#1
So the other day I was trying out Fenders system for checking what year your bass was, because I was really curious how it worked. So I grabbed my Aerodyne to use as an example. When I bought it I was told it was a 2004, but I checked the site and the examples were "Q+5 digits were 2004" and "Q+6 digits is 1994" mine is Q047146. My dad seemed to think the "0" didn't count, but I don't know why it wouldn't. So according to that, It says its really a 1994. O= So I was curious is there any reason why a '94 would be better or worse than an '04?
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#2
Were fender even around in 1994?...

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#3
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Were fender even around in 1994?...


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#5
your bass will become vintage sooner. yay. I think 0 counts.
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#7
ya I didn't really think the year mattered, but I wasn't sure if like certain years were produced poorly or some crap.

The only thing I coudl come up with wa, like Humanity said, Vintage sooner.

well Thanks, that helps (:
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#8
i don't think Aerodynes were made in '94.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Aerodyne_Jazz_Bass


Edit: fender is well known for "screwy" serial number sequences.
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#10
Seeing as the aerodyne is made in Japan, and the serial number decoder you used is [presumably] for the American models, it probably got confused.
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#11
but I used the JAPANESE code one. So whats upw ith my bass then, because even if it was a 5 digit and the '0' didn't count its still an 4 and everyone says they were introduced in 04 O_o
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Fender website says 01/2005

my bad thats what i meant, but ig uess my finger slipped and I didn't check ovr it, ya they weren't introduced until 05
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#14
Saying that though, since they were introduced in 2005, and in January, then a number would have to have been built in 2004. Also, all the Aerodyne Jazz serial numbers I've seen are 6 digit with a 0 at the beginning, but only 5 digits (except A) correspond to newer, (1997+) instruments according to the chart, and since Aerodynes weren't introduced till 2005, then that would suggest that the initial 0 is not included.
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Saying that though, since they were introduced in 2005, and in January, then a number would have to have been built in 2004. Also, all the Aerodyne Jazz serial numbers I've seen are 6 digit with a 0 at the beginning, but only 5 digits (except A) correspond to newer, (1997+) instruments according to the chart, and since Aerodynes weren't introduced till 2005, then that would suggest that the initial 0 is not included.

wow i feel stupid for not thinking of that XD
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#18
I have an idea!


Lets go back to '94 to the Fender factory and ask the line supervisor if he recognizes your bass! Come on, Marty!
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I may be completely wrong with that though (except when they were introduced) and presented with the information, that's how my logical brain worked stuff out.


when logic and serial numbers work together I'll sell my rick copy
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#20
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when logic and serial numbers work together I'll sell my rick copy

I think that quote just about sums up my experience @_@

lol to the back to the future thing above!
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#21
If your Aerodyne is a non-export model it could correspond to a completely different serial number nomenclature.
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If your Aerodyne is a non-export model it could correspond to a completely different serial number nomenclature.

I think miens exported...how can i tell? (it says Crafted In Japan on it)
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#23
It's CAR with a pickguard. It's a non-export model.

http://www.fenderjapan.co.jp/
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