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Does this Fender S/N look legit to you?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thefloydian, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. thefloydian


    Oct 12, 2012
    Supposedly off a '74 P-Bass.

  2. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    likely legit. Bass looks stripped and refinished.
  3. thefloydian


    Oct 12, 2012
    Thank you, sir.

    And yeah, I don't know about the finish but it's pretty heavily modded in other areas so it wouldn't surprise me.
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I don't doubt you for a second, but how did you determine that with so little to see in the pic? I am genuinely curious.

    And yeah, the S/N looks right for a late 70's Fender but that is not saying much as it was just 6 numbers stamped on a neck plate. I believe numbers in the 300,000 are early to mid 70's but I am sure there is a more educated fellow just about to chime in.
  5. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    That seems common with the 70s Fenders. Strip to natural finish - in some cases even alder bodies - and a J or MM bridge pickup seem to be the most common mods.

    Then there was Geddy's teardrop. :rolleyes:

    Hopefully there are not 15 switch holes in this one. :D
  6. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef Formerly "thebrian" Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    That serial # lies well in the 1973 range.