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Dating a fender bass by serial number

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The following charts are the revised dating tables for Fender tube amps. My chart will help you determine those specifics. Serial numbers compiled from several sources including myself, Gruhn, and Duchossoir.

If you couldn't afford a hard case, this was the alternative. Only the seven-digit suffixes were actually entered into the database. Different than the s one-piece maple necks. It would have been very costly to destroy these units so two remedies were implemented. From to mid, the case stayed the same except now the interior was a much shorter burnt orange plush.

They did this because it was easier to paint Alder it required less paint steps. This case was basically rectangle, but with very rounded corners. Jazzmasters and Jaquars also used other colors like red and blue. Tweed, brown tolex, white tolex.

The Telecaster or Precision bass type metal knobs with the small set screw which was tightened against the pot's solid shaft to hold the knob was better with a solid shaft pot. Starting in mid, Fender sprayed the yellow part of the sunburst. This style of switch started with the double pickup Esquire. Paul worked with Greg on their small box brown Twin myth busting research and is extremely knowledgeable about Fender amps in general with a specialization in the brown and blonde amps. The split shaft pot could be adjusted for variable tension against the inside of its plastic knob, and the knurling stopped the plastic knob from slipping.

From and later, sticky aluminum foil was attached to the bottom of the pickguard, just around the pots and switch. Fender also made available Custom Color finishes. All models used Alder as the body wood. And later, Arbiter also became a Fender distributor in the U. Also the interior of the case got more padding.

Now white tolex with black leather ends was the standard. Greg was passionate about Fender amps and his knowledge, insight and humor will be missed very much.