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  1. So I should still go ahead and do the tape thing?
  2. Update! Tape arrived Saturday, so on Sunday morning I thought I would plug it in to get a "before" benchmark, just so I could ensure I had made an improvement. No buzzing. Not a sound. I don't understand.
  3. Thanks, man! I will give that a try.
  4. Thanks for those tips - very useful. @mikeycrikey did you do anything else like adding wires to the shielding tape or was that enough?
  5. I recently acquired a new Squier CV Jaguar, and I have to say I am 95% delighted with it. Made minor adjustments to the setup (truss rod needed a slight adjustment and the action needed lowering slightly) but it is lovely to play. I have mainly been playing a US P-bass recently so it's nice to have the P-bass tone with the addition of the Jazz pup at the bridge. The neck is lovely and has made me think seriously about getting a Jazz neck for the P - but that's another story. The slight niggles I have are with the tuners which aren't as "solid" as the ones on my US P, but now I have tightened the large screw they are holding tune better than before. Also the pots don't feel as solid as the ones on my P (there is a very slight wobble to them). However the main bugbear at the moment is a very noticeable buzz when I am not touching the strings, bridge, or the metal plate on the front. Clearly something is not quite right with the electronics, but alas I am not electronically minded, and I don't own a soldering iron so I am not sure how to approach it. To add to the oddness, it buzzes through the Fender Bassman in the picture (my P bass doesn't, so that rules out cables, plug, wiring in that room etc), but it doesn't buzz through my Fender Rumble 40. I have thought about upgrading the pots to a @KiOgon stacked pot arrangement (my P has his handiwork in it) but (a) I don't know if this would fix the buzzing on its own (although I am confident it would improve the feel and sound of the pots) and (b) is there anything easy I can try in the meantime to remedy it? Thanks in advance!
  6. [shameless plug] If anyone reading this is looking for a nice affordable step into valvey goodness, this might be of interest: [/shameless plug]
  7. I tried one of these out this morning and I have to say I was pretty impressed by how it felt to play. One thing I noticed though was that when I soloed the pickups, the J pickup was considerably quieter than the P pickup. Does that sound right? Also - if I wanted to swap out the tuners, would Fender ones go right in with the same screw holes?
  8. Thanks for all the advice guys! Got someone coming to view the [item name redacted on legal grounds lol] tonight, so fingers crossed! 🙂
  9. It's on there now! Fingers crossed. 🤞
  10. I will need to double check the serial number but from memory it's 1976.
  11. You never know, it may come to the point where I resort to the courier route...
  12. Reverb sounds interesting. Might give that a try. Not over the moon about the fees, but it seems more secure.
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