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I got an old Squier Off a old punk a couple of years back that was pretty knackered and been painted Matt black. So during this awful time I have finally started doing it up. It’s a Japanese Squier precision bass with the serial number M039366

I have stripped the Matt black off (what a nightmare that was) and now tru oiling the body. 
my question is when was it built? Are they any good?  I have seen a couple of JVs on here for big money, is this worth anything? 
the plan is to make it look like a vintage p bass

what do you think??

 

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90’s silver series? Not a JV/SQ which were early 80’s.

nice though.

These seem to fetch £300-£500 in good nick.

I sold my modified SQ for £580 a few years ago. 
 

JV’s seem to fetch £800-£1100 depending on age and condition etc.

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I think 'Silver Series' were identified by having 'Silver Series' written on the headstock - the silver logo was common to others.  I've had a couple and they were nice.  One, a Precision, was outstanding - 'the one that got away'.  

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1 hour ago, Paul S said:

I think 'Silver Series' were identified by having 'Silver Series' written on the headstock - the silver logo was common to others.  I've had a couple and they were nice.  One, a Precision, was outstanding - 'the one that got away'.  

Here's a p[ic of my S/S Squier where you can see the logo.  Looking at the aboive it looks like it may have been sanded off on the OP's bass.

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I believe so.  Can't quite see the s/n on your lovely bass, but mine was an M same as the OP's with a lower number so probably built around the same time if slightly earlier.

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Thanks everyone for your help. It does look like there might have been a silver series on the headstock but the punk had Sticker on it so might have come of when I originally started work on it 4 years ago! 

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Looking forward to seeing the build thread on this, or hoping there will be at least some updates failing that!

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Me again, 

just putting it back together and the wiring a bit of a mess? It’s not standard p bass wired so do I just replace all the wiring and pots and Input? 

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I stuck a Kiogon sourced loom in one of mine and that made a decent improvement.  I quite liked the pickups fitted so left alone.  Are those Di Marzio p/ups btw?

I may have a spare loom knocking about but I'll need to check.

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Here are the pickuos from my SSS P bass, as you can see they look like any other P bass p/up.  The ones in your pic look to have the poles made so that you can insert a hex Allen key to raise and lower them to achieve a balanced output.

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I'll have a ferret around my spares tin in the morning Steve and see what I can find.

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On 15/04/2020 at 17:26, hen barn said:

I don’t know what pick ups they are? 
Let me know if you have a wiring loom , I will buy it off you

cheers steve

Looks like a Dimarzio model P, a great replacement pickup. I've got them in two of my basses.

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18 hours ago, Bassmingo said:

Looks like a Dimarzio model P, a great replacement pickup. I've got them in two of my basses.

Yes they were in it when I got it!

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