I have two Ibanez basses from 1985, both with basswood bodies, and both are fine. One of these basses was my only instrument for a decade, it got a whole lot of use and some abuse. It has some scars but it's structurally stable, and has been since I got it a very long time ago. Neck uses 4...
If the price is right I'd take that cover. :)
I have extra pickups and tuners for some reason, but on most projects I use different containers for screws and such so keep track and don't often wind up with extra stuff. When that's happened, I backtrack and dissasemble if needed to make sure...
I have a 4-wire Duncan Designed Detonator pickup that I want to wire parallel, on a single pickup, single volume guitar. Trying for more of a PAF sound - I know it won't be exact, but at least hoping for more usable sounds from the guitar. All the wiring diagrams I've found seem to involve...
I'm actually about to do this mod, using wood I have here, on a body that I like that was essentially free to me. Ditch the Kahler Spyder (paperweight?), fill the hole, repaint. If it works out I have big plans for the guitar. If not... I guess I'll have another paperweight. :D
I'm in the same boat with an old Kahler Spyder. I figure I'll have to add wood or sell the body, I've been researching for a while and all alternatives seem to point to adding wood to the cavity for attaching the new bridge.
I have seen this piece online but can't find one for sale atm.
Maybe, try fine tipped needle nose pliers? Grab the screw head from the outside and turn.
Forceps could also possibly work.
Alternatively, try to cut the screw head off, remove the pickup, then remove the remaining screw?
I use a salesman's case from the 40's or 50s... hard sided, not too big (although more of a case than a bag) and lots of space. I only have the one box for guitar tools and parts, I have pickups elsewhere.