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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / Weird strap button placement on 64 P

liverbird
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UK

Searching for L40278.
Oct 14th, 2016 08:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The one on the back of the headstock, don't think I've seen that positioning before!

Also, opinions on the finish - Olympic White over a grey undercoat?

Seller claims bass is 'completely straight and as it came out of the factory'. They also claim that it was the 'house bass at Stax'.

L22221

(This message was last edited by liverbird at 10:21 PM, Oct 14th, 2016)

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Oct 15th, 2016 06:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You're right about the button.

This is a first for me, to see one mounted in that location.

My guess, and it is strictly a guess and the explanation that makes the most sense to me, is that the bass left the factory without a button and the one here is a later addition by the person who owned it at the time.

Will also enjoy reading comments about the pickguard. Everything about it looks to be an aftermarket, a custom scratch bought from a maker who specializes in repro guards.

The paint looks ok but I don't know enough about undercoating for Oly White to say for sure.

The Stax part of it...buyer beware. Where's the documentation? A claim this historic should have paperwork.

George





Danny Nader

usa

You should have been there!
Oct 15th, 2016 08:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have never seen a factory, Fender finish w/ gray primer. Gray primer is one of the most common colors in the automotive / body shop industry. And it can be found in the aisle of every home improvement store.

SO . . . I'd have to say its a refinished bass. The more common Fender undercoat from that era would have been a somewhat white color. More than likely it would have been a few more coats of the Olympic White topcoat.

Danny

uncle stack-knob
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Oct 18th, 2016 04:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree with all of that gents..
I just called the store for the fun of it;They insist it is "a really clean bass",and that they could not prove the Stax connection,and that "it would be best to inspect the bass to see the originality".
They explained to me that a studio like Stax would have lots of studio instruments,and this was one of them.But they can't prove it.I said "why does it have a grey undercoat?" They said "It's all original".
I said "Why isn't this bass in the Stax museum?"
They said "Yeh,we know".

Dear oh dear oh dear. Another load of 100% proof bull from a Denmark Street store.
I am lost for words really.

Stack-Knob.

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Oct 18th, 2016 06:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This is the bass that recorded "Shaft."

I just can't prove it.

"You know that cat Shaft is a bad mother..."

"Shut yo mouth" (Thank you Dawn)

"I'm just talking 'bout Shaft."

George



6G6

Texas

Fender power to the people!
Oct 18th, 2016 10:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have no clue who may or may not have owned it.
I can say that as far as I can tell, the gray primer is bogus.

super400
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Snohomish WA USA

Look at Them Beans!
Oct 18th, 2016 11:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It is offline now.

Probably sold to the Stax museum.

;-}

dg27

Long Island City, NY

Oct 18th, 2016 04:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Stack-Knob scared them off.

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