Help me dating my Stingray (1979 ?)

Help me dating my Stingray (1979 ?)

Hello to all,

I am the proud owner of this bass for over 10 years. Unfortunately, I know very little about its previous life. Please how to determine its production date, beyond the obvious elements?
Behind the neck, I note the date of March 197(9 ?).
The serial number on the bridge seems to be B014551 (no answer on the website).

How to get more information please? I have the impression that the tuning machines have been changed (they are Schaller tuning machines, very good…

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