I borrowed my buddy's jazz V for some recordings and it really sounded fantastic, but noticeably different from the 2005 MIA Jazz and 1992 MIA jazz in the studio. That got me thinking, what's' different about this guy? First, a photo ( sorry only have 1 at the moment)
What strikes me as odd is that he said he bought it new but it has chrome knobs and these fender stamped deluxe tuners:
werent these only used on the deluxe models?
pickguard is a replacement, the neck pup area is routed poorly and a new hole was drilled near the g string neck pocket
N7 serial #
String through body
corona neck plate
three string retainer
So is this stock? It sounds so much more punchier than the two other MIA jazz basses in the studio all controls wide open.