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Squier Bullet with Tremolo HSS Aztec Gold

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Simple, practical and eminently affordable-that's the Squier Bullet Series. Designed for beginners and students, these are classic tremolo-equipped S...Click To Read More About This Product

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Designed for beginners and students alike.

Simple, practical and eminently affordable-that's the Squier Bullet Series. Designed for beginners and students, these are classic tremolo-equipped Squier Stratocaster models that will make the perfect first guitar for the aspiring guitarist in your house. This very special color has a humbucker in the bridge postiion wired in series to allow for thick rich tones with a increased output. A "rock ready" Fender anyone can afford.

FEATURES
Body
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Okume
Body finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C modern
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 9.5"
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 21
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HSS
Neck: Standard single-coil
Middle: Standard single-coil
Bridge: Standard humbucking
Brand: Squier
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Vintage synchronized tremolo
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: Indonesia

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SquierBullet with Tremolo HSS
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (3)
  • School bands (3)
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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Okume

By JimmyJ

from Way up North

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Bullet with Tremolo HSS:

      This was an impulse buy, triggered by the sale price and the gold color. I had my doubts about this one. When I opened the box, the first thing I noticed was the striking gold color. The fret ends are smooth and level, although they did need to be polished to remove corrosion. The intonation was spot-on, which surprised me. However, the set-up was way off. The saddles were jacked up in the air and there was excessive neck relief, which was corrected. The truss rod works smoothly, after removing a considerable amout of grease from the access hole. All of the switches and knobs work properly. The quality of the finish is pretty good, although not perfect, displaying several small blemishes which were expected in a guitar at this price range. The tuners work as intended, but have a cheap feel as you turn them. One in particular feels dodgy, and may cause trouble down the road. The strings were badly rusted and were promptly removed. The item of most concern is the wood, which is listed as Okume. With the neck removed, the wood does not look very hard, and it is fibrous and splintery in appearance. The neck and neck pocket needed a small amount of fine sanding to allow the neck to fit flush in the pocket. The saddles are cheap-looking but function. I installed the included fourth tremolo spring because I don't use the wammy bar and prefer the bridge to sit flat against the body, so I can't comment on the smoothness of that feature. The pickups sound amazing for this price-point. I won't be swapping them out in the near future. All things considered, this is a good guitar at a super price. And you gotta love the color!

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      An Obscure Strat ready to Go

      By John out by the Golden Gate Bridge

      from San Rafael

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      Comments about Squier Bullet with Tremolo HSS:

      This guitar is like the Squire '51 in that it's not that expensive to start with, but can be built up with mods. I put a couple of DiMarzio pickups in the bridge and middle positions, and left the well-potted stock neck pickup alone. Now the the axe sounds great, and there is some pride in the accomplishment. The only complaint is that the body is only 42mm thick. But it is basswood, so it is really light. Perfect for a student. The gold color is good, too. I'd say if you're thinking of a PartsCaster, this might be the place to start.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Wonderful Bullet

      By Ryunker

      from Crystal Lake, Il

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      Comments about Squier Bullet with Tremolo HSS:

      I love these Bullets, just as I expected. Plays good, prefer bullets over anything affinity.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Value!!

      By MT

      from Valencia CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Set up out of the box

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Bullet with Tremolo HSS:

        I got this guitar for my daughter who has taken an interest in guitar. I didn't want to buy something to pricey in case her interest doesn't stick. I myself am a working musician/guitarist and I wasn't sure what to expect in this price range. I was pleasantly surprised, Musician's had to have set this guitar up because the action, intonation and neck angle were spot on (No Fret Buzz), all I did was restring it and upgrade the string trees. Guitar stays in tune and sounds great.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A real surprise.

        By Miami Mike

        from Key Largo

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Bullet with Tremolo HSS:

        I purchased this for my grandson-in-law. I was totally surprised with this guitar. Compared to what I was expecting for what I paid - this Strat is pretty and plays well. I did spend a lot of time filing the fret ends and sticking some shims under the neck. But when I finished this was a little gem to play. Nice paint job and good enough tone for a beginner and beyond. Slippery neck and can take a low string height without buzzing. [If you knock down a few (very few) unlevel frets.] The kid will love it. Thanks!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Guitar for the Money

        By The Slev

        from Oceanside, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Tuning pegs are poor quality

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Bullet with Tremolo HSS:

        Bought this for my 15 yr old son, he is an accomplished musician, multi instruments and bands. He was using my Strat a lot and I was nervous every time he left the house with it . Got this guitar thinking, if it didn't work out, we'd up-grade using MF's 45 day policy. No need to up grade. After I did a set up,(I put .008's on it), and redrilled the tension screws for the tremolo (they were drilled in crooked and the cover plate wouldn't go back on after the set-up), this thing is a kick. Great neck, amazing pick-ups for the price, plays like butter, and the color is awesome. Love this guitar. The tuners are bad though, have to work at it to get them just right, but the guitar stays in tune even when dive bombing the whammy. I disagree with the reviewer (I think on youtube) that gave negative remarks about the tremolo, after set-up ours works great.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Really Nice. Really.

