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You can try your Ant. II without the plate. In most cases it is useless IMHE. Shield the cavity with shielding tape instead.
Apparently it never was :) Check this thread: Dimarzio DP250 Area P - why the mystery?
Edit: Sorry I meant Alnico V is louder.
Maybe a little bit softer&sweeter when played solo but I doubt anyone will hear it in a mix. Alnico II is also supposed to be a little bit louder.
Area P is Alnico II, Sixties P is Alnico V.
Though I've never used them... Fender Ultra Noiseless ?
I strongly recommend to watch these videos and decide for yourself:
a) Build: [MEDIA]
b) Sound demo: [MEDIA]
On this page you can configure your own: Configurator | Public Peace
Jake | Public Peace
I played one for one time only. It was a rainy day and I didn't want to carry my own bass to rehearsal studio and to my luck they had one of...
I have a 2003 (or 04?) 57 RI bought new. I also had several CIJ basses and they are/were always of good quality. I honestly do not know any "bad...
OP: I'm with you, I too like low strings. You made me want a Sandberg.
FWIW my experience so far is:
I have three MIJ Fenders (all maple necks)...
This video series was very helpful to me.
I did several neck swaps though never tried putting an MIA neck on a MIM body.
IMHE %90 of the time it works. %10 of the time I've encountered...
I used lemon oil on my Mustang PJ. It turned dark enough.