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What "fender" is this??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassAIC, Nov 24, 2005.


  1. BassAIC

    BassAIC

    Sep 28, 2005
    Hi

    can you guys help me with ID of a bass?...

    I dont have much info about it, neither does the seller! all I have are these pictures.

    The only other info i have is:

    That the neck is fretless, unlined
    The neck plate just has the Fender "F", and nothing more

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  2. steviecsg

    steviecsg

    Aug 16, 2002
    seems like a regular fender jazz with a fretless precision neck. Perhaps the body has been refinished the same colour as the headstock.
     
  3. BassAIC

    BassAIC

    Sep 28, 2005
    So it actually is a Fender? Any idea if it is made in mex, MIJ or us?...
     
  4. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    No serialnumber to be found?
     
  5. BassAIC

    BassAIC

    Sep 28, 2005
    The serial should be on the head stock... there aren't any...

    This puts me off. and also the fact that the colour is not possible to get anymore.. perhaps the body was bought before it was discontinued... the bridge doesn't look like it can go through-body.. seems odd...
     
  6. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    While that is an odd bass, the non thru-body bridge is not.
     
  7. A few things to ponder.....

    I body is a Jazz and the headstock says Precision, this is not uncommon as someone could have slapped a P-bass neck on it.

    The bridge is not string through body but if its MIM that is the norm.

    I would say that the first suggestion of a J body with P neck and a custom paint job is very likely.

    But the fact of no serial number is unusual.
     
  8. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:
    Could be a bass made out of Japan parts.
    Bass sold in Japan, not in US.
     
  9. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    I doubt that's a real Fender neck. The notch in the headstock under the 'O' in Precision doesn't look like a real Fender. I bet it's a Mighty Mite neck. That or maaaybe a Warmoth neck. Can you take the neck off and see if there's a brand of some kind on the heel of the neck? There might be a brand on the inside of the neck pocket too.
     
  10. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    it looks like there's a chunk missing from the body around one of the edges.
     
  11. yeah, thats a big chunk missing. Just wonder but how much trouble is it to put a new neck on a fender
     
  12. I think thats a sheet covering it slightly. I agree with budman, I dont think its a real Fender neck, that cutout doesnt look right.
     
  13. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    doesn't look like it's a Fender to me. '70's Precision headstock logo can be found rather easilly on eBay from time to time, so it's a simple headshot spray job. Doesn't look like an Exact Fender shape to me either.

    Seem to be Spector knobs too and the pickguard definately isn't standard. Looks like a parts bass to me.
     
  14. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Fender has made many more MIA Fenders without string thru body bridges than those with string-thru. String-thru body is a relatively recent design for Fenders. I suspect this is a parts bass, but I like it anyway.
     
  15. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Thats the sheet covering up the bass. There is no chunk missing.
     
  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I have never ever seen a Precision logo like that, ever. That is a knockoff. Having said that, if it plays well, who cares as long as you didn't pay Fender price for it?
     
  17. Hesuses

    Hesuses

    Jul 21, 2005
    Well that bass looks sweet nevertheless :)
     
  18. truckin88

    truckin88

    Oct 18, 2001
    Newburgh, NY
    no headstock trussrod access ????
     
  19. sotua

    sotua

    Sep 20, 2004
    US Northeast
    If I'm looking correctly at the pictures, no truss rod access at all.

    Smells like a knockoff...