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  1. Where are you based? Somewhat important in these times.
  2. Hard to say, string choice and amps nowhere near as good then (1974) as they are now. Mine had a chrome cover (flat, thick, heavy, nickel plate? , with a plastic shim under it) not a deep pressed one like yours. I remember measuring the output of the pickup using an oscilloscope (Physics degree), 1.5V pk-pk on the E string. It had the baritone switch, two post 'bar' bridge and reverse wind machines. It was very 'bassy' even with Rotosound Swingbass strings. The frets were soft, 3 years of 2+ gigs per week wore them down in no time. It was a very well built bass, solid, dependable and really well made. I miss it... (probably missing my youth lol) but we all have basses we should have kept.
  3. I had a sunburst early (Orange label) EB2 in my youth. Such a well built bass. This is a stunning example.
  4. With just the hex slot being rounded I would try the Stewmac tool (Or the diy version filed Allen key) first. Another variant is a flat blade screwdriver of suitable width inserted across the 'corners' of the hex slot. It may have sufficient 'grip'. You may need to file the screwdriver blade to size.
  5. You say the nut is stripped, do you mean that the Hex part of the truss rod nut Allen socket is rounded? If that is the case then epoxying an Allen socket cap into the damaged socket might work. If you mean that the the truss rod nut just turns and nothing happens then @Manton Customs have given you the best ways forward. Extracting the truss rod requires "Lady Luck" being on your side. If the truss rod was welded 'cleanly, and /or the welds were ground smooth, and the truss rod slot is not tight, and the end of the rod is not wider than truss rod channel, the and the rod is sufficiently flexible, and the slot in the headstock is long enough then you might be able to grasp the rod with suitable long nose pliers and pull it out. You could get a garage to 'stud weld' a body pulling wire onto it and then extract it using a car body puller. There is one last scenario where you might get lucky. Low tension strings and the neck relief sets up ok without any adjustment needed
  6. Your suggestion is worth a try if the price is right. Stew mac have a tool with a tapered hex for this situation. https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Tools_by_Job/Tools_for_Truss_Rods/Gripper_Truss_Rod_Wrenches.html The video is worth looking at. With care and time you can make your own with a file / sharpening plate / stone.
  7. On the basis of owning the same bass for 30+ years I can only say that these are excellent basses. It is the one bass I have hung on to, a) because it is a keeper and b) where would I find another. Here it is! and I am amazed at how similar the 'buckle rash' on the back is to mine. This will do the P bass and then some with steroids when needed. Remarkable tuning stability, play, put in case, get out, play, repeat, it just stays tune. GLWTS.
  8. Same issue with my Gibson SG bass and Hipshots. I made shims from strips of plastic cut from milk cartons. Perfect fit
  9. There are also countless schematics available for pedals. Once you have a grasp of the basics, the schematics become highly educational.
  10. These online resources are a pretty good starting point (and as a bonus are free). There are some mistakes in them, I do not know if these have been corrected, likewise I do not know if the answers are available online. (I finally retired from teaching last year and am now out of the loop). https://resources.eduqas.co.uk/Pages/ResourceSingle.aspx?rIid=937 https://resources.eduqas.co.uk/Pages/ResourceSingle.aspx?rIid=1179 and a 'real' paper book which I think is also a pretty good book. It appears now and then s/h at sane prices, it also appears at bonkers prices!. A Level Electronics Explained M W Brimicombe ISBN-10: 9780174483038 ISBN-13: 978-0174483038 ASIN: 0174483031 Finally, an A level website: https://reviseomatic.org/rOmV4/ HTH.
  11. Also interested if the price is right....
  12. I have the pickups to do this in my trove, are you pleased with the result?
  13. I also did this modification with the same result :). Subsequently built my own replacement body (age 14!) using hand tools. It wasn't too bad (even allowing for rose tinted spectacles / things were better in the old days)
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