1975 FENDER JAZZ BASS
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The neck plate continued to transition from a four bolt F Series with black plastic gasket to a three bolt F Series with tilt adjust and no gasket. Both versions can be found on 1975 Jazz basses. The truss rod adjustment continued to transition from the neck butt to the headstock bullet shaped. Both versions of truss rod positioning can be found on 1975 Jazz basses. During the year the ground wire route underneath the bridge changed from larger oval shaped to a small hole.
Other 1975 Jazz bass characteristics: Large two piece "C" logo including four individual patent numbers and an ® mark applied under the finish, Fender name imprinted clover tuners with an ® mark and no rivet, rosewood fretboard or one piece maple neck with skunk stripe, fretless option, pearloid block fret markers, white plastic neck binding, medium jumbo fret wire, neck butt date etc. ink stamps, extra hole on neck butt for hanging while painting, neck pocket paint stick etc., extra body holes in neck pocket for hanging while painting, black/white/black vinyl pickguard or white/black/white vinyl pickguard, black or brown thumb rest above E string, date ink stamped grey bobbin pickups, ground shields under pickups, chrome pickup cover and bridge cover with foam rubber string mute, heptagonal shaped knobs, CTS potentiometers, ground shield under pots assembly, blue drop tone capacitor, plastic wiring, single groove bridge saddles, black tolex Fender logo case.
Serial numbers ranged from roughly 589000 to 690000 although there are many overlapping exceptions. For more precise dating, cross reference the serial number with the instrument's neck butt stamp, pickup stamp and potentiometer codes.