Matt Freeman Squier P vs Fender MIM P

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sideFX, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Matt Freeman Squier P

    15 vote(s)
  2. Fender MIM P

    10 vote(s)
  3. other (please specify)

    1 vote(s)
  1. sideFX


    Feb 14, 2013
    38.05 N , 23.54 E
    Hi all, my main bass is a SbMM Ray34 and I'm totally happy with how it plays and sounds. I dig it a lot for funk and some modern rock stuff, but I need something with a more vintage vibe to it, in the likes of Kyuss, QOTSA, Nirvana, Pixies, Placebo, etc. I believe a Precision will sound better than my Ray when it comes to stoner/grunge/alternative sounds.

    So, I'm trying to decide on my first Precision, and I've narrowed down my choices to the above two basses, will buy from Thomann

    Matt Freeman Squier P : 444 €
    Fender MIM P : 579 €
    Brown Sunburst MIM : 619 €

    I can't play either, so I'm looking for opinions of those who have, or have played them, in order to make the best choice since I have to order one without playing it.


    edit: I'd be more interested in your opinion citing the pros and cons of each, rather than the poll ;-)
  2. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I just picked up a used Freeman P off CL. Fantastic! Dirt cheap and dead sexy!
  3. sideFX


    Feb 14, 2013
    38.05 N , 23.54 E
    What about the neck on the Freeman, I've read that it's beefier front to back compered to other (fender mim) P's, is that true?

    Another thing I'd like to know is how good the tone is with the stock pups, which one sounds better, fuller, closer to the american one?
  4. sideFX


    Feb 14, 2013
    38.05 N , 23.54 E
  5. ii7-V7


    Aug 4, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    I played both at Bills Music in MD today. The Freeman definitely has a thicker neck and slightly smaller frets. I preferred it to the MIM that I played.
  6. HuntYouDown


    Jan 3, 2012
    Tampa, FL
    +1 for the Squier MF! I own the white one, it's pretty killer. I would put it on a level with the American P's as far as quality goes.
  7. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    I voted for the MIM as I own one and it's the best P bass I've ever played.The only Squier bass I've ever played that I liked was the Classic Vibe P bass.
  8. xkalenx


    Mar 4, 2008
    I believe the Freeman has the same specs/features as the classic vibe... Anyways, my MF is one of the nicest P's I have ever played. I bought it out of the blue because I was so impressed at the quality/playability of the bass. It looks amazing as well. Highly recommended!