1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Fender Bass question? HELP!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by BigDaddy01, Aug 25, 2007.


  1. BigDaddy01

    BigDaddy01

    Aug 23, 2007
    I recently purchased an older Fender Jazz Bass guitar. It is in really good condition (Black)and has the old Fender case included with it. I have looked at the Fender serial number websites and it dates to 1976 I believe. It is: 597003 I am not certain of this being a 1976 model or not? Ithas a 4 bolt patterned neck and all I see is 3 bolt patterns. It is intact with the ash tray bridge cover, original pickups and tuners all Fender.. When I take off the neck there are some numbers 03-76 then some faded letters in ink. Can anyone help with this please?

    I am not certain to what I have bought?

    BigDaddy
     
  2. rduckwor

    rduckwor Nashville Cat Supporting Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    L.A. - Lower Alabama
    Any decent vintage guitar store should help you to date the Fender. They're not that rare. Don't expect GC or "Moe's Corner Axes" to help - you need to find a store that deals in vintage guitars. Email the guys at LowEnd or Gruen (sp?) in Nashville.

    FWIW, my 67 JB has the four bolt neck. I don't recall what the numbers were on the base of the neck.

    Good Luck,

    RMD
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    3 bolt Micro-Slip started in 73. I think your bass is older than you think it is. Only way to be sure is check the dates on the pots and pickups.
     
  4. AB53211

    AB53211

    Apr 15, 2004
    Milwaukee,WI
    pictures?
     

Share This Page