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Squier bullet strat.... worth it?

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by kafer12866, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. kafer12866

    kafer12866 Strat-Talker

    269
    Feb 21, 2011
    New York
    Have a chance to pick up a fairly newer used sunburst with a Road runner case. Owner is asking $80.. Good deal or not?

    I have a 60's Road worn in sunburst, which is my #1.

    How do the bullets play/sound? ok quality compared to a Affinity??
     
  2. Highway1fan

    Highway1fan Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 9, 2011
    CT USA
    IMO affinity kills the bullet.

    Sent from my iPod touch using Strat Forum
     
  3. Strat-O-Lady

    Strat-O-Lady Former Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    U.S.A.
    Hey Kafer...for 80 bucks I say go for it! Those bullets are fun 'lil guitars. I have a daphne blue one and it plays and sounds nice for what it is. Ive also got a highway one and an mim standard but I do love my bullet :)
     
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  5. pepsiblue32

    pepsiblue32 Strat-O-Master

    517
    Sep 6, 2009
    Murrieta, CA
    What year is it? I got a 2008 Arctic White Bullet Strat. Mine has a great feel, infact is probably comparable to my MIM. I'd definitely go and check it out at least. For 80 bucks you can't go wrong.
     
  6. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    USA
    If it's a newer one, in the last 5 years or so, go for it. The old ones have plywood bodies and no tremolo (hard tail) Which some may like, if the body weren't so crappy.
     
  7. kafer12866

    kafer12866 Strat-Talker

    269
    Feb 21, 2011
    New York
    Yeah it's 1-2 years old. Comes with a Road runner polyform case for $80
     
  8. stevel

    stevel Strat-Talker

    132
    Apr 28, 2011
    here
    I would try to get it for less. Bullets have been on sale at Sam Ash recently for $90. $10 is not enough of a discount over new to make it worthwhile, IMO.
     
  9. MrPoppa2

    MrPoppa2 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    74
    Apr 5, 2011
    Sun City, Az.
    Hey Strat-O-Lady!

    Or should I call you Professor, anyway, I was impressed with Your recordings, very well done! I also love my Bullet, the ads call it Daphne Blue, but mine is Surf Green. I play the Bullet a lot also my Standard Squier Strat is very nice. Keep up the good work!...poppa
     
  10. Krab

    Krab ----------------------

    Oct 31, 2010
    save for the narrow neck and thinner body...
     
  11. TSims1

    TSims1 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    My Father-In-Law got a Squire Bullet Strat a few months ago, and I must say I'm VERY impressed with it...! Couldn't believe what kind of guitar you can get for a hundred bucks these days......the neck on it feels GREAT! I was shocked.
     
  12. kafer12866

    kafer12866 Strat-Talker

    269
    Feb 21, 2011
    New York
    Went to check it out. Picked it up for $70 w/ a like new Road runner case!

    CLEAN neck, pretty nice shape. Fret work is nicelly done!, not worn at all. Looks like jumbos? Picked up a new set of strings (10 1/2's D'Adarrio's)
    Body finish is very clean.

    Now my Road worn has a little brother:)
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011
  13. Lua1

    Lua1 PolyMayerMaple Strat-Talk Supporter

    Mar 24, 2010
    Avondale
    awesome :)

    i love mine to death....its my favorite guitar to play, honestly :)
     
  14. pepsiblue32

    pepsiblue32 Strat-O-Master

    517
    Sep 6, 2009
    Murrieta, CA
    Same here. I love my MIM, but when it comes to feel my Bullet has something special.

    Grats on the new guitar Kaf!
     
  15. Lucifarion

    Lucifarion Strat-Talker

    248
    Jul 3, 2011
    Pickering, ON
    I have a '00 bullet HT Indonesian (samik plant) I have owned and played alot of different strats, but the bullets can be great lil work horses. I love the neck on mine it's thin and it has an a-symetrical profile, and has a bit of an ibanez wizard feel to it.

    I will actually be starting a new thread regarding it's relic process. stay tuned kiddies :p
     
  16. softwarejanitor

    softwarejanitor Most Honored Senior Member

    Apr 8, 2010
    Central Texas
    $80 is reasonable since it includes the case. Bullets are O.K., but for best results should get the typical upgrades most low to mid range Squiers need. As for Affinities... I'd rather have a Bullet since the Affinity has a thin 1-1/2" (38mm) body, a narrow neck at the nut and the big ugly CBS style headstock. Bullets have a nearly full thickness 1-5/8" (41mm) body and a standard width (42mm) neck at the nut with the more desirable vintage sized headstock. The quality of the pickups and some of the hardware (mainly tuners) on the Affinity may be better than the Bullet, but most of us are going to replace those parts on either one so you might as well save the money and buy a Bullet to begin with.
     
  17. Laylas Daddy

    Laylas Daddy Banned

    Nov 11, 2010
    Indiana
    Good find. Do you have any Pics..?
     
  18. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    USA
    It's amazing how cheap you can get squiers for on craigslist. I've gotten plenty for 60 dollars. Amazing. People give up easily on guitar, and wanna liquidate.
     
  19. Lua1

    Lua1 PolyMayerMaple Strat-Talk Supporter

    Mar 24, 2010
    Avondale
    $60 can buy a lot of nattie ice i guess :)
     
  20. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    USA
    haha. That is "liquidating" to a whole new level!
    Liquid Assets.
     
  21. kafer12866

    kafer12866 Strat-Talker

    269
    Feb 21, 2011
    New York
    Ser# COB 0807 ****** :)
     

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