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KAY and ENGELHARDT BASSES: Serial Number Lists
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Dean Pace Contra - Solid-Body Electric Upright Bass
Dean Pace Contra - Solid-Body Electric Upright Bass
The Dean Pace Contra Bass is their newer, truer, compact upright bass. With a properly arched fingerboard (bowable!) and true 3/4 scale string length, it's a welcome budget-friendly portable bass...
Deuce Adjustable Bridge for Upright Bass
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Trying to determine when your bass was made? Here's a convenient list of serial numbers from Kay basses and those of their successors, Engelhardt. The original Kay serial number list was originally compiled and published by Roger Stowers at his amazing Kay Bass resource site; the serial number list has now been duplicated extensively across the web, which is why I am sharing it with you here - but if you're looking for Kay information, his site is a great place to start!

INSTRUCTIONS: Each serial number on the chart is the FIRST bass made that year; if your bass comes after that number (but before the next year's first serial number on the chart) then your bass was made that year. So find the first number on the chart that is higher than the serial number on your bass - your bass was made the year before that.

Example 1: if your Kay Bass serial number is 25521, your bass was made in 1951.
Example 2: if your Engelhardt Bass serial number is 88000, your bass was made in 2005.

Kay Basses
(1937-1969)
Engelhardt Basses
(1970-present)
YEARBeginning Serial
19370
1938800
19392200
19404700
19417200
19429700
194310500
194411300
194512000
194613000
194715000
194817000
194919000
195022000
195125000
195228000
195331000
195434000
195537000
195638000
195739000
195840000
195941000
196042000
196143000
196244800
196346600
196448400
196550000
196652500
196755000
196856000
196957000
YEARBeginning Serial
1970260
19712563
19723885
19735595
19748047
197511474
197614007
197717043
197819729
197922449
198024625
198126839
198229155
198331064
198433265
198534968
198636706
198738888
198841320
198944132
199047305
199150797
199254185
199357442
199460339
199563392
199666510
199769533
199872650
199975801
200078836
200181485
200283571
200385145
200486567
200587977
200688961
200789829
200890688
200991352
201091856
201192357
201292684
201393242



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The Fine Print: The information contained herein is based on what's in my brain and/or my opinions as of today and is subject to change. Like any topic, a great deal more information could be added—but the intent of these writings is to present easy to understand, quick FAQs, to address common questions and improve the reader's general knowledge. What's written here is by no means the authoritative absolute answer, I am not the world's greatest authority on bass (not even close), or on anything else for that matter. I hope the information and opinions here are helpful to you, that's the point!

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