Squier unveils The Cribs signature

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Re: Squier unveils The Cribs signature

Post by Pacafeliz » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:06 pm

trinitrotoluene wrote:What store is selling these? I have been regularly checking the web but have yet to find an actual release date.
i got mine here, with a discount coupon! 8)

https://www.musicstore.de/de_DE/EUR/Squ ... 00XLe4jQdS" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by PixMix » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:56 pm

Pacafeliz wrote:
trinitrotoluene wrote:What store is selling these? I have been regularly checking the web but have yet to find an actual release date.
i got mine here, with a discount coupon!

https://www.musicstore.de/de_DE/EUR/Squ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... 00XLe4jQdS
If you can and once you get the guitar, please tell us what do you think of it? I'm very curious about these.

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Re: Squier unveils The Cribs signature

Post by Jordan » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:39 am

Mine is being delivered from Kennys Music, between 3 and 4 PM. Won't have it in my hands til around 8 though as it's going to my parents house.

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Re: Squier unveils The Cribs signature

Post by Johnny Burrito » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:43 am

Seriously considering paying overseas shipping for one if I can't get one stateside soon.

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Re: Squier unveils The Cribs signature

Post by trinitrotoluene » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:31 am

Thank you for the info about Kenny's Music. I just ordered the last one available. 100 GBP for shipping to the US! I hope this guitar is good.

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GOT IT!!!

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:26 am

OH GOD I LOVE IT!!!
amazing construction, feel, finish... only setup lets a bit to be desired.

the arm is screw-in, btw

lemme play it!
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Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:02 am

crappy cell pic.

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the color is PERFECT and incredibly beautiful in real life.

oh and slab neck, btw
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Post by smalahove » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:45 am

I'm sooo jazzed as I have one on order, which is hopefully coming soon.

Thanks for posting pics, pacafeliz 8)
How do the pickups sound?

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Post by trinitrotoluene » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:05 am

My fear is that the quality of these guitars might be like the Squier VM series. Hopefully they are not. This first example seems to be good. :-)

It looks like there is a lock on the vibrato, which is unexpected. How is the nut? They were very bad on the Squier VMs.

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Re: Squier unveils The Cribs signature

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:30 am

trinitrotoluene wrote:My fear is that the quality of these guitars might be like the Squier VM series. Hopefully they are not. This first example seems to be good. :-)

It looks like there is a lock on the vibrato, which is unexpected. How is the nut? They were very bad on the Squier VMs.

i wrote a 1st impressions review here:

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Re: Squier unveils The Cribs signature

Post by ManaT » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:09 pm

Haven't had much time to do anything other than take it out of the box and give it a quick 10 minute play acoustically but I echo the sentiments here. Nut is fine on mine. Quality, fit, finish etc I'd say we're more along the lines of the classic vibe/Mascis Squier level rather than the vintage modifieds. Obviously can't comment on the pickups or other electronics yet.

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Re: Squier unveils The Cribs signature

Post by cloclo » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:29 am

I ordered the Gary Jarman Squier bass today. 8)
1 question for you Gary: which strings do you use?

Thanks for the info,
Cheerio!

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Re: Squier unveils The Cribs signature

Post by caliban » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:28 am

Anyone know what the body is made of? I would think basswood, but it doesn't say anywhere (or I haven't been looking in the right places).

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Post by cloclo » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:32 am

As far as the bass is concerned : hardwood body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard

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Re: Squier unveils The Cribs signature

Post by cloclo » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:27 am

And here it is:

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(English is NOT my native language mind you)

The action is really nice over the whole fretboard right out of the box (lower than my other basses because I like it high, but I'll leave it for now).
Heavy guitar, but I like that. No scales here but I'm guessing just a bit heavier than my American P-bass.
The fretwire is smaller than I'm used to. If that results in a more woody tone I cannot tell you yet (no amp here, except a small, rattling 5 watt transistor guitar amp, NOT a reference).

We have a gig tomorrow evening/night so let's see how that goes (Fender 100T amp, Markbass 4x10 FP).

The strings are also thinner than I would choose but I've been wanting to try thinner strings so that works out well.
The bridge has a real solid feel and look to it. Nice.
It has these guiding grooves in the plate so the feet of the brass sadles stay put really well in spite of the strings having a bit lower tension than a long scale bass.

What I don't like is that the controls (the upper volume knob) are so close to the bridge/strings.
When I'm muting and picking, or muting and fingering and I'm going for the D or G-string that knob is in the way and I'm bumping into it.
Also, when I'm playing with my thumb I sometimes grab the lower strings with my fingers but that's difficult on this one.
Not a dealbreaker really. Each guitar has it quirks.

Nice P-bass neck. The neck is lacquered at the back so I might sand it down a bit later on. We'll see.
Finish and quality is really good for the price (only 384 euro!), although the tone pot already has this light crackle in it (again, for the price the build itself is really good).

Because the body is longer at the bridge, the bass -when hanging- hangs more to your left moving the nut at about the same place a long scale nut would be. Handy also.
When switching from long to short scale the change in string-length and your muscle-memory sometimes make you go too far (or short) when sliding.
But this longer body takes care of that.

Also the medium scale strings feel like a nice compromise between longscale firmness (handy live, because they can take more abuse without detuning too much), and that sweet shortscale thump (also nice, but one has to be more delicate live when playing hard/loud parts).

Anyway, looks and feels promising.
Let's see how the gig goes.

Cheerio!

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