A 1969 Jazz neck on a 1970's Precision Bass body in for some new frets along with a bone nut.
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A nice little Les Paul Studio in for a bone new nut and some switching issues. The toggle switch had been replaced and the solder connections were rather poor. This style switch is designed to break the connection as opposed to making a connection. The pickups would cut in and out and there was no neck-only position. The neck position was not properly kicking away the bridge pickup connection so the contacts needed to be physically adjusted to allow the neck-only pickup.
A beautify 335-style offering from Heritage in for a setup. One concern was the truss rod threads were extended well past the adjustment nut. The truss rod nut was previously tightened so much that it had compressed and lifted the area around the access cavity. So I started off with stabilizing this area with glue and flattening the nut slot.
The original nut was now sitting too low due to the nut slot repair so a new bone nut was made. This would also help with the tuning issues the player was having with the old nut.
The player bought this guitar used so he was interested in checking out the pickups. I'm not a Heritage expert, but I believe these are the originals (though I'm not sure on the signature).
A made in Montana Gibson jumbo in for a few things. Originally it came in for the pickup to be removed and for the bridge pins to be better fit. The pickup was a Barcus Berry bridge plate pickup that was fairly easy to remove. The adhesive had deteriorated so it peeled off cleanly. The output jack in the tail block was replaced by a NoJak. These are sized to fit an enlarged end pin hole with a collet and allen screw tightened from the inside. It's a good solution to plugging and redrilling the tail block, but always seems to require quite a bit of fitting.
While addressing the pickup removal, I noticed that the Gibson Deluxe tuners were damaged so I attempted to repair them.
During the setup I discovered that the nut was too worn out with excessive open string buzzes. We went with a new bone nut and shimmed up the saddle to round out the setup. Check out the shaping of the new bone nut below in the video from the daily vlog.
Another SG in the shop for a setup. This one is celebrating Gibson's 120th anniversary via the 12th fret inlay. The player was having tuning issues and I was hoping to save the original nut, but the slot were far too low. I could have filled and recut them, but that often is just a band aide and does not provide great tuning stability. We decided to cut a fresh bone nut. Check out the video below for the setup (minus the new nut).