It has everything you need to get started. The short answer, based on the limited information you provided, is that the Jackson would be better for shredding or heavy metal. While quality in their own right, I feel like every MIM I've picked up felt better in hand than any squire I've picked up. It varies with the individual guitar. Zero complaints about it, and no profession set up either. Personally, I like the Squiers better. Squier vs Fender Bass I was thinking about making a step out of Squier basses and move up to an actual Fender Bass, mostly because I'm expecting to get a better sound (I like P special basses) But fellow Musicians recommended me to stick to Squier, since they're actually better than fender. If you want a classic style mustang, the CV or VM from Squier are the way to go but may need some improvements over time. I got it for $375, and it has been a great, great guitar. Fender Vs Squire Mustang (opinions) Hi, I’ve been gassing for a sort of mustang/ Duo Sonic type of 3/4 offset for a while now, and I’m not sure what I want. It’s just something about that look and Fender feel that makes it MAGNETIC to me. On the surface, they look very similar so understandably, something we often get asked is ‘what is the difference between Squier and Fender?’ To put it simply, Squier offer budget versions of Fender guitars. I tried out a Classic Player jazzmaster (MIM) and the J Mascis Squier Jazzmaster recently and couldn’t hear the $300 difference. I have heard that the Fender Squier Classic Vibe is on paar with MiM starts? So is Squier really much lower in quality than Fender? Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. 3 saddle vintage style brass bridge. Now Fender has this new great Player series (which look absolutely stunning). I am in the market for another bass guitar. If you want a guitar that’s good to go immediately but doesn’t have the same features as the original Mustang then I would recommend the lower priced Fender models. They're about the same, MiMs are overpriced; they should cost $400 new. 438. I want to buy a quality one for preferably less than $400 or so. American Fenders are made in one Fender-owned factory, as are Mexican models. I think a proper set up goes a long way, and they can make good project guitars to upgrade pickups or tuners. Fender I do feel that the electronics are where they cut a lot of the costs, they're decent sounding, but I plan on changing everything sometime soon. The modding was expensive, but the guitar itself was only around $500 (used) and is probably the best-bang-for-your-buck vintage spec Mustang (minus the pickups, which are like a Strat pickup with flat poles). I have a squier P-bass which is just great. Thanks for visiting. share. I did notice that when I got my MiA fender strat that it was rock solid on all those accounts and the neck is surprisingly fast. ... Reddit's Loudest and Most In-Tune Community of Bassists Electric, acoustic, upright, and otherwise. Welcoming My Vintage Modified Squier Jazz Bass To The Family Offset Just Bought My First Bass Squier Classic Vibe 60s Jazz Couldnt ... Hd Fender Squier Pack Squier 0371823606 Transparent Png Image Fender Squire 5 String Jazz Bass Gearslutz I have a Squier VM Mustang and like it a lot. So i am planning to buy a new bass, but i don't have much money. With a more vintage spec Mustang you're limited to Strat-sized single coils or humbuckers unless you don't mind digging into the body. My friend has a Fender Mustang with P90s that sound great as they are much hotter than the stock single coils on the Squier but it doesn’t have a trem system and not as many switching options. Fender Precision Bass vs. Fender Squier Precision Bass. A setup squier can be a workhorse, people sometimes gig with them. I think I might go with one of the variants of the two names in the title. Most folk would be content with changing the world with the Telecaster, the first commercially available solid body electric.Yet, lightning struck again in 1954 when Leo unleashed the Stratocaster, arguably the most famous electric guitar of all time. Early 60s Fender sound is bright and the neck section is thin. Not fat, and not fat. CV and VM squier is better than MIM Fender. And the prettiest. Maple, gloss polyester neck. Jul 26, 2012 #12 3) The pickups themselves are really thin, twangy, not great. I disagree. I usually enjoy Phillip's videos, but he chose the most annoying way possible to present this information. If you are happy with a Squier, go ahead an buy it. If you're thinking of buying different stuff to modify it, consider how much money you'd put in to get it closer to the MIM Fender, which might look like the better buy considering no need to mod. Get one of the MIM offsets if you want a guitar that will last you 30 years and hold up great/ be the real deal. Cross it off your list for the following reasons: 1) That's so close to the cost of a used MIM Fender Mustang/Duo Sonic 2) The pickup switch system is annoying/cumbersome. Very light. As beginner you should not get into the features. So, Squier has these amazing looking classic vibe '50s telecasters. