Dating fender precision
I know this has been beat to death, dating an insrtument, Im asking here due to the wealth of knowledge, My neck reads, the best as i can see, is 01034233, and the pots are 137729, due these #'s look good? For instance the number from the neck identifies it as a Precision bass neck with a "skunk stripe" maple neck (either one piece maple or with a rosewood fret board) that was made on Wednesday, October 25th, 1973.
I really cannot think of anything that would make a 73-74 unique.
The neck date simply refers to the date that the individual component was produced.
Given the modular nature of Fender's production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, placed in the manufacturing warehouse and remained in stock for a period of time, and then subsequently paired with a body to create a complete guitar in the following year.
CBS-Fender used this neck code system concurrently with the standard Month-Year date stamp that had been in use since 1962.