The Squier Pete Wentz Signature Precision Bass Guitar is an axe that fits right in with the Chicago punk scene that the Fall Out Boy co-founder and bassist grew up in. The agathis body is offset by a ... Read More
The Squier Pete Wentz Signature Precision Bass Guitar is an axe that fits right in with the Chicago punk scene that the Fall Out Boy co-founder and bassist grew up in. The agathis body is offset by a shell pickguard and the Wentz's iconic bat/heart logo. The Duncan-designed split single-coil pickups with alnico magnets carve out that distinctive punk growl you want.
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Most Liked Positive Review
An honest effort
This bass seems like an honest effort on the parts of FMC, but... it falls short of Fender quality and simples stagnates in the "squier" department. This bass plays...Read complete review
This bass seems like an honest effort on the parts of FMC, but... it falls short of Fender quality and simples stagnates in the "squier" department. This bass plays like a Squier, that is to say: weak string tension, poor fret work and a very awkward feeling neck. The pickup is even worse, plugging in, I expected to hear the boom and clack of the Duncan 1/4lbs pickup, it sounded more like a doubley wound Squier pickup (which isn't really that bad, just not what I was expecting). This bass, in all honesty, will not make you sound like Pete Wentz unless you replace the pickup with a real Duncan SPB-3, put a Leo Quan bridge on it and get an Ampeg SVT stack to play through... be warned.
Most Liked Negative Review
DO NOT BUY IT
This thing is a toy, the only reason to ever buy it is just to have the novelty of the design. You're better off buying a regular Squier P-bass, because at least then...Read complete review
This thing is a toy, the only reason to ever buy it is just to have the novelty of the design. You're better off buying a regular Squier P-bass, because at least then you'll be able to control the tone, which is the single most important thing in an instrument. If it doesn't sound good for the song you're playing, there's not changing it. Just don't buy this.
Reviewed by 22 customers
I don't know who Pete Wentz is, or care. I got a gig playing surf music and needed a P-Bass quick - and I needed an affordable one too. I found this one used on guitarcenter.com and since I love maple fretboards, decided to try her out. Darn glad I did too. I don't really care about the lack of a tone control, since I put flatwounds on her immediately. Any adjustments I need to make can be done with my fingers or at my amp. Nice bass, love the maple fingerboard, added bridge and pickup covers and she looks and sounds great. Solid, sturdy, reliable, and nothing to break. A good, solid, reliable bass guitar, what's not too like?
I have been playing bass for over 26 years. I have to say that the Sqiuer Pete Wentz bass is the best bass that I have ever bought and have played. I laugh at those who make jokes about how light this bass is. These people must not play for long periods of time, because having a light weighted bass like this one makes it easier to keep the energy up for a great performance level! As for the complaint of only having volume knob and nothing else is ridiculous! Buy this bass, it is a sweet bass and you'll never be disappointed!
The design: It might be cool to some people, particularly Fallout Boy fans, so if you're into playing bass covers and putting them on YouTube, then this bass might be right up your alley. However, the design does not appeal to me. The feel: One word... Plastic. That's really what it feels like from the head all the way down to the bridge. If you're looking for something that feels heavy in your hands and that has quality wood and finish, then look elsewhere. Of course, some people do tend to like a more lightweight and plastic-ish feel. This is obviously a matter of opinion. The sound: By far the most important part. Unfortunately, when making this bass, Squier pretty much overlooked it completely. It's obvious that Pete was going for a Mark Hoppus kind of thing with no tone knob, which is totally okay. Of course, it would have been nice if there was actually any tone to start out with. Even with fresh strings on, this is one of the most bland basses I've ever played. Quality: I don't own this bass, but rather, I played it at a friends house through an Acoustic B100 amp (average quality amp) for about 45 minutes. It was pretty new, so I can't say how badly it depreciates over time, but it was relatively well put together, which is the one positive I found with this piece of equipment. My advice would be (if your looking for an inexpensive p-bass) spend the extra 50 bucks and go for a squier 60's classic vibe p-bass. A MUCH better guitar for only a little bit extra.
I've owned and played a Pete Wentz signature bass for 1 and a half years now. and i must say that i really hate the graphic thats on it. It makes you look stupid if you're not 10 years old. But other then that this bass a a great starting bass! easy to play, sounds quite good but not as good as the Fenders. The lack of a tone knob started to bother me after about a year, but it should not be a problem for one who has just started playing.
A regular squier p-bass wayy better cause it has a tone knob and cheaper. The only reason some body should get this is if they are obsessed with pete wentz and have too much money than they know what to do with.
i got this bass about a year ago and I've never been disappointed by it. This bass has good power and sound to it, which is saying something since my amp is only 20 watts. As i grow as a bassist this bass has grown right with me...it has never slowed me down and the sound fits in nicely with any genre i play. it is definitely a very reliable bass, I've never had problems with it and it even stays in tune for a long time. i don't know if it'll help knowing but i use an Acoustic B20 20 watt bass guitar amp.
I like Fender and Squire basses and guitars. My questions are: Why would anyone want an electric bass that does not have a tone control? What makes the name of Peter Wentz a reputable endorsement for an instrument? Most serious and respected bassists who know music and have professional-level skills would name, as bassists worthy of emulation, such legendary musicians as: Ray Brown (legendary upright bassist and author of a great bass method), Jack Bruce (Cream), Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane), Stanley Clark (Chick Corea & Return to Forever), John Entwistle (the Who), James Jamerson (Motown session bassist), Carol Kay (session bassist and author of reputable bass methods), Paul McCartney (the Beatle), Joe Osborn (legendary session bassist), Jaco Pastorius (solo artist), Noel Redding (the Jimi Hendrix Experience), Sting (the Police), Chris Squire (Yes), Bill Wyman (the Rolling Stones), along with countless others. Anyone who aspires to be a punk bass player is aiming low.
The pete wetnz squier p-bass is a great bass, the neck feel is amazing, the seymor duncan pickups are super rad, you dont need the tone control with those amazing pickups. the sound you get from the bass is awsome, its worth the price and its squier but you feel like playing a fender. the graphics are rad, when you get it out of your case everyone goes wooow and as soon as you plug it the sound is amazing! great bass i recommended for starters and for musicians that play punk rock/emo/ etc its a great bass for a great price.
Ok so this bass is amazing. It plays great and has a amzing look to it. The only work you would need to do to this bass is maybe add a tone controll. To me it has a great feal. The price is preety good to. Also its a great novlity. I meet Pete Wentz and he signed it so i put it on display.This is an all around great bass!
This bass is pretty sweet. I like how it has a one of a kind look. The only bad thing is that it only has one knob. I wish it had tone control atleast. But all in all it's a pretty good bass.
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