Dating Telecaster Pot Potentiometer, Please Help Hi! I can r…

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. Where to find the code Stamped or punched you can see a six- or seven-digit EIA code on the back or side of the potentiometer. The potentiometers pots on the guitar offer a oppotunity to find the production date by a EIA Electronics Industry Association code. Assuming that the pots are original and have not been replaced, the production year of the guitar can be determined approximately. The EIA code on pots indicates the manufacturer and date when they are made. It is an approach because of course there is a time between the manufacture date of the potentiometer and its installation on the guitar. Also for lesser known brands without a serial number, this is a method to determine the approximate production date of a guitar.

Dating a Stripped Telecaster Body

This item has been sold. Fender Telecaster Model Solid Body Electric Guitar , made in Fullerton, California, Blonde lacquer finish, ash body, maple neck, original brown leatherette gig bag case. This beautiful “Blackguard” Fender Telecaster was assembled at the company’s original factory in Fullerton, California right around the end of

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.

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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.

Dating Telecaster Pot Potentiometer, Please Help. Hi! I can read one Pot/​Potentiometer on my (I think) American Standard Telecaster: R

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 The original finish on a Telecaster was blonde. Since it had no UV inhibitors the vintage blonde color turned into a faint yellow color over the years.

Properly Dating a Fender Bass

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The general rule of thumb is that a bass is as old as its newest part, or at least its latest dated part. So, if you have a Fender with a neck date of and the pots.

Discussion in ‘ Basses [BG] ‘ started by brandon. Confused on fender neck stamp dating Discussion in ‘ Basses [BG] ‘ started by brandon. Jan 30, 1. May 29, Bowling Green, KY. My confusion is that every neck on a ’69 I’ve seen has been in the format like 5 July 69 B for example. This includes ’69s on here and eBay.


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.

Typically K pots are used for single coil pickups and K pots for humbucker pickups. A linear taper pot will work in a linear way related to shaft rotation.

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.

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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.

Old Gibsons had k pots, but their humbuckers were relatively low on the guitar’s date, and whether Fender used the so-called “dark” Tele.

Forum Rules. Remember Me? UAD v9. Advanced Search. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of Add Thread to del. Help me date a Fender Telecaster I was offered. Here is a pic of the numbers on the neck butt: Looks like then below that Neck plate is 4 screw with an engraved F on it. I can’t seem to match it with gender numbers.

Confused on fender neck stamp dating 1969

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Mar 10, – Fender Telecaster Bass in original finish. The neck dates pots date The neck plate dates However this appears to.

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. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you’re new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! Sign In Register. Categories Recent Discussions. April in Guitar. Hi I’ve seen a stripped Tele mid’s I’m interested in.

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