I have a 74 Jazz that was oversprayed before I got it in 1982, with a red colour on a grey primer. Can anyone recommend how to sand away the respray and polish up the original sunburst finish? The bass has had lots of knocks and there's quite a few areas where the paint has chipped off, but I'm not bothered about repairing these - I just want to reveal the original finish. I guess the bass must have been stolen at some point before I got it 'cos the backplate was replaced - I assume it's a 74 'cos the pickups have 74 at the end of the stamp on them. It's a 4-bolt neck without the skunk stripe, and the thumb rest holes are above the strings. Sorry if 'how do I sand a bass down' is a stupid question, BTW - I guess I just want to know whether I'm wasting my time even trying it!