FDP Forum / Weird strap button placement on 64 P/ 8 messages in thread.

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Searching for L40278.
Oct 14th, 2016 08:20 PM        

The one on the back of the headstock, don't think I've seen that positioning before!<br /> <br /> Also, opinions on the finish - Olympic White over a grey undercoat?<br /> <br /> 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'.<br /> <br />


Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Oct 15th, 2016 06:28 AM        

You're right about the button. <br /> <br /> This is a first for me, to see one mounted in that location.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> The paint looks ok but I don't know enough about undercoating for Oly White to say for sure.<br /> <br /> The Stax part of it...buyer beware. Where's the documentation? A claim this historic should have paperwork.<br /> <br /> George<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />

Danny Nader


You should have been there!
Oct 15th, 2016 08:42 PM        

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. <br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> Danny

uncle stack-knob

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united kingdom

Oct 18th, 2016 04:49 AM        

I agree with all of that gents..<br /> 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".<br /> 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".<br /> I said "Why isn't this bass in the Stax museum?"<br /> They said "Yeh,we know".<br /> <br /> Dear oh dear oh dear. Another load of 100% proof bull from a Denmark Street store.<br /> I am lost for words really.<br /> <br /> Stack-Knob.


Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Oct 18th, 2016 06:04 AM        

This is the bass that recorded "Shaft."<br /> <br /> I just can't prove it.<br /> <br /> "You know that cat Shaft is a bad mother..."<br /> <br /> "Shut yo mouth" (Thank you Dawn)<br /> <br /> "I'm just talking 'bout Shaft."<br /> <br /> George<br /> <br />



Fender power to the people!
Oct 18th, 2016 10:17 AM        

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


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Snohomish WA USA

Look at Them Beans!
Oct 18th, 2016 11:52 AM        

It is offline now. <br /> <br /> Probably sold to the Stax museum. <br /> <br /> ;-}


Long Island City, NY

Oct 18th, 2016 04:02 PM        

Stack-Knob scared them off.

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