Caffeine and resentment interfering with your reading comprehension, Matt?
Here...I'll walk you through it.
I supported the poster's decision to save the mangled old removed frets because I, too, know that there are people out there (said doofuses) who would care about said pieces of mangled...
I understand what you're doing and don't fault you, but anybody who is impressed by a baggie of dinked up old frets is a doofus.
Maybe ONE, if you think you might want the measurements for a meticulous restoration.
I mess with a LOT of guitars.
I have a fairly good pile and an active revolving door.
I also do work for several local pros.
I've put this damn lightweight Gotoh tailpiece on the majority of the guitars that have crossed my bench, and I've never heard a difference.
The caveat is, I'm 58 and have...
My kneejerk reaction would be tube rectified.
I consider my 5f6a Bassman to be extremely dynamic/touch sensitive, like what I would imagine a Dumble would be.
OTOH, with sag comes compression which would tend to even out dynamics....
About 30 years ago I was romanced by a...
I'm with @Hogie34.
Looks like dye from a rag.
I've had great luck with swirl remover and hand Glaze from the auto parts store. They are effective yet non-aggressive. Even if it doesn't work, you can't really screw up the finish.
My inclination would have been to say tube rectifier for sag would be more dynamic.
OTOH...I dislike compressors for their lack of dynamics.
For awhile I was romanced by a Vibroverb Reissue because the notes so obviously 'jumped' out of it; but then I began to miss my 5E3 Deluxe...
Square necks are so much cheaper than round necks.
I wonder if one could carve a square neck down...
It's funny, though...the vintage guys are totally not married to the necks on these guitars...it's all about the body.
I wanted to have a neck straightened (no truss rod) and a surprising number...
I wonder if my my would be that light without the term stuff...
I'm not among the lighter us better crowd, but I have a buddy with a similar strat that must be 12#. It's like someone put a chunk of lead in the term cavity for a joke.
I damn near dropped it when he first handed it to me.