Used Korean Squier Bass or something else?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by svtown, Jan 10, 2014.


  1. svtown

    svtown

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    Hi - I'm a guitar player looking to get a bass and a shop near me has a used 1989 Squier II Korean P-Bass for ~$275 (http://gryphonstrings.com/instpix/41370/index.php).

    Does anyone know how this used P-Bass might compare to a new Squier Affinity or something like a Squier Vintage Modified / Classic Vibe?

    Thanks!
  2. amosjones

    amosjones

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    I have a 1991 Made in Korea Squire by Fender I purchased used and it is an awesome guitar. I can't say how it would compare to the others mentioned.
  3. KeddyLee

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    Squier VM would be much nicer IMO. Those tuners are bottom of the barrel and the Squier VM are actually pretty nice basses.
  4. Din Of Win

    Din Of Win

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    A new VM/CV would be a better built instrument.

    But the MiK Squier II has a definite 'cool points' factor, and tuners/pickups/electronics can always be replaced.
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  6. Doctor_K

    Doctor_K

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    That is not a $275 dollar bass. I have a MIK Squier II from somewhere around 89. The necks on those are usually really good, those typically have a laminated or plywood body. The one pictured looks well preserved, but not for that price.
  7. svtown

    svtown

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    Thanks, I'll probably pass on it for now. Maybe I'll try and see what a new Squier is like vs. a Fender MIM Standard.
  8. nolageek

    nolageek Supporting Member

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    I have a MIK Squier Jazz from '93 and it has a large fender logo and small Squier logo. I was under the impression that they didn't swap the sizes until at least later than '93ish.

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  9. BBox Bass

    BBox Bass Supporting Member

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    I paid about $150 for a 1997 Korean Squier P-bass a few years ago. The tuners weren't great, so I replaced them. It's a good sounding bass, and the only thing I don't like about it now is that the body is made of heavy plywood.
  10. Ironbar

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    My thoughts exactly. Why would you pay $275.00 for a used Squier when you can get a brand spanking new one for about $250.00, and it's an awesome bass?!

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