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Dating pickups.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Gates, Dec 6, 2013.


  1. Gates

    Gates

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    Dec 6, 2013
    Hi guys, old bass was given to me a while ago from my uncle.
    Really messed up his bass. Tried painting, revarnishing etc...
    Fender jazz bass I'm assuming from 1965-66

    I'm trying to put it back to original shape.


    Trying to find out age of pickups.

    Pots are from 1966 the 42nd week.
    No date on pickup itself only the number. 1299.
    Does it mean anything?

    Thanks
    Gates
     
  2. Gates

    Gates

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    Dec 6, 2013
    Sorry checked the pickups with voltage meter
    Pickup is 6.83
    Next pickup is at 7
     
  3. MIMike

    MIMike

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    West MI
    Fender used pots dated 66 for several years. They must have bought a bunch in 66 because you find Fenders well into the late 60's with the same pots.
     
  4. eukatheude

    eukatheude

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    Italy, Brescia
    I dated a bridge once and it didn't end well, maybe i'll have more luck with a pup...
     
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  6. Cadfael

    Cadfael

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    Jan 4, 2013
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    Germany, EU
    No stamp on the neck or in the neck pocket?
    Bass Serial No.?
    Any names of workers?
     
  7. Davo-London

    Davo-London

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    London, England
    LOL, my kinda thinking

    Davo
     

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