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Does this Fender S/N look legit to you?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thefloydian, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. thefloydian


    Oct 12, 2012
    Supposedly off a '74 P-Bass.

  2. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    AFM 72-147 union card-carrying liberal academic musician
    likely legit. Bass looks stripped and refinished.
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  4. thefloydian


    Oct 12, 2012
    Thank you, sir.

    And yeah, I don't know about the finish but it's pretty heavily modded in other areas so it wouldn't surprise me.
  5. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

    I don't doubt you for a second, but how did you determine that with so little to see in the pic? I am genuinely curious.

    And yeah, the S/N looks right for a late 70's Fender but that is not saying much as it was just 6 numbers stamped on a neck plate. I believe numbers in the 300,000 are early to mid 70's but I am sure there is a more educated fellow just about to chime in.
  6. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    Endorsing Artist: Dark Horse strings
    That seems common with the 70s Fenders. Strip to natural finish - in some cases even alder bodies - and a J or MM bridge pickup seem to be the most common mods.

    Then there was Geddy's teardrop. :rolleyes:

    Hopefully there are not 15 switch holes in this one. :D
  7. thebrian

    thebrian The brian abides. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    So. California
    That serial # lies well in the 1973 range.

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