Dec 16, 2019 #1. flux1968 TDPRI Member. Custom vintage-style pickups. Press J to jump to the feed. You could make a reasonable argument that higher tier squiers are pretty equal to mim fenders, but to say that “squiers are better than fenders” is just wrong. Also, I've only been playing for 9 months but I've progressed significantly.. as opposed to some friends who've picked up guitar (ego?). Fingerboard Radius: 9.5” (241 mm) 9. Während Squier 1982 als Modell von Fender eingeführt wurde, wurde es bald sehr populär und schnitzte sich eine Nische für sich, um ein starker Markenname zu werden, der von der Muttergesellschaft Fender in neueren Märkten wie Korea und China produziert wird. Age: 52 Posts: 4. Neck Shape: “C” Shape 6. You can go further and change out your bridge and all that but pickups alone will make your Squire shine. Some, like Fender, offer entire budget lines—in Fender’s case, the Squier brand. About 1000 USD. If you do down the route you are thinking about it might look cool until some who knows their stuff looks at it and realises you are trying to pass it off as something it is not and deep down you will also know that it is not a fender as well. Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by flux1968, Dec 16, 2019. Also I may disagree with you on the quality of the Squier necks, but you have good taste in Fenders, That guitar is beautiful. Der Austausch von Teilen einer Squier kann ein schwieriges Unterfangen sein. This has been changing in recent years. The difference in playability between fender and squier guitars is almost nil these days. Fender further innovated the bass with the release of the Jazz Bass in 1960. In doing so you protect the cost of your investment if that matters to you and get a 'real' fender (which seems important to you - which I am not knocking at all, I have both a Squier and Fender Tele and my other half always says 'well, it is not really a telecaster when I talk about the Squier). When you come to sell it it will be worth pretty much CV money, so it will be several hundred $/£/€/whatever down the drain. Looking for a beginner guitar? Many beginning guitar players start with Squier guitars. Our interactive gear guide, FindYour.Fender.com, matches you with the perfect model by learning about your sound & style. Very true, I'm close friend with a luthier who will charge me very low. If you hate the squier logo you can sand that off too, it's just a sticker. I was not a happy camper that day. I personally have played squiers as well as fenders and just prefer the way the neck feels on a fender as opposed to the Squier. For over five decades, artists have fallen in love with both the Jazz Bass and the P Bass, and the debate over which one to choose has raged for just as long. Eh. The contemporary/modern take or the “vintage” line. Press J to jump to the feed. That way, your whole guitar will get a nice working over at the same time, it should feel great. Admittedly I did spring for the $700 Mexi Modern because I saw a flame top and just had to have it. Fret Size: Medium Jumbo 11. Hello, I currently have the idea to modify my Squier Classic Vibe to as close as a Fender as it could possibly get-meaning I'd be modify; adding a Mexican Fender Neck w/ Fender tuners. Originally called the Deluxe, the Jazz Bass was conceived as a stablemate to the Jazzmaster guitar, which was introduced two years prior. Mostly doing it so it no longer says Squier & I think Indian Laurel fingerboard date clunky.. just my opinion though. Neck Material: Maple 4. MORE! But it'll probably be easier to look for a Fretless MIM for $400 than it would to buy the stuff for it. Everything across the board is just nicer. 3 saddle vintage style brass bridge. It’s all about personal preference. For example, more recentl… Community resources, and extensive FAQ for players new and old. Body Material: Alder 2. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. What you think? Squier has a reputation for being the low end version of popular Fender models. Neck Finish: Satin Urethane 5. Number of Frets: 21 10. The Fender Mustang features a 24 inch scale, the same as the Jaguar. The best answer I can think of is consistency. Es gibt nicht nur imperiale und metrische Größenunterschiede, sondern auch einige Unterschiede innerhalb der Fender-Modelle selbst. So … Used, around $810. Vintera's are beautiful, definitely my dream guitar. All of the necks and bodies are CNC cut and hand radius'd/contoured regardless of the production line, so you end up paying big bookoo bux for the Fender name and maybe slightly better fret ends and pickups. The best place to start if you're new is right below in our "Rules" section. I just feel like getting the authentic fender neck w/ tuners would be a lot better than just buying a Vintera that will only sound a BIT nicer than the current Fender Designed Alnico Pickups on my current CV Mustang. It's impossible to boil down to a single difference between Fenders and Squiers, because both badges cover such a range of price and quality, and there can even be some overlap between them. I play mostly Nirvana and similar stuff and was wondering what the differences between the Jag/Mustang and strat and also the Jag and Mustang as I would like to get one around the holidays. When I run the numbers for upgrades, I compare the cost of the parts + the resale value of the guitar with the price of a used model with the specs I want. The whole thing is, I just don't want my Mustang that FEELS like a Fender being classified as a Fender. You can file fret ends yourself with 20 minutes and a hand file, and you can upgrade pickups for cheaper than the difference between each guitar line. any difference between a Squier VM Jaguar and a Fender Jaguar (schematic) Discussion in 'Squier Vintage Modified models' started by phil123456, Nov 6, 2020. phil123456 Squier Talker. If not, just stick with your Squire and upgrade it steadily. Would I? i own a squier jazz bass and i