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 HOME OF THE FENDER SYSTEM ONE BRIDGE,

    MIJ STRATOCASTERS, AND TELECASTORS.

      DON'T BE FOOLED BY GARAGE LATHE MADE OR MANUFACTURER AFTER MARKET INFERIOR PARTS THAT AREN'T ORIGINAL MID 80'S SCHALLER MADE FOR FUJIGEN GAKKI FOR YOUR FENDER SYSTEM ONE COLLECTABLE FENDER MIJ GUITAR.  DON'T TAKE A CHANCE OF DAMAGING OTHER ORIGINAL PARTS .

?QUESTIONS EMAIL PAPATOM? 

 papatom@STRATCONNECTION.COM  


1960's History

But  before you can do that you must learn about the Fender Instrument Company and how it got started in 1946.

It's allot less writing for me if you just  copy the free link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Musical_Instruments_Corporation

 Ok I know the link is small, one of the hassles of site building.

Back  to the story.  As you read by 1982, Fender USA contracted Japan to build for the Fender Musical company.  Oh you didn't read that.  That is in the Fender Japan part of the story in the link below.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Japan

The   small link above will tell you when Japan was contracted by Fender.  Many of the Leo Fender Strat and Tele Plugs, which were unfinished guitar bodies and necks remained in the Fullerton warehouse until Fender CBS Pretty much Stopped production, for one point for about 8 months in the mid 80's made no guitars and relied on Japan for their producet.  So many new models and different guitar configurations invented by the Gakki plants became a smash as Strat Pluses and Super Tele's and Stratocasters were being configured with Humbucker Tale Pickups and double Humbucker pickups and an array of different electronic and pickup configurations were wetting new guitar enthusiasts appetites as CBS sold to investors who were now seeking to make cheap guitars to make money.  Until then the History of Rock and Roll Art faded into Money making investors.  In todays rock and roll you don't have to be talented, just pretty or good looking enough to sell CD's.  The day of the Jimi Hendrix's, Beatles, Elvis's to name a small few are gone.  Good bye to Fat's and the Ottis Readings of the world and the great Blues singers who OD'd their Legacies to faded memories.  Including the Axe's they played.

I  hope to bring back some of those memories by providing this information site of MIJ System One Bridges, MIJ Guitars and Telecastors before the 90's....to all those rockers of the past we salute you. ROCK ON ! wherever you are....

SEE PAPATOM JAMMIN "YOUTUBES" AT BOTTOM OF PAGE 

 

CLICK THIS LINK TO CHECK OUT WHO'S WHO OF FAMOUS FENDER STRAT PLAYERS 


 

CLICK THE PIC TO SEE THESE BASSES     

 

      

      PAPATOM'S WORK BENCH

 
      
PLEASE CHECK OUT PAPATOMS WORK SHOPPES, ALLOT OF TIPS AND SECRETS.  LEARN HOW TO FIX THAT TUNER, BAR.. SEE HOW THE SCAMMERS ARE MAKING TONS OF MONEY OFF SIMPLE PRODUCTS YOU CAN BUY AT YOUR LOCAL HARD WARE STORE.  COMING UP.. THE O RING SCAMM.  ALSO WATCH PAPATOM SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BAR SOCKET COLLAR FERRULE.  LOOK AT SOME OF THE PRODUCTS BELOW, LOOK FAMILIAR?  WATCH PAPATOMS WORK SHOPPES FREE AND EASY..      ROCK ON.

 

 

CLICK SHOPPE # 1 BELOW TO GO TO PAGE, "REPAIRING YOUR STRIPPED FINE TUNER HOLE ON YOUR FENDER SYSTEM ONE BRIDGE.

 

HAND BUILT BY PAPATOM USING ALL NEW 62RI PARTS. BODY 5LBS 6 OUNCES SOLID ASH.THE NECK IS A 2010 NOS (NEW) FENDER US NECK, SCHALLER REVERSE TUNERS.  ORIGINAL 62RI AUTHENTIC FENDER PICKUPS, CTS POTS CERAMIC CAP.  

  
JUST ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT A T SERIES 1994-95 CIRCA, NEAR MINT AERODYNE BASS WITH CUSTOM MADE PICK GUARD.  ORIGINAL AERODYNE SMOKE CONTROL KNOBS RESTORED, NOT SHOWN. BASS WOOD, LIGHT  WITH AWESOME SOUND, CHECK OUT "ALL ABOUT WOODS" YOU'LL FIND BASS WOOD TO BE EQUIVALENT TO ALDER BUT LITE.

