#1


Just look at that, a friend of mine just bought this MIM Fender Jazz Bass. He decided to remove the pickguard and when we removed it not only we saw the routing (not a good thing) but that misterious hole, does anybody know what it's for?
#2
I'm not sure about that, but my old bass teacher had a custom built bass which had a knot in the wood that went all the way through it (he got to select the wood himself). It was by far one of the coolest basses I've ever see, and it sounded great!
#3
Even the MIA ones have it. It's a routing hole or something I think.
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#4
It looks like it is supposed to be there...

I'm not sure what it is, though. Routing is my best guess.
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#5
I dont know why but the MIM standard teles are like that too

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#7
Probably a test hole for the router
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Penis hole?
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Penis hole?


no thats the one for the 'input cable' goes into

yeah i would guess its just a mounting hole

someone want to look this up? im too lazy...
#11
Probably used during painting. Holding it still. I got one in mine too, no worries.
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#12
Could it be that fender bodies are multi usable these days, so they use one of those new fangled computer cutting programmes.
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Could it be that fender bodies are multi usable these days, so they use one of those new fangled computer cutting programmes.


John could be right. Maybe its the set entry point of the router based off the computer program.
#14
Maybe it's used to reduce the weight of the bass...if that's the case warwicks need to start using that technique. On a serious note, I think it's used during painting to maybe hold the bass. Or perhaps John is right and it was done by a computer during the routing process
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Penis hole?


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my jazz bass has the same thing i was so confused????

but im guessing its supposed to be there


My 1965 Jazz Bass didn't.
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#19
Either John's hit it with the whole 'reference point' thing, but maybe thunderbritches was right with the painting thing. Maybe the hole is there to keep the body still, not just hung upwards.
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no thats the one for the 'input cable' goes into

yeah i would guess its just a mounting hole

someone want to look this up? im too lazy...


I'd hope your wang wouldn't be small enough to fit into an input cable
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#21
John's right, it is for the CMM, computer milling machine. the MIM's have them, and i've heard some newer MIA's too, but i kinda doubt that. my Hwy 1 Jazz does not have any of those holes, or open routing for the wires. no pick-guard, no problem.
#22
I had an old MIJ bass that didn't have that hole.
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John's right, it is for the CMM, computer milling machine. the MIM's have them, and i've heard some newer MIA's too, but i kinda doubt that. my Hwy 1 Jazz does not have any of those holes, or open routing for the wires. no pick-guard, no problem.

My teacher has a new MIA jazz and it does have that hole, he tried to take the pickguard off for the "jaco-look" and realised there were some big ugly holes there. I've no taken the pickguard off my precision yet so I'm not sure if mine's any different.
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#25
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It's for the CNC machine.

Just use it as a place to hide your pot.



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My teacher has a new MIA jazz and it does have that hole, he tried to take the pickguard off for the "jaco-look" and realised there were some big ugly holes there. I've no taken the pickguard off my precision yet so I'm not sure if mine's any different.

thanks for the update, i stand corrected. thats too bad. now i have to re-think my
next bass purchase, or consider modding my Hwy 1.
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I'd hope your wang wouldn't be small enough to fit into an input cable


me too... but some people I'm not so sure about
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it's god calling out to you:
"Thou shalt use these holes to install a killswitch"
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#29
You'd have to hole the pickguard in order to get a killswitch thar lulz.
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