good deal??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassKnuckles, Jan 6, 2014.


  1. BassKnuckles

    BassKnuckles Supporting Member

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    I had been gassing for a pbass for quite a while, I ran across this one here, It's a squire series, made in korea in 1992. All original, the neck was great and the body was in great shape. I LOVE the sound and feel of this bass. It just feels right ya know. I paid $150 for it. I'll throw in some new pups soon. Opinions? Do you think i got ripped off or paid too much?

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  2. GretschBassist

    GretschBassist Banned

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    $150 is NOTHING for that feeling. Can't tell you if the actual bass is worth it though ;)
    I'd suggest you stop thinking about it and start playing it?^^
     
  3. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    You done good. If you LOVE the sound, I see no good reason to change the pickups either.
     
  4. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    You did good. I bought 3 MIK P bases this past fall. Out of them two were Squier II with maple necks and both had neck issues so I parted them out.

    The other bass is an older MIK E series with rosewood neck which really sings. I completely rebuilt it the only thing still original to that bass is the wood and tuners.

    It is my homemade roadworn since it was pretty beat up. I paid 65.00 ea. for the two with issues and $100 for the one I still have so you did good.

    The older MIK are pretty solid basses.
     
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  6. BassKnuckles

    BassKnuckles Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I DO love this pbass. Theres something about the feel of em. not to mention the sound. One of the pups is kinda sunk in and won't raise, thats why i plan on replacing them. GC has those "original pbass pups" lol on sale, maybe ill give them a whirl. or maybe some emg's.
     
  7. solderjunkie

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    The Fender "Original" pup is awesome.

    If you like how it sounds, a new bit of foam under the existing pup will raise it again.
     
  8. GretschBassist

    GretschBassist Banned

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    It may not be the PU's, try having the PU selectors and controls swapped, doesn't cost a fortune and can make a huge difference. Don't forget, a "vintage" guitar is always as well OLD. I like the old Fender PU's and wouldn't change them unless necessary.
     
  9. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

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    Agreed - I probably did close to 800 gigs on a pair of MIK Squiers over a 10 year period, and they were solid as a rock - probably still are... I also had a couple of Spectors and Schecters that were MIK, and were very well made instruments, too...


    - georgestrings
     

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