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Old 01-10-2014, 01:59 PM
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Help choosing parts for a P bass

I need to rebuild one of my P basses after I ruined it years ago when I had the bright idea of refinishing the neck (read: ruining) and taking it apart completely and losing some of the bits.

Basically all I have left is the body but it was my first bass, so it has sentimental value.

I want to use the Timmy C idea of putting a lefty neck on it to tighten up the strings but other than that it's a blank canvas as all the hardware is rubbish Encore stuff.

Ideas on good quality parts?
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:32 PM
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Squier Classic vibe parts are good parts at a good price if you go used. I like the necks.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:34 PM
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I need to rebuild one of my P basses after I ruined it years ago when I had the bright idea of refinishing the neck (read: ruining) and taking it apart completely and losing some of the bits.

Basically all I have left is the body but it was my first bass, so it has sentimental value.

I want to use the Timmy C idea of putting a lefty neck on it to tighten up the strings but other than that it's a blank canvas as all the hardware is rubbish Encore stuff.

Ideas on good quality parts?
ebay & tb classifieds are just the beginning.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:11 PM
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Could I get some recommendations on things like pups and tuners, are the badass bridges still the best bang for my buck?
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:16 PM
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Bridges - go vintage fender or hipshot.
Tuners - gotoh res-o-lite (fantastic light weight tuners)
Pups - there are hundreds of pup manufacturers - popular ones are Nordstrand, Fender, Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio, EMG, Bartolini, … I would suggest you hang out in the pickups part of this forum and do some searching.

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Old 01-10-2014, 03:26 PM
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If you aren't very particular & don't want to spend more than you would on a new Fender standard, you can scoop up Squier parts on classifieds--that will get you to completion. Badass is up to you if you want to spend the extra dough.
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:02 PM
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I don't mind spending out on this Chuck, i've had it for 15 years and I don't ever intend on selling it

Thanks for the suggestions Davo.

I would like a maple fretboard, how much would a MIA neck set me back new/used generally?
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:09 PM
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Fender has necks on their website available for sale separately--MIM or MIA. Used are $100<. If money isn't an issue http://www.bestbassgear.com/
these guys have everything in one place.
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:12 PM
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You can go Fender or you can go with other manufacturers for the neck - Mighty Mite http://www.mightymite.com/ or StewMac http://www.stewmac.com/shopby/item/5...FclcMgodJDAAyg or Warmoth http://www.warmoth.com/bass/necks/Necks.aspx are all candidates.

Keep a Fender bridge on it. The price is right and they work fine. Get one with threaded saddles if you want to be able to fine-tune the string positions. http://www.amazon.com/Fender-099-080...readed+saddles

Fender makes Vintage P-bass pickups and you can find then new or used on Ebay: http://www.amazon.com/Fender-Precisi...=p+bass+pickup

The parts for a P-bass are easy. There isn't all that much to accumulate.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:15 PM
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What do you think about these necks: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jazz-bass-...item19e712f4cf
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