  

 

 



PAPATOM FINISHES ANOTHER FS1 REFURB, ALL SCHALLER CHROME BAR, PLATE, COLLAR, FERRULE, TONGES ETC.  THE ALMOST 30 YR. OLD BRIDGEGEE IS SO SHINNY YOU CAN SEE THE TUNERS REFLECTION IN THE BACK TOP PLATE .  LQQK BELOW.

   
SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND,  THE PAPATOM TRIPLE DOUBLE CLUCH VICE, ONLY ONE OF IT'S KIND TOTALLY ENGINEERED BY PAPATOM used to straighten fs1 tongue springs to like new!
 

 

AH! ANOTHER FINE JOB WELL DONE BY PAPATOM, THE SHINE OF CHROME.  THIS BRIDGE WAS SENT TO ME FROM CANADA, WHOM AFTER YEARS DECIDED TO GIVE HIS OLD BRIDGE A FACE LIFT, REFURB TUNEUP AND SOME PARTS, AND ADDED A NICE SCHALLER CHROME BAR AND A SET OF PRISTINE TUNERS.

AH, ALAS, THE REAL DEAL,  ALTHENTIC   ORIGINAL, IF YOU CHOSE THE MIDDLE BAR, YOU CHOSE WISELY. FROM 1984 TO 1987. FS1will the real Fender System One CHROME BAR, PLEASE !   STAND UP ! ! !   can you  CHOOSE  WISELY?

CLICK BELOW ON WORK SHOPPE #2  TO GO TO PAGE

 

PAPATOM STARTED HIS MECHANICAL CAREER AT 16 YEARS OLD FIXING CHEVY'S IN in a auto DEALER SHIP AFTER REALIZING HIS GRADUATING NExT STOP WAS VIETNAM, SO HE QUIT AND STarTED WORKING.  HE WENT FROM CARS TO BOATS TO MACHINIST AND FINALY HIS OWN BUSINESS AS A CARPENTER LATER IN LIFE NOW DISABLED.  PLAYING ROCK N ROLL WITH COUNTLESS BANDS AT HULLABALOO'S AND LATER AFTER BAND BATTLES AND THE ISLAND AND NY AND DOING 5 ALBUMS/CD'S.
 
   
After watching work shoppe # 1 your bridge should after ward look  like this one, notice the 6/32 nc larger fine tuner with the diamond cut knob next to the 4/40 nc verticle line original shcaller fender system one fine tuners. very not bad.
 
   

THIS BEAUTIFUL FENDER MID 80'S DAKOTA SQUIER below WITH A FENDER SYSTEM ONE BRIDGE WAS AN UNNECESSARY VICTIM OF CHEAP GARAGE MADE BAR THAT IS NOT THE RIGHT SIZE OR FIT. THE CHROME BAR SCHALLER MADE IN THE 80'S IS A WAY DIFFERENT CIRCUMFERENCE.  THE ORIGINAL CHROME BAR IS ACTUALLY THINNER THOUGH STRONGER BECAUSE IT IS SOLID CHROME.  THE THICKNESS OF TODAYS HOME MADE BARS AND EVEN IF THEY WERE MANUFACTURED, TO GET THE RIGHT SIZE STEEL WOULD BE NEXT TO IMPOSSIPLE.  THE FENDER SYSTEM ONE BAR SOCKET IS A CAST IRON THAT WILL SPLIT WHEN CONTINUALLY BEING FORCED UPON WITH A LARGE STEEL BAR.  NOT TO MENTION THE RUST THE SOFT STEEL METAL PRODUCES ATTACKS CAST IRON LIKE A CANCER.  IN THE LONG RUN YOUR NOT SAVING A DIME BUT HAVING NOW TO REPLACE BOTH PARTS, BAR AND SOCKET, IF YOU CAN FIND THEM.  PAPATOM IS THE ONLY PERSON I KNOW WITH A SHORT SUPPLY LEFT BECAUSE MANY FENDER MIJ MID 80'S ARTIST AND MUSICIANS ARE REALIZING WHAT WE DID IN THE 80'S WHEN FUJ

   


on the outside looking in.  a quick article on how your guitar works.  click the picture below.. check it out..  by papatom

             

my 1983 vintage authentic original jv stratocaster  mij,  click the pic to see more.

