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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by blipndub, Jul 26, 2004.
Any ideas on dates/models on a black Fender Jazz Bass logo with gold outline?
Early to mid 70s. Looks like a jazz bass model to me! Seriously though there werent any "models" then. There was only one kind of jazz bass.
I think the range could be extended back a few years earlier, like 1968, but it is definitely post-CBS.
The "TV" logo was used on from '69 to '74. Yes, there are some found on late '68's and on some very early '75's.
Is there a website that one can get this information from? Like a repository of sorts? I'd be interested in checking that out.
There is a great book called "The Fender Bass: An Illustrated History" with just about all the info on Fender basses you could ever want. Highly recommended...
Cool. Thanks, metron.
This is a pretty good site http://www.provide.net/~cfh/fender.html
Hey thanks guys! I thought it was a 70's style, but the gold threw me up into the 80s (when there were some other "models" -right?)
Any chance it could be a decal? The original owner of my Hot Rod P sanded off the front logo on the headstock and put on a similar Fender logo (black with gold trim).
blipndub, are you asking in general or for the purpose of dating that particular neck in the pic? if the latter, it doesn't look like an original decal. as far as i know, that truss rod access is not something you'll find with that decal in any regular production model. the early 70s jazz necks (and the current geddy lee signature) has the truss rod access at the other end and the mid to late 70s jazz necks have those bullet truss rods (decal is slightly different also).
the only fender jazz necks that have that kind of truss rod access are the mexican mades ones, and the only maple fingerboard mim jazz necks i know of are on the precision deluxe specials and those don't have the tv logo. if you're trying to identify that neck, my best GUESS is a mighty mite neck (which does have that truss rod access) with a genuine or, more likely, fake decal.
Usually though, it's hard to get Fender decals. There are some floating on Ebay, and that's probably what happened to yours. Usually they are direct decal replacements from Fender, and require pics of the serial number and other things such as neck stamps for older basses. Either way, the decal is clearly the 68 till mid 70s one. However that logo is associated with maple fingerboards and black block inlays (early on) and white pearloid block inlays (73? onwards). Make sure that adds up.
It is very difficult to get "real" Fender decals, even for Fender authorized repair techs, but it is easy to get excellent reproductions on e-Bay. The cheapo $10 decals are usually done on inkjet printers and are obvious forgeries. The decals that run $15+ are very well done using metallic inks and are difficult to detect if they are applied properly.
i found this site very useful on fenders http://www.provide.net/~cfh/fender.html