$100 - Squier MIM 1998 P bass??

Discussion in 'The Squier Bass Place' started by hudsonnh, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. hudsonnh

    hudsonnh Squier-holic

    Aug 28, 2011
    Marshall, VA
    I accidentally posted some questions in Heavy Metal Thunder....so sorry about this as a repeat.

    I'm looking at maybe picking up a serial number MN8XXX made in Mexico Squier P-Bass.
    It's NOT the large black Fender logo, with small "Squier Series" on the ball end - its a large gold "Squier" with black outline logo.

    Obviously made in Mexico, in 1998, and a Squier.

    Does anyone know anything about the quality of the necks or bodies?
    I'm not as concerned about electronics or pups....

    It's a long trip for me to go see it, so I'm trying to get some advance intel....there's next to nothing about these on the internets....

  2. tabdog

    tabdog Squier-holic

    May 2, 2011
    Little Rock, AR
    Hay Hudson,

    It should be a regular P bass neck.
    It should be well dressed and plush

    They are hit or miss as far as whether
    it is actually a good neck or not. I would
    not buy one sight unseen.

    If you like the traditional neck, that is
    what it is on many of those MIM P basses
    from that time.

    If you like a Jazz neck, it may feel thick

  3. hudsonnh

    hudsonnh Squier-holic

    Aug 28, 2011
    Marshall, VA
    What's a good price - I'm thinking about offering $80?

    Any ideas on how these MIMs compare to other Squier basses from other "eras" or countries?
  4. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

    Nov 13, 2010
    Oak Harbor, WA
    $100 for a used P Bass isn't out of range. You have to keep in mind that Bass prices are almost always $50-$60 higher than a guitar. Come to think of it EVERYTHING bass guitar is a lot more expensive than a guitar.

    As far as how they compare, I have yet to play a Squier Bass that wasn't a nice playing bass. Squier can be hit or miss on their guitars sometimes but almost always produce nice basses.

    Anyhoo, if you can grab it for $100 I think you did pretty good and if he goes for $80 even better.
  5. Twangmeister

    Twangmeister Squier-Nut

    Jan 12, 2012
    North Carolina
    MIM Squiers are essentially Fender MIM necks and bodies with Asian-sourced hardware and electronics. They are great instrument for upgrading.

    $100 is a very good price, even less is better.
  6. tabdog

    tabdog Squier-holic

    May 2, 2011
    Little Rock, AR
    I have to agree with Twangmeister.