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Question – any tips on making sure it’s not a partscaster? The neck stamp and heel plate are obvious, but since the body is stripped and it’s had a re-wire, any vague certainty that it’s nothing more than a body stuck on an old neck with some old pots? Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone. Not a case of knowing what he’s talking about, I’m sure he does – doesn’t mean I’m afraid that matches the advert.
Thanks chaps – will try and get a picture of under the scratchplate, I think it’s slightly odd that’s not included.
Website with info on how to date a late ‘s Fender Stratocaster. Some might go by the pot codes, but those could have been stock a year or more old by the.
Wiring colors in are usually yellow and blue, or white and black. Black bobbins pickups often had no date if they did it was pencil hand written. Nice missmatch of light grey and purple-ish bottom, from a mustang model. Still three black bobbins, yellow and blue wire. CTS pots. Very rare set of pots, with the code usually seen on telecasters and P.
Basses this seems to happen only in ? The orange cap with the yellow plastic would change later in the same year to a green cap made in japan! Pots are CTS dated , they will last until Green cap with no isolation and a different switch 3 ways but not CTRL will appear occasionally across and early Rare stamped very late pickups. Pickups will always have a date stamp from now on. Wiring colors are a mix of blue, white, green and yellow.
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Photo by Greg Marra. Who Uses What? Old Gibsons had k pots, but their humbuckers were relatively low output, with low DC resistance compared to modern rock and metal humbuckers. With k pots it yields a screaming overdrive tone.
Mar 10, – Fender Telecaster Bass in original finish. The neck dates pots date The neck plate dates However this appears to.
Its simple yet effective design and revolutionary sound broke ground and set trends in electric guitar manufacturing and popular music. Introduced for national distribution as the Broadcaster in the autumn of as a two-pickup version of its sister model, the single-pickup Esqire , the pair were the first guitars of their kind manufactured on a substantial scale. A trademark conflict with rival manufacturer Gretsch led to the guitar being renamed in Initially, the Broadcaster name was simply cut off of the labels placed on the guitars leading to a limited run of nameless guitars known as “No-casters” and later in , the final name of Telecaster was applied to the guitar.
The Telecaster quickly became a popular model, and has remained in continuous production since its first incarnation. The base model has always been available, and other than a change to the pickup selector switch configuration, and a few variations on the bridge design, it has remained recognizable and mostly unchanged from the s. Several variant models have been produced over the years including those with different pickup configurations and electronics, semi-hollow body designs, and even a twelve string model.
The archetypical Fender Telecaster is a solid-body electric guitar with a flat symmetric single-cutaway body; the body is usually made from alder or ash. The neck is usually made from maple and attached to the body with screws often referred to as ” bolts ” and has a distinctive small headstock with six tuning pegs mounted inline along a single side; the fingerboard may be maple or another wood, e.
The Telecaster’s body is front- routed for electronics; the bridge pickup is mounted in a metal plate attached to the guitar’s bridge, other pickups are mounted in a plastic pickguard , and the controls are mounted in a metal plate on the lower bout of the guitar.
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Discussion in ‘ Basses [BG] ‘ started by brandon. Confused on fender neck stamp dating Discussion in ‘ Basses [BG] ‘ started by brandon. Jan 30, 1.
Black bobbins pickups often had no date (if they did it was pencil hand written). Very rare set of pots, with the code usually seen on telecasters and P.
Obviously, the headstock serial number states it’s a Fender Telecaster starting with S7. While we appreciate your interest, unfortunately, our serial number records only go back to So, we cannot identify your specific instrument based on the serial number, as it predates this time. Based on the style of the serial number, it would relate to either , or CBS owned Fender from – We did not acquire Fender until and CBS did not pass along production information, so we would not have details on the parts used during that time.
Also, it can be difficult at times to determine if parts are original to an instrument, because they could be from around the same time period, but a modification, or swapped out. Although I pretty much expected this answer, I thought it worth to try it. So let’s try to figure out the dating of the parts ourself. The reason for this is simple: if the part is original, it’s worth trying to try to restore it; if not, why not simply replace it.
The tuners:. The tuners are Fender 70s style tuners:.
