Not sure if this adds much to the thread but here is the story .
I bought this Pearl precision bass many years ago, advertised in the local paper "express and echo" where I bought most of my things back then; cars from budleigh salterton ( because it's a retirement town and they never went anywhere), furniture from topsham (posh), hifi from all over the place...
Anyway, this bass was advertised by Norman, a local guitar hero and I loved it.
Then I couldn't get on with it. Took the frets out...na. Added a rear pickup (from my steinburger q5) and cut a hole in the back for a battery, ....Na, decided to re finish the body, sandpaper or a blow torch wouldn't touch it, so my mate Malcolm took the finish off with a belt sander. I Finished it with tung oil. Wow, a revelation, like playing with its straight jacket off.
Then a mate (joe) offered me a jazz neck he had bought but didn't like the feel, so I fitted this, plus the old machines, lovely. Then I thought BEAD tuning.
No bottom end. Oh well
Next, after building a lap steel with lollar pickups, decided to fit a pair of his jazz pickups. Needed a custom scratch cover to hide all my previous holes and channels...filled in the old screw holes with match sticks, snapped off. Back to standard tuning.
Then tried a set of flats. Bingo I've arrived.
It's a total mess but it's the bass I picked up most over lockdown.
Not worth much but wouldn't sell it, and bits of it are old.
I've messed up a few basses over the years, and sold too many, too cheap.