I lived in Fullerton, Ca. during the 60's, early 70's, and knew the fender factory on Walnut Street well. I had friends that worked there and took me back into the factory. When you walked in the door, there was a counter in front of you and to the left was a room with the guitar tech. In the early 70's I had purchased a new natural finish, blond neck P-Bass. The natural finish was an ash body weighing 14 pounds. Playing 6 nights a week, I had to have a custom padded leather strap made to ease the shoulder pain. I walked in complaining and the tech guy took me in this room. He replaced the body and asked if I wanted to try out a Jazz neck. I said yes. I basically walked out with a different bass. I later decided against the change, went back, he changed it back and I walked out with my original bass. I wound up selling the bass and buying a used 1968 P-Bass for a $100. It weighed only 7 lbs. I still have it. That was the kind of service you got back in the day.
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2017 22:02:50 GMT -6 by winetree