NBD - Very impressed

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tgriley62, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    Picked up a 2007 Squier Pbass today for $95. The white body is starting to yellow but, can not find a single ding or chip anywhere on it. I have only played/owned Peavey's and my current ones are '83 Fury, '87 Patriot, '89 Foundation and a Millennium BXP. I am very impressed with this Squier. I always thought Pbass necks were wide, and that is the reason I really can't get into my Patriot or Fury. But, the neck on this Squier is sweet & thin just like the Foundation. Who knows, I might actually have to add a MIA Fender at some time. Will post pic's as soon as I can
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  2. There's nuthin' wrong with a Squier bass (or the Millennium BXP for that matter - I have both). Take care of it, trick it our if you want. You didn't mention the series, but even the Affinitys are a great value, bang for buck.
  3. $95.00?? Great find! Congrats...Sweet present for you!
  4. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    Thanks. Its my second find in the last two weeks. Picked up the '83 Fury for $50 last week
  5. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    How do you determine the series? All the headstock has is Squier Precession bass
  6. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Great pickup, Love me a squier.
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  7. nerkoids


    Jan 3, 2014
    Look on the back, does it say Indonesia or China? What are the first 3 digits or letters of the serial number?
  8. nerkoids


    Jan 3, 2014
    Also, does it have a typical bent bridge with chrome-coloured saddles, or is it a bit thicker with brass coloured saddles? If it's the latter, you got a Classic Vibe, and you got an incredible deal

    Also, a photo would be great :)
  9. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    The serial # is IC070822860. From what I found the I is for Indonesia & C is for Cort. The first two digits of 07 make it a 2007. The saddles are chrome colored. I will post pics soon, all I have is a crappy cell phone.
  10. nerkoids


    Jan 3, 2014
    You either got a Standard or a Vintage Modified series. So you got a very good deal. Those models retailed for about 239-269 dollars back in 2007, if I'm not mistaken.

    You got yourself a very good instrument. At the very least, a decent future modding platform. About the only thing you might need to change on it would be the control pots -- change them out for the full size ones for better response. Other than that, everything else on it will probably suffice for your first bass.

    I have the newer Vintage modified Jazz bass, an all-maple body and neck, and I'm not wanting for anything more posh, at least at the moment. (Gingerly avoiding the Lakland thread...)
  11. I have an '07 Standard series PJ Special and indeed it is a quality bass. Only issue I've had is the nut on the input jack insists on backing off; I have to tighten it from time to time. Otherwise, a very solid bass and probably none better for the price. I swapped the mirror pickguard for a white one that came off a Precision. It matched up, screw holes and all.
  12. Acoustic356


    Jul 3, 2014
    Nothing sounds better than a new bass... Especially if you get a good deal on it! Good find!
  13. And speaking of new (to me) bass... Loaded body (Squier Protone..MIK) arrived Christmas Eve morning via Canada Post. Added a neck and voila..
    better 003.JPG

    Sorry if I hijacked your thread.. Laurie
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  14. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Loktite is your friend. Get the kind intended for possible removal. If you do much modding, you will want a bottle of the stuff in your tool kit.
  15. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Loctite is better, but in a pinch, a tiny dab of Elmer's or similar white glue applied to the threads with a toothpick works for me - not permanent on metal to metal by any means, but gums things up enough that they stay put but can be easily taken apart.
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  16. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    As promised, pics. Can someone help me ID the series of this Squire. It has a 1 and 1/2 inch wide neck, which I thought Pbass's were supposed to be a lot wider?
  17. Vintage modified p bass from 2007
  18. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    '83 Fury for $50? You must be living right!
  19. Yup..Vintage Modified Precision.. you are correct the nut is supposed to be 1.625 inches wide but you just happened to get one with a narrow (Jazz like) nut..Congrats..
  20. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    Thanks. Just wish I could like the wide neck. Really hoping I can find a newer version, with the jazz type neck, fury and move the pickup with the slanted SF and the guts into it. That slanted SF sounded so good