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when did they make this??

Im trading an alto saxophone for a bass and i would like to know if you people have heard of a Fender Prodigy bass? It made in US and has active pickups. please help fast dont have much time to decide!

70's Fender Bronco Worth

What would a 1970's Fender Bronco be worth? My father bought it in the 70's but can't remember the exact date. Can anyone give me a ballpark?

Re: 70's Fender Bronco Worth

Unfortunately not very much they were very much a budget affair and generally not up to much, although I have played at lest one good one.. the last one I saw up for sale went for £150, but if yours is in A1 condition it might be worth more to a collector.

Re: 70's Fender Bronco Worth

Opps, sorry about that last message,it submitted before I put a new message. Anyway, the Fender Bronco was my first electric in 1968, and it played extemely well. Unfortunately, I sold it to a guy in the dorm at college, so I could buy a strat. I now wish I had hung on to it, and would certainly love to get my hands on a nice one.

1975 hardtail strat

I just got a '75 hardtail strat w/maple neck. Awesome guitar. It's black w/creme pickguard & pickups. Supposedly all original except for the tuners. Is this a rare guitar? Some finish checking & dents. It's exactly what I was looking for - a junkyard dog!

Fender XII

I just purchased a 1966 Fender XII, dated March. How do the selections on the pick up selector switch relate to the pick ups/sound? It has four pick up selection postions but I'm not sure which pick up(s)they control?
My guitaris is 3 tone sunbust with and original white pick guard and optional black head stock. I haven't seen any other Fender XIIs like this. Is it rare?
thanks for any information,
Nick

Re: Fender XII

Here's a quick way to find out which pickups are working at any particular time.

PLug your guitar into an amp. Take a screwdriver (or any metalic shaft)and lightly tap on the round (poles) on the pickup. The ones that are "on" will have a definate pop through your amp. The ones that are off wont come through.
Just turn your switch to a position and tap the pickups to find out which ones are on.

By the way I also have an XII. I love it. I had a Rick 12 but the neck is so thin I couldn't play it.

Have fun,

Loren

squire sp-10 amp

anyone have schematics and troubleshooting info on this amp?

Re: squire sp-10 amp

 squire sp-10 amp

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Japanese 62 re-issue tele custom

I was wondering what this guitar goes for, or it's collectability for that matter, seeing that they don't make it anymore. It's in mint condition. It's a 97 with the anniversary stamp on the back of the head stock. Sunburst with a bound body.

Re: Japanese 62 re-issue tele custom

See them on ebay every now and then about $500-600

Re: Japanese 62 re-issue tele custom

: I was wondering what this guitar goes for, or it's collectability for that matter, seeing that they don't make it anymore. It's in mint condition. It's a 97 with the anniversary stamp on the back of the head stock. Sunburst with a bound body.

Are you intrested in selling or trading please let me know

for sale squier bullet by fender

oreglanal price was 5,000 sell for 3,000 with 5 tone switch 2 tone knobs 1 volume knob no wamie bar frist played by james hetfield from metallica in 1980 in bostin at about 12:30 am in backstage dressin room

Re: for sale squier bullet by fender

: marked price was 5,000 sell for 3,000 with 5 tone switch 2 tone knobs 1 volume knob no wamie bar frist played by james hetfield from metallica in 1980 in bostin at about 12:30 am in backstage dressin room

Re: for sale squier bullet by fender

: : marked price was 5,000 sell for 3,000 with 5 tone switch 2 tone knobs 1 volume knob no wamie bar frist played by james hetfield from metallica in 1980 in bostin at about 12:30 am in backstage dressin room
I will offer seven quid for said instrument. I am assuming that a thorough disinfecting is in order after the metallica ordeal. The colour would be of interest if you could possibly inform. A many thanks!

srv neck what is it a soft v

i want to buy a srv neck but on one seem to no what it is and idont want to buy the wrong one if any body can help me i would be very happy thank you

Re: srv neck what is it a soft v

HIS NECK WAS A "D" SHAPED NECK, BUT HE USED THE NECK BECAUSE HIS HANDS WERE LARGE, YOU COULD ALSO USE A "V" SHAPE, I HAD IT ON MY SRV STRAT UNTIL I SWITCHED TO THE D SHAPE BECAUSE MY HANDS ARE LARGE AS WELL. BUY A MAPLE NECK WITH A ROSEWOOD FRETBORED, IF YOU WANT WHAT STEVIE HAD, GET THE 62' REISSUE NECK UNDER FENDER REPLACEMENT PARTS. HOPE YOU THE BEST OF LUCK

