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  1. The adhesive strip is narrower than the copper strip, so there's plenty of space for overlap and solid connection. I found it really easy to make a very clean job of it.
  2. Not sure about internal grounding year, I've never been a big anorak for vintage periods, probably an easy google though, and then a minefield at that!! Cheers all
  3. 'Slug tape' is self adhesive copper tape and available at most hardware outlets. Paint is expensive but can do a great job too. Unless i was building it from scratch (building up layers on a clean surface from the start) , I would get some copper tape in there to see if it's doing what you need. Quick, cheap and effective.
  4. This sounds like a very reasonable and likely answer. I love the question and looking forward to many more trivial questions over the coming months. I'm wondering why the Japanese reissues copy the less symmetrical look? You'd expect them to go with the uniform/perpendicular style.. Perhaps (inner pedant speaking), having it at an angle gives slightly more surface area at the contact points which achieves a microscopically better result?
  5. As mentioned above, apart from one discrepancy, it is my understanding also that when the tone pot is fully open you aren't creating any resistance in the capacitor (or very little), so removing it will have little significance on your tone in this specific case. Obviously changing the cap may effect very slightly what's going on (assuming an open tone pot still is having some effect), but not to any great extent. I would suggest really either going for a pickup with more of a scooped sound, or more high end in itself, or doing something like dropping an East J Tone into your bass. This leaves your signal pretty much untouched, with a tone pot (plus capacitors you can swap out/match), but with the active circuit giving you bass/treble control. These can be boost only, or boost/cut. But would probably be the best way to guarantee more flexibility where you want it whilst working from what you already have. Changing pickups (similar cost) still leaves you open to the possibility of not actually liking what they sound like in your bass.
  6. That's a once in a lifetime bass for someone. Good luck with the sale. (Authenticity pending)
  7. Hi Rich, I have no plans at the mo but I could always meet you half way and sort out fuel costs? Cheers
  8. Sorry for the slow reply. Myself and the bass are in Stroud.
  9. It just looks like a special bass, something about it. I've had car troubles of late so I think I'll miss it, but good luck with the sale and it's nice to see a proper enthusiast trading a really nice looking instrument here. Best of luck!
  10. I forgot to add, no trades please. Thanks.
  11. A change in circumstances forces me to put this really lovely jazz bass up for sale. I came across this beautiful 62 CIJ reissue earlier this year, comparing it to a couple of vintage basses I had to get it in my collection as it sounded and felt like the best of the bunch. Cops my idea of the 60's tone, it's a really nice instrument. Comes in the rare Ocean Turquoise finish, looks amazing, and could add value in years to come being it's already 25 years old. I lowered the action and realised it needed a fret stone and re-crown, which I have had done by 'The Gallery'. I tend to find this is common on basses of this age when you get the action down, it exposes it. So that's been done. I just need to free up some cash right now, so thought I'd see if there were any takers. Serial number dates it around '93. Hardware is oxidising nicely and there a few marks due it's age and the fact it's been played. Period correct bridge and external earthing in line with the year this bass is based on. It looks like it's had a repair on the bass side top of the finger board around the third fret. Zero issues here, but I'd like you to know about it. Pictured. This would make a great bass for someone who just wants to play and enjoy the instrument whilst retaining the look and tone of something much much older. Honestly, it's a lovely bass. Weight: 9.2 lbs Straplocks fitted but can be sold without. I have NO CASE for this bass, it didn't come with one and don't have any spares, apologies. If you have any questions at all please PM, or feel free to call on 07719154668. I make a mean cup of tea, you're welcome to come and give it a go if you're interested in the bass. Thanks .
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