1966 Precision Bass Body Wood Type

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  1. limit6

    limit6 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Philly, PA
    Hello TBers,

    Wondering if I could get some help here on what type of body wood was used on 1966 Post-CBS Precision Basses. It seems that the sunbursts of this year are very yellow, I assume because of the grain filler. Because of Swamp Ash being more porous I am guessing it's probably alder...

    Any information is very much appreciated.

    -Mike
     
  2. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

    Weren't all those early CBS Fenders alder? I think ash bodies are a lot heavier.
     
  3. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Life is short, buy the bass. Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Definitely Alder for Sunburst that year.
     
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  4. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    This period known as "target burst"
     
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  5. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    AKA "Clown" 'Burst around here.
     
  6. I always associate clown burst with that too red at the edges and too yellow in the middle Les Paul burst.

    ClownburstGallery.jpg
     
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  7. Luckydog

    Luckydog

    Dec 25, 1999
    My APR66 precision is alder with a sunburst no different than the earlier 60s precisions.
     
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  8. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Yes, it's used for LPs as well as the obvious sectioned 3TSB on Fenders. I first heard the term applied to Fenders when I worked in a music store in the early '70s.
     
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