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BY jvpp
#770326
Ah grandma's recipe worked again :)

Love that Yamaha blue lining :wink:
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BY StrummersOfThunder
#770672
jvpp wrote:Ah grandma's recipe worked again :)

Love that Yamaha blue lining :wink:


Initially I was skeptical as I hadn’t seen fender cases with blue lining, only gold or morange .
But a bit of inter web trawling threw up,a few examples from the late 70s with the same lining.
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BY sunburster
#770683
I'm skeptical that is the original case. I've never seen a factory Fender bass case with blue interior from the 70s and the handle on yours looks like it is plastic -- I don't think they used those until years later. An original handle would have white trim and be a softer material. Also there would be a Fender logo on the exterior of the case, in any case.

BTW congrats on de-stinkifying everything. :clap:
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BY StrummersOfThunder
#770716
sunburster wrote:I'm skeptical that is the original case. I've never seen a factory Fender bass case with blue interior from the 70s and the handle on yours looks like it is plastic -- I don't think they used those until years later. An original handle would have white trim and be a softer material. Also there would be a Fender logo on the exterior of the case, in any case.

BTW congrats on de-stinkifying everything. :clap:


The handle most definitely is NOT original. It is leather (or leatherette) and is riveted on. Which doesnt surprise me as the handle on my 74' case is about to fall off. the previous owner has added a couple of more robust latches to compliment the fender suitcase ones too. which is a good thing, as once again the 74 case i have relies on a large mans belt to keep it from popping open on anything more than the lightest of journeys . The remainder of the case looks convincingly fender though.
Here are two listings that appear to be fender original cases in with blue interior. Who knows tho...

https://reverb.com/item/980137-fender-b ... y-rare-wow
http://www.chrisguitars.com/fen83pbass- ... at-rw6.jpg
... the main listing for the second one reads ...''Case is the blue-lined tolex that I believe were used on Fenders destined for Canada back in the day so it might be original.'

Also that reverb listing states 'no logo' as if it were issued that way. There are plenty of examples of 'no logo' fender cases.

At any rate its a functional black box with a fuzzy inside that is very good for the putting in of bass guitars.
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BY GrantB
#770717
StrummersOfThunder wrote:
At any rate its a functional black box with a fuzzy inside that is very good for the putting in of bass guitars.



B,b,b but, tone is in the case?

Your ‘64 case needs a foot BTW. Bloody annoying :wave:
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BY StrummersOfThunder
#770718
GrantB wrote:
StrummersOfThunder wrote:
At any rate its a functional black box with a fuzzy inside that is very good for the putting in of bass guitars.



B,b,b but, tone is in the case?

Your ‘64 case needs a foot BTW. Bloody annoying :wave:


Yes it’s quite....tippy
BY foal30
#771385
Nice one
I use La Bella Flats on a MTD V
Big bottom

Fwiw an ex teacher of mine had a blue lined case for his Fender Bass but no idea if it was original
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BY StrummersOfThunder
#771401
Loving it. It's pretty light for an70s P. The neck feels great and it didn't take much to set it up.
I'm new to data really, but man I'm sold !!! Can't wait to plug her in with the band. Be fun to compare to the 74 maple board.
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BY StrummersOfThunder
#771407
foal30 wrote:Nice one
I use La Bella Flats on a MTD V
Big bottom

Fwiw an ex teacher of mine had a blue lined case for his Fender Bass but no idea if it was original



Sounds cool
Hmm that's interesting. Yep I'm fairly sure it's an original case . Fender made do a lot of the time just using what was available.
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BY Kev77
#771452
snitchez wrote:Cleaned up well. Darn it. I should keep my eye out for a nice old P. La Bellas are indeed the way to go

Thomastik are the gold standard for flats,