Artists use this
Here's the truth, it sounds mostly the same as a Fender Precision Bass. I might venture to say that it's a little darker tone wise than an actual Fender P, but I think that's because the strings on my friends Fender P are pretty fresh. The key difference, I think, is playability. My Squier P is just not as easy to play as a Fender P. The neck is kind of chunky and the action comes stock at a medium height. Also, the neck is not glossy, a feature that I will look for when purchasing my next bass. The Squier P also has a cheaper look to it, but that is as much as I can articulate about it's appearance in comparison to a Fender P. Something about it is... Rounder? It looks like a little bubbly next to an actual Fender P. All in all, it's really not that bad. I love mine to death, but it is my first bass.. It handles fuzz and effects just fine as far as I'm concerned
My only bass
The only bass I own at the current moment. While it's not the greatest sounding bass in the world in my opinion, it does the job for me for right now. I aim to get a much better quality bass in the future.
I bought this at a local music shop in Watertown, CT as part of the Affinity Combo Starter Pack that comes with Rumble 15 Bass Amplifier and much more. At the time we REALLY needed a bass but at the most affordable rate. The situation called for this. But with a little bit of work on it, it's not that bad! Use it for writing songs/recording demos, and my bassist will use this as his second bass from time to time at shows. Decent Starter Bass IMO.
Beginner bass with character
This was my first bass, which I've had for 10 years now. I got it in a starter pack along with the Fender Rumble 15. With new strings, this thing really shines. I had it in pieces for 3 years because I wanted to repaint the body. I ended up sanding it down recently and decided to keep some of the black, but also have some of the natural wood peaking through. I played a gig with it and my sweat showed up on the body because I didn't put a clear coat when finished. The parts of the bass are fine for the price of the bass. It stays in tune quite well and there's no fret buzz. The pickups also sound good, as I said before, when paired with fresh strings. Boiled strings do just as well.
Got this second-hand from someone advertising it on Craigslist. Swapped out the stock pickguard for a nice tortoise-shell one. Sounds alright, may very well swap out the pickups at some point for something meatier. Run this into my Ampeg combo with the TS9 in front of it, and it SLAYS.
Great tone for a squier
I bought this bass with pretty low expectations, and found myself amazed. Especially paired with new strings, this bass can roar just like a high-end Fender if you mess with the EQ enough. And with the added single coil at the bridge, a whole new variety of tones is available. Only reason I rate it with four instead of five is that the pickups' DI sounds pretty horrible. Very low-midrange-y, kind of gives you a headache. You have to EQ the hell out of it before it sounds decent. The pickups have cut out a couple of times, and I've had to have the machine heads replaced because they all weren't turnable after a while. But, after replacing (a very easy fix), it works like a dream. The knbos have also fallen off, but that is also a pretty easy fix. Other than that, a fantastic bass, especially for a Squier.