Originally Posted by Pokerstar
I am looking at a used (Great Shape) MIJ Fender Jaguar Bass. It is Active / Passive, and I read about the need to work on the shielding to prevent hum in active mode.
Is there anything else I should look for / look at / inspect?
I am heading back to the store after work to play it, and if possible pop the controls to see if it has been changed / messed with.
Thanks! any and all advice is appreciated..... I will also need to figure a case or gig bag for it, too.
If you really like the bass and can get it for a decent price, take a look at the mods JohnK did to his Jags: http://johnkvintageguitars.homestead...guar-Bass.html
I got mine in mint condition for $400, so I didn't mind putting $200–$300 into to it upgrade it. I replaced the preamp with the EMG BTS system (or rather had my luthier do it for me), and replaced the pots, knobs and jack as well. I was also gifted a set of Fender Custom Shop 60s Jazz pickups as well, which were a nice upgrade that, granted, I didn't have to pay for.
As far as a case is concerned, mine fits fine a Fender tweed case that used to hold my Jazz Bass.