I just did a string change on my new to me 2009 MIM Fender Jazz Deluxe V with hum. When I opened it up it had no shielding paint and there were 3 leads to the active electronics that they used an insulated crimped tubing to join the wires from the rest of the guitar to the circuit board. They all were damaged with tears in the insulation exposing the wiring. One of them actually had wire hanging out. I repaired the crappy wiring and sanded the bridge through the chrome to make a better ground. It still has a hum but not as bad. I wish I had some copper tape to shield it. i didn't feel like ordering up the tape and not playing my bass, so I sewed it back up. I am definitely going to shield it during my next string change. I was very unpleasantly surprised by the damaged insulation on the existing wiring though. This is not even close to the craftsmanship I have experienced with my other MIM Fender regular guitars. My next bass will not be a fender! The "Noiseless" stamped into the pickups is a joke!!!!
G&L Club Member #507 - Wisconsin Bassists Club #124
2012 G&L ASAT - 2009 Fender Jazz Deluxe V - GK Backline 600 - Eden XLT 210