What am I looking at? (p bass content)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lujon, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. Lujon


    May 29, 2020
    This p-bass came up on CL, I’m going to look at it tomorrow and I’m hoping to get your thoughts on it, what to look for, what to look out for? The author already deleted the post so I don’t have the specifics but owner says it’s a parts bass with badass bridge, jazz neck, custom pickguard and ‘62 pickups. He said the body is an Affinity, but not a Squire Affinity. Are there other Affinities? And any thoughts on the headstock and logo? To my eye looks different than a typical jazz style.

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  2. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    It's a parts bass for sure. It's Squier or less. This probably has a value of around $150
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  3. Lujon


    May 29, 2020
    How can you tell?
  4. essarache90

    essarache90 Neato

    Jul 30, 2012
    Philadelphia, PA
    The headstock looks wrong to me. Something about the shape doesn't seem right. My guess is it's not an original fender jazz neck, probably some sort of replacement with the decal added afterwards.
  5. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    I know what to look for. Shapes, contours, finishes, etc. That may not even be a Squier or anything Fender licensed at all. Is what it is....
  6. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Like the pick guard.
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  7. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    Someone trying to fake a Fender. Misplaced 70s decal. Truss access at the headstock. Low budget tuners. That headstock shape even looks off for a Squier.
  8. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    Headstock is not anything from Fender.
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  9. Stewie


    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
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  10. Headstock and decal don’t look right. It’s a parts bass but not all Fender parts.
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  11. And I

    And I

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    What's the asking price? Over under $150 I'd say is how you choose to go look at it tomorrow or not.
  12. HardNHeavy


    Apr 17, 2014
    Def a parts bass..looks cool actually...hope you can plug it in and have a listen first.........kudos to the tom servo avatar:smug:
  13. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Neck isn't Fender. Affinity is about as low as you can get. I wouldn't believe what he said about the pup.
  14. Headstock is very bulbous...
  15. And I

    And I

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    Looking more closely at the pickup there is 0 chance it's a fender custom '62.

  16. ruju


    Dec 9, 2017
    Its a Squier affinity p bass with a new pickguard and new fender Jazz bass decal.
    There are decent affinity basses out there. Some are mediocre, some are great.
    Fine bass for $150. No more..good luck
  17. You could probably sell the BadAss bridge for $75 and put on a Squier bridge for about $10 - so there is that. The decal is put on wrong so it looks cheaper (i.e. fake) than if it had no decal or still had the Squier decal.
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  18. Lujon


    May 29, 2020
    You’re all wrong! It’s not a Fender or a Squier, it’s just a big hot mess! It was 200$ so I surely overpaid but I bought it for what it is: a bunch of random parts slapped together. My plan is (maybe was) to add a j pickup (I have an extra one lying around) and defret the neck. This is a just-for-fun project, with lots of potential to further ruin this hapless bass, but if not then I’m sure I can get most of my money back out.

    Anyway, here’s what I found behind door number one. I’m not a pickup scientist so I have no idea if they’re ‘62s or not.

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  19. klejst

    klejst Guest

    Oct 5, 2010
    Parts bass and/or modded to look like a Fender.
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  20. Sometimes an improbable collection of parts will come together and just work.
    I hope this is one of those.
    At least it looked like full size pots and some shielding, so maybe whoever put it together at least had some clue.
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