I scored an old set of Bart’s with the copper bottoms and active set up I like them better in my fretted Jazz I took them out of the fretless.
Bought a bridge SD Antigua 2 and an old 73 Jazz pickup in the neck, replaced the flatts with round wounds and put all on the fretless, more growl now...
Deft has retarder in it and I know what you’re feeling, I put Retarder in my Lacquer for my Jazz Bass project and hung it for two weeks sanded and polished laid it in a sketching pad an etched the edge of the pad across the back @%$^$##*?.
Luck I was doing a Relic.
Done!! Early Batolini Pups Active electronics>> Standard thickness on the body and pocket, went a little deeper on the pickups, lines are thin white binding material glued in then sanded..
Thanks that you like it but it's not totaly Flawless pickup cavaty gave me a hard time..