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Offline Bassmanson

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Serial number dating interpretation
« on: March 09, 2012, 06:43:44 PM »
Hi,

New member here with a hopefully simple question. My Fly Bass has a serial number of 0303254. The dating info says the last 2 digits designate the year. What year does 54 refer to?

Thanks!
Bassmanson

Serial number dating interpretation

Offline ClausRogge

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Serial number dating interpretation
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 03:14:24 AM »
As I have just been informed a few minutes ago, your Bass seems to be the 254th one to have been built in March, 2003. Funny coincidence: My new one (that I just bought today) is the 143rd of the same month (MMYYNNN) which makes both our basses coming from the time BEFORE the Washburn takeover.
Hope I'm properly informed.

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 07:48:32 AM »
Hey, cats, I have bass #236, of March, 2003.  8). We're brothers!   :D
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Offline ClausRogge

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 01:07:07 AM »
:)
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Offline beedubyuh

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Re: Serial number dating interpretation
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 10:06:45 AM »
According to what I've seen the Fly Bas serial numbers break down like this:

030 (30th day of the year, so January 30) 325 (325th instrument made that day) 4 (2004)

Where are you guys seeing your info on how to read this? I'm getting it from the Parker website and Wikipedia's Parker entry.

Thx!
Parker: Fly FB4 | Waterstone: TP-12 | G&L: El Toro, L-1000, SB-1 | Peavey VB-2 | Bergantino: HT210, HT115 | GK: MB212

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Offline ClausRogge

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 01:41:08 AM »
See post #2 in this thread ...
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Offline beedubyuh

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 02:27:09 PM »
Hi, Claus, right, that is what I am asking about, post 2, where did you get your info? It seems to be at odds with Parker's own website, Wikipedia, other posts I've read in other forums. I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just asking where you got that info, who informed you?
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Offline ClausRogge

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 01:46:55 AM »
I didn't even find it myself ... a friend of mine looked it up on the 'net. He told me they had changed the rule for numbering around 2005 (IIRC) but until then it would have been first two digits = year, next two = month, last three = number of inst.
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