I have an old Fender Jazz Bass, bought it in 1996. Guy who sold me told me that it is '69 model. After few years I changed the neck 'cause the old one was awful and unplayable after 12th fret. The guy who replaced the neck kept the old piece (yeah I was dumb kid ). Only serial I have on it now, is on the back of the body, on neck plate and it is: 02145. I tried to find out on numerous sites with Fender serial numbers but it doesn't fit anywhere
Comparing to other vintage Fender basses, screws on my pickups are at both ends of the pickups (just two for each pickup), you can see it on picture...I saw it placed like that only on vintage Aria HB jazz bass. Is my bass really Fender '69 or something else-its a mistery for me and for most guys who saw it...BTW it sounds perfect
Sorry for my english, cheers and thanx!