Squier's Chris Aiken Precision Bass® packs the Strung Out bassist and songwriter's hard-hitting look, sound and style into a formidable new take on the venerable Fender classic unmistakably adorned with the band's hallmark "Astrolux" logo on the front of the headstock and Aiken's signature on the back. Aiken joined the Simi Valley, Calif., punk outfit in time to make an indelible mark on 2000 EP The Element of Sonic Defiance, immediately staking a distinctive claim in Strung Out with his powerful bass work. Other distinctive features include a gleaming mirrored acrylic pickguard on a pure white body, 20-fret maple neck and Fingerboard with stylish white binding and white pearloid block inlays, powerful Duncan Designed™ PB-105 pickup, single knurled chrome control knob (volume) and HiMass™ bridge with brass saddles for rock-solid intonation and sustain.
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One of the best built instruments I have the priviledge of owning. Plays well, looks great, sounds even better. The pickup screams and the sustain is fantastic. Only thing I have done is swap the mirrored scratchplate for a black one and the vintage look is complete
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Fthe first thing I noticed was the lack of a tone knob. Wide open is your only option, much like Chris' playing. There was a time when I scoffed a Squire product, and labeled them entryl level basses. Those days are gone. Are Squire basses the same level of construction as an American standard, but they are built well beyond the pricepoint. It is light weight and comfortable. A little nose heavy, it will dive if you do not have a good leather strap will help negate this. The neck is comfortable and very playable. My only gripe about the neck is the clear coat on the back. As a personnal preference, I like a satin or oiled neck. The sound is raw, wide open, and energizing. If you drag your figures, these pickups will announce it to the world. If you are Chris, your playing so fast, it doesn't matter. This is a worthy bass at any level. You can't match the price and get the same build quality or sound. Now I have to get my sandpaper and have at the neck. Enjoy this bass.
|Model Name:||Chris Aiken Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Olympic White|
|Body Shape:||Precision Bass®|
|Neck Shape:||Forma C|
|Scale Length:||34" (863.6 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||Radio 9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Fret Size:||Médium Jumbo|
|Nut Width:||1.625" (41.3 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Incrustaciones cuadrangulares nacaradas|
|Neck Plate:||Estándar de 4 tornillos|
|Middle Pickup:||Pastilla de bobina simple dividida Duncan Designed™ PB-105|
|Pickup Configuration:||Pastilla de bobina dividida|
|Bridge:||Puente de 4 selletas de alta densidad con selletas de latón cilíndricas|
|Control Knobs:||Estilo estriado cromado|
|Strings:||Fender® USA Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Astrolux logo on front of headstock, artist signature on back. Pearloid block inlays on fingerboard. White binding on neck. Mirror pickguard. Duncan Designed PB-105 pickup. No tone control (volume only). "HiMass" bridge with brass saddles.|
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