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MIM P Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BlacktotheBlind, Sep 2, 2005.


  1. BlacktotheBlind

    BlacktotheBlind Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Indianapolis
    I wouldn't mind picking up a Fender P Bass in the near future and I'm curious as to what the major differences are between MIA and MIM P basses. The MIM I've played seemed comfortable enough, but is there really that much of a difference between the two?
     
  2. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    From what people say, the pickups and hardware on MIA basses are higher quality. Never having played one, I can't really attest to this myself. I think my MIM P bass sounds and plays beautifully.
     
  3. superfly

    superfly

    Aug 4, 2004
    Yes , I've had both. The pickups and hardware are better.
    BUT, you still have to search through a stack of USA made in order to find a keeper. The QC is not as good as it should be. A real nice MIM with some upgrades is a good thing also.
     
  4. my mike dirnt pbass is MIM and came set up very well out of the box, and it has a BA II and a custom shop pickup of some sort