Re: srv neck what is it a soft v

: i want to buy a srv neck but on one seem to no what it is and idont want to buy the wrong one if any body can help me i would be very happy thank you

Re: srv neck what is it a soft v

: : i want to buy a srv neck but on one seem to no what it is and idont want to buy the wrong one if any body can help me i would be very happy thank you

Good Afternoon,
It seems to me that the SRV neck is slightly "eliptical"shape. More like a "J" than a "D"
meaning that the bass side(top) of the neck has a different
contour than the treble(bottom)s. Confused??? Pull up
www.warmoth.com and study a bit. They show the various
cross sections of available necks...

necks

does any body know what the shap of steive ray vaughan neck i was wanting to buy one but i dont know if it is asoft vor what thank you

Re: necks

: does any body know what the shap of steive ray vaughan neck i was wanting to buy one but i dont know if it is asoft vor what thank you

I just recently bought the SRV guitar. The neck is oval shaped and rather large. I don't recomened buying one unless you don't have at least average sized hands. The fretboard is pao ferro which has a lighter color than rosewood, and feels somewhat smoother to play.

necks

does any body know what the shap of steive ray vaughan neck i was wanting to buy one but i dont know if it is asoft vor what thank you

coronado I

Hello, can anyone tell me anything about this bass I have. It's a green fender coronado bass 1 with the serial number 196653. It also has on the back of the neck "special".

Re: coronado I

: Hello, can anyone tell me anything about this bass I have. It's a green fender coronado bass 1 with the serial number 196653. It also has on the back of the neck "special".

Sounds like a late 1966. Special was used on guitars given away or from guitar shows. You have a unique one if it is the original Green!! Have you got any pictures?? The Coro II Basses are almost all sunburst or Antigua...I have seen White and Firemist Gold on Coro I Basses. Teal Green Metallic may be your color. Email me!

Fender Lead 1

I would like to know year of manufacture and approximate value.It still has original red finish but is badly craked around edges.

Re: Fender Lead 1

Lead I's were made between 1979 and 1982. If yours has a red finish it was probably made in '81 or '82, because they only started making them with different colors later. They sell for $200-$400. The finish in the series is known to crack.

Re: Fender Lead 1

I'm restoring a really battered old Lead I who's wiring has been modified. Can anyone let me have a diagram of the original circuit (hand-drawn is fine), or let me know what the switches (2) are supposed to do. Any help would be most appreciated. Rgds, Mark the shark (UK).

Re: Fender Lead 1

In Lead 1, the three-position switch is for pick-up coil switching; front, both, rear. The two-position switch is for phase reversal when both coils are switched on.

Vintage Tweed parts. .

I have two old tweeds, one is a Princeton 5B2, which I would like to find capsitors to replace all, the other is a Deluxe 5F6 (this shows up as a Bassman???) I would also like to restore it to original. Both amps work, the only mods have been the installation of an 8" and 12" JBL,in the Princeton and Deluxe/Bassman Also, if anyone would have any idea as to the curent value of these. The Princeton has the original tweed in excellent condition, the Deluxe did not have the tweed, just bare wood on teh case itself. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. .Bill

Re: Vintage Tweed parts. .

Bill,

I have a 5F6 Deluxe in my repair shop at the moment and I'm also wondering about the "5F6" designation. I'm not a Fender expert by any means, but I also believed the 5F6 only applied to the Bassman. I haven't been able to find any references to 5F6 tweeds anywhere. I hope someone out there can shed light on this seeming anomoly.

As far as putting vintage components back into your tweeds, I'm afraid this is likely impossible. The original Astron capacitors used in these amps have all gone bad by now, they aren't known for their longevity. There might be a few out there that are still good, but they are difficult to find and would likely be about to go bad anyway--they get leaky. About the best you can do is to install modern caps that mimic the sound of the old ones. Many people like the sound of modern Mallory tubular caps and certain Sprague orange drops. Hope this helps, and if you've received any info on the 5F6 designation, I would appreciate hearing about it. Vince.

f-35

I bought this brand new in 1979..f-35 ser# 7811877 for $175. Can anyone tell me whats it made of? Is the face laminate or solid/hard top? What would it be worth now in great condition? I'm not much of a guitar player and picked this one pretty much dumb blind luck. However everyone seems to think it sounds like an expensive guitar and a modern equivalant would cost more like in the $400-$500 range today.

Re: f-35

I am veryy curious to know the value as well - this guitar i have is in mint condition as well and have heard many different price quotes and am curious to know th real value of this instrument as well - please help if possible
thank you ***********

Re: f-35

Hey guys, can you help me out?

