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200 $ for this bass a good deal or what?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ryanvegas, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. ryanvegas


    Dec 31, 2013
  2. Dmwphoto

    Dmwphoto what does this light/\ do?

    Nov 27, 2013
    Richmond va
    i would pay that for it if it was not damaged
  3. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    Welcome to Talkbass! Well, far as I can tell, all Fender logos are black and plastic knobs are pretty normal. I like speed knobs personally---you know---with the numbers---as it can actually tell you a setting you can always return to or keep it at.
  4. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    Makes perfect sense.:meh:
  5. DannyBob


    Aug 28, 2013
    My guess is the 'made in mexico' part means it is probably a made in mexico (MIM) bass...
  6. Uncle K

    Uncle K The custodian is your enemy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
  7. ryanvegas


    Dec 31, 2013
    I knows its made in mexico but I heard there was a squier series thats made in mexico as well. And im assuming this is one.
  8. I found this link on the fender forums. Start at the third post:

    The serial number seems to date it as a Mexican Made instrument from 1996-1997.

    Looks legit based on the info above, unless I my chimp-brain processed it wrong.
  9. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    IMHO... "or what."
  10. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Ryan, welcome ... congrats on your first post ...

    Even though it says Fender, its still a Squier .. thats a nice twist on an old saying around here

    .. its also a nice twist on the 'what is it worth?' without a blue oval ...

    Ryan, you did good ... but you need to stop listening to the people that are telling you things like "if it says Fender its a Squier"
  11. ryanvegas


    Dec 31, 2013
    Thanks guys! Wow...you guys are very helpful hahaha.

    Im a guitarist (dont kill me) opening a studio amd getting more into bass and this is goanna be my first so I would like a workhorse. As of now I just have a sansamp rbi and darkglass b7k for grit but no bass haha.

    I will continue my search thanks for being so legit!
  12. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    No, it is not a Squire. It is a MIM Fender.

    This is from Keith Brawley who was/is a VP at Fender

    There you have it. You can get great deals on these simply because of the word Squire on it.
  13. TheGreatSealof

    TheGreatSealof Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    Deptford, NJ
    Looks like a Made in Mexico. Serial Number and Made in Mexico logo.
  14. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    ... umm, but OP's bass does not have the word Squire (or even Squier) on it ... probably because it is not a Squier Series ... this would be a Fender Black Label Traditional Series ... unless somebody was very smooth with their steel wool, but it didnt look like it ...
  15. ryanvegas


    Dec 31, 2013

    This also confused me. The grain looks consist...I.e no sanding at least from what I can see.
  16. Warhawk


    Jan 31, 2003
    Canton, Ohio
    Looks like a "black label" MIM Fender to me. I'm no expert but would snatch that up in a second for $200.
  17. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    Very true. but it does look like it has the single ply pickguard and plastic knobs that were on the black label Squier series. So maybe the Squier Series mark was removed.

    BUT! After looking again at the headstock and serial number, the serial is MN6 which would indicate 1996-97 (According to Fender)

    That would put it past the production dates of the Squier series which I believe were only made in 1994-95

    My Squire Series P bass has a MN4 serial from 94-95

    So OPs bass would probably be a MIM traditional and probably easily worth the $200 asking price.
  18. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    in other words, I think you are right :bassist::D
  19. ryanvegas


    Dec 31, 2013
    Alright. So much back and for....

    Should I buy the bass? ! :p

    I could get it down to 150 I think
  20. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    if you can get it for $150, why haven't you bought it yet?