GREAT AMERICAN GUITAR SHOW EXPO CENTER 

great american guitar show nov. 9-11, 2012.  ALL PACKED AND READY TO GO..... 

 
THE BRIDGE THAT ROCKED THE WORLD, AND MOST SOUGHT AFTER AND DESIRED.  THIS IS THE 1984-87   VINTAGE MIJ FENDER  SYSTEM ONE  BRIDGE.  

 SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SON

           ROCK ON WITH PAPATOM ! ! !

 LEO SAYS ANY FENDER OF YOURS IS A FENDER OF MINE !  

ROCK ON

 

                            

 STORY OF CLARENCE LEO FENDER'S LEGACY CONTINUES TO THE END

PICTURES AND HISTORY OF THE FAMOUS USA G&L LEO FENDER SIGNATURE SERIES AND YOU TUBES ALONG WITH  COMMENTS FROM THE PEOPLE WHO SURROUNDED HIM AND LOVED HIM THE MOST.  HIS WIFE PHYLLIS AND THE DEALINGS WITH BBE MUSIC COMPANY UNFOLDED!     papatom

    CLARENCE LEO FENDER IN 1991 AT HIS LATEST COMPANY,  G&L

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G&L  Leo Fender classic Signature dated January 18, 1991, two months before our fender founders  Passing away,  click GUITAR PIC BELOW

papatom's homemade hodge podge strat with a fender deluxe neck (maple), gfs humbucker, two humbucking single space di marrzio's, trimmed in gold and a mighty mite strat body

SEE MORE PICTURES OF PAPATOM BUILT PAPA   STRAT CLICK THE BLUE STRAT

                                                      

     VENTURA LAWSUIT COPY OF A 1966 AL CAIOLA EPIPHONE GUITAR.

HINT:  CLICKING ON MOST OF THE PICTURES WILL WhARP  YOU TO OTHER WORLDS!

 

SURFING THE NET IS SOMETIMES NOT AN EASY JOB. BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, PAPATOM LOVES TO SURF AND LOOK FOR GREAT BARGAINS TO BRING TO YOU WITH IN THE WORLDS OF STRATCONNECTION.COM.  BE SURE TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS.  WILL BE PRIZES AND GIVE AWAYS, AND ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERANT ALONG THE WAVES OF 

CYBERSPACE 

  

THE FENDER SYSTEM ONE LOCKING SYSTEM WITH FINE TUNNING. CLICK PIC

SEE PAPATOM'S "YOUTUBES" AT BOTTOM OF PAGE

I LOVE TO JAM!

 

WATCH PAPATOM SETUP AN E SERIES RELIC CANDY APPLE RED STRAT.  click the you tube address below to watch video. 
WATCH PAPATOM SETUP AN E SERIES RELIC CANDY APPLE RED STRAT.  

PRAISE WORTHY STRATOCASTER WITH KEAGGY SIGNATURE ,                 BUILT BY PAPATOM

CLICK PICTURE LINK FOR A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH SOMARA SEN IN JAPAN.  FIND OUT WHY FENDER MIJ SERIAL NUMBERS AREN'T ALWAYS CORRECT OR MESH WITH AMERICAN FENDER SERIAL NUMBERS.  HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW TO READ YOUR FENDER AND FENDER MIJ SERIAL NUMBER.  SEE THE THOUSANDS OF MIJ FENDER AND MIJ GUITARS IN JAPAN.  I WILL SHOW YOU PICTURES SENT TO ME FROM SOMARA SEN OF CITY BLOCKS OF MUSIC STORES.   YOU WILL BE ASTONISHED AS I WAS.  CLICK FENDER GUITARS IN JAPAN.

                    

                     

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Vintage Fender Guitars, Basses, Amps.
Introduction and General Specs.
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        IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD HE HAS MADE FOR US

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                                            MY GIRL FRIEND

                                        

THE FAMOUS RCA VICTOR COMPANY LOGO WITH DOG LOOKING IN VICTROLA SPEAKER HAS BEEN A FAVORITE SEEN ALL OVER IN THE 1950'S AND 1960'S

ALL SONGS ON THIS SITE WRITTEN, COMPOSED, AND  RECORDED BY TOM POPE CP. 1977-2009, BMI    (except "my small circle of friends" page)  

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