Question bout Fullerton 57 AV Precision bass Shape

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by daahoud, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. I just bought one used 57 AV Precision bass 1982 made in Fullerton.

    This body has weird bump area (red marked)
    IS this kinda collectible shape ? or just one of error ? :hyper:

    And I don't think this is original hardcase this this bass, but looks so old, too. I have seen some cases like this during 80s. When is the period on this case ?
    The embeded Fender logos are on Both side, Top and Bottom.
  2. Willicious

    Willicious Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    Bend, Oregon
    That weird shape you noticed is generally referred to as the 'router hump' and it's correct.

    Case is an '80s model. Had one like it back in the day.
    They're fine, just keep them away from heat, out of sun, etc.

    Let's see more pics of that '57!
  3. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Looks like a normal body to me. That case came stock with my '83 MIA Jazz as well as several '84-'87 MIJ Fenders I've owned. I think you're ok.
  4. BillyIVbass


    Sep 24, 2008
    Gear Reviews Guitar World Online
    Just echoing the bump is supposed to be there and I have an '85 MIJ P-bass with that case. The case survived a few flights, but sort of warped I'm guessing to heat and doesn't make the best seal anymore.
  5. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    The original case would have been a tweed one with thick orange shag interior.
  6. JUst that looks like hand-error to me, LOL. I will show some more quickly in this post. THank you. ^^

    oh. Mine's not only. Thanks, lowphat.

    Yep, the case look strong but always plastic case happens under heat. :)

    right... that's my favorite, too. My another 57's w. tweed.
  7. My very first Fullerton era AV series in Vintage White finish.

    Neck's dated 11-11-82.

    8K serial number w. 140K serial 57 P bass. Recently I m into Toilet bg, LOLOLOL.
  8. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    At least the bowl is clean for the picture shot...
  9. those basses are clean , same with the toilet, nothing funky going on.
  10. jbiscuti


    Dec 22, 2007
    NYC / LA
    Endorsing Artist: Grolsch Strap Locks
    My Fullerton Jazz had that router hump too. Totally correct.

    Beautiful bass BTW!
  11. OMG. I didn't check the bowl. LOL. What a shame if it's not :scowl:

    Yep, not now. LOL. That used to a restroom only for my doggy. Well, after he die 2 years ago we don't use it. only for guests.

    Thank you jbiscuti
  12. Fredde


    Oct 21, 2010
    Helsinki, Finland
    Wow! daahoud, your '57 is only one day older than mine! (More pics in the Fender Fullerton Reissue club thread)

  13. Wow. great. When did u get it?
  14. Fredde


    Oct 21, 2010
    Helsinki, Finland
  15. Fredde


    Oct 21, 2010
    Helsinki, Finland
    Just a couple weeks ago. Bought it from the UK, it lives in Finland now :) Serial is 4K, so it's a much bigger difference than the neck date. But I've read somewhere that they just had a box of neck plates with serials and used them pretty randomly. There's also no knowing how long it might be between the neck dating and the completing of the bass.
  16. DTF


    Feb 14, 2010

    now I get why some people dont buy used basses
  17. what's reason ? ? ?
  18. cabcreaser

    cabcreaser Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    I'm guessing toilet proximity. . . Just imagine used books!
  19. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Maybe he was just using the bathroom scale to weigh them and decided to snap a pic;)
  20. DTF


    Feb 14, 2010
    practicing while pooping