An EMG loaded Tele body bass in for a setup. The player is fairly heavy handed with a pick so the setup is a little higher than the previous run of basses coming through the shop.
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Mid 90's G&L ASAT [7.6 lbs] :: setup
Late 90's G&L ASAT [8.6 lbs] setup
Fret end dress :: 2011 G&L SC-2 [7.1 lbs]
When a guitar is exposed to low humidity, often the fingerboard will move (shrink) and the frets become proud of the neck (since they are metal and do not contract with humidity). Unbound fingerboards like this can become especially uncomfortable on the left hand so the frets were ground back flush with the neck and polished out. I'm a big fan of the dynamic range of these G&L "Magnetic Field Design" pickups. The "Belair Green" finish looks pretty sharp too.
This bass found it's way into the shop because of a dead pickup. I troubleshooted the circuit and touched up a few questionable solder joints and the pickup came back to life. While in the control cavity I attempted to clean the treble and bass pots but they remained terribly intermittent and needed to be replaced. The bolt-on neck's angle was increased with a shim in the neck pocket in order to lower the action.