this as my first bass and i still use it today in shows and recording! It stays in tune good. I use Ernie Ball Power Slinkys becaus I mostly play metal and hardcore music and this bass can stay in drop c tuning well. My friend has a Washburn and is constantly always retuning. This is also a good looking bass. It gets a lot of props on stage. There only 2 things that I have complaints about. When I put straplocks on it the screws that were on it were bigger than the ones with the straplocks. so i filled the holes with epoxy then put it in and its solid as ever. The other thing is that the neck doesnt feel like a true precision bass. But they are still very good. Definately buy this if you are a beginner.

 
5.0

Squire Anyday

By TheTalkboxes!

from Amherst NH

I really like this bass. The pickups are really nice, especally when you isolate one of them. The action is not really tight but its good enough. The tuners are real heavy duty, no slipping. The tone control goes from low and mellow to super birght and punchy. Tough to work on though. I tried to replace the chrome pickgaurd with a fender p-bass one, and I needed to mod the pickgaurd to get it to fit over the pickups. Totally get this bass!!!!!!!

 
5.0

My first bass, still rockin

By STL bassist

from St. Louis, MO

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I baught this bass in middle school and it was the first bass i got. I still play it in my band and it's still going strong. I would strongly recommend this bass to anyone who is looking for an in-expensive alternative to a fender or any begginner, as it worked out great for me. The mirrored pickguard is also quite attractive.

 
5.0

Not a bad Bass for the price

By Dracolavey2002

from Erwin,Tn

I Picked up this Bass as a back-up despite some of the bad reviews i'd read...I Put a set of Fender flatwounds on it and the tone was EXACTLY what i'd been looking for...deep,warm,and bassy! But then again, i'd expect no less from a Fender product! Might not be an overly-expensive instrument, but it's sounds like one!

 
5.0

A Sweet Little Bass

By Waylow7-Wa13l

from Summerville, GA

This is a very good bass for the musician who is on a budget. I have had no trouble out of my bass, and the action is set to my liking. The black mirror finish, chrome pick guard and hardware make this instrument look, feel, and sound like one costing hundreds more, time will only tell if the instrument will live up to a rough road schedule though.

 
3.0

Good for a squier

By Luke-AiCUn

from CA

Ive had this bass for over 2 years. Its decent, better than any other squier basses I've played. Decent tone. This bass is great for the price. Im getting ready to sell mine because I am upgrading to a fender american jazz bass

 
3.0

Squier P-Bass

By BRYCENATOR

from heidelberg, Germany

This bass right here was my second one. It sounded great when i first got it but then after a while it wasnt that nice. Spending the extra dollars on the FENDER precision is the way to go. it is a much better deal. the pickguard on this bass broke and i had to pay to get a new one. BUY THE FENDER PRECISION!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A step up?

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I origionally had a no brand second hand bass that had amazing buzz which you could acheive at the 5th fret (and im not a moron... the bass sucked) and then my friend got this one and i took it pretty mcuh, i thought it would be a step up but it wasnt... every squier product i have used messes up in the same way... nuts and bolts always falling off... i thought it was a step up... bu after a week (cause then i had to spend 20 minutes daily trying to figure out where the most rescent nut came from) i went back to the no name... i suggest people start on second hand... its the best deal you pay less and your not afraid to sticker it (as some people are) and ur not afraid to accedenally or purposely drop it... then step up to fender, ibanes, or MM i suggest the '52 p-bass or the sting signature its really easy to play... beautiful frets, i wish i could marry them.

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