4-string Solidbody Electric Bass Guitar with Basswood Body, Maple Neck and Fretboard, 1 x Duncan Designed Single-coil Pickup, and a 3-way Tone Switch - Vintage Blonde
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Weight: 9lbs 6oz
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A Tele Bass Loaded with Timeless Tone!When you pick up a classy Squier® Telecaster® Bass, you're probably not going to expect the sheer range of fun, useful, and completely playable tones you'll get from it. That's because there's quite a lot going on under the hood of this humble-looking electric bass guitar than meets the eye. For one thing, the Telecaster Bass's lone single-coil pickup may look harmless enough, but it's really a Duncan Designed PB-102 SCPB, designed to deliver the classic passive bass pickup sound we all know and love. That sound gets a whole lot cooler still, when you add in the 3-way tone switch. There's a ton to like about the Squier Telecaster Bass. Pick one up or keep reading to find out more.
Squier Telecaster Bass 4-string Solidbody Electric Bass Guitar at a Glance:
Tele style provides a classic look and an utterly playable feel
Wait till you get your hands on your Squier Telecaster Bass - you're not going to believe the way this wonderful instrument feels. Much like the original FENDER® Telecaster guitar, the Tele® Bass was designed to provide bass players like you a comfortable, perfectly balanced instrument you could play all night without feeling bogged down. That's not the only thing that makes the Telecaster Bass such a fun and easy instrument to play. Between its smooth and surprisingly subdued action, its consistently solid yet not too beefy neck carve, and its full-sized 1.7" nut, you'll soon find your fingers flying down the fretboard on autopilot.
Duncan Designed PB-102 SCPB pickup delivers classic single-coil sound
There are many reasons why seasoned bass players keep coming back to the simplicity and straightforwardness of single-coil, and the Duncan Designed PB-102 SCPB pickup Squier loaded into their Telecaster Bass is a great example why. The clarity, dynamics, and range of tone you'll get out of this simple instrument is downright impressive, and that's before the amazing tone circuit (more on that down below). The bottom line is simply this: more than anything, the pickups on your instrument have the biggest influence on you tone. It's nice to see that Squier has their priorities straight.
Instantly switch between three totally useful bass guitar tones
Now on to the good stuff. You might be wondering what Squier's deal is slapping what looks like a Tele pickup toggle on a bass that only has a single pickup. That's because this cleverly designed switch is actually the control for the Telecaster Bass's unique three-way tone circuit. In the middle position, you've got the full sound of your pickup, plus the standard tone control at your disposal. That's where you'll get all of your more modern bass tones. Flip that switch into position 1, and you'll instantly enter Baritone mode, which gives you the classic tic-tac-bass sound found all throughout country and Americana styles. Now, take that lever to the other extreme and you've entered "Double Bass" mode. As the name suggests, this mode gives you the smooth and creamy bass sound that's a mainstay of R&B, funk, and jazz. Talk about a huge range of tone! Isn't it time you picked up a Squier Telecaster Bass from Sweetwater?
Squier Telecaster Bass 4-string Solidbody Electric Bass Guitar Features:
Get seriously versatile tone from this Squier Telecaster Bass!
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Mary Ann, Point Pleasant Boro, NJ
Reviewsbased on 1 review
Classic simplicity for a bargain
by Greg Matthews from Clarkston, WA USAShamefully, perhaps, I've always harbored petty prejudices about the Fender instruments manufactured outside the USA. Generally, my opinions have fallen into the quotidian hierarchy that claims the US... read more [+]-made gear is superior, the Japanese-manufactured instruments can be just as good in some instances, and the Mexican guitars are okay. This bass makes it clear that Fender/Squier gear, no matter where it comes from (Indonesia, in this instance), represents some of the best value and quality available to music makers on a budge.
November 14, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
What really sold me on this bass was the materials used in its construction. Basswood body and maple neck basses are standbys in Fender manufacture. Add to this fact the really cool variation of the Telecaster body style and headstock, along with the lone single-coil pickup, and this bass was one I simply had to have.
Aside from exhibiting the brilliant, out-of-the-box playability shared by all instruments shipped from Sweetwater--the guitar was even in tune!--what really stood out to me was how comfortable this bass was. The 32 inch scale neck is ideal for players who prefer a shorter neck, but feel that the Mustang scale compromises tone and intonation. The maple neck is incredibly playable and comfortable, and the instrument's modest weight (around 10 pounds) is adequately distributed.
Once plugged in, this bass's electronics proved to be revelatory. I'd seen the demo video highlighting how the 3-way switch allowed players to tailor their tone to certain musical styles, but to hear it for oneself is to believe. I was surprised to discover that the tone knob allows players to adjust the tone only when using the middle position of the 3-way switch. The other positions lock down the tone, but it should be added that these non-adjustable, customized tones are fantastic.
All in all, this bass exceeds expectations. The fit and finish of the instrument are exceptional, and the neck and electronics are top-notch. The fretwork, especially, is very clean. I'd recommend this bass to anyone, and like it so much, I'm considering getting the companion model with two pickups. At this price, and shipped with the Sweetwater 55-point inspection, this bass is a hoss ideal for practice or gigging.
Tom Maxwell, my Sweetwater Sound Engineer, deserves a truckload of thanks for his help over the years. Once again, he's helped make the Sweetwater experience absolutely awesome. close [-]
Squier Telecaster Bass (Vintage Blonde)
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