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Fender Telecaster Bass (early 70's) Pots
« on: February 02, 2016, 10:38:13 AM »

Group,

I have a 1972 Fender Telecaster Bass that I bought as parts and need to know what rating the pots should be.

Are both Volume & Tone rated at 250K?
...and what is the tone cap value?

Ideally would like to use Fender parts... new is fine, not hung up on vintage or NOS.
http://www.angela.com/250ksolidshaftpot.aspx

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Fender Telecaster Bass (early 70's) Pots
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 12:16:38 PM »
The second edition Tele Bass had 1 meg volume and tone pots and an .022uF cap.

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Re: Fender Telecaster Bass (early 70's) Pots
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 02:04:19 PM »
The second edition Tele Bass had 1 meg volume and tone pots and an .022uF cap.

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Re: Fender Telecaster Bass (early 70's) Pots
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2016, 06:49:15 PM »
Are there early '72 Telecaster Basses with the single-coil pickup? Found this "official" Fender article on the Telecaster Bass - better written than I expected, plus there are some nice pictures.

http://www2.fender.com/experience/guitarchive/the-telecaster-bass/

The Telecaster Bass with the humbucker grabbed my attention when I was in high school - I had a Fender Japan catalog/poster that had one on it - must have been around 1985. Never thought I would end up with one!

Would love to see yours when it is fully restored!
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Re: Fender Telecaster Bass (early 70's) Pots
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 04:19:03 AM »
   I have a February '79 Tele that needed the big humbucker I ended up using the Squier  unit from the Vintage Modified Tele they put out a few yaers ago. It certainley looks the part and sounds like I remember those big old beasts.
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Re: Fender Telecaster Bass (early 70's) Pots
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2016, 09:45:49 PM »
Are there early '72 Telecaster Basses with the single-coil pickup? Found this "official" Fender article on the Telecaster Bass - better written than I expected, plus there are some nice pictures.

The Telecaster Bass with the humbucker grabbed my attention when I was in high school - I had a Fender Japan catalog/poster that had one on it - must have been around 1985. Never thought I would end up with one!

Would love to see yours when it is fully restored!

Did you intend to post a link to the article?

I don't know if the single coil production extended into 1972 or exactly when in 1972 the humbucker version came out.

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Re: Fender Telecaster Bass (early 70's) Pots
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 10:38:43 AM »
Did you intend to post a link to the article?

I don't know if the single coil production extended into 1972 or exactly when in 1972 the humbucker version came out.

Oops! Yes, edited my post above.

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Re: Fender Telecaster Bass (early 70's) Pots
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2016, 09:00:45 PM »
Thanks, Harry. Good article.

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Re: Fender Telecaster Bass (early 70's) Pots
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2016, 09:47:35 PM »
The only thing I can think of to add is that there was a Fender Japan version produced for a few years in the mid-'80s for the Japanese market, with some version of the humbucker. That's the one that caught my eye, though I never saw one in person. Interesting to see a couple for sale recently on eBay & Reverb.

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Re: Fender Telecaster Bass (early 70's) Pots
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2016, 05:56:34 AM »
I have a WRHB, minus the '70s Telebass it came from. As I said in another thread, it has quite a mids-focussed tone nut entirely unlike a dark P bass pickup. Quite a nice tone, but very much a baked-in EQ profile.

Anybody want to buy it off of me?  :mrgreen: