Attn vintage Fender guys... I've searched around here and elsewhere, so much good stuff to go through, but still haven't found my answers, so here goes. Just bought an old P bass, serial# indicates '78-'81 (seller said '79, I'm thinking it's likely an '80, I'll hafta check out neck pocket, pots, etc.). It was purported to be "all original, nothing done to it" but I'm suspecting otherwise. The pickups were sitting really low, and pulling the screws back did nothing to raise them, so I took them out to put some foam underneath. I found a little piece of wire cover, as if someone had been doing some rewiring at some point... also, there was very little extra wire on the p/u leads, was this common? Also, there's grey spongy foam glued to the bottom of the cavity... original? The pickups have a black, denser, rubbery foam, pretty thick, glued to the bottom of them... original? Also, the neck plate has one of those black plastic plates between it and the body, original? The finish is a sunburst, but is only brown (not black) at edges and yellow in center (no 3rd/intermdiate color), original? Also, the p/u cavity appears to have black overspray in it (but this is in the center where I wouldn't think there'd be anything but yellow), could this some kind of shielding...? It does have a lot of that pale yellowish 'mojo dust' in there. Haven't taken of the p/g or neck yet... Anyway, I got it at a decent price and it's definitely a keeper, has an unbelievably solid tone! Just curious what I've got, and how much I should/shouldn't mess around with it. TIA.