played a fender american performer in matte sea foam green. I’ve seen so many Squier Affinity PJ or Squier Broncos going for sale with upgraded pickups and knobs, and most people say these $200 basses with $200 worth of upgrades are just as good as some $1000 fenders, you’re paying for brand name and fancier paint jobs at that point, also some little adjustments to the body, but a file is like $10 and a paint job is like $200 (full body) so like, $610 compared to $1000+. Nut width of Standard is 42 mm, Nut width of Affinity is 40.6 mm. Like in most industries, you inevitably pay in part for a name and its reputation. As far as tone/sound, if you upgrade your pickups and tuners you will have a sound quality basically equal to a fender IMO. By the 12th fret, both instruments’ necks are the same width, so the Jazz Bass neck is more tapered. What is the difference between Fender and Squier? I've run through a number of Squiers, and the MIM necks and pickups are consistently better. Reddit's Loudest and Most In-Tune Community of Bassists Electric, acoustic, upright, and otherwise. Does it feel like trash? Besides, I have a special p bass, what pick ups should i go for? I'll have to sink myself in deeper. But as we said above, Squier has greatly improved its quality on top-of-the-range guitars such as the Classic Series, Vintage Modified, Deluxe or Standard. At the time I was buying, I felt the Bullet was the better value. Squier are manufactured in the Far East, where labour tends to be cheaper; Fender on the other hand are made mostly in Mexico, Japan and America – though the Modern Player range is made in China, and there have been a … The Affinity series features a thinner body and neck, the Standard's neck is more similar to a real Fender neck - thicker and C shaped - whereas the Affinity neck is thinner. I think large scale mods are not really worth it unless you are looking for something hyper-specific that is simply not out there. The biggest difference will be the pickups. I have been playing guitar for 4 months now and purchased a Squier Affinity Strat for my first guitar. Now Fender has this new great Player series (which look absolutely stunning). You can better spend that money and take your guitar to a trusted tech or luthier in your area and have it worked over. If you’re able to, go to a music shop and plug some fenders in and see what you think. you could hold it up 2 inches from your face and it is completely uniform. Also, sometimes the headstock is a tad different, but if I were you I would just buy a Mexi for it really doesn’t make a big difference. 1. Squiers arent necessarily better, but they can be almost as good. This makes a world of difference in playing feel, particularly when playing in the low register. Looks like they Have same guitars such as the strat, the jazzmaster, the mustang ect. I’ve been thinking about getting either a Squier Contemporary series or Classic Vibe Jazz bass. You will save money and it's possible to end up with a better neck than a standard Fender replacement because the fret ends are filed down, the frets are perfectly level and polished and the guitar is setup for the perfect action for you. Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel 8. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. All Fenders/Squiers fall into one of two camps. What is the difference between the Squier Contemporary and Classic Vibe Jazz Bass series? EDIT: Thank you so much for your comments, I try to reply as many as I can. If the new Affinitys are now coming with string through bodies as well as being full thickness, then maybe Squier (Fender) figured it out and decided if the Affinity is going to be more money, then it should be a better guitar! And to me the things you said are the ones that stuck out the most, i’ll add the the smooth fret ends felt great, but the biggest difference to me was the finish quality. If you like the way your Squier feels and just want a different sound, get new pickups. While the price difference between the Squier and Fender stratocasters is considerably smaller than with the Epiphone and Gibson Les Pauls, there's still little doubt that the Fender name alone represents a hefty chunk of the price you pay for a Mexican and USA made Strat. I personally have played squiers as well as fenders and just prefer the way the neck feels on a fender as opposed to the Squier. • Fender acquired the string making company Squier in 1965 but introduced Fender Squier as late as 1982 in the shape of cheaper guitars to compete against Japanese guitars that were inexpensive Alternatively, you could just keep the CV and embrace the Squier brand - 'look how dope this guitar is for little cash' and turn that cash into a second-hand guitar (could even be a strat/tele etc.) Mustang™ LT25. Body Finish: Polyurethane 3. I’m sure some squiers are better than some fenders, and people’s tastes can differ, but if you took 100 squiers at random, 100 fenders at random, and 100 bass players there’s no way you would come to that conclusion. It’s not just “extremely subjective” it’s basically a lie. To the point that I put my CV Tele up for sale after playing my roommate's MIM Tele for about 10s. Recommended Gear. Fender fertigt einen Großteil der Hardware selber, wä… Squier Pine body, gloss polyester finish. Can I purchase it right now? They have their place, but “squiers are better than fenders” is about as wrong as a technically subjective statement can be. BBQedIguana, Jul 7, 2020. These would be the only changes I have in mind for now considering the body of the CV Series are just so nice feeling. The Mustang has two angled single coil pickups with adjacent on-off … Hello, I currently have the idea to modify my Squier Classic Vibe to as close as a Fender as it could possibly get-, adding a Mexican Fender Neck w/ Fender tuners, adding a humbucker or hot-rail at the bridge. