Help identifying the Fender (?) P-Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dreamy, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. dreamy

    dreamy

    Oct 9, 2018
    Hi guys, I am not a bass player myself but had this bass passed to me. Some searching online could not help me identify the model. I am inclined to think this is a counterfeit guitar.

    I would appreciate if you can shed some light on what you make of it.

    The serial number is a 6-digit, stamped on a neck plate. No other identifications, the Fender logo is painted, rather than decal sticked and lacquered.

    If possible, I would rather not disassemble it (though I guess electronics and neck join might be telling volumes more).

    Photos:

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
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  3. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Yup!
     
  4. dreamy

    dreamy

    Oct 9, 2018
    Thanks guys!
     
  5. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    But there is no direct correlation between genuineness and quality. As a bass, it still could be a very fine instrument.
     
  6. Most certainly nothing to do with Fender or Squier! As GretschWretch says, it may be a decent instrument if you upgrade the hardware/electrics... but get someone knowledgeable to check it over before you spend any money.
     
  7. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Nothing Fender about that... but whatever it is, it's certainly not very modern. It's got some pretty oddball hardware on it!
     
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  8. All the hardware looks like Aria to me but from different basses. The bridge with the fine tuners came from a ZZ bass and the tuners from late 70’s/early 80’s Aria, or any Matsumoko, Fender copy. The neck plate looks like Aria/Matsumoko from any number of basses. The adjustment wheel truss rod is like nothing Aria did though.
     
  9. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
     
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  10. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    I rather like the Fender logo there.
     
  11. dreamy

    dreamy

    Oct 9, 2018
    A guy on the local classifieds said this is a Musima Action Bass with modified bridge piece due to variety of factors (nut placement, tuners, serial number...)
     
  12. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    Yeaah, but you didn't fall for any of that, did you?
     
  13. dreamy

    dreamy

    Oct 9, 2018
    Should I have not? He did not offer to buy it out, just informed me.