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USA Virginia

no... but if you hum a few bars....
Feb 18th, 2015 12:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

My name is Steve and I have a Squier... my FrakenStrat as I call it. My Brother-in-law "found" it (I suspect someone was throwing it away... i hope) and gave it to me

it is fantastic. it needed a little repair with the electronics but it stays in tune; the intonation is just right; the action is great;....AND it's blue! I always wanted a blue one.

it has a far better tone than my much more expensive 1978 ovation UKII

the only limit is that it it only has 21 frets

but who am i kidding? I'm not going up that far


Southwest Ohio

24/7 - closed Saturday and Sunday
Feb 18th, 2015 05:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

I had a 2014 Squier Affinity strat, and was pleasantly surprised by the build quality, especially for $179!



Feb 18th, 2015 11:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've said it before, although I own several pricier guitars, my Squier Jag HH always makes me grin.
"Squier" is rock 'n roll for "Fun"!

FDP Data Goon

When I sin

I sin real good
Feb 18th, 2015 01:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have more expensive guitars.

But my go-to is a cheapie Squier VM Jaguar. It was just..right. I've had few guitars that have *it* for me like it does, and my love for it hasn't gone away in almost three years.

Love my other ones as well - but the newer ones have come into their own. In the old days I bought them because they were just MIMs with meaner pickups (which I like) and a little cheaper hardware, and now I buy them because...I like them.

My basic VM Mustang is a better guitar in every respect than my '69RI MIJ Mustang (which is perfectly serviceable) except cosmetics, but at the end of the day that's not why I play 'em.

I'm up to six again (VI, Mustang, Jaguar, Strat, Jazz Bass, Mascis Jazzmaster) - I'd put half of them against anything I've ever played in the "makes me happy" category.

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Hoarder of instruments
Feb 18th, 2015 01:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

Long ago I made a decent living as a bassplayer. Since 1971 I've had one or more American-made basses, Fenders, Gibsons and a Kramer--until last year.

I bought a vintage 1983 MIJ Squier P a couple of years ago. Then I bought a Squier Tele bass with the mudbucker. I liked these so well that I sold my American-mad Jazz Plus

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Can do wheelies

on a unicycle
Feb 18th, 2015 03:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Steve, let me know if you need help with the electronics. I'll be happy to fix it for ya.

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Feb 24th, 2015 05:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a Squier VM Special Jaquar bass that is a real pleasure to play. Have had Classic Vibes that I really liked but traded all 3 to get a Fender American Special Jazz that I loved. My favorite Classic vibe was the P. Great bass. Don't normally like Fender's Fiesta Red as they come out looking Hot pink but the Classic Vibe Fiesta read was striking looking. Would own another if I had the money.



Mar 25th, 2015 03:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

I never cared for the Squier line until a few years ago (I guess 8 years by now)... I had picked up one of those Guitar Center special runs on a cherryburst Strat. It (to me) sounded equal to a Highway 1 Strat. I eventually stripped it, refinished it in Sea Foam Green lacquer and dropped in GFS Vintage style pickups. I loved that Strat. Whatever pickups I put in it sounded great (even MIM Standards).

I have had several different Strats and Jazz Basses. Rigt now I have a Squier Vintage Modified '70's Jazz Bass and ordered a Squier James Johnston Jazz Bass which should be here by Friday. Before I purchased the new bass, I went and tried a Fender MIM Standard Jazz but was so not impressed.

The Squiers now seem to have come back to being the quality instruments the original Japanese run were and have more of a classic feel and vibe to them that won't break the bank.

So, maybe next year, I'll invest in a nice Squier Strat just so I have a Strat again... or maybe a Jaguar. I've always wanted one of those...

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So. Cal. USA

Mar 26th, 2015 04:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Like rev-rob, my favorite offset is my Squier VM Jaguar. I also own a Squier VM Bass VI that enjoy. Huge bang for the buck and I have no issues playing these instruments on any stage.

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It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Mar 27th, 2015 06:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a nice array of guitars and my Squier J5 Tele makes me smile as much as any of the others when I play it.

The only mod I've done to it was to re-wire it from the stock 2xVolume controls to separate Volume + Tone.
Oh, I did put a cool black/silver paisley pickguard on it, too.
I fully expected to be looking for replacement pickups, but after playing it for a while, I am not touching these stock tone monsters.

The J5 has seen a number of gigs - and will continue to do so. In fact, I was just thinking (before I even saw this thread) that I'm going to put a fresh set of strings on it and play it this Saturday night.



Apr 2nd, 2015 04:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

Since I have the VM '70's Jazz so I ordered a VM Jazz in Sunburst (I got the Johnston model, but the color turned me off, otherwise it was awesome so I returned it). This Vintage Modified has such a 1960's vibe. Arrived yesterday. I keep looking at it and it reminds me so much of the Fender American Series Jazz Bass from a few years ago. It is a flawless beautiful bass. I just replaced those stupid chrome control knobs with the black Jazz Bass ones and will get chrome covers for it soon.

Set up was perfect out of the box and the frets are dressed perfectly. No complaints. MUCH nicer than the MIM Fender Standard Sunburst Jazz GC has for $350 or so more than this one.

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