I recently acquired a Squire P Bass for $30 from a dude on Craigslist. I wasn't really holding out that much hope for this low cost addition, but I thought it would be a fun mod platform. I took it to Kevin Kaufman to have him check it out. I really didn't want to dump a bunch of parts into something with a structural crack or tweaked neck. I don't know what Kevin did, but this bass played and sounded like a dream. It's old and beat up, but it has a ton of character. Plus it bumps. With a few mods, this thing will rock. First, tear down. I was told that the bass was from the Early 1990's, but the stamp says December 2000. What surprised me was the amount of crud and debris in the neck pocket.