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What time period was Fender using threaded bridge saddles?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SleepGetsYourGhost, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. SleepGetsYourGhost


    Mar 18, 2015
    I've got my eye on a 69 jazz, and noticed the bridge has threaded saddles. After a quick search I'm not seeing any other 69's with bridges that have threaded saddles. Everything else looks correct - neck stamp, period correct s/n on bridge plate, pot codes. Was Fender using threaded saddles in 1969?

    Thank you!
  2. Midak


    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    According to "The Fender Bass - An Illustrated History", Fender went with different saddles in 1969. However, it is not stated exactly when; I believe that it was a gradual process, and of course there could be basses with threaded saddles even when the change was completed in an attempt to leave no leftover parts. Fender is famous for acting that way, the most common/visual proof is pre-1965 decals in post-1965/1966 basses.

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