So Ive been thinking about all the variables that go into a good sound, tweaking EQ, different strings etc. I have newer American Standard Jazz bass and want to see if I can emulate a vintage sound which I think really is pretty mid-rangy without a lot of high end and a good chunk of thump. But the tone is still elusive so heres my question. On the pre-80s Jazz basses the necks had a few elements that newer ones lack (at least this many) they are: binding, wide low frets and THICK varnish. How much do you all think the old-school jazz sound is attributable to these characteristics? I know there were other factors, but hypothetically if you put a 1974 neck on an American Standard how would the sound change?