I need some expert advice...The new MIM Geddy Lee basses are supposed to be "exact replicas", but it appears that they don't have the center screw in the pickguard as '72 era J basses and the MIJ Geddy Lee's have. I haven't seen anyone call this one out before.
Does this mean that the position of the pickups has changed to standard Jazz bass configuration as well on the MIM Geddy's? What gives, and why would they do this (aside from screw cost
Are there any other changes I've missed between the MIM and MIJ GL's?
Any expert advice is appreciated. Thank you.