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Fender mexican precission bass ... or fake?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by angelillou, Jul 11, 2014.


  1. angelillou

    angelillou

    Jul 11, 2014
    Spain
    Hello everyone. Let me introduce myself my name is Angel I am from Spain and I'm new here. I hope my English is well understood ;)


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    pala.

    I need help to know if this bass is real, replica or "squier" with the mast changed. Took days trying to find something and find nothing.

    I'd be very grateful if someone helps me because I do not get anything clear.

    Thank you all!
     
  2. hotbass57

    hotbass57

    Nov 27, 2011
    Fairfield,Ohio
    The m in the serial number on the headstock shows this to be a Mexican fender.
     
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  3. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    Looks real enough to me. What makes you think it might be fake?
     
  4. angelillou

    angelillou

    Jul 11, 2014
    Spain
    I find the model for any site and also the price, its pretty cheap here (about 200$)
     
  5. lasalle69

    lasalle69 "Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride"-H.S.T.

    Nov 21, 2007
    Somerset, MA
  6. angelillou

    angelillou

    Jul 11, 2014
    Spain
  7. K-Funk

    K-Funk

    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    Looks real to me. Used to have the same one, same color, same year.
     
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  8. Air Biscuit

    Air Biscuit

    May 12, 2014
    According to Fender the prefix MZ2 is a 2002-2003, made in Mexico instrument.
     
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  9. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat.

    Jul 10, 2013
    MIM Fenders are usually found in the 250 to 350 price range in my area. I once found one for $100, but that sold quick. I bought one for $150 with a hardshell case, but I'd say that one is a good deal for $200
     
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  10. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    In Europe that is a phenomenal deal. Looks very legit.
    Play it and it you like it...buy it.
     
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  11. Unless it's modded or a parts bass it seems pretty legit for a 2002-2003 made in Mexico Fender Precision bass, I really like that body color.
     
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  12. Linnin

    Linnin SUSPENDED

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Welcome to TalkBass Angel! Everything looks correct in the photos you posted. I ran your serial number through www.gui****aterproject.org and got this "Your guitar was made at the Ensenada Plant (Fender), Mexico in the Year(s): 2002 - 2003".
     
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  13. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    If someone wanted to build a counterfeit Fender, it doesn't make sense that they would choose to replicate one made in Mexico, as the same amount of effort would yield a "made in America" fake that would sell for more money.
     
  14. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    thats a nice bass fake or not,it looks legit to me,I wouldnt even sweat it over 200.00,I just dont see anyone faking a MIM Fender and only asking 200.00 for it...If it plays nice and has no issues get it and Rock the Hell out of it...:bassist:
     
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  15. bh2

    bh2

    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    I have the same year... mine came with a pearl guard.
     
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  16. angelillou

    angelillou

    Jul 11, 2014
    Spain
    Thanks everybody, tomorrow i'll see and play the bass and i will make my decision, i will post too my impressions here. If someone of you come to madrid, have a free beer ;)

    Thanks!!!!
     
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  17. angelillou

    angelillou

    Jul 11, 2014
    Spain
    Bass at home. 100% real, great sound!!

    Thanks!!!!!!!!
     
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  18. AGH

    AGH

    Jun 18, 2013
    Long Island NY
    All of the stuff I got for free wore out!
    I love a happy ending. :D
     
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  19. bh2

    bh2

    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Well done!
     
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