get the Fender mim?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by leftiebass, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. leftiebass


    Oct 17, 2009
    Hi - I play some classic rock, some folk rock and blues. 3 piece, no drummer. I have a Jack Casidy and a Schecter Diamond. I read over and over that a P bass is great to have. I always hear about Fender. Someone local is selling a MIM Fender P bass, about 7 years old, good condition for $100. Think I should go for it?
  2. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
    Give it a try! If it plays and sounds good to you then 100 bucks is a great deal! Seriously that's pretty damn cheap for a MIM Fender P in good condition...I suggest you see and play it first! I don't think you can even get a MIM p-bass neck for 100 bucks! Good luck!
  3. SubTones57


    May 13, 2011
    :eek: $100!!! are you sure it's mim not squire? either way id still go for it for $100
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  5. It could actually be both MIM and Squier. In any case, still a good deal.
  6. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Don't forget to post a piccy, or it will be imaginary.
  7. nomeX


    Nov 26, 2011
    If the OP doesn't move will be imaginary.
  8. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper The G&L L5000 man. I'm Marc! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    Yeah. $100? Definitely get it.
  9. If it's a Fender and not a Squier, they typically sell for about $250-$350 used. Buy it.
  10. sj_bass

    sj_bass Supporting Member

    May 23, 2010
    Long Beach, CA
    If you haven't bought it already, its probably gone...

    From Ferris Bueller... "What? You're still here?"
  11. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Have you got it?
  12. Wallace320


    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    And do it now!

    It's the price of the poorest-among-the-poor Fender knockoffs

    So it's a steal for a MIM Precision...

  13. leftiebass


    Oct 17, 2009
    Thanks for the input. Turned out to be squier, but then, another post came up and this one really is MIM fender P bass. He wanted $225, and I offered $175 and got it! Came with a small practice amp, new set of strings. They had upgraded the bridge to a Badass. The bass had not been cared for. Some scratches and dings (on the lower side) and the action was pretty high. I did my own truss adjustment - first time ever and now it feels pretty good. My first Fender and I have been around for a long time.

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  14. Think of it this way, you spent $75 for the bridge and a $100 for the bass.

    :hyper: Good Score :hyper:

    I would love a JC in my stable. Having said that, a P bass IS always a good bass to have.
  15. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Wow, strong work!! That is a score and a half. Play it in good health. :bassist: Curious re: your screen name...are you by any chance a southpaw? That's a right-handed bass. Throws left, bats right??
  16. southpaw420


    Aug 25, 2007
    I'd throw on a black guard and chrome knobs. Sweet buy.
  17. MattyH


    Jul 20, 2010

    Nice score bud
  18. leftiebass


    Oct 17, 2009
    Yep - that's me. I asked by brother (when I was 4 or so) to show me how to bat. He is righty so that is how he showed me. When it came time to play music, all the guitar players around where righty, so that is what I learned.
  19. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    At $175 for a nice bass with the amp, upgraded BA bridge and strings that was a killer score! If you are happy with it then I would say you did very well.