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Dating a MIA P bass - 2008 or 2009

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sigmafloyd, Aug 14, 2012.


  1. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd

    May 1, 2011
    I have a P bass with a serial number that could be either 2008 or 2009. The person I bought it from said it was a 2008. Is there any way to tell for sure? Are there still dates stamped on the neck?
     
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Does the SN start with Z8 or Z9?
     
  3. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd

    May 1, 2011
    Z9. According to the fender website 2008s could be z8 or z9
     
  4. FunkRenegade

    FunkRenegade

    Jul 7, 2012
    Body has a date stamped on the neck pocket, and there's a date under the pickguard.
     
  5. Splanky

    Splanky

    Jun 10, 2002
    Gothenburg Sweden
    Under the PG. My P has date of birth 9 sept. 2008.
     
  6. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd

    May 1, 2011
    This is what I see when I take off the pg. That sticker has a 5-3 on it but I don't see a year
     

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  7. FunkRenegade

    FunkRenegade

    Jul 7, 2012
    There is a sticker on the pickguard itself, with hand written date.

    My p from april 08 has "mickey mouse ears" neck pocket, but a '11 mia model I have, has a normal neck pocket. Interesting..
     
  8. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd

    May 1, 2011
    Ahh, that explains it. I don't have the original pickguard
     
  9. FunkRenegade

    FunkRenegade

    Jul 7, 2012
    With the pickguard off, does yours have 2 "notches" at the heel of neck pocket?
     
  10. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd

    May 1, 2011
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    I don't think so
     

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