Gibson Les Paul Signature - repair and set-up
This 1974 Gibson Les Paul Signature Bass spent the first 10 years of its life hanging in a music store, waiting to be sold. The first owner of the bass actually thought he bought a new bass back in 1984! Recently the first owner sold this bass off. And the new owner asked me to bring the bass back to its former glory.
It had a shifted top nut. The pot were noisy and unreliable. It had very uneven frets. The pickup was set at the wrong height. The bridge was not mounted correctly and it had a very high action.
I put the nut back in place. Took the pots out and cleaned them. Leveled the frets, crowned and polished them. Mounted the bridge correctly and lowered it. I chose to replace the saddles with shorter ones, because the action was still too high. Also mounted a Modbar to keep the double windings off the saddles.
I polished the shoulders of the headstock to get rid of some of the damage the bass sustained from hanging in a shop ten years.
And I set the pickup to the correct height, which is crucial for these bass guitars.
THE RESULT ALONGSIDE MY OWN (MODIFIED) EPIPHONE JACK CASADY SIGNATURE