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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sideFX, Dec 13, 2013.
...what it says on the title, do these bases have nitro or poly finish?
If it's a USA RI, it should be nitro.
yes, I'm not talking about the mexican one.
Is there any other '57 reissue besides the mim and the usa made??
I believe there is /was a MIJ/CIJ version. I have a early 80s '57 Strat (American-not sure Fullerton or not) and I believe it's poly. Great guitar. Not sure on basses from this era.
The one I'm looking is made in 2012, so it should be a US made with nitro finish.
Thanks for the input guys, really helpfull.
One more question though, what pups do those US made ones have?
The made in US 2012 will have one of two variants of the US Fender Original Pickup (formerly called '62RI)...
Either the pole pieces will be flat or slightly beveled and be raised under the A string or will be beveled and of matching heights. Both are Alnico wound to 10.5k on a fiber bobbin. Pretty much identical.
A 57' RI pickup with raised A string poles.
It's both. It's not 100% lacquer, and so not 100% nitro lacquer. It's a mist of some sort of lacquer top, but it starts with a poly base sealer.
It's nothing like you would see or feel on, say, a Gibson.
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