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  1. I love the pickup in mine & have no plans to change it as it sounds really good,Fender claim to have revoiced the pickups in the vintera's,I think they actually have. I was never impressed with the early MIM Fender pickups at all,the newer ones are much better. I had an MIM 50's P a while ago & don't remember that sounding as good. As far as build quality on my bass I had a couple of minor issues I had to sort but the construction,including fret work is very good indeed & it is fairly lightweight too.
  2. Typical Fender quality control I reckon 😁 Mine is actually a P bass although I fitted a kiogon loom which massively improved it.
  3. Must have been a ropey vintrea as I prefer mine to my American Elite jazz.
  4. I would think Kiogon could make it for you
  5. It would seem that I am in the process of trading this lovely bass for something else like you do 😁
  6. back up for sale as I have realised that I much prefer a P bass these days. ta
  7. I play in a black sabbath covers band & run my Darkglass MT900 into a Markbass NY122 & couldn't be happier,it sounds fantastic with my P bass thumping through it,it is very loud too. It's a very easy carry & I think it looks great now I've taken the tacky Markbass badge off. I much prefer it to the Barefaced Big Baby 2 which I used to have,that was far too boomy/bassy for me but the NY122 has a very nice tight low end which really works perfectly,I couldn't be happier with it.
  8. Kiogon could make you a suitable loom to fill all of the holes,maybe VVTT ? I would think,drop him a line he is extremely helpful.
  9. Thanks Marc 👍I love blocks too. It is a fantastic bass especially now with the crappy active stuff removed. I find the series/parallel switch very useful too when I feel the need for a P bass moment but can't be bothered to switch basses 😁
  10. No you will have to cut the wires unfortunately,I was a little daunted about doing it at first but I'm so glad I did. There is no way I'd ever put the active system back into it now.
  11. Hi it definitely sounds a lot clearer with the new electronics installed & it's much more intuitive to find a sound I like. I like the sound of the N4 noiseless pickups. I recommend the series/parallel switch too.
  12. Just modded the electronics in my Elite Jazz bass & proper loving it now. I've never been a fan of active basses & always play this bass in passive mode which made me list it for sale a short while ago.But as I love the bass I decided to rip out the active circuit & fit one of Kiogon's stack knob kits with added series/parallel switch. It's now my perfect Jazz bass & to me looks so much better without the cluttered active controls.
  13. Bought a stack knobs kit for my jazz bass. Arrived very quickly indeed & was fitted without too much hassle (after I read the instructions properly ). John was super helpful & really patient with this here dimwit 😁 The kit has massively improved my once active bass.
  14. I play classic Sabbath tunes in my main band & general classic rock covers in my second band. I find my Darkglass MT900 into a Markbass NY212 cab is just the job with with either my P or J bass. I do add a little dirt with a Sansamp YYZ pedal though. Loud as hell,punchy & very easy to carry around.
  15. Just fitted a Kiogon loom to this bass & wow it really sounds awesome now. The stock pickup is excellent & combined with the new loom makes for a really warm punchy tone. Love it.
  16. Just bought a loom for my vintera P bass from John which arrived quickly & was very easy to install. My P bass sounds so much better now,much more so than I actually thought it would,I couldn't be happier. John is a top bloke to deal with & very happy to offer advice.
  17. I sold my fender bassman neo 410 & replaced it with a Markbass NY212 which is a far superior cab,can take 800 watts,is compact,sounds big plus it's light weight too. My band were amazed how good it is,plus it's not boomy like the Barefaced BB2 I used to own.
  18. Thank you. I have had several passive jazz basses over the years but I am loving the warm punch of my P bass much more.
  19. Mmmmm just been playing both basses back to back & I'm definitely liking the P bass more. I agree though the J is a thing of beauty
  20. To be fair they were both dead easy to fix,although that shouldn't be necessary on a new bass.
  21. I think you are right. 👍 I've just received a set of GHS pressure wound strings,so I going to fit them tonight & see how I like it then. Its an absolutely gorgeous bass but just lacks the punch of my P bass. Cheers
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