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Is this an original fender pbass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joel951, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Joel951


    Oct 27, 2011
    I mean authentic




    the serial number is MZ8130160
  2. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    looks like a mexican P bass
  3. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Most definitely a MIM headstock and decal
  4. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Yup, MIM P bass. Is that what you mean by original?
  5. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    Originally assembled in the Mexico factory in the mid to late 90's if I had to guess.
  6. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    Made in Mexico 2008 model. The original P-Bass is a 1951 model. :)
  7. Joel951


    Oct 27, 2011

    (smiles) . . i mean authentic. .

    thanks guys for replying. .
  8. Himignara


    Nov 15, 2010
    Hi there, got a little question. Is it normal for two or more bases to have one serial number? Here in Philippines, Someone is selling his bass. Same precision with the pic above, color blue and serial number MZ8130160. Please help! Thanks!!!!
  9. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Wasn't that "electric blue" thing a special GC or Sam Ash run from Fender?
  10. Himignara


    Nov 15, 2010
    Here is the pic:
  11. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    No it's not normal at all for two basses to have the same serial number. Usually it's because someone is using somebody else's photo to sell a bass they don't even have.
  12. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Are you sure about the serial number? do you have a better photo of the headstock with the serial number?
  13. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
  14. Himignara


    Nov 15, 2010

    Oh ok, that's what my concern is. I assumed that all basses will have serial numbers like this.

    bass 1 bought from US - MZ8130160
    bass 2 bought from Singapore - MZ8130161
    bass 3 bought from Thailand - MZ8130162

    and so on...
  15. rogerb


    Aug 31, 2010
    Grain in headstock wood looks the same, and that is like a fingerprint, that one photo is pretty blurry though. I'll go with, "same serial no., same grain, same strings even = photo's of the same bass". I don't know whether it is original or not.
  16. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    It looks like a Mexican Fender to me. Because of the relatively low cost to buy and availability of these basses you don't often hear about fake ones being sold.

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