This rare vintage British made bass was in the workshop to be restored back to original factory spec!
The bass had seen a lot of use, although the cracking/crazing of the finish is very common with Shergolds due to the way they were originally finished.
The two main issues to be solved were the after market bridge and a bizarre DIY XLR socket!
The frets also needed a polish to loose years of oxidation and give some life back in the frets.
Below shows the different stages of the fret polish.
The old bridge removed, you could see the holes of the original bridge, the extra holes from the aftermarket that would show once the original bridge was refitted were plugged
The original style bridge fitted, this was an extremely rare part. After many hours searching, it ended coming all the way from Spain, and believe it was one of the few spare bridges left in the world!
The replacement bridge fitted perfectly and was in amazing condition with no rust or cracks in the perspex.
The plate was then polished but we left some of the tool marks on the plate, to be in keeping with the 40+ year old bass!
The bodge fitting of the XLR socket inside the bass. It was mostly held in by tape and a small screw.
The new jacksocket plate, with a new stereo Switchcraft jacksocket wired in to the connection block. We used a stereo jacksocket so the new owner could use the full features of other modules, if he manages to find any!
The Module 1 wiring was also serviced while it was in, with all dry solder joints resoldered and pots cleaned!