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Fender Japan P-Bass Differences

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by maxrathburn, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. links didnt work...but if you scroll through all of whats in the link you will find them.
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  3. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
  4. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
  5. michael_atw

    michael_atw Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    Well, for starters the pickguard and neck wood will be different (60's RI's are rosewood and 50's ones are maple). I believe the '57 one is one-ply guard while the '62 is three-ply. I
  6. ma4rk


    Jun 28, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    I have 62 Japanese P-bass bought new in Japan - got it after my USA 62 reissue was stolen. It almost feels the same but is much lighter in weight, no thumb rest, no ashtray covers & no reverse winding tuners, just standard ones which i replaced with the reverse ones. Also the paint job had a lump in it on the lower horn.
    EDIT - oh it had no case, just a flimsey fender gig bag. But the price was only about $600 aussie dollars. Good bang for le' buck

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