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Question for you detectives/fender-knowitalls.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by liquid-dream-ex, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. What's the reason for this hole?

  2. you put your weed in there!
  3. Not enough space, i put the weed under the control plate
  4. Delta_Petra


    Feb 26, 2008
    Portland, OR
    I think this question has been posed a couple of times here on the forums. But I do feel your pain when you wish to go guard-less. I think this is mostly a MIM trait with Fenders and its probably done just to piss us off.
  5. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Song Surgeon slow downer. https://tinyurl.com/y5dcuqjg
    Put your headache pills in there.
  6. Kyon`


    Aug 17, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Wasn't it for the CNC machines? I also remember something similar with more holes and something about sound. Not too sure what that was though...
  7. i just had the pick guard off on mine and was thinking about this!

    i guess you could dirll a seperate hole to it and use it as a bowl for smoking......tobacco.....
  8. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Maybe they put it there in the likely event that someone would want to add a toggle switch for the pickups? That or weed.
  9. Delta_Petra


    Feb 26, 2008
    Portland, OR
    I wish I would have gotten a picture at the time, but in NE Portland there is a huge hippie population. Anyway we were there for a street festival and there was a guy whose guitar was made into a hookah as well. It was the best hookah I have seen.
  10. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    That`s something usual with the 2008 models, right ?
  11. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    It holds the body in place while the CNC machine cuts the shape, routs etc.

    I keep candy in there.
  12. BassBob185


    Oct 25, 2007
    Rocking Chair
    My MIA 2005 Jazz has the same hole.
  13. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Yes, and quiet a few years before too.
  14. Moondance360


    Oct 1, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    I was told a while ago that it is used to hold the body while it's being painted......I could have been misinformed, though.

    Either explanation would make sense to me.
  15. EclecticElectrk


    Aug 26, 2008
    i have a fender jazz MIM and its not there on my bass...weird.
  16. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    It's definatly not for painting, you can see the finish inside it.;)

    Generally you hang 'em by a drill hole for the neck screws, or a larger hole drilled in the neck pocket, if its getting a metal plate on the back.
  17. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    What year is the bass?
  18. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    *DING* Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

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