        By NoChrome66

        from WI

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Bullet with Tremolo HSS:

          This was an impulse buy to add to my wide-ranging collection. I liked the color, and the HSS format. Plus, I was curious how this bargain guitar would stand on its own. Things I'm most impressed with:
          - Looks great, no blems to speak of. Rosewood fret-board is consistent in color, and attractive.
          - Fret-wire is smooth at edges, neck is smooth - not sticky,
          - Pick-ups are very quiet (no hum in the single-coils). Wide (and quality) tonal range. Love the humbucker.
          - Tuners might be old-school, but are solid and true. The smaller washers around the posts are cool.
          - Lighter weight than a traditional Strat, but adds comfort and a bit of "spank" to the sound.
          - Great set-up and intonation out of the box. Required about 4 or 5 re-tunings, then settled in nicely.
          - Inexpensive enough to play "expressively" without worries.

          No comment at present regarding trem/whammy. It looks fine, however I intend to use this guitar as a hard-tail. Strings are "iffy", but fine.

          I don't intend on modifying anything electrical or mechanical. It's got it's own unique sound. I'll let it be.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Seduced by the color...

          By Ronzo II

          from South Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Bullet with Tremolo HSS:

            • Pickups are surprisingly useful. A little harsh, compared to the CS '69s and Fat '50s in my two MIM Strats, but the single-coils in particular can be better than I expected. The bridge humbucker is a little harsh, and ice-picky. At the next string change, I'll rewire the first tone control to the neck and middle pickups and the second tone control to the bridge, as was done in my MIMs. That should make all the pickups more controllable. Overall sound is very good through my Musicmaster Bass amp and my Mustang I v2 amp. My Egnater Tweaker 15 head and cab exposed the harshness I spoke of quite a bit more. I'll have to do some "tweaking" for this guitar, it seems.
            • It was strung with D'Addario 9-42s when I got it. As a part of cleanup, setup, and baselining it, I changed those to Fender Original Bullets 9-42s. There is a HUGE difference in tension between those sets! Like a 2/3 turn of the truss rod difference. I had to give a 1/2 turn with the original strings to get the relief right, and it took another 2/3 turn to get the neck to the same relief I had before after changing to the Bullets of the same string gauge. Very surprising. I noticed that the original D'Addarios seemed very soft; I'll keep that in mind for the future.
            • Because it sat in MF's warehouse for two years or more, the frets had tarnished and the strings had gotten grungy. All-Purpose Miracle Cloth (same as Gorgomyte, but under a different name) got rid of the tarnish really quickly, and the new fret surfaces became smooth. Glad I found out about that!
            • All playing action issues were cleared as a result of setting the neck relief to spec. Even intonation was spot-on, per my strobe tuner. Another pleasant surprise.
            • Tuners not great, but serviceable.
            • Love the Aztec Gold color!

             
            5.0

            HSH routed

            By Danzig fan.

            from Louisville, Ky.

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Bullet with Tremolo HSS:

              Great guitar. The single coils are ok. I fond the neck real nice. Tuners work fine. I lubed the but oiled the fretboard, installed 2 Seymour duncan humbuckers and set it up with 10s. I love this guitar. Sounds great even unplugged. Don't let this one pass you bye.

               
              5.0

              Gift of Aztec Gold

              By Guitar Drew

              from TAMPA BAY

              About Me Novice

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              Pros

              • EXCELLENT PRODUCT AND PRICE
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Bullet with Tremolo HSS:

                ANOTHER AMAZING VALUE VALUE GUITAR FROM SQUIER & MUSICIAN'S FRIEND. STRAIGHT OUTTA THE BOX, THIS GUITAR ROCKS. FROM THE FINISH & BODY WORK TO THE PICKUPS & STRINGS. ABSOLUTELY NO BUZZ, EVEN AT HIGH VOLUME THROUGH A TUBE AMPLIFIER. IF THIS GUITAR IS STILL ON SALE, YOU'D BE AMISS IF YOU DID NOT PURCHASE ONE, EVEN IF YOU CAN'T PLAY GUITAR!

                 
                5.0

                I, Christian Taylor, am going to buy this beautiful guitar.

                By Bigman

                from nassau

                About Me Child

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Jamming after school.
                  • Practicing
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Bullet with Tremolo HSS:

                  I basically will jam this guitar 24/7 because why not

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