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Ah, tricky place I'm in. As you’d expect, price varies widely in every category. If you have guitar related questions, use the "Search" field or ask the community. I believe these replace the Mexican standard series. Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. • Fender guitars are made only in the US while Squier guitars are made by Fender in many countries apart from US. Fender While there are differences in construction, features and hardware between the expensive and budget models, is there much of difference in sound? If you’re able to, go to a music shop and plug some fenders in and see what you think. This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion. The neck is the major difference between MIM and Squier. Age: 40 14. The price differences are usually 4 to 1, meaning that the Fender are usually worth four times more than the Squier. Yes. If you like the way your Squier feels and just want a different sound, get new pickups. Then play your Squire. These would be the only changes I have in mind for now considering the body of the CV Series are just so nice feeling. Is there anything comparing the difference between these models in terms of their electronics? Go to a store and play the MIM player basses, 5-600 USD usually, then play an American Performer(?) Fender-Squier Brands Electric Guitar 2 Year Limited Warranty; Fender Electric Guitars Owner's Manual; Fender Player Series Stratocaster HSS Service Manual; CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. Vintera's go for $899.99. OK, now the details: Fender uses the letters C, U and V to designate its neck profiles, along with numerous variations of each. For those looking to purchase a first Fender or Squier Tele or Strat, there are a few differences that could help you choose between this iconic pair. You guys are helping a lot! "Actually better" is extremely subjective. And the prettiest. Leo Fender was a genius. Squier started with low end, bare-bones versions of the Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster. They both are pretty much the same price and seem really similar so I was wondering what the difference between the two are and also which one tends to be better. This is because of the excellent quality for the price. New Squiers top out at around $ And while Fender offers a wide range of Stratocaster models perfect for a variety of playing levels and styles, Squier expands the Strat range with even more affordable and singularly dynamic alternatives to this classic design. Another difference between Fender and Squier is where they’re made. adding a humbucker or hot-rail at the bridge. $24.99 Fender® Factory Microfiber Cloth. Here are the specifications of the Squier Affinity Stratocaster as listed on the official Fender website. Whats the difference between the Fender Mustang and Fender Jaguar/ Jazzmaster. or an amp. I don't know man, as a college kid buying one would almost break the bank for me- and yes while I still can sell the CV- I'd be still losing money on it considering it's now " used ". I guess it's materialistic ego.. Difference between Jaguar, Mustang and Strat? The hardware can be upgraded obviously, but the fretwork and the sanding on the neck, etc is harder. Pretty much the only difference that I’ve noticed is that the player and American strats come with a little spring for your tremolo bar: Mexis do not have this. The Squier Classic Vibe, in particular, is a great guitar that is very close to the real Fender. I'm looking at Necks for the Mustang being around $220-240.. eh. Right now I wouldn't mind buying my roommate's VM Jazz Bass V and slapping a fretless neck on it. Squier Bullet, Affinity and Classic Vibe Teles - differences? Hi there! Reddit's Loudest and Most In-Tune Community of Bassists The finish is nicer, the fretwork is perfect, the hardware is not Chinese pot metal and the pickups are obviously nicer. At first glance, there wouldn’t be much to discuss. It’s all about personal preference. The main difference you will feel is how sturdy they feel and smooth the neck finish is, if they are built well. Looks great with the black pickguard. Today, there are a host of models exclusive to the Squier brand and of better quality. Maple, gloss polyester neck. The nut on the Jazz Bass neck is 1.5″ wide, whereas the Precision has a 1.625″ nut. Just my 2c. I don't know. Electric, acoustic, upright, and otherwise. Biggest difference between fender and squire will be the little touches that make it better. The higher up the range you go, the better the quality control, and the less likely you are to find a lemon. Nut Material: Synthetic Bo… And if so, is it significant enough to warrant paying up to several thousand dollars more for the high-end model? The main difference between the Affinity and the Standard series is in the neck and the body. Thanks for visiting. All EricBlackmonGuitar Tutorials Produced In 2020! 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. Not that squiers are bad, or aren’t good enough, or don’t make an excellent mod platform. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk5F4E6N0beXemeQswLDRXwG Support … Joined: Dec 6, 2019 Location: New York City. The former tends to have modern tweaks like 9.5” fretboard radius, two-point trems, headstock trussrod adjustment etc, while the latter attempts to replicate vintage specs to varying degrees. Another significant difference between the Precision and Jazz Basses is in their neck shapes. Many beginner guitarist starter packs include Squier Affinity guitars and practice amps. I was thinking about changing the neck on my Squier Tele because it is an affinity and they have weirdly narrow nuts but have decided to instead save some more cash then sell it and use the money to get something else as that is a better value prospect. Bei der Hardware lässt sich der größte Unterschied zwischen den Modellen und Produktionsstätten finden. $149.99 Fender Adjustable Guitar Stand. 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