The price is right!! P bass inside!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Big Hungry, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Big Hungry

    Big Hungry

    Jun 27, 2007
    Orem, Ut
    Lets play the price is right with no prize. Guess how much I paid for this heap of crap Squier P bass?

    Found it on craigslist. So far it looks like there were about 100 decals on it including the back of the neck (????) I am normally an Ibanez guy but so many people love these cheap P basses I figured what the hell.

    Seems like it needs
    Stickers and residue removed
    New pick guard
    Probably some soldering
    Overall clean of hardware
    New strings
    And maybe some new screws since the ones on it are a little rusty.

    The bottom is a little dinged up but there are no serious cracks so we will just call the dings "Character"

    I am so far impressed by this bass, even though its made in china it feels very sturdy and solid. The tuners are completely enclosed and the neck is straight as an arrow.

    Being that this is my first adoption and all I am open to any and all suggestions for making this bass a work of art. Including whether or not i should get a bridge cover and which pick guard to choose. If you have any pics of nice P basses with this off white color and a cool pick guard post em up.


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  2. Busker


    Jan 22, 2007

    I just bought a Squier Standard P Bass Special in metallic black yesterday, excellent shape w/ nice Levy's gig bag, $97 plus tax.:hyper:
  3. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    *Dry Heave*

    A pack of smokes?

    Who in their right mind would slap stickers on the back of the neck? Oh, and pet peeve: Bassists who string their bass like a guitar.

    Here is my Highway One in Honey Blonde. In this picture it looks like a similar color but in other lights it actually has a "flesh" color to it. I'd either put a Red Tort or a White Pearl PG.

  4. Akeris


    Jul 23, 2006
    New Jersey

    More than that and I would say you got scammed ;)
  5. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC
  6. The tort brings that P bass to life :)
  7. Akito


    Dec 1, 2003
  8. Visirale


    Mar 23, 2003

    (Hey, it works on the price is right...)
  9. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    The A and D strings have different color ends, than the E and G, aside from the looseness anyway. I can't top the $1 bid in this game, by rules, unless everyone else bid way too high, Visarale wins by default. So the answer is..(?)
  10. Free! thats as low as I go
  11. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
  12. I'll guess $20.
  13. Freefall


    Jul 4, 2008
    They paid you $50 to take it
  14. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
  15. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I'd guess about $75, and it's easily worth that. Stickers aren't hard to get off with WD-40 or Motsenbocker's lift-off. It'll look a lot better when cleaned up. I wouldn't worry about the screws.
  16. Big Hungry

    Big Hungry

    Jun 27, 2007
    Orem, Ut
    I paid $30 for it. Right local in town so it was easy to pick up. From what i can tell these things retail for over $200 so I felt like I got a damn good deal.

    I am not willing to accept donations of parts to get this baby in good shape. Ill pay shipping but if anyone has a pick guard or anything else they would like to get rid of to help bring a junker bass back to life PM me.

    I am thinking maybe ill fix it up and then donate it or something.
  17. GreaserMatt


    Sep 4, 2004
    Seattle, WA
  18. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    WHOOOO HOOOO I WIN !!! with my 27.50!!

    I hope I win something better than a years supply of rice 0 roni, and a home version of the game.

    What do I win? :D
  19. Good on Ya!!!!! $30 GREAT deal IMO. Sure here in Oz it'd be double that ;-) STILL a great deal IMO. A good set up & elecs........ on ur way for a good bass! LOVE that cream color - put a black guard & U got Sid Vicious' bass!!! ;-)
  20. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    It preserves the finish.