Summary: I bought this with the intention of using it as a Novelty for a rock a billy surf band i play in.But it turns out i use this thing for Classic Rock/Recording and anything else that comes up.It played well out the box on arrival but i had to adjust the string height and intonation. Plays like butta now.And the Bass bridge is heacy guage also..Love this bass and glad i picked it up. going to pick up the Classic Vibe Jazz Bas sin Olympic white.
Pros: Fun To Play, Good Feel, Good Pick Up, Good Tone, Looks great, Solid Electronics
"Love the body, Hate the pick up and low output signal "
By Vee L in San Diego, CA, zzounds.com
8 October 2012
Excerpt: The basic sound color is there but it can't truly be appreciated with this pick up signal strength. Amazing the tone sweep is there that's why all I really want is to change the pick up and maybe add a pick up near the bridge for more variety. I love the full scale maple neck with the ability set low fast action with rounds or flat wounds. From Louis J. to Aimee M.
"An interesting take on a vintage 50s Fender Precision bass, all in a very playable and great-sounding package of high build qual"
By a customer from gmail.com, zzounds.com
22 November 2011
Excerpt: Verey good sound, like a P-bass. The pickup is good, with Alnico magnets. I had a Duncan Antiquity '51 pickup lying around, popped it in and brought the sound to a new level. That said, this is truly a great bass for the money, no doubt about that.
"Great sounding and playing bass. Love the looks. I would recommend it to anyone especially if you are playing classic rock. It"
By a customer from comcast.net, zzounds.com
25 October 2011
Excerpt: I'm very pleased with sound of this bass. I has a definite P-Bass sound. Good tone and sustain. It has a very bright sound with the maple neck. For an inexpensive bass I am very happy with sound.
Excerpt: Sound on this bass is very boomy, not muddy, just boomy, kind of like a vintage bass sounds, so if you want a classic P bass sound, this is not for you. This bass is straight up bass and almost no treble, made to function much like an upright bass on with the precision of the frets and volume and tone control of the amplification. So if your into big band or need a very bassy/boomy sound, this is the bass. Feels much like a retro P bass with a fat neck.
Summary: Bang for the buck. That's what we're all looking for and that's what the Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50's bass delivers. Gloss neck and fretboard promote easy hand movement while the action makes fretting easy. The PUP reprlicates that original P-Bass (Telecaster bass) sound. Punchy, definitve notes with nice warm, round undertone is what you'll hear. No volume or tone issues here! This bass cuts through in a mix either live or in the studio.
Excerpt: It's a passive P-Bass! It definitely gets the vintage tone right. If that's what gets you going then you will not be dissapointed by any other aspect of its build quality. It really is a beauty to behold! But it's a peculiar creature! While there's no doubt about it's vintage applications, I can honestly say (as a working muso) that I haven't actually found a way to use it yet.