Jump to content

Matt finish Machine Heads


Piers_Williamson
 Share

Recommended Posts

Thanks.  If it's not a CS, the certificate, back plate, tool kit, strap, user manual etc have been well forged.  In any respect it plays the best of any of my basses.  I suspect from what you say, combined with the pictures on the web that the machine heads have been 'forced-aged' to a degree not commonly seen.

 

I might leave well alone and see what the look like after 10 years of my grubby fingers.  Thanks for the feedback.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes, nothing surprising in that matt finish if your bass is a Custom Shop.

What is written on your 66 JB Fender CS certificate ?

Is it a Heavy Relic ? Relic ? Journeyman ?

I love these lollipops anyway. Matt or shiny. 🙂
 

For example, some CS 64 Fender Jazz Bass Relic have their reissue Kluson keys with a matt finish. To simulate oxydation over the years. 
 

Here the proof ! Oxydated 66 Custom Shop lollipops 😉🙂

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks.  My certificate says it's a Journeyman.  I would say the finish is more uniformly matt than the examples in the vid.  I also have a CS 62 Journeyman with the older Machines that look as they should.  Maybe the machine head ager on the 66 got a bit enthusiastic with the acid bath!

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 11/10/2021 at 16:26, Piers_Williamson said:

This has been annoying me for a bit.  My favourite CS Bass.....a second hand 66 transition Jazz, came with very matt lollypop machineheads.  Was this a thing, or is it just zealous ageing?  Because all of my other machines have a chrome finish.

 

607466323_JazzCS66Machineheads.thumb.jpg.5606b21c5930d394b44159a74c330d32.jpg

 

Nice.

 

They should have charged you extra.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 11/10/2021 at 19:54, Piers_Williamson said:

So did Fender do that sort of stuff?  That's the bit I haven't found any evidence of.  All the other lollypop machine-heads I've seen have been bright and shiny.  I've always assumed they were chrome finish.

 

Yes, this is my Flea bass:

 

20201119_130127.thumb.jpg.48a16374af92f49a703ca688e8b8fefb.jpg

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...