I have been looking for a Mid 70's J bass for a LONG time and I finally found one on ebay. With older basses I tend o buy in person but this guy assured me all was original except the badass II bridge. We discusses originality through messages and that his friend was the original owner and would try to find the original covers, which besides the badass II was the only missing parts. He even stated in the ad the following (yes is caps as well) IT IS ALL ORIGINAL EXCEPT FOR AN UPGRADE OF A BADASS BRIDGE.THE TUNERS, PICKUPS, CONTROLS, PICK GUARD, CASE, ECT.... ALL ORIGINAL. THE ONLY THING NON ORIGINAL IS THE BADASS BRIDGE WHICH IS AN UPGRADE AND A GREAT ASSET TO THIS BASS FOR TONE AND PLAYING The issues Here is what I found upon getting it: 1.) the pickguard, control plate and pickup height screws are all way over larged flathead screws. Total incorrect, they look like crap and honestly I coudnt see these in details in the pictures. 2.) the volume pots, both of them are not original. They are stamped M250kA 88. The tone pot is original and stamped 1377607 which dates to early '76. 3.) The pickup wires have been disconnected and thus the pickups have been removed along with a new ground wire put in, the pickups appear correct but I havent had a close look. 4.) It has the common first fret inlay crack and repair, this however doesnt happen to every jazz and wasnt disclosed. 5.) If you look closely there are no holes for the bridge cover, they have been filled and the whole finish on the face looks weird compared to the back. 6.) The inside cavities of the pickups and control plate are black ,I didnt think they were painted black stock? anyone know? the finish on the face of the bass just looks weird compared to the back. My question-Should I be okay with this based on the description of the badass II being the only non original piece? I paid a decent sum for this and expected it as the seller described. I was automatically applaud when I opened it and felt like I totally overpaid as I would not have paid what I did if I knew of its issues. Thanks, your opinions are welcome and I know some will feel I should just keep it etc. The fact is either way I paid for a bass that I was lead to believe was correct in all ways besides the bridge and got something different. If I were to sell it I would loose a decent amount I believe.