92' P - Bass MIM: Fake or Real???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Balthaguirre, Jan 22, 2020.

Fake or Real?

Poll closed Jan 29, 2020.
  1. Real Deal

  2. Fake

  1. Balthaguirre


    Jan 22, 2020
    Hello, im being offered this MIM P-Bass, I checked the serial and it seems to fit the description (Mexico 92-93') however the last 6 numbers are separated from the MN2 and the "made in mexico" is slightly tilted. The price seems reasonable ($275) So I wonder if you guys can help me determine if this is a fake or the real deal.

    Thank you so much, feels good to be part of TalkBass!

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  2. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Definitely real.
  3. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    Too large to be a real one.....................
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  4. Balthaguirre


    Jan 22, 2020
    What's too large?
  5. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    God help us if they're forging MIMPbasses .
    BillMason, DeepHz, Joelc73 and 16 others like this.
  6. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    When in doubt, Pass on the bass. Go with your gut. But if you do get it then inspect the neck Heel and neck pocket. Those pictures would likely show if it's real or fake.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2020
  7. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    Who fakes a MIM?
    BlueMINI, Mugre, DeepHz and 8 others like this.
  8. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Pretty sure it's real. Had an early 90s Strat where the serial number looked a little wonky just like yours. The person putting on the serial number was just a little inaccurate and sloppy in placing the serial number, usually you see these on the early ones. Quality of these early MIM were pretty inconsistent so even though it may be the real thing, check and make sure there aren't any other issues with it.
    Spidey2112 and Balthaguirre like this.
  9. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    It's real.
  10. MynameisMe

    MynameisMe What will you be remembered for?

    Dec 31, 2018
    J'ville Florida
    Looks real to me!
  11. This.
  12. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Only a moron would fake a MIM Fender.
    Kmonk likes this.
  13. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    Given the fact that used MIM Fenders can be purchased for $300 to $500, it would cost as much to fake one as it would for a real one. Nobody in their right mind would do that.
  14. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    Looks real to me. Of course you never know however I'd never seen anyone fake a MIM before.
  15. friedlbug

    friedlbug Supporting Member

    No one fakes a MIM Fender from scratch, but there are a ton of partscasters with Squire components and re-decalled Squires our there. It’s a valid question.
  16. NoSlapForYou


    Jan 9, 2019
    Durham, NC
    It's like counterfeiting $5 bills. I'm sure it happens, but the payoff doesn't seem worth the crime.
    bassman10096 likes this.
  17. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    92' per the description...
    [ ;) ]
    WillieB, LowRick and Jeff Scott like this.
  18. LowRick


    Mar 24, 2019
    2 questions:

    - Where's the carrot option?

    - How does it play/Sound?
  19. sub-commandante


    Feb 12, 2016
    Juan little QC error and you think it's a fake...no amigo :roflmao:, it's no fake.
  20. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    wouldn’t that pretty much apply to faking any bass? I get that an MIM is considered too inferior to be faked, but if you were handy and had access to fake water slides and could take a $50 bass with a $5.00 waterslide and a spray can of poly and turn it into a $300~$500 bass why would you not do so if you were of a mind to con some hapless optimist. Not to mention the number of people assuming there is no point in doing it so their scam radar is not even on line when looking at an MIM.
    herndonbassist, Spidey2112 and tzohn like this.
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