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. I want to add a strat to my collection and a tele but I am not sure how true this statement is? That said I will happily play a squier or epiphone if given one. 158k. The Squier has more features I want but I worry that the quality won't be so great. With Fender you get a more traditional and classic feeling Strat. I agree with the sentiment that MIM is closer to MIA than squire is to MIM. I want the body be like jazz bass. I picked up a Fender Strat 50's classic in daphne blue, with custom YJM pickups for $540. Many Fender guitars, especially Stratocasters, now have a “modern C shape” (or “flat oval”) neck profile, a flattened variation of the traditional C shape. Personally, I went with a Fender Japan '65 Reissue and then heavily modded it including new pickups and elcetronics, alternate wiring, a new paintjob, and an improved bridge. My first guitar was a Squier and I have a normal Fender now. Is this true? Looks completely brand new. The Squier Bullet Mustang is pretty different from most other Mustangs--it has a hardtail, top loading bridge and just a toggle switch, to say nothing of the hot humbucking pickups. Welcoming My Vintage Modified Squier Jazz Bass To The Family Offset ... Fender Squier Jazz Bass For Sale In Placentia California Pimping Through Necessity Fender Jazz Marcus Miller Signature I own a 2016 MIM Offset series Mustang and I love it. The body lines alone just feel classically right on the Fender and more modern on the Suhr. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. That said I will happily play a squier or epiphone if given one. Another option is waiting until the new CV Mustang gets out on the market. Community resources, and extensive FAQ for players new and old. I don't have any of them anymore but the American Deluxe and the EJ were very good guitars. I have a squier P-bass which is just great. Is used ok, or does it have to be new? However, I have been making a lot of mods to it to improve it. "60s" is about Don Rich, through a Fender Super Reverb combo 4x10. The CV mustang is just about to release meaning you'd have to buy it new for $350. I have played squiers that had a wee bit of fret buzz, or the tuning goes off with a significant bend. This is a rough time, for people who lust after guitars based on the appearance of those guitars - and not based on past experience. Its' very well built and plays great. The stock bridge is also not very good and rattles. The Bullet is fun to mod but it's clearly a cheap guitar. Fender vs. K-Line, Suhr, etc. This is the most common modern neck profile: C-shaped necks have a comfortable oval profile that works well for most playing styles. If you want a traditional-style Mustang, I've heard nothing but good things about the CV series in general, and it's very close in price to the VM series, making them second cheapest after the Bullet. It was introduced in 1950 and renamed the Broadcaster shortly after… What Fender CS does well though is aging and relic'ing. The bullet mustang has an incredibly cheap, rough unfinished neck. Fender CS on the other hand is a little more variable, some are amazing and some are okay. The bullet mustang is a great beginner's guitar. I'm a big fan of inexpensive guitars if you can't tell. I’m gonna go with the Offset Duo sonic HS I like the idea of it. [Discussion] Fender Squier Classic Vibe vs. MiM Fender Stratocaster. That is the only true difference I'm hearing between the guitars. 9 comments. I could definitely save up and get the Fender Mustang, which sound and play beautiful, or possibly mod the bullet with better pups. Yep. I’ve never owned a real fender, but I’ve tried both of the guitars I first mentioned. Get a offset series Mustang / Duo rather than the Bullet if you want an instrument that will last you a long while. I particularly love the pull knob that splits the humbucker. I don't know about VM series, but I've played both MiM and my CV an they felt very similar in build quality, I prefer the pickups on my guitar. Ive had my Squier Jazz for 11 years, years before I had a Precision. A lot of my favorite features aren't available on the Fenders. At the end of the day, I find the Suhr's to be much more inspirational when it comes to making music, and that's really what it's all about imho. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. But in general build quality of Fender should be higher. I think that you pay extra for that quality/stability. The first guitar I bought was a Squier Strat and I can play all different types of music on it - punk, rock, acoustic stuff through the pick ups, and metal. Squiers are perfect for a base to set up your idea of the best set up. Series: Classic Vibe Body Material: Poplar Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane Neck: Maple, ‘C’ Shape Neck Finish: Vintage Tint Gloss Fingerboard: Indian Laurel, 9.5 inches (241 mm) Frets: 21, Narrow-Tall Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.650 inches (42 mm) Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style But you will absolutely find well maintained squiers and epiphones that knock the socks off some of their more expensive cousins. Fender Vs. Squier. In the Japanese home market this exact same model got a Fender decal, so in every respect, apart from the decals, it is a Fender (as I stated previously, a Squier can be every bit as good as some Fenders). I don't think the MIM Fender Mustangs are a big enough improvement over the nicer Squiers to justify the price bump. Squier Bass Reddit Date - July 28, 2018. Single coils, humbuckers, a combination of the two, or "doesn't matter I'm replacing the stock pickups with something either way"? I own two MiM Fenders (strat & tele) and they sound and feel as good as my friends MiA Strat. I think the best way to narrow it down is to ask yourself what you like about the Mustang and what you hope to get out of it. It's redundant in places and not as easy to change while playing as a three or five way switch, but comes stock with out of phase as an extra tonal option. ... Reddit's Loudest and Most In-Tune Community of Bassists Electric, acoustic, upright, and otherwise. The stock pickups are decent sounding but pretty weak so I replaced them. Custom vintage-style pickups. I have a MIM Fender Duo-Sonic HS. Plus, I don't see any traditional-style Fender Mustangs until you get to the MIJ/MIA