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Who the heck wears belt buckles?
FWIW I've never had a problem fitting standard Jazz pickups into an older mim. It's a little tight in the bridge but it'll go.
He's a beast. Also versatile.
All of the killer cover bands that I know of are made up of pros.
We don't even acknowledge the "original" bands. They don't even rate....
He's just using the C-A strings from a six string set.
Waaaaay too thin and low for this kid.
And if all of this wasn't daunting enough..
Most of the time you'll be expected to play these on upright.
Yeah, Crescent City Christmas Card. Love it.
My vote is to have him play righty.
As a bassist who doubles on upright (and many players do) I can't emphasize enough the importance of...
Better take it to Lisa
The guy's an ass.
I do tons of these gigs just like you and I completely agree with you.
Dave, check in with Gerard in Vancouver too
Agreed, unless you had a fretted neck lying around or access to one cheap, you're better off selling and buying a fretted.
Funk & Soul = Jazz Bass. IMO
I agree with you that the pickups will make all the difference.
But man, you gotta go with single coils if you want that thing to snarl and...
It won't be worth it. drive it or buy another.
I see 410s on Craigslist for $200-300 all the time, every make.