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  1. Very likely, yes. A four-way rotary switch would allow the same functionality and keep the controls looking normal.
  2. I've turned two Jazz basses into PJ Basses. One Squier and one MIM Fender body. I didn't need to remove that much wood in each case, as the neck pickup route is already oversized.
  3. I did exactly this! I added a Reggie Hamilton pickguard to a Squier '70s Jazz Bass body and MIM Jazz neck to make this thing. I used a dummy coil in the control cavity to keep the bridge pickup quiet. I built this bass and then sold it on pretty quickly, so hopefully it is out there somewhere being played. I'm planning to do the same to my sunburst Jazz Bass, but using Dimarzio Area P and J pickups this time. That is interesting. Maybe it shunts the pickups in series? Cunning pot and cap choices won't put mids back into a passive circuit if they aren't there already, unless you use an inductor coil or something like that.
  4. That looks quite fun, though I think the Stellartone stuff is overpriced for what it is, generally. There is a number of ways of coaxing out series/parallel wiring. You can recreate the Gibson Bicentennial Thunderbird wiring scheme and get two volumes, tone and have the pickups in series. To get more mids, you can wire a fixed resistor in series with the hot end of the bridge pickup. This is the equivalent of backing off the bridge pickup a hair, allowing more of the neck pickup to dominate while still sounding like a classic Jazz Bass.
  5. Connecting the pickups in series rather than parallel can also coax out more mids.
  6. Dimarzio Model J is the closest I've heard.
  7. That sounds like good work. Those '50s pickguards ended up quite warped! The styrene pickguards Fender used in the '50s don't yellow like later varieties, but they warp! '50s Strat pickguards appear to warp around the neck pickup mounting hole on the bass side. Warping was always an issue when Fender used five screws to pin them down. The bevel only makes sense when you have contrasting layers of material to show off!
  8. The Canal Street Pusher has a band these days?
  9. One option is to mount a Stanley blade at a fixed angle as shown in this thread: http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=101316 It is hard to get it absolutely right around the cutaway, tip or control plate areas.
  10. This method allows me to remove any tooling marks. I buy cheap routes pickguards off EBay and usually they have a lot of router bit chatter on them. I tend to increase the bevel on them to look more like '60s puckguards. i need a Jazz Bass pickguard with a P bass route in it, so I will make that soon and document it here.
  11. What clear coat lacquer do you use?
  12. Even with that much damage it is still a Squier so easily worth £800 or so.
  13. The fretless neck has had the frets pulled and wood filler applied. You can see where it has filler spots of tang tear-out. Usually the hallmark of an amateur defret. My guess is cheap AliExpress bass, shoddily defretted and re-branded.
  14. Looks like a '50s Rickenbacker. If they sold those pickups separately...
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