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Carl Radle: Unsung Bass Hero
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1942 Carl Radle was one fo the most influential bassists in the 1960's and 70's, even if many bass players don't know it. Radle, who played mainly Fender Precision basses was a regular sideman with some of rock's most famous artists and a highly respected session bassist among his peers. Best known for his longtime as...
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Fender Fullerton Reissues
In 1982 Fender introduced their vintage reissue series. These basses were made to replicate the classic late 50's to early 60's instruments of Fender's golden era. By the late 1970's Fender's reputation was at an all time low. Quality control had been waning since CBS bought the company from Leo Fender in 1965. In an effort to improve their ins...
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Properly Dating a Fender Bass
Figuring out when a Fender Bass was made is not as easy as it sounds, especially if it's a vintage bass. Ever since Fender started making basses in 1951 they dated certain parts and components to give a general idea of when the instrument was produced.The problem is that a neck might be made and dated and then sits in the factory for awhile until...
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