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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kukulkan61, Jul 6, 2019.
What is the name on the headstock? What else can you tell us about the bass?
It's a Fender 98-2000 MIJ 62 Reissue that I just oredered!
I’d say alder, since that’s what the Fender basses are most often made of. I did Google the model and the listings I found describe the body as alder.
Now that the suspect has been identified, I would say alder, too. But my alder bass bodies do not show so much grain.
Yes Sir, that's why I'm wanting to know. .
My bad, it's a 1999-2002...
My 1986 MIJ Precision is made Of basswood.
Does it look like this one with grain?
This is one time when weighing the bass can give you the answer. If it's normal weight for a Jazz Bass (8 pounds plus) it's most likely alder. If it's feather light by comparison it's possibly basswood or even poplar. The grain looks like it could be alder and these basses were usually made out of it. Not 100% positive of the numbers, but a fairly accurate guess, hope it helps.
Hard to tell! Just with these pics looking at the grain it can be alder but also maple!
No idea if they ever used soft maple on these models?
The fisherman in me… More than 10 lbs is a big fish!
unless there are letters "US" in the model name its most likely baswood and its not a problem and doesnt make the bass infirior IMO.
Looks like alder to me. Too much grain for basswood.
It suppose to weigh 4.10 kg which is around 9 lbs. probably alder..
Thank you Sir
Crafted in Japan 99-2002 Fender 62 reissue p bass..
Thank you all for your input, I will have the bass sometime next week, I’ll know for sure, I don’t mind 9lbs. It’s the 11 and up that can be heavy to me..
I've never seen a natural / burst basswood instrument. I'm sure they're out there, but I don't recall seeing it. IME basswood instruments are painted solid colors. I would say this bass is alder, although it does have more definition than most alder bodies I have seen. I say it is an exceptional piece of alder. I hope it sounds as good as it looks. Enjoy!
I don't recall Fender making bass bodies out of maple. It'd make a T-40 feel like a Hofner by comparison. The most common woods used were alder for solid colors and ash for transparent/natural finishes. This could be ash but most likely it's alder. A beautiful piece of wood and a nice bass regardless.
Neither do I. Just wanted to be sure.
The grain looks a little too "calm" to be ash (but I' ve seen pieces like that) and a bit too much for alder.
I am pretty sure that this is neither basswood nor poplar.
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