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Fender Jazz Bass 1968-69

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pepelaici, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Hi guys
    Here is the second individual post!
    Fender Jazz Bass 1968-69 Sunburst...
    This is a typical example of Leo's tradition during the first years of the CBS era !!!
    I think that this bass is an icone of the most glorious time of the history of the Rock & Roll...
    This bass features an almost erased date at the end of the neck, where you can hardly read "1968" . Potenciometres have been made in 1967.. as well as the microphones...
    But I think the instrument was assambled by 1969.
    It's very difficult to exactly date the instruments of those years...
    Let's see the pictures:

    Any Questions ????
  2. allexcosta


    Apr 7, 2004
    Yes, how can we solve this economic crisis?

  3. I'll ask the wise guys in Wall Street... If they don't give me a solution... I'd propose suicide !!!
  4. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Very nice, I have a '69 like it.

    Yours is defintely a 1969. The pickups were usually the last dated item on these, and your pickups are dated 1969. Also '69 had the black and white wiring, where 68 had a mix of cloth covered and other colors of plastic covered wiring, like green.
    I see your pots are the typical 1376642, that are dated '66 just like all the basses from 66-69 are wearing the 66 pots.

    The only question I have is, where the paint is chipped away, is that white primer I see or wood surface?

  5. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    A valiant effort, but as I said yesterday, I don't think you can top yesterday's '65 P.

    So... tell me about the price of plane tickets to Switzerland again... and let's talk a little more about your home security system... :ninja:

    Very well done. I look forward to tomorrow's bass.
  6. nice axe man. just beautiful. i have a 69 Jazz as well and love it. don't they just play themselves :)
  7. JoeyZ


    May 9, 2005
    Cool, an old beat up Jazz Bass!
  8. I've started with the finest...
    The last ones won't be the least !!!
    I undertand that the PB 65 is something special...
    But I love the others too...

    If you plan to breck into my house... let me a couple of weeks in order to raise the value of my my axes with my insurance agent... It can be a good deal after all !!!
  9. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    I prefer the pre-block/binding era... I don't like the feel of the binding - but that's just me.
  10. Nice to meet an expert.... In fact I thougth it was a 69...
    Where the paint is chipped away.... On the edges there is a white like blonde color or ols olympic White use as 1st coat before the black... to the center... You'll see the wood.
  11. Crabby


    Dec 22, 2004
    Wow....just wow! :)
  12. I'd like to get a 61 "slab board" "stack knob" Jazz Bass... But... I have to admit that they are "a bit" too expensive !!!
  13. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    My '69 neck with it's binding worn to a very rounded edge is the most comfortable neck to hold in your hand. It's about as round as a hard boiled egg.
    headband likes this.
  14. I agree with you...
    BRGDS Pepe
  15. I've got a picture of my JB with her first owner !!!
    arround in year 1970

    I took the train in a snowy day to go and fetch it !!!
  16. barrybass33

    barrybass33 Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    westchester new york.
    That's a great pic...
  17. I sold my '68 Jazz as it was 'too new'.
    It didn't play as well as older basses and the 'burst looked too bright.
    There's one on the bay for $9K . . . . .

    Attached Files:

  18. Do you mean 9000 dollars ?????
  19. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma

    The pic you posted is an early '66. Early 66's had binding with dot inlays. From mid '66 and later had block inlays.
  20. Thanks for that - it doesn't make me feel any better about not keeping it an extra 40 years tho'! Maybe '68 was when I bought it.
    I remember I didn't like it much as a friend had an older one that looked and played much better. '66 eh? hmmm

    The bay is $9K Australian btw - the exch rate isn't 0.95 any more dammit . .

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