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Fender Precision MIJ 1988

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JeanBG, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. JeanBG


    Dec 28, 2008
    Hi everybody,

    I have the upportunity to buy a 1988 precision MIJ for a reasonable price (I guess). Now I would like to know if someone has any experience with MIJ precision from the late '80s. Are they any good?
    I can't test the bass, that's why I am asking you guys for some help :help:
    I'm just looking for a decent precision bass to add to the collection. If the bass sounds good with a pickup upgrade I just might change it. ;)

    pictures: http://verkopen.marktplaats.nl/photopopup/338262054/8

  2. I purchased a 89 MIJ P bass from the USA and shipped it to Australia a couple of years ago (see my Avatar pic) obviously I never saw it in the flesh, and never played it b4 purchase. It had been upgraded with a Bad Ass II bridge and a Lindy Fralin Pup. It is the cheapest bass I own but it by no means the bottom of the pile.

    Go for it I say.... ;)
  3. JeanBG


    Dec 28, 2008
    Ok thanks, guess I'm going for it then :bassist:
    Should have it by the end of the week, will report back on how it sounds and plays. Can't wait :hyper:
  4. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    yeah they're made great. 80's MIJ rivals the MIA stuff of that period.

    Lindy Fralin makes a killer P bass pickup for like $120. I'd recommend it if you don't dig the tone of yours.
  5. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    I've had a couple of mid-late 80's MIJ P-Basses... All of them were great! Nice neck profile, great fit and finish. I also have Fralin's in both of my P-Basses. My 'current' favorite :D

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