Non e’ questo il caso delle chitarre Fender fabbricate in Estremo Oriente, che possono avere entrambe le configurazioni. BASS e J. BASS hanno la giusta spaziatura ampia al dodicesimo tasto stile , mentre le corrispondenti versioni USA hanno i pallini a spaziatura stretta I differenti schemi di numerazione ed i sistemi usati alla Fender dal riassunti anno per anno si applicano solo alle chitarre e bassi elettrici fabbricati in USA quelli veri!
I modelli Fender e Squire costruiti in Giappone e Corea NON sono inclusi nella tabella di datazione, anche se possono avere schemi di numerazione simili.
3-ply white pickguard has aged naturally into a light mint color. Original Tele single coils with single volume & tone controls. Both pots date to Original.
Leo carried over features from the Hawaiian steel guitars Fender had already been making since , such as the ashtray bridge cover and Kluson tuners. Its simple yet effective design with two pickups and a 3-way-switch and revolutionary sound broke ground. Even today with all of the technological advancement this very first design satisfies the demanding needs of many guitarists.
Under its new ownership Fender produced numerous Telecaster spin-off models throughout the 70s. But most musicians rather played guitars from the 50s and 60s then the new designs. Because the deal did not include production facilities in Fullerton, California the USA guitar production ceased in late
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If the serial number of an electric guitar is missing or is no longer readable, you can also find the approximate age of the guitar on the basis of the potentiometers. On the potentiometer is a code that gives information about the manufacturer and the year and week when it is made. EIA code.
Date Added: Tuesday 17 March, Suitable for solid shaft Aged nickel. Made to fit mm solid shaft pots, they can more info Telecaster Control Plate (CTS Potentiometer Holes) Vintage Spec more info.
Email: billy guitars. I literally get about emails per day and I try to write articles based on what topic was most popular over the past few weeks in this bi-monthly column. This past month I have had at least 30 emails asking about plastic shaft CTS pots for Fender guitars. Originally they were used solely on basses but metal shaft units were used at the same time. I will say that mostly I have seen plastic shaft pots in Precision basses and not Jazz basses which is another strange phenomenon It seems from to was the major period these were used in basses.
Fender at the time also used the Stackpole brand with a code of but they were always metal shaft. Maybe plastic was just cheaper but who knows? The second guitar plastic shaft pots turned up in was the Telecaster. Once again metal shaft pots are also found throughout out this period mostly on standard Telecaster guitars but you could find some plastic shafts as well. The time frame also seems to be about the same between This was the Telecasters era for plastic shaft pots.
Finally as far as performance I can hear no difference at all. I hope this helps a bit to clarify the plastic vs metal pots originality and any further questions you have I will be glad to answer. Please click here to visit Jim at The Parts Drawer if you have any questions.
1972 Vintage Fender Telecaster Volume & Tone Pots with Cap 1970s Tele Potentiometers
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ORIG FENDER TELE POTS WITH CAPS AND WIRE Pot Date. I was 1st to unsolder from a % Tele. Both Caps, and wired up.. Worked Great.
So you need to figure out the year of production for your Fender guitar or bass. You’re not alone. Fenders rank as the most frequently bought and sold instruments on Reverb , and finding a precise date of manufacture can be key to determining the value and specifics of an instrument. The most important thing to keep in mind when dating a Fender is the highly modular nature of the designs.
Like Henry Ford, part of Leo Fender’s genius was in optimizing the company’s production efficiency. His guitars were built en masse by an entire factory, not a single luthier toiling over one instrument at a time. Features like bolt-on necks and pickups wired into the pickguard all helped the Fender factory churn out guitar after guitar, day after day. This also means that various parts used on a particular guitar may have come from different points in time, so no single number can absolutely define when the instrument was built.
Properly Dating a Fender Bass
Since I primarily collect amps by Fender, and guitars by Gibson, Fender, Martin, National, Epiphone, Gretsch and Rickenbacker, I really can’t help them with these other less popular brands. As you have probably noticed, there is plenty of information here to help date the brands that I am interested in. But where does that leave everyone else? Well I’m not one to leave you out in the informational cold, so here’s something that I use quite often in dating amplifiers and electric guitars.
It’s called the “source-date code”, and it can help determine the approximate age of an electric instrument by the date its components were manufactured.
We have found these pots in all the Strats we’ve seen with pots dated A few Telecasters have shown up with neck codes that would indicate a date.
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