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help with mim p bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by chasfur, May 16, 2011.

  1. chasfur


    Feb 14, 2009
    Elkhart , Indiana
    i have an oportunity to pickup a 2001 p bass mim. I just wanna know when fender mexico picked up quality to level it is now. i had a 2010 p deluxe i still regret selling and i want that quality. thanks all help welcome and appreciated. also since this is an add im answering when did they start the newer slimer necks, see i havent gotten a close up of the bass yet.
  2. No matter what anyone tells you on this thread, let's be clear:

    Any MIM Fender P, sight-unseen, is a gamble. The ONLY way to be sure you're getting "one of the good ones" is to play it first.

    I recently bought two 2010 MIM Standards for the road sight-unseen, both are great players with awesome tone. But they were brand new with a return guarantee.

    I was EXTREMELY lucky. That particular 2010 run seems to be pleasing a lot of people.

    Prior to that, I wanted to make a Phil Lynott tribute bass, and I had to go through FOUR black Fender MIMs (purchased sight-unseen via internet) before I found ONE that was a good player.
  3. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    Has a chance to be good, but there's no way to know without playing it with a good setup. That having been said, I stumbled into a 2001 MIM-P that was one of the best P-Bass players you'll ever find. Supposedly that was a pretty good vintage for them, overall.
  4. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    As far as I know, the MIMs have not had the great quality upswing that the USA and Squier VMs and CVs have had. Great advice above - play it first or have a return guarantee. I also found a fantastic MIM P, but they go just as often the other way.
  5. chasfur


    Feb 14, 2009
    Elkhart , Indiana
    Thanks guys I'll pack tools and setup on site. I feel no amp needed tho for deal I'm getting if I need electronics I'm still ahead. Thanks again
  6. Antny


    Jan 30, 2011
    New York
    I have a 2001 MIM P. I think it's a wonderful bass, plays great. The only mod I made was to change the pickgaurd to black. Couldn't stand the white one. The neck is great, the tone is definitive thumpy P. Here she is.

  7. Freez


    Nov 8, 2008
    Well, I have a MIM 2001 Jazz Deluxe, and it is seriously one of the nicest playing basses I have ever laid my hands on. Picked it up from Craigs for $150, best $150 I ever spent! I'd say give it a shot.
  8. chasfur


    Feb 14, 2009
    Elkhart , Indiana
    I love those jazz deluxe basses ! Lucky you. Thanks for all advice
  9. I have a 2003 MIM P that I got for $229...and I absolutely love it.

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