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  1. Where about are you plucking the strings? I recently changed my right hand technique and initially found that I was touching the pole pieces every so often when plucking above the pickup, which was creating a clicking sound through my amp. If this is it you can solve it by either adjusting technique or just putting a piece of tape over the pole pieces.
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    PJ 5 Pickups

    Thanks for all the replies! I've been swaying towards the Aguilar's ad I have a freltess jazz 4 string with them, so it's good to here such positive things! I'll check out all the other brands that have been mentioned aswell!
  3. I believe 1973 would make it the original musicmaster pickguard, so the version which doesnt hug the neck joint. WD Music make a version of this, but if you want to make your own someone may have a template!
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    PJ 5 Pickups

    Hi, I recently started a thread in the Repairs and Technical section looking for pickup advice but got no replies so thought I ask here where there's more traffic. Mods feel free to close or combine the threads if this is against the rules! I'm currently in the process of having a 5 string PJ bass built, but I am yet to decide on pickups. I'm looking for something that sounds like a typical P bass, not too vintage but not too modern, as well as a humcancelling J pickup. There is going to be an East two band active circuit swell which can be bypassed. The bass is having 19mm string spacing so that will also probably limit options, but so far we have found Aguilar, Nordstrand and Delano. If there's any other options, or if anyone has experience with any of these pickup sets then let me know! Hers the bass so far!
  5. I'm currently in the process of having a 5 string PJ bass built, but I am yet to decide on pickups. I'm looking for something that sounds like a typical P bass, not too vintage but not too modern, as well as a humcancelling J pickup. There is going to be an East two band active circuit swell which can be bypassed. The bass is having 19mm string spacing so that will also probably limit options, but so far we have found Aguilar, Nordstrand and Delano. If there's any other options, or if anyone has experience with any of these pickup sets then let me know!
  6. Price drop to £650 Here's a 1979 Fender Musicmaster which I've had for the past few months. I bought it as a project because I wanted to try out a short scale bass but have decided I prefer by P bass. All the information is to the best of my knowledge but if anything is obviously wrong please let me know. The bass has clearly had work done so I'll list everything I can. Finish on both the neck and body - The neck is waxed with only the headstock face retaining the original finish. Unfortunately there are some drips from when a previous owner brushed the entire back of the neck with amber poly. I stripped the back of the neck myself and applied the wax finish which feels very nice to play. The body was also stripped and brushed with amber poly before I bought it. I have tried to smooth this off and give a satin/matte finish. It looks okay from a distance but up close it's obviously not a professional job. The control knobs and pickup cover had also been sprayed navy blue, however I managed to clean both so there are no traced of the blue paint. The pickguard and pick guard screws - A previous owner had cut the pick guard down to a small control plate so I had Jon Shuker make a new one based of a template from another BC's '78 Musicmaster. I still have the small control plate portion of the original pick guard. The screw on the E string tuner gear - This was missing when I bought the bass, and a new Schaller had to be dismantled for this. I dismantled and cleaned all the tuners as it was struggling to hold tune when I bought the bass - this is not a problem now. I believe everything else is original including the electronics and hardware. After I finished working on the bass it was taken to Jon Shuker for a fret level and set up. One bridge adjustment screw had been superglued in place, however I believe Jon managed to sort this and adjust the saddle height accordingly. The bass is currently strung with Dunlop Rounds. I think that covers everything however if I can think of anything else I'll update the advert. Don't hesitate to ask any questions.
  7. I bought this pedal a few years back not long after I started playing, not really knowing how to use it. I've never really got into using pedals so have decided to sell it after very little use. I think everyone knows what these things do! It's in as new condition with the box and all original packaging. The box is slightly faded but the pedal itself is great. There's no velcro on the bottom and I can't find any marks. Happy to post for a little bit extra, any questions feel free to ask!
  8. I paid £250, and that was fore a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, specified shape/size and lines inlayed on the side of the neck in the fret positions.
  9. Thanks very much for all the information and pictures! I'm making slow progress still, but I feel once the pick guard is sorted I'll be on the home straight!
  10. Perfect thank you Andy! Just one more quick question, how is the pickup attached to the pick guard, do the screws go all the way into the body?
  11. I guess it depends on what the original poster is really after. I wanted a very specific neck, which although simple, couldn't have been found without going to a luthier. Plus the option of having the neck shaped to replicate my main P bass appealed!
  12. Got a few more questions as I dig deeper into this rebuild. Should the pickup have foam underneath, as they do on other fender basses? And are the pickup screws standard pickup screws as found on a P or J bass? It seems one of the things that was done to the bass was attach the pickup to the body using two of the left over pick guard screws!
  13. I'd recommend dropping Jon Shuker a line. He built a fretless neck for my 4 string jazz bass and did a great job for a very reasonable price!
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