NBD - freebie Fender!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gustopher, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. Gustopher


    Jul 30, 2018
    Hey all, got this from a work friend who found in a storage auction sale! He gave it to me because he knew I played and said it didn’t look like he could do much with it. It’s a black label MIM pbass from around 94-95 and a “squire series” which seems to have all kinds of fun stories on the origins. When he handed it to me it had no strings or knobs and was covered in about an inch of dust and general nastiness. I cleaned her up and popped on some strings I had laying around (I think they are Daddario XL) and put on some fat knobs. Truss rod worked beautifully and was smooth as new and I was able to get the action nice and playable. It sounds absolutely thick and I can without a doubt say she will be my new number 1. Just have to find a new pickguard (ideas?) and replace the Schaller tuners (they are a little wobbly but hold tune).
  2. alack


    Nov 20, 2000
    Black or tort. That’s a good friend you got there.
  3. InternetAlias


    Dec 16, 2010
    I must say that one blows a paid for Fender out of the water :D Congrats! I wouldn't touch a thing on it, it's super classy, and Schallers tend to get wobbly over the years, but they work just fine under tension.
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  4. Gustopher


    Jul 30, 2018
    They do seem to hold tune really well and are much less wobbly when fully tuned up.
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  5. Goatrope


    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    Definitely a black pickguard with a bit of white laminated edge reveal.
  6. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham AL
    Oh man that was my first bass ever, a ‘94 Squier Series— mine was red though.
    Great bass! Wish I still had it. Congrats!
  7. tindrum

    tindrum Supporting Member

    May 2, 2007
    Suffolk, VA
    I’ll 2nd this. I have a black Precision with that exact pick guard and can vouch for it looking awesome.
  8. Rick_Bass


    Feb 10, 2020
    Nice. Weight?
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  9. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    That is super cool. Enjoy.
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  10. waynobass


    Feb 27, 2008
    Looks great as is. Don't change a thing. Keep it totally expense-free.
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  11. Ellery


    Mar 25, 2015
    Good for you man, score! :hyper:
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  12. Gustopher


    Jul 30, 2018
    Good question, looks to be about 8.5-9lbs. A good weight, feels balanced. My Ray4 is heavier but not by much and they both hang well on a strap.
  13. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Ask your friend if he wants to be Herrick's friend too.
  14. Lowendchamp


    Jun 27, 2021
    Shelton WA
    I wish I could get a free P bass!
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  15. Matt O

    Matt O

    Feb 19, 2013
    The Mitten
    B/W/B, tort, or Lynott.

  16. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Can't beat that deal, congrats.
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  17. C Stone

    C Stone

    Sep 4, 2020
    Great come up! Oil that board and let her rip! Congratulations.
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  18. BassAndCigars


    Apr 19, 2021
    Tort. The correct answer is nearly always Tort. And cream pickups are sometimes a nice twist on that combo.
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  19. Clank Plank

    Clank Plank Inactive

    Dec 26, 2020
    Mirror pickguard for that Phil Lynott look.
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  20. NICE!!! I have that same exact bass from the same era. It was my first bass back in high school. I wouldn't touch a thing about the aesthetic. A handful of years ago I bought new MIM fender neck and new Fender brand tuners. Still play this bass in my rotation. Love it.
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