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Squire Classic Vibe P bass

bassestkkm

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Just picked up a Fiesta Red one two weeks ago. It was between that and a Standard Fender MIM P. Played them both through the same amp and definitely liked the Squire more. Actually I'm loving it. Only issue I have is I want flats on it. Its almost too bright with the current rounds. Anyone have a similar experience?:JAM
 

MSS

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They are really good but a bit bright; I have a surf green model. Just for the record......SQUIER!! :)
 

DavidLM

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Put D'addario Chromes on it. Flats but not super dark. Those and a P are a marriage made in heaven.
 

DavidLM

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The light 45-100 Chromes aren't high tension to me. Maybe a bit more tension than rounds, but they are so smooth the (sliding) playability is high.

The Thomastik Infield "jazz" flats are the really low tension ones, I think. People call those floppy. I haven't tried them and from the description and the $70 price, I probably won't try them.
 

KrisHayes

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These are awesome basses, getting some love on the forums. Don't be fooled by the headstock - these are great and will beat out some Fenders no doubt!
 

bassestkkm

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So I've finally recorded with it and have done a couple gigs. I'm no Geddy and I still had the rounds on there but I did a cover of Spirit of the Radio and the bass I think sounds pretty awesome.

Also: My little sister is part of the city youth council and they put on an even where we did a gig. Played a lot of different stuff and the strings had mellowed out a little by then. We did a cover of Who Did You Think I Was by John Mayer Trio and the bass was sounding really good. I love this thing.

Nao maybe a Strat to add to the collection :p
 

oldlefty

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These are awesome basses, getting some love on the forums. Don't be fooled by the headstock - these are great and will beat out some Fenders no doubt!
True. I picked up a Vinatage Modified J-bass and was very impressed by the quality and sound (I have Gibson and Fender 6-strings). The CVs and VMs are a whole 'nother animal. "Not your grandfather's Squier."
 

sidewinder IV

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I have a Squire CV 50's Precision strung with flats and love it. I'm considering putting D'addario Black Nylon Tapewounds on it. I have a set on my Fender Precision Plus and man does it sound good. While I do concur that the Chromes have made a place as a standard for flatwound strings, I suggest you contact Jason at bassstringsonline to discuss what kind of tone you want to achieve with flatwounds. I have a set of Rotosound flats on another bass because I felt the strings matched to the bass would help get me to the tone I was wanting. I've ordered several sets from Jason. He's knowledgable and good to work with. Not sure if it would help, but tell him Sidewinder IV from TalkBass sent ya.
 

Bubbalou

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I had a CV 60's Classic Vibe P bass in Fiesta Red. Very nice bass. I put DR Silver Star lightly coated rounds on it and loved the tone. These strings cut back on the string/Finger/Fret noise. I have these strings on my Fender American Special Jazz and love the tone. I hate bright clanky sounding rounds. For flats I have used Rotosound 77's and love the tone but they didn't last long before they were dull sounding. Also have used Chromes...ok but something about the tone grated on my nerves. I love TI Jazz Flats but you have to get used to the low tension feel.
 

wilder

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I really like the DR flats on my 60 Classic Vibe P. I have one with chromes as well and it's a lot brighter. The DRs have a vintage thump.
 






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