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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mrpackerguy, Jan 30, 2009.
Pardon me while I wipe the drool from my face.
I just bought a Fullerton '62 P a few weeks ago and like it so much that I'm considering looking for a Fullerton '57 to add if the voicing is different.
I'm planning on finally taking the photos of the Fullerton '62 P this weekend to post here.
Thanks for the info, but I'm going to keep this Fullerton stock considering what it is and its outstanding condition. I think it actually sounds fantastic and I'm one who normally will change out pickups for what I like. I am doing a '62 AVRI build with a 2002 '62 neck and am deciding on pickups for that one. The Lollar is on the list along with several others including the David Allen P1088, the Klein, and the Fender Pure Vintage '63.
Not a Fullerton but this V03xxxx 1988 Corona Jazz came with what I assume were leftover Fullerton parts - Pepperoni pickguard and a duckfoot tweed case with red interior and the insanely priced "$250" Instruction Manual mentioned earlier. It looks like Olympic White in the camera phone pic but it is lemon yellow-ish Vintage White. I've had it 24 years.
Great looking bass , especially the vintage white / Fullerton tort combination. The colour shows the Corona body’s subtle shape changes compared to the Fullerton version .
Although posted a while back : Fullerton reissue manuals (full set ).
Britbass...Thank you for sharing your collection of case candy for the Fullerton Vintage Series instruments.
I noticed that there is an instruction manual for a ‘62 Precision Bass Vintage Series. Nearly all of the P Basses I’ve seen from the 82 thru 85 Vintage Series are the ‘57 reissues. If the 62 P Basses do exist, what is the difference between the two?
The Fullerton '62 Precision Bass Reissues aren't particularly rare.
They follow (roughly) the '62 originals, so in comparison with the '57 Reissue Precisions:
Rosewood fingerboard vs. Maple neck and fingerboard
Plastic guard (not celluloid as on originals) vs. anodised guard
C shaped neck profile vs. V shaped neck profile
The '57 Reissues have the raised pole pieces on the pickup under the A-string
3-tone Sunburst vs. 2-tone Sunburst
There's probably more.
The bridges on the originals were also different in the saddle threading (finer in 1957 than in 1962) and the radius on the plate (sharper in 1957).
The Fullerton Reissues are great instruments in their own right but they're not particularly accurate when it comes to recreating the original features.
Here's my pair from '83:
The ‘62 P basses definitely exist , no doubt quite a few were built and differ in have Rosewood fingerboard, 4 ply tort pick guards (white on some custom colours) non staggered pickups and 3 tone sunburst.
I’ve collected and built an archive featuring catalogues , price lists etc from around the world focusing on Fender US basses from 1981-85. It was certainly an interesting period in Fenders history and also the turning point in reversing all the problems the company had been facing throughout the late seventies.
The Fullerton reissues differ from later models in the they had pilot bridge cover holes drilled but supplied the chrome covers bagged . Later post Fullerton models dropped this option , probably to save on cost as most players opted not to install them. Mine have never been put on and have remained cased for the last thirty eight years.
The photos from the 1981 Fender US catalogue : Precision Special aside Fender’s products were starting to become rather tired ,however within a matter of months Dan Smith and his team would inject new life into the range .
what color is the jazz at the bottom?
. Sahara Taupe.
thanks. i was confused because those custom colors weren’t listed on that page.
Just tossing it out there.
Anyone have, or know of, an 82 raised A pickup they want to unload?
I need a neck too but that's probably asking too much.
Super period parts build almost complete.
This may be of interest to those lovers of AVRI Fullerton’s
I’ve been a fan for years
they were very popular on the fender forum
Someone on there kept a graph - see below
The first horizontal line is SN 10000 and the second 20000 etc
you can see there is a rough linear relationship between SN and neck date
I was sold a 1992 '57 Reissue but I knew it was an 82.
Neck plate with CTP stamp, body contours, the 5 piece body, the type of 2 tone burst.....it screamed 82. Even has the duck foot / Garfield center latch case. Everything with minimal 40 year wear. Pots dated 1984 but so what.
The guy I bought it from said it was a 92 and I can see why especially when you don't know the signs.
Just so that I'm not loosing my mind, can everyone double check the date. Sure it looks like it could be a 92, but it's too close for comfort for my eyes.
The thing is, I hardly see many date stamps earlier than 1988 personally.
The pots being later means nothing since it has EMGS.....I know.....I know. This is why I was asking about a neck and pickups in my earlier post. I have to rebuild it back to it's intended glory.
Can you post some more pics. Especially the backside of the body. Thanks.
1982 Fullerton, no doubt.
1992 stamps are much more readable.
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