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Post subject: Please help me identifying this Jazz Bass Lefthand
Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:09 am
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Hi, can you please tell me, what this Jazz Bass is and if it is original ?
From Fender Serial No, it shoud be 1978 oder 1979, but neck and Pots are stamped 1982. Also, it has dots and not inlays in the fretboard. Also it has no chrome cover holes.
I heard rumors that this is something like an original Fender Tuxedo Bass perhaps?
Could you help me?

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Post subject: Re: Please help me identifying this Jazz Bass Lefthand
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:17 pm
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Fender continued to use a lot of parts produced in '78-'80 to assemble guitars into the '80s when they started the transition to FMIC and with Japanese production as Fullerton production ramped down.
1982 CTS pots would be a pretty sure sign that it was produced in 1982 using stock parts, since '82 pots would not have been available in '78 and would not be likely to have been used for a more recent repair.

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Post subject: Re: Please help me identifying this Jazz Bass Lefthand
Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:28 pm
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As you have already pointed out, some things just aren't adding up, so it sounds like you have a parts bass. Most if not all of the major components look to be authentic Fender. Fender was in a world of hurt in 1982 and Bill Schultz was brought in by CBS to save the company. He and a consortium of private investors bought Fender in 1985 and formed today's F.M.I.C.

One of the better options for you to get the real low down is to email your serial number to Fender's consumer relations and ask for all information they may have. You can also get a photo appraisal from George Gruhn https://guitars.com/appraisals.

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