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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by iriegnome, Jan 7, 2012.


  1. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I got this bass on a trade. The neck is definately a Fender MIM Precision Special, but the body is most certainly not. I would love some help trying to ID the body to know what I have.
    2012-01-07123615.
    2012-01-07123652.
    2012-01-07123725.
    2012-01-07123756.
    2012-01-07123815.
     
  2. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Fender ID numbers this neck to be made sometime between 2003 and 2004, but the body has me stumped. It came with some sort of reissue annodized guard with a cut out for a truss rod, a place for a thumb rest and holes for the P-p'up cover.
     
  3. I don't really know anything about fenders, but could the 053199 in the neck pocket be the date the body was made? that might be something to look into.
     
  4. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    That is what I thought. Something in the May 31, 1999 type thing. However, that small partial hole where a thumb rest should be in the body. That is the strange thing. It is finished, so it is not an add on or after the fact kind of thing. I don't know if there should have been a switch or something that would go there. There is no wire tunnel to it.
     
  5. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    That's just a router mounting/centering hole...many Fenders of the era have them. ***not that that makes this body authentic or not.
     
  6. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I have read where sometimes MIM's will use different years of necks and bodies?? If so, could this be a correct MIM Precision Special with a 2003 Neck and 1999 body?
     
  7. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    I have a P Bass Special from 2002 and it does not have any router hole in the body.
     
  8. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I agree. I have a 1999 P Special (I am the original owner) and there is no route hole like on this one.
     
  9. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Anyone? someone? Bueller? Bueller?
     
  10. I recently ripped apart a MIM Jazz in need of a rehab and it had an identical "hole"- and I'm sure the bass was an intact MIM Jazz.
     
  11. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Well, that is a good start
     
  12. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I recall mention that the 'hole' underneath the PG on a P-body was indicative on MIM Fenders.
     
  13. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    And the serial number? Does it look like it would be Fender MIM?
     
  14. Looks like a Frankenbass Charvel Jackson body with a MIM neck
     
  15. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Hmm, I get the impression that this is really just a MIM Precision Special that has a body from 1 year and the neck of another and the electronics of who knows what
     

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