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Some Leo Fender history for you PART 2 --THE WHOLE ARTICLE

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MEKer, May 23, 2017.


  1. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    So here it is. My source forgot to send me the month+year of issue of Guitar Player magazine. Will edit it in here when received. EDIT: THIS IS FROM MAY 1978 ISSUE!!
    IMG_20170522_0001. IMG_20170522_0003. Leo Fender. IMG_20170522_0004. IMG_20170522_0005. IMG_20170522_0006.
     
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  2. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    :D:D I was searching for something.....

    meaningoflife. ......:D:D:D:D

    but yeah would be great to have the original thing! (not just a "dwarf pic" :crying: of it)

    greatings

    Wise
     
  3. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    EXCELLANTE!
     
  4. Trouztrouz

    Trouztrouz

    Feb 6, 2013
    NoVA
    This was a great read, thanks for posting.
     
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  5. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    You're welcome. I LOVE digging up history. Usually I focus on Washburn history for their basses (and guitars), but I could not pass this Fender article up that I found in a stack of early "Guitar Player" magazines. In fact, my first bass in 1972 happened to be a white 1972 Fender Precision I bought brand new....and...stupidly sold a couple years later. I know, I know...spank me.
     
  6. howlin

    howlin

    Nov 15, 2008
    I'm Not There
    No thanks, I'm not into that sort of thing. :laugh:

    I bought my first Fender bass in '73 and, to be totally honest, it wasn't exactly worth much more than what I paid for it - $225 w/HSC out the door. So, FWIW, you're off the hook IMO. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. howlin

    howlin

    Nov 15, 2008
    I'm Not There
    Do you have the rest of the side bar interview from p.33 [it says, cont. p.112]? Thanks.
     
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  8. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    I'll get back to the magazine owner and see! Hold on.
     
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  9. MEKer - thanks again, for posting this. Leo is, indeed, "The Man".
     
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  10. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Yeah, amazing fellow indeed. So much history gets lost over the years it is so worth resurrecting it when you stumble across it (much less it is valuable for settling arguments--and the record-- between people who are both arguing from the same point of not knowing first hand facts from those who were there).
     

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