200 $ for this bass a good deal or what?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ryanvegas, Dec 31, 2013.


  1. ryanvegas

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  2. Dmwphoto

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    i would pay that for it if it was not damaged
  3. MEKer

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    Welcome to Talkbass! Well, far as I can tell, all Fender logos are black and plastic knobs are pretty normal. I like speed knobs personally---you know---with the numbers---as it can actually tell you a setting you can always return to or keep it at.
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    Makes perfect sense.:meh:
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  6. DannyBob

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    My guess is the 'made in mexico' part means it is probably a made in mexico (MIM) bass...
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  8. ryanvegas

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    I knows its made in mexico but I heard there was a squier series thats made in mexico as well. And im assuming this is one.
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    I found this link on the fender forums. Start at the third post:
    http://forums.fender.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=50979

    The serial number seems to date it as a Mexican Made instrument from 1996-1997.

    Looks legit based on the info above, unless I my chimp-brain processed it wrong.
  10. ubnomnar

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    IMHO... "or what."
  11. tjh

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    Ryan, welcome ... congrats on your first post ...

    Even though it says Fender, its still a Squier .. thats a nice twist on an old saying around here

    .. its also a nice twist on the 'what is it worth?' without a blue oval ...

    Ryan, you did good ... but you need to stop listening to the people that are telling you things like "if it says Fender its a Squier"
  12. ryanvegas

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    Thanks guys! Wow...you guys are very helpful hahaha.

    Im a guitarist (dont kill me) opening a studio amd getting more into bass and this is goanna be my first so I would like a workhorse. As of now I just have a sansamp rbi and darkglass b7k for grit but no bass haha.

    I will continue my search thanks for being so legit!
  13. Justice

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    No, it is not a Squire. It is a MIM Fender.

    This is from Keith Brawley who was/is a VP at Fender
    http://www.fenderforum.com/forum.html?db=2000&topic_number=13885&offset=80

    There you have it. You can get great deals on these simply because of the word Squire on it.
  14. TheGreatSealof

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    Looks like a Made in Mexico. Serial Number and Made in Mexico logo.
  15. tjh

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    ... umm, but OP's bass does not have the word Squire (or even Squier) on it ... probably because it is not a Squier Series ... this would be a Fender Black Label Traditional Series ... unless somebody was very smooth with their steel wool, but it didnt look like it ...
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    This also confused me. The grain looks consist...I.e no sanding at least from what I can see.
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    Looks like a "black label" MIM Fender to me. I'm no expert but would snatch that up in a second for $200.
  18. Justice

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    Very true. but it does look like it has the single ply pickguard and plastic knobs that were on the black label Squier series. So maybe the Squier Series mark was removed.

    BUT! After looking again at the headstock and serial number, the serial is MN6 which would indicate 1996-97 (According to Fender)
    http://www.fender.com/support/articles/mexican-instruments-product-dating/

    That would put it past the production dates of the Squier series which I believe were only made in 1994-95

    My Squire Series P bass has a MN4 serial from 94-95

    So OPs bass would probably be a MIM traditional and probably easily worth the $200 asking price.
  19. Justice

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    in other words, I think you are right :bassist::D
  20. ryanvegas

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    Alright. So much back and for....

    Should I buy the bass? ! :p

    I could get it down to 150 I think
  21. Justice

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    if you can get it for $150, why haven't you bought it yet?

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