For background on the bass and how it found its way to me, you can view this thread documenting this impulse purchase: What will arrive from GC next week? ($200 used bass sight unseen impulse buy content) In short, I bought the bass (with case, mind you) sight unseen from Guitar Center for $235 shipped. When it arrived, it had a number of issues from a cosmetic standpoint and setup-wise. Chiefly noticeable among said issues was that someone has written "Analog" with a Sharpie on the front of the headstock. Therefore, I have dubbed this bass, (wait for it)... the "Analog Bass"! Creative, I know. Decided to migrate descriptions of the work I'm doing over to this new thread as it makes more sense here. It has become more of a repair/maintenance project now than a stupid humor thread (though stupid humor is encouraged). Maybe others will find these amateur repair experiences of some value - whether to copy what I did, or to avoid doing what I did. To start, here's a few photos of the bass for reference. Next post will get into close up photos of the (many) visible problem areas. This MIM jazz bass has had a rough and tumble life! Figured I'd learn how to work on stuff by taking on a few repairs and other work on an instrument that didn't set me back all that much. In separate posts I'll try to document different aspects of the work. Advice, questions, and tips are welcome along the way- some of this stuff I'm doing for the first time so any help (even stuff that's more hindsight oriented) will be useful to me and/or hopefully others either now or in the future. Next installment will be the results and methodology of the inspection of the instrument to make sure it's all working properly- truss rod, electronics, etc.