ones. Squier is Fender's budget line, so there has to be differences in materials, but the main thing is that Squiers are now made by low cost labour and will typically have varyiable quality control. I guess when it comes to the purchase you gotta weigh a couple things: initial price, initial build quality, and your willingness to modify it. Now a legendary instrument available in dozens of variations, the iconic “Tele” became the world’s first successfully mass-produced solid body electric guitar.Fender's Esquire guitar was the first prototype for the Telecaster and was produced in limited numbers. I think the Squier with 10s would sound nearly the same. Used is probably going to be cheaper and may be your only option if you want certain specs (like no body contours or certain FSR colors). Thanks! So your two options are the Squire Bullet mustang, going for $150, or a used MIM Fender Mustang or Duo Sonic, going for $380 or $400. Leo Fender was a genius. I went with a Mastery and it is flawless. Cheaper than just your regular MIM Fender Strat. Its only weakness was the tuning keys, which honestly arent great, but not bad for the price point. Members. In addition, the HSS version with its fat-sounding humbucking bridge pickup would also be adequate for some heavy metal styles. Hi, I’ve been gassing for a sort of mustang/ Duo Sonic type of 3/4 offset for a while now, and I’m not sure what I want. I also purchased a Bullet Mustang last year, and it is very bare bones compared to the MIM, which is what makes it great as a modding platform. If you buy used you will probably be able to sell it for what you paid, if you decide later that you want a Fender. That being said, I still wouldn’t go with a Squier Bullet. You're after the wrong AO American Fender product. If you're looking for an aged guitar, or even 'closet classic' type, imo K-Line surpasses the Fender Custom Shop (I've never played a masterbuilt, but those are $5K). Can't say anything about MIA. As you’d expect, price varies widely in every category. I think if I were you I would check out the Squier Classic vibes or a Fender Made in Mexico standard Telecaster. I believe it. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I did notice that when I got my MiA fender strat that it was rock solid on all those accounts and the neck is surprisingly fast. The VM and CV are priced about right and neither is significantly better than the other options. To me this is totally not true. Press J to jump to the feed. Generally a much less quality product, but it is a fraction of the price. It was a steal to me. It has a Squier decal on the headstock, but is a factory mix of American and Japanese parts. Learn more about Fender electric basses. Having owned a Bullet Mustang, the neck felt and looked almost like raw wood. In today's video, Chappers and The Captain put the cheapest Fender guitar they could find up against the most expensive Squier! The good thing is though, the Squier can get you the Fender vibe for not alot of money. How important is it for it to have the traditional switching system? In 1951 the Telecaster was introduced to the world by Leo Fender, a Southern California inventor and businessman. G&L Tribute blows both out of the water on craftsmanship and design and is cheaper than MiM and occasionally can be found new for the same price as the Squier. I wasn't a fan, even after changing out the pickguard for a tortoiseshell one with single coil pickups. Japanese Mustangs are worth considering also. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Kiesel, EBMM, PRS, Fender, Tom Anderson, Suhr, Gibson. I could definitely save up and get the Fender Mustang, which sound and play beautiful, or possibly mod the bullet with better pups. They are usually not as deep as most U- and V-shaped neck profiles. To conclude, get the bullet mustang if you want a very light guitar for a beginner that is cheap, fun to throw around and upgrade/customize. If you were going to get the MIM mustang, get the P90 version. That aside, I can't think of many (if any) reasons to buy Fender over Suhr, and that's coming from someone who has played Fenders for decades. They cost almost the same and do not have any major difference. Squier Pine body, gloss polyester finish. The hardtail Offset series Mustangs have a swimming pool route, making it easy to replace the pickups with pretty much any kind. So it can be expected. Do you need one with a vibrato (or prefer the look and plan to hardtail)? This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion. This guy taught me about “pot metal,” which, even though it’s guitar-related, has nothing to do with potentiometers or marijuana. Both Fender and Squier make many of the same models – Strats, Teles, Jaguars, Jazzmasters, Jazz Basses, P-Basses and so on. Every Fender is not better than every Squier, but on average, Fender basses are better than Squier basses. Thread starter gunnar1104; Start date ... American Standard Tele, American Deluxe Strat, Eric Johnson Strat, and a Squier CV. Japanese Fenders are made under contract by two non-Fender factories. Sometimes the bridge isn't as stable as you might want. (Mainly top loading bridge on a Tele). Squier Jazz Bass Reddit Date - April 17, 2019. For a little more money, a 50's or 60's classic is nice for around $500 used. Here - check the comparison between a Chinese Squier and an American strat - it'll answer your question. If you wanted a 1990s 3/4 size Duo Sonic, you could find one for around the same price. The best place to start if you're new is right below in our "Rules" section. New Squiers top out at around $ For the money that you'll spend modding the Bullet you can buy a Fender that'll work great stock.
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