Dating my MIM Jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lowner, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. Lowner


    May 14, 2005
    Over Here
    I found a lot of links on the net fro dating stratocasters but nothing on dating Fender basses. i8s the a site where I can date my Jazz Bass from the serial number??
  2. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    IIRC, the first number after MN determines the year
    (for example MN 2xxxxxx, for 1992)
  3. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    The first 3 characters are slightly bigger and bolder than the rest of the numbers. Those are the only relevant ones for the prupose of dating. M is for mexico, N is for 199X, Z is for 200X, E is for 198X, and the number is for the last digit of the year.
  4. The Clap

    The Clap

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ
    She's easy, but watch out for splinters on the first date, I was licking my lips for weeks.