MIM neck for Squier P 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. loudboy

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    I had a Squier P-Bass I got at a garage sale for $10 that played and sounded fantastic.

    I wouldn't put $100 into a bass that's only worth $100...

    You can get the whole bass for $100, used. I'd just hunt around for a really good one, or look for a Mexi P-Bass, for $300.
     
  3. gearscrubs

    gearscrubs Supporting Member

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    do you have a problem with your current neck?
     
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    I've got a Squire P-Bass that has a great neck, and I've owned a couple MIA P-Basses before (one of which was a 1963 P-Bass).

    I wouldn't feel any need to change the neck on mine.
     
  5. murraythek

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    The neck currently has very rough frets which still wont smooth out with a polish.

    I picked up the bass for $75 and stripped and refinished it so its kind of a project of mine. I was thinking the quality of the MIM neck would be a step above a MIC neck. The MIM neck is off a Mark Hoppus bass.
     
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    I actually like the satin-feeling Indonesian-made Squier necks and find that those guitars usually have very tight fitting joints. I've never changed necks on them though so I don't know if they swap well or not.
     
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    If it's a local sale, you could take off your neck, and bring the rest of the bass with you. Attach the MIM neck and tune up. On-the-spot preview.
     

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