Squier Bass By Fender from 89 It is false or not?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GuyinVelvet, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. GuyinVelvet


    Apr 6, 2014
    :help:Hey guys this is my first post in this forum:), I want to see if you guys can help me to see if this bass is original or false it is suposed to be from 1989 i checked on :confused:http://www.fender.com/es-MX/support/articles/korean-instruments-product-dating/ its supossed that the serial is ok but the headstock looks more like a ibanez that a squier but i dont really know, i hope you guys can help to know what model, year, etc or at least to know if it is original. Thank you all! and keep playing! :bassist:
  2. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    These were from the HM series (Heavy Metal, i believe) of the late 80s. Everything looks about right to me, but I'm no expert. Sure is pretty in that glam kinda way. Bass on :bassist:
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Also, ask yourself - who would bother to fake a Squier bass? There's not enough value from the Squier name to be worth the trouble.

    Not to say it isn't a good bass - but the Squier name doesn't command any additional resale value.
  4. GuyinVelvet


    Apr 6, 2014
    Thanks for your time man :)
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  7. JDLowEnd


    Dec 19, 2010
    Groton, CT
    That bass screams 80's
  8. GuyinVelvet


    Apr 6, 2014
    Lol you are right i have to fix this

    Thank you :)
  9. jthurston


    Nov 22, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Man, I would've been all over this bass 30 years ago.
  10. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    It was made during Fender/Squier's foray into making an Ibanez style bass. Funny because Ibanez used to clone/copy Fender guitars and basses- tables turned on this one.
    There was also the MB (Modern Bass) 4 and 5 (4 & 5 string) made by both Fender and Squier. I had the MB5.
    While pretty decent basses, glad the experiment stopped and Fender stuck with the style of basses they do best.
  11. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Manitoba, Canada
    I had the 5 banger version I bought new in about '89. It was great. Traded it off on an amp two years ago. Kinda regret it; it had a fantastic neck. Korean Quality workmanship.
  12. GuyinVelvet


    Apr 6, 2014
    Thanks for the info, very interesting
  13. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Halethorpe, MD
    That is not saying ANYTHING; I spent 13 months in the US Army as a contracting quality control inspector, the Korean contractors would do anything to cut corners. Maybe things have changed since 1985, e.g. Samsung Electronics; but my experience is less that satisfactory.