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 ’57 replica it never quite managed to be, before. Since most of the replacement parts are upgrades – I’m hoping for quite a transformation in the sonic character of the instrument too.
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 underutilised lately. Looks to me like a promising refurb project..