So I got this a while back for cheap because the original neck was trashed. The seller's aunt owned it, and either rarely played it or took really good care of it until it was put away for a decade. Who knows where it sat and it was not given much attention until the nephew resurrected it, played it, tried to fix the bowed neck, gave up and sold it to me. This bass is super clean. It came with the original case, covers, inspection tag, and even auntie's buttermilk cream leather strap. The neck felt so good, but unfortunately it was too far gone and not worth salvaging. The truss was over adjusted and no longer did anything, cracking at the first fret, so unless it got totally re-machined for $$$$$, no dice. I play in a band with a good tech, so his shop got me dealer cost on a new MIM block inlay J bass neck, pau ferro. I'm not too hip on that wood, even after some oil/moisturizing/juice to make it more luxuriant, but whatever..... I wanted to keep it as original as possible cosmetically. I had them convert the new neck to 3 bolt, swap over the original tuners/etc. and fix some other problems (the foam under the pickups had melted and they were cemented in), set the intonation, etc. The bridge pickup volume pot was bad so they replaced it. I had taken off the pickguard before I let them work on it. Unfortunately, when I tried putting it back on, it didn't fit the neck pickup, then I realized they installed the pickups backwards because of the Fender practice of making slightly different J bass neck/bridge pickup sizes. Pain in the a$$ but I set it back right..... ......and wow does this thing sound underwhelming. The neck pickup by itself sounds more like how the bridge pickup would sound - doinky. The bridge pickup has way more balls, and more growl, and is hotter. I think the neck pickup is either toast or soon to be toast. Or is the neck volume pot on it's way out? What's the consensus? I'm happy with how it looks and plays. But what a sheeeit show.