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Re-furbished Jazz Bass

Last month I cleaned up this 70’s Fender Jazz Bass. It suffered from the usual neglect, having sat unplayed on a stand for nearly 15 years. The frets had been poorly leveled ages ago and never re-crowned. That, coupled with a seriously fore bowed neck, left the action sky high and unplayable past the 10th fret. The bridge pickup was also dead from either over tightening it downwards, thus bending the bobbin and tearing the fine winding, or from corrosion … continue reading

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