Hello, guys. I just bought this bass recently bought online. I think, for a fairly decent price, considering that they go for around 2.300 gbp or 3000 usd. I bought this bass for slightly cheaper price but still quite a a lot of money. Now, the first proble is that the tone pot doesn't do anything apart from volume boost. I looked at the wiring and it seams that it was wiried incorrectly. The second issue or disadvantage of this bass is that it was probably re-freted couple of times and there is some buzz on the upper frets, 14th to 20th in some places. Someone who did the refret cut deep below the fretboard. It doesn't seem to affect the sound or anything, but is it reparable? Can these slots be covered with glue or wood? ( pls check the photos) Also, the frets are in poor condition as you can see, though it doesn't buzz that much at all up to 14th fret. After the 15th fret ( some notes don't buzz and some makes the pluck, plfff dead sound). Nut is not original, not sure of it is bone or plastic. The volume and tone knobs are not original and the bridge cover is a reissue. Everything else seems to be original, pickup, pots, wires, scratch plate, screws. No original case. The good vibes about this bass that it sounds awesome, has a lightweight body which I really like. Nice comfortable neck and just very simple. Guys do you think it is a good deal? The buyer did not mention any of these problems. The old worn out frets, neither the problem with the pot and that the knobs where changed. Otherwise everything else is pretty much original. I would say it is 95 % original apart from the nut, frets, bridge cover and knobs. Also the pickup has the green coloured underside where you can barely see 72 sign. Perhaps you guys can flash the light to me if it looks all legit? Also, anything you can recommend in terms of the frets ? Which frets were used in early 70's? Any name or sizes that you can tell me? What's the difference in sound between brass and steel frets? Also would you advise to keep the old wires. I thought maybe to replace them with coated cloth 60's type of wires. Worth it or would de-value the bass? If changed would they affect the sound a bit? I don't know if there is a lot of difference between coated cloth wire and plastic one. Also bass needs a good clean up. But the sound is a killer! Just thinking if I got a good deal. I still do have an option to return it as the seller didn't mention some of the problems that the bass has. Or I can keep it, but then do you guys think I should ask the seller to pay the expenses for the repair, fret job and fixing the wiring? I went to a music store today and was quoted that the repair all together will cost about £300. Even if I pay for the repair charge still makes it tiny bit cheaper than what these basses go on ebay. Would be great to hear your opinion guys. Thanks.