Here is a modified Ampeg Big Stud Bass.
When I got it, it was a 'project' someone had started in the 80's.
They'd taken everything off the body, then started to strip it, then lost all the parts, then lost interest.
They had not gotten to the neck, yet.
Neck all original.
I tried to recreate the feeling of the original, but not so much the sound.
I had on back in the day, and, to Me, it sounded a bit thin.
Not like I was going to find the original pickups, anyway...
Unknown Humbucker in the bridge position, Seymour Duncan SCPB-2 for the neck.
Found a 2 saddle bridge.
Copper lined cavities, StewMac Vintage wiring kit (cloth, CTS).
Body sanded & primed and sanded, 10 coats of Pearl Mist, wet-sanded,10 coats Pre-Cat satin lacquer, wet sanded. The lacquer is not as tough a finish as Poly, but I like it.
I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of good tones available w/ such a simple control set-up (vol/ tone/ toggle).
Have included a video clip to give an idea of it.
If you click on the picture of a chair it should work...
Also included a picture of another one un-modified, for comparison.
Not as heavy as I expected, about 10 pounds on bathroom scale.
You can see marks where some dufus ( that would be me) initially had placed the bridge too far forward to intonate correctly. It is now in the correct position.
neck is straight, action low, truss rod works fine.
No case/bag, extra-careful shipping. $600.00 shipped to the conus
Will consider trading for comparably cool 5 stringers or 5-string acoustic bass..