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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / 85 MIJ Fender P-Bass Lyte



Sep 5th, 2016 06:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

I bought this bass at a flea market for $40.
Anyone know what there worth? I'm not a bass player, but for $40.


Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Sep 5th, 2016 07:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

Not a clue. Check with eBay, Reverb or Gbase and see what similar basses are selling for. Consult with local guitar shops in your city. I suspect Cincinnati has plenty.

Ultimately, a guitar or bass is worth what someone will pay for it.

Right now, you're at forty bucks.


Danny Nader


You should have been there!
Sep 5th, 2016 05:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

Depending on condition & color . . . $300 - 400 & up @ retail. Crap condition will affect this number. And George is correct. It ultimately is what someone will pay.


(This message was last edited by Danny Nader at 07:14 PM, Sep 5th, 2016)

Rick Knight
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St Peters, MO USA

Standing in the back, by the drummer.
Sep 7th, 2016 06:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

It sounds like you got a deal. The $300 - $400 range in decent conditions sounds about right these days. They were a little higher a few years ago.

They are light, comfortable and fun to play. I don't remember the details, but was told that there will be intonation issues if the necks or bodies are interchanged with other basses.

Edited to add: What color is yours?

(This message was last edited by Rick Knight at 03:49 PM, Sep 7th, 2016)

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Suburban MD.

Are your prayer beads maple or rosewood?
Sep 14th, 2016 01:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Had a blue "foto" finish for a while. Light, and active electronics made it a good "all night long" bass.
I'll give you $80. :)


San Antonio, Texas

Sep 20th, 2016 11:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

Any MIJ Fender bass is a darn good instrument. You got an awesome deal!

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