December 11th, 2011, 11:02 AM
I know the CV line has been talked about a lot but I took delivery of my fiesta red 60s P bass the other day and it is outstanding. The feel and sound are phenomenal! I'm going to swap the strings for some Ken Smiths and get a pro setup but other than that everything will remain stock.
I've had dozens of basses over the years and still own MIA and MIJ P and Jazz basses (not for long as I can't justify having that much money tied up in basses that I'm no longer going to play!) but the CV is the most enjoyable to play with a sound that's the equal to any other bass I have owned or played.
In short, the hype is totally justified and I think every bass player needs to pick one up while they're still in production.
December 13th, 2011, 12:02 PM
ditto for me, Plymman. it's hard for me to imagine how a more expensive p-bass could be better than the CV. i think it's the brass barrel bridge that makes this bass so good. the only thing that i don't like is the color, but that isn't too big a problem.
December 13th, 2011, 03:34 PM
I have a more expensive P bass and the CV is it's equal. Outstanding bass in every way.
In fact I've just posted a photo and full review on my blog here:
Classic vibe P bass review (http://tidywords.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/squier-classic-vibe-60s-precision-bass-review/#entry)
Have a read and let me know what you think
December 15th, 2011, 02:13 PM
i agree with your well-written review, Plymman. i agree that this line of basses will be legendary in the future. they cost about 300 bucks in the states, and i cannot see how a $1200 p-bass could be any better.
December 15th, 2011, 10:50 PM
The CV basses really are a great buy, a lot of bass for a lot less money than a MIM.
December 16th, 2011, 07:22 AM
I guess CV guitars are neat as well - I've tested (dunno why, I can not play guitar!) CV Duo Sonic and I suddenly started GASsing towards this little baby :|
December 20th, 2011, 11:40 AM
Glad you like it and glad to know I'm not the only one keeping Ken Smith in business.
December 21st, 2011, 12:42 AM
The 60's Jazz is just as good. I'm just starting to learn to play the bass (used to played the cello for 5 years then quit, have been playing guitar for 5 years now with no plan to stop), but I have a friend who has a Lakland and an American Jazz bass, and he said that the CV gave them both a run for their money. I guess I got really lucky for starting out with such a good piece of equipment!