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Pre CBS Fender Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 1SHOT1HIT, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. 1SHOT1HIT

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    Since there doesn't seem to be one as of yet. I decided to start one.

    I have heard numerous members talk of their Pre CBS basses and have only seen very few pics.
    Everyone else seems to have a thread to show their different basses, But nothing for the Fenders.

    John D should get some credit here for this idea as he was the motivation behind it. I hope he will join me in getting this thing off the ground.


    Only rules are that it of coarse be Fender and of coarse be Pre CBS. After discussion within the thread this would also include any basses that fall into the transitional period between, Jan 1965 and through December 1969 If your bass falls within these years PLEASE feel free to post as many pics as you'd like.

    Come on guys get em out and dust em off. Lets see them in all their wonderful glory.
    I'll start with my Shell Pink 62 Jazz Bass.
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  2. John D

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  3. 1SHOT1HIT

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    Welcome sir and thanks for posting that gorgeous bass, Your not gonna leave the back of the body shot out are you?

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  4. John D

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    Fixed it for you. :hyper:
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    1963 Precision, mine since 1967, repainted around 1972. Has a '72 neck because the truss rod broke in the original neck.

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  6. jumbodbassman

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    my baby. refinished in the early 80's

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  7. John D

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    Great pix, guys. This one looks exactly like the first bass I ever played. It belonged to a cousin, and I could kick my own butt for letting it get away.
  8. 1bassplayin

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    That's just wrong...

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    I have '66 P. Transitional period as CBS acquired Fender 1965 (correct me if I'm wrong) Does that count?
  9. John D

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    Wrong? The nut? It's a long story and I was just a DA kid. What else can I say? :bag:

    1Shot1Hit will have to answer about the '65.
  10. 1bassplayin

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    Someone had a heavy handed technique when turning that. Looks like they used a butter knife.
  11. John D

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    This happened so long ago, that I don't remember how it actually happened. I do remember once having a right angle screwdriver and trying to adjust the TR without taking the neck off the bass or removing the pick guard, so that's what probably did it. Hey, I was only a teenager. What do you expect (Sorry teens, but an old guy has to use some excuse for his stupidity.)

    The irony is that over the past thirty years or more, I have rarely adjusted the rod at all. This bass has a very stable neck. I tried replacing the TR nut, but the new Fender "Original Guitar Truss Rod Nut" didn't fit. Go figure. I'll probably end up making one.

    Edit: FWIW, the truss rod works fine. I just adjusted it yesterday, after trying to replace the nut, and I actually took too much relief out. Now, I've got to take the neck off and adjust it again. This, IMO, is the one thing that Leo got wrong.
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  13. 1bassplayin

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    All these are very nice. Diggin' the '55 though.
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    I'm loving these dark natural finishes, and of course the shell pink. I wish Fender still offered finishes that weren't completely boring. :bag:
  16. 1bassplayin

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    I'm an old guy too and I've f'd up a few basses myself. (onstage and off) That's how we learn. I think Fender used different threads on the truss rods over the years. You may have got the wrong type for your application. Sorry to hi-jack the thread back to the Fenders.
  17. Davo-London

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    My 64 P - looks like it's had a much rougher life than the others.

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  18. 1bassplayin

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    I don't see anything wrong with it. Looks loved to me.
  19. Davo-London

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    Oh don't get me wrong I love the bass for sure.

    It's so light and easy to play.

    Plus it's got bags of character!

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  20. jumbodbassman

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