Another P Bass thread [Sorry]

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PortugalWillie, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. PortugalWillie


    Jul 17, 2009
    I recently found a 1994 Fender P bass on craigslist for $200. The owner bought it from someone else in attempts to learn. After buying it and bringing it home I've noticed some things that look a little suspicious to me. First the neck doesn't fit the body of the bass very well. There is still plastic on the pickguard even though it's from 94. And a few little things like that. Is it possible that someone put a fender neck on the body of a cheaper bass? Is there any way to tell? It sounds and plays just like a b pass and is more than worth two hundred dollars, I would just like to know if I have been taken advantage of.
  2. thetawaves


    Dec 29, 2006
    Humm, going on a whim here (I haven't played a P-bass) but don't they usually have a company stamp in the neck pocket or the control cavity? That seems the general way to find out *shrug*
  3. Dogbertday

    Dogbertday Commercial User

    Jul 10, 2007
    SE Wisconsin
    Blaine Music LLC
    well any B Pass will have it's share of issues..

    but seriously. It's possible but if it plays and sounds good to your ears and stays in tune.. I wouldn't worry about it
  4. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Hi PortugalWillie.

    Can you post some pics?

    Fender instruments are no strangers to the occasional poor neck fit. I saw one in the mid-'70's with a gap between its neck & neck pocket wide enough to insert nickels into. :eyebrow:

    The pick-guard could have been recently replaced for cosmetic reasons. :rolleyes:

    $200 is a good price if the bass plays & sounds good and holds its tuning well.
  5. PortugalWillie


    Jul 17, 2009
    Yeah, I'm not too worried about it. It is a good bass and I won't be upset either way, I guess I'm just curious. And I moved out of my parents house this summer and at some point lost the cord I need to upload pictures from camera.

    I was really just wondering if there was a fender stamp somewhere on the actual body of the bass. I figured someone on here might know, there seems to be a lot of bass players who know A LOT more about fenders than I do.