What's the cheapest you've bought a Fender MIM P Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Spring, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Spring


    May 27, 2016
    What's the cheapest you've bought a Fender MIM P Bass? What condition was it in? What upgrades have you made to it since? I just bought a mint one for $450 (List price on Sweetwater being $624). I'm curious :)
  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I got one for $250 in a pawn shop, back when new ones were $500. It was in pristine condition, but the typical boring black with a white p/g.
    No upgrades, because soon after I bought a U.S. Fender, the JP-90.
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  3. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    I bought one a few months ago, white on white, at a pawn shop as well. Tagged at 399, paid 300 bucks out the door. Likely never played by orig owner. I upgraded pots and jack: This one had knockoff "CTS lite" pots, which didn't work too well; too loose and behaved like on/off switches. Jack was weak, not a switchcraft, iirc.

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  4. aaronious


    May 23, 2011
    Denver CO
    $100 bucks in a pawn shop. Lil over a year ago.
  5. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    $200 - it was in great condition, only one small nick on the side. It also came upgraded with SD pickups and a Badass II bridge.
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  6. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    $90 in a better than stock gig bag.
  7. Picton


    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    Got a MIM J bass for 174.99. It had SDs and a Badass bridge, plus an Audere preamp.
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  8. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    $200/used cl L.A.

    Midnight Wine!
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  9. I don't think I've owned a MIM P-Bass

    I've owned a '79 Fender Black P-Bass I picked up for $180 in a pawnshop.

    I still own a '90 MIJ Fender '57RI Oly White P-Bass I picked up for $125 in a pawnshop.

    I let all my 2- '79 and 1- '78 American P-Basses that I owned go, because my '90 MIJ P-Bass played and sounded better than all of them.

    From what I'm hearing these days, these newer MIM Fender P-Bass are great for the money.

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