Squier Standard Series Basses (P/PJ Specifically)

Discussion in 'The Squier Bass Place' started by yellowsnow4free, Sep 16, 2019.

Which neck profile do you prefer?

  1. P neck profile

    2 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. J neck profile

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. yellowsnow4free

    yellowsnow4free Squier Talker

    Age:
    29
    10
    Aug 27, 2019
    California
    Hey everyone,

    I have a 2005 Affinity P-Bass that I'm thinking of upgrading from. I'm not in a rush, so I'm hoping to find a Standard model, since I think an artist / CV / VM will be out of my price range (unless I find a deal).

    Here's the research I've compiled so far:

    Squier Standard Precision Bass (says "Precision Bass" on the headstock) and Squier Standard P-Bass Special (says "P-Bass Special" on the headstock): PJ pickup configuration, J neck profile. (source)

    I assume there's also a Squier Standard Precision Bass with only the P pickup and a P neck profile, but I haven't confirmed that yet.

    If I want a Squier/Fender PJ with a P neck profile, what are my options? (aside from the Affinity line).

    Thanks!

    - Anthony
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019
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  2. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Age:
    35
    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    My favorite bass neck ever, as far as I know, is a normal P-Bass neck shape from my Fender Blacktop Precision

    Trying to recall from memory, the Squier PBass Standard does have a P Neck, not a J.
     
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  3. yellowsnow4free

    yellowsnow4free Squier Talker

    Age:
    29
    10
    Aug 27, 2019
    California
    Thanks for the reply drewcp!

    I went to Guitar Center over the weekend and tried to determine which neck I preferred.

    It's hard to say since I'm basically at level zero in terms of bass skill, but I think I like the P profile better; it reminds me more of the neck on my Strat than the J neck does.

    My hands aren't particularly big (normal, not small) but I've been told my fingers are kinda long, so maybe it feels OK? I do like the extra width of the P neck compared to the J.

    Unfortunately it doesn't look like there's a PJ Squier in the Standard line with a P neck? Idk if the CV or VM has one that would fit that bill.
     
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