Early 70's P-Bass finishes/Wood?

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Early 70's P-Bass finishes/Wood?

Postby rowell on Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:11 pm

looking to buy an early 70's 1970-1975 bass

Question:
Did the northern ash "always" have a see thru finish?
ie. sunburst, clear, walnut
or could it have a "solid" colour on top of it?
ie. white, black etc......
1971 Ampeg V-2, (Linden N.J. era)
1973 Ampeg V4-B
(2) 1973 Ampeg V-4 4x12 cabinets
2009 Fender American Precision Bass, Olympic White, Maple Neck
1975 MXR Script Distortion +
TS-808 RI (Keeley mod)
1997 Gibson SG-1, Black
1980 Boss Compression/Sustainer CS-1, Long Dash, Silver Screw, s/n 9900
1980 Boss Chorus CE-2, Long Dash, Silver Screw, s/n 0000
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Postby Painterman on Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:49 am

I have no clue what kind of wood they used.

My criterion for buying a bass.

1) plays well.
2) sounds great.
3) is straight
4) built well (of sound construction)
5) doesn't look dumb

check the serial numbers, pot codes, proper appointments (where is the thumb rest located, etc...).

If you really need to know what kinds of woods fender used - I'd ask over in the bass section of the Fender Forums website. - http://www.fenderforum.com

You'd probably get the answer quicker over there.
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anybody?

Postby rowell on Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:38 am

anybody?
1971 Ampeg V-2, (Linden N.J. era)
1973 Ampeg V4-B
(2) 1973 Ampeg V-4 4x12 cabinets
2009 Fender American Precision Bass, Olympic White, Maple Neck
1975 MXR Script Distortion +
TS-808 RI (Keeley mod)
1997 Gibson SG-1, Black
1980 Boss Compression/Sustainer CS-1, Long Dash, Silver Screw, s/n 9900
1980 Boss Chorus CE-2, Long Dash, Silver Screw, s/n 0000
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Postby Roy33 on Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:59 am

I think they were all ash or swamp ash,and the ones with the best grain patterns were naturals and sunburst,I don't think they used walnut or any other woods.older ones might have been alder.
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