I stripped this MIJ P-Bass down last year, and upgraded it to be a bit more representative of the classic “57” it was always intended to be. It’s been a while, but I’ve now had plenty of playing time to appreciate how a little stylistic refresh, and general tidy up, can sometimes breathe new life into an instrument.
With the Precision stripped down to its’ component parts, I can now begin to rebuild the guitar, using some upgrade components to transform it into the 1957 replica it never quite managed to be, before.
I’ve never really had a look “under the bonnet” of this MIJ Precision, so to speak. It’s been stored away, and has been overlooked for quite a few years. Time for an upgrade, and a bit of TLC. But first – I’ve got to dismantle it, and take a look at what’s worth replacing.
As readers of this blog may know – my favourite bass is a 1993, G&L, Legacy LB-100. But my other bass is a 1996, MIJ Fender Precision Bass. My recent bass speaker enclosure project has reawoken a desire to experiment with a kind of 50’s/60’s Fender tone, and the old MIJ has been much under-utilised lately. Looks to me like a promising refurb project..