This is continued from this thread Vintage SG weirdness
Was a little weary of the bass cause i didnt pay much, but it had a non original bridge (hipshot replacement, which actually works better for me considering my tuning) and just a bunch of nicks and dings. opened up the cavity, pots and wiring look to be 100% original, pot code dates it to the 42nd week of 1971, CTS pots, which is cool cause it means ive got one of the earlier changed EB-0s where the pickup was moved and they switched to the normal headstock instead of the slotted. Frets are good, nut is solid, slight crack/unglue of one of the 3 headstock pieces but doesnt affect the bass.
I now understand exactly why this pickup is called a mudbucker haha, its soooo wooly and the bass came with flats so its even woolier. havent restrung with the circle Ks yet, will do tonight. through my horrible 1x12 fender PA it sounds like warm butter, theres still nice definition despite the super wooly tone. the tone knob actual works really well, adds some nice low mids into the mix and puts just enough on top to make it even more defined. will have to check and see how fuzz responds with the tone knob.
and yes, when you play sunshine of your love, no matter what key, it sounds exactly like jack bruce haha. obligatory pics: