MIM P Basses

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

  1. BlacktotheBlind

    BlacktotheBlind Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    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


    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


    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