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guild pilot bass 1984

allnighterblu

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I have a vintage guild pilot bass ,of which i bought new in1984.
i have been blessed with an outstanding neck and have the original emg p/j bass pickups.

I also have it running as 18 volt.
i am curious as to any tweeks or recommendations that may be made to my bass .

I am always looking for great sustain and eveness through the entire finger board
 

allnighterblu

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The head stock for the year that I purchased was the rounded off version .i think after 1984 the headstocks were pointed
 

Hypersloth

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Somebody said that would be a challenge with a bolt on neck.......hmm....I disagree.
+1. I think it's the other way around! The only benefit to a neck through is the tone and sustain. I think it's easier with the bolt on.

Yah I have an '87 witht the pointy headstock. It reminds me of a butter knife.
I won't sand it off for value's sake but yuck! Not sure what you can do besides the 18volt mod. Maybe copper foil shield the cavity? Shielded cable and pot covers maybe.
 

allnighterblu

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The Bass still sounds as good today as it did the first day I bought it.

Believe me --i have played just about every high end bass

the tone is second to none.

but I am always searching for that perfect tone.

This bass matches great with my SWR 350 "vintage" head and 2 Goliath III cabinets
 

Bassomatic

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I had a fretless in electric blue, an '86 with the EMG P/J setup. STILL kick myself for letting that go. Hired Harvey Citroen to touch up the fretboard - improving factory surfacing.
 




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