FAIR WARNING: What you will watch below may make a few of you cringe a little…
…or maybe a lot. Or maybe so much that you’re going to comment and point out all the things wrong going on in the video below (such as using a pickup where the poles don’t line up to the strings at all), and that’s fine.
For those of you that freak out and think “Did that guy seriously just completely ruin a vintage Fender bass?”, that’s highly unlikely as there are too many things that don’t match up. Logo font positioning doesn’t look correct, ’68 style body is there, but with bridge mounted closer to the middle, and you’ll spot other things. Nothing on the bass looks to be actual Fender issue.
While true that the end result was a working instrument, I’m sure some of you would have done things much differently to make this bass work properly again.
What would you have done differently? Post a comment or two with your thoughts.