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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: NBD - Squier Bass vi Reply with quote

Wheeeeeee, new squier bass vi came yesterday from GAK.

I've not really played bass before, so I'm maybe not the best equipped reviewer, but so far I like it a lot. build quality seems excellent, feels a little sturdier that the vm jag I got. That's maybe just because it's bigger and heavier though. Sounds really nice to me, but I'm running it through a guitar amp, so again not a fair appraisal of the bass toanz. Finish is really nice, can't find any flaws on it so far. Set up was pretty damn good. I normally try and drop the action on any guitar I get to as low as it goes, but I don'y suppose that's all that necessary on a bass. The D string was buzzing as it was just touching the intonation screw, but dropping that saddle one screw turn completely resolved that. Tuning seems OK(ish). I guess the stringa are new, and it's pretty fuckin hard tuning the bottom E. My snark gets wobbled into oblivion Laughing . Haven't tried intonating yet, as I haven't spent more than an hour or two with it yet, but it certainly doesn't sound a mile off.

So far very pleased. I've wanted a bass of some description for a while. I probably wouldn't have bought a straight up bass as I wouldn't really get the use, but this may act as a bit of a bridge gapper.

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And a rough demo. Sorry about the shit playing.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff, very jealous. And well done for doing a demo so quick.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great demo, love the sounds you're getting out of it
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastic AN DEMO

better job then I coulda done.. and far more timely as well Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Very pleased so far, and genuinely really happy to have a bass. I know to many it's not strictly a bass in the traditional sense, but I'll be able to learn some funky lines this summer. Really seems like a whole lotta guitar for the money.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds pretty good; similar to my Schecters through guitar amps (with new strings). That's quite promising.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys in the UK tend to get screwed pretty hard by gear companies, nice that you got the jump on these. Small consolation.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! Looks fantastic! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so fucking excited by these that I actually kind of want one in black so I can put a black pickguard on it, Robert Smith style (when i had my long curly hair people would say I looked like him and it got annoying for a while so now i can do this to rub it in their faces)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

amazing!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff all round!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very jealous and thanks for taking the time to do an demo. Like the tones you got out of it.

I really want one of these but have got to get some building work done first so am going to have to defer gear purchases for a while. Once that's done though, I will have more space to clutter up with guitars etc. Just probably won't have any cash left to buy anything.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shit, i thought these were just on pre-order!

might bide my time until confused/angry people start selling them on.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha;

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff indeed. It looks downright smart even in black actually.

Excellent vid BTW - I really dig the 'verb and pitch bending goodness with the fuzz. How often does a bass have a reverb handle, after all? The more I think about it, the more possible uses I have for it.

I really should hate you for making me spend money a few months down the line, but I'm glad you've confirmed that I really do want one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!

What's the bridge like? As shite as the VM Jag & Jazz and in need of a Staytrem?

Or stable and usable?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what's the price point on these?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet Demo!! can't wait to give one of those a try myself. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joey wrote:
what's the price point on these?


Not sure about US but over here they are going for 273.
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