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Need ID and Parts for J3001
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Author:  rayjamz [ Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:23 am ]
Post subject:  Need ID and Parts for J3001


I rescued a J3001 with a yellowish enamel candy finish. It had been in the original case under a bed above a humid crawl space for many years until I came across it. The jack plate is rusted through and I can't get any serial info from it. I did however manage to take it apart carefully and found the number 26 written on both the bass body as well on the neck.

Apart from the rusty jack plate and some rusty screws, the bass looks OK. I didn't dare try to play it until I was sure the innards were sound, which they are not. Once I change the original jack I will set it up and take her for a spin.

What else should I do to restore this bass to it's original glory?

Author:  Beatlefreak [ Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Need ID and Parts for J3001

If it were me, I'd remove the jackplate and soak it in some sort of rust remover solution, and see if I couldn't discern what the serial number actually is.

Author:  DaleFortune [ Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Need ID and Parts for J3001

When we made these in the 70's, we fitted the necks and bodies and numbered them together so as they went thru the finish and assembly depts. they could be matched up later with the indentical numbers... simple way to do it.
As for restoring it, what do you need? These had a Maple Neck with clear finish and most of them had a Walnut finish on the body, some were creamy white and some were black. A simple 30 inch scale single pickup Bass that played and sounded great.

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