So, I've had a 72 pBass for 10-15 years and just now have decided to get it into good shape. I always knew it needed at least one new pot, so I decided to dig deeper into it. Also, I know that before I had it someone did a craptastic refin job on it. Bad paint, new PG, neck refinish (including sanding off the logo) etc. so, I finally decided to take it all apart and see what it needed to get back and working nice. So, let us begin. All put together: Remove the PG. holy bad paint job batman! hmmmm I'll need to find a new PG that can allow me to access this. Thanks for painting in the pocket Original bridge Did they paint the pickups? Original pickups ... I think nice paint job on the back, comes of while rubbing my finger on it, not even much nail. Wood looks nice. This is the back. Neck stamp Thanks for sanding off the logo when you did the refinishing job ....still pretty sure its the original neck. Neck/frets Hmmm.... might needs some fret work too, eh? Had to get the old xNut out, yikes, how'd you do that? Original tuners need a little work on one One original knob One original pot: Original Cap????? And this new pot that is dirty and what is this white stuff???? My plan: First get it into working order, new pot, rewire, new xNut, adjustment, tuner, etc. THEN, I'll get started on a new paint job (black, but it depends on what it looks like underneath). A Vintage Pearl PG, tugbar, bridge cover, pickup cover (The holes from the original tug bar and covers are still there, they are just painted over). A couple of questions: (and answers) 1) will that paint on the poles effect the pickups? I assume no, but.... nope, it's corrosion 2) What's that white stuff on the new pot? Use old pot, ditch the new one. Get a new ... new pot. 3) Do I need a refret? Or just a dressing? I'll have to have someone take a look, but they look good until the 12th fret. 4) I have some BL QPs should I put those in or leave the stock pickups? I kinda want to leave the stock ones. Leave the stock ones 5) Black w/pearl PG and chrome covers, yes? Or perhaps CAR (gold metallic base) with pearl PG and chrome. 6) where can I get the flat top style knobs? Looks like I can find them online as barrel knobs. 7) If I keep the old pot, will it make any tone difference if it's used as tone of vol control? Right now it's tone. No difference. 8) How can I get a new fender waterslide? Thanks!!