I learned to play on my dad's 1979 F-35, (made in Japan model). It was never an expensive guitar, but I grew up around it, and took it on the road last summer. It was my dad's first and only guitar. It got stolen in Eugene Oregon from my hotel. I really want to buy a replacement and give it back to my dad. If anyone has one for sale, please email me at aaron@aarondyck.com

Re: f-35

F35 1972-1981 $215 Spruce top Obankole back and sides

found at http://www.mrgearhead.net/faq/acousticdating.html

I just found one at a shop up the road and was wanting to know the real price of it, but there you go, spruce top!

Re: f-35

F35 1972-1981 Serial # 7937708 Spruce top Obankole back and sides

I have one for sale and I would like to know its value before I let it go.

Re: f-35

:OOOPPS... I DON'T KNOW BUT I HAVE THE SAME ONE AND ALSO AM WONDERING HOW MUCH ITS WORTH....IF YOU FIND OUT CAN U LET ME KNOW?? ITS A GREAT GUITAR !

Re: f-35

The Fender f-35 is an excellent guitar. I have a Takamine and Taylor, yet always play the Fender at gigs, using the others as backup. Unfortunately the value of these guitars is pretty much the same as you will have paid for them in the 1970's. I bought mine a year ago as a backup and paid £125 for it, which I now know was over the odds. The beauty about these guitars is that they are now very rare, and it is incredibly hard to find one for sale, as people like myself realise what a gem they are, and tend to hang on to them!! If you are lucky enough to find one, get it bought. It won't be very expensive.

Re: f-35

i bought this a year ago or so but don't play it to much so i was wondering how much it is worth???

Re: f-35

i bought this a year ago or so but don't play it to much so i was wondering how much it is worth???

Re: f-35

i bought this a year ago or so but don't play it to much so i was wondering how much it is worth???

Re: f-35

:Well i don't know but I bought this brand new in 1979..f-35 ser# 7811877 for $175. Can anyone tell me whats it made of? Is the face laminate or solid/hard top? What would it be worth now in great condition? I'm not much of a guitar player and picked this one pretty much dumb blind luck. However everyone seems to think it sounds like an expensive guitar and a modern equivalant would cost more like in the $400-$500 range today.

JAPANESE 1968-REISSUE STRAT WANTED!

Hello,

I am looking for a 68 re-issue, maple neck, Fender Stratocastor, made in Japan in the 90’s. I have owned two in the past a left handed and right handed model.

They were the finest two strats I have ever played, with the best necks ever. The right handed model retailed for 549.00 and they were discountinued just a couple years ago. I would pay a premium price if you can find one for me. My preference would be in Olympic White.

Please help!

Thanks/Michael Bacigalupi

415-868-1270

bacihouse@hotmail.com

Hello,

I am looking for a 68 re-issue, maple neck, Fender Stratocastor, made in Japan in the 90’s. I have owned two in the past a left handed and right handed model.

They were the finest two strats I have ever played, with the best necks ever. The right handed model retailed for 549.00 and they were discountinued just a couple years ago. I would pay a premium price if you can find one for me. My preference would be in Olympic White.

Please help!

Thanks/Michael Bacigalupi

415-868-1270

bacihouse@hotmail.com

Fender Telecaster 1974 Bottle Green

Fender Telecaster 1974 Bottle Green

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STRATOCASTER / TELECASTER

WHITCH OF THE 2 GUITARS DO YOU FEEL HAVE A MORE NATURAL FEEL TO PLAY?
IF YOU ARE A LARGE PERSON WITH FAT FINGERS?

Re: STRATOCASTER / TELECASTER

I think it' bettere Strat, more comfortable

Re: strat/tele

The strat is definitly gonna be an easier playing guitar but if you have kind of fat fingers I would suggest playing a telecaster. the best thing to do is go to a music store and play several strats and several tele's cause every guitar has its own personality and every guitar plays a little different.

Japanese Iron Maiden Fender Stratocasters

Japanese Iron Maiden Fender Stratocasters

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Fender 1962 guitar neck logo or decal

If anyone can tell me where I can get a 1962 fender strat guitar neck logo or decal please e-mail me with the information. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You

Re: Fender 1962 guitar neck logo or decal

I found this guy at:http://www.ioffer.com/shops/thecoinman--0.He carrys a few different ones and for tele.

Re: Fender 1962 guitar neck logo or decal

You can get them through Fender's own Vintage Shop. Even get a repaint on the body as well for $$$$. Before you get a decal from them you need to submit proof of serial #, assembler/techs signature, date stamp, etc to authenticate it's vintage (and rightly so, no frauds needed out here!) The shop sells the green-tinged pick guards and knobs too and other plastic. Guards are big bucks too.

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