MIM Fender P bass upgrade for Squier bass

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  1. murraythek

    murraythek Member

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    I have a shot at a good price ($100) on a MIM neck for my Squier P bass. Is a MIM neck a good upgrade to the Squier neck?
     
  2. georgestrings

    georgestrings Senior Member

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    Sometimes yes, sometimes no - if the neck is straight, the fretwork good, and the trussrod works, it's easily worth $100 - moreso if it has tuners and a strings tree... If it's a nice neck, for $100 it could be the start of a nice bass build...



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  3. treeofpain

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    Maybe it is worth $100 for you to have a Fender logo on the headstock instead of Squier. The quality of the neck itself is probably not much different. What's wrong with your current neck, other than the headstock decal?
     
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    The frets on my current neck have always had a rough feel and wear out quickly. I have tried polishing to no avail.
     
  5. georgestrings

    georgestrings Senior Member

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    It may be more than just the decal - I've played Squiers that were the equal of any MIM Fender, and I've played some Squier Affinitys that were absolute junk... I actually had a MIM Squier "by Fender" that had a great neck, and I gigged a pair of MIK Squiers for about 10 years that made me alot of money...


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  6. bigtone23

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    Depends on the Squier. The MIJ, later MIK and current VM or CV Squiers are great. The Standards and lower are very hit and miss.
    $100 for a MIM neck is a pretty good deal, though.
     

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