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Old 01-27-2013, 03:00 PM
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Look what I put together!

Here are the pics:







The body is from an SX J with upgraded bridge, copper shielded control cavity, and parallel/series push/pull pot.

The neck is a rehabilitated Squier P-Bass neck. It's a bummer that the neck is a P-Bass neck but the nut is only 1 5/8" not the usual 1 3/4" so it's okay. It's nice and thin too. I was able to trade the neck I had defretted for this one and the heel fit the neck pocket just right. I cleaned it up, oiled the fretboard, polished the frets, sanded the decals off, coated it with some spray poly lacquer (and the colors match), and installed some really nice tuners that came from another SX bass.

Maybe this isn't a huge achievement but assembling random parts into a nicely functioning whole was a challenge. I'm going to put it on CL in a few minutes hoping to start scraping together cash enough to get the bass I want from the Classifieds.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:05 PM
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It is cool.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:07 PM
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It is cool.
Thanks.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:11 PM
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Looks great!
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:12 PM
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Very nice.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:22 PM
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Very nice.
Thanks! It's now on Seattle/Tacoma CL.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:36 PM
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nice!
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:39 PM
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nice!
Thanks! I want to sell it to get something different but it won't be a shame if it doesn't sell - it plays and sounds really nicely!
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:41 PM
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Nice build that should sell quick.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:41 PM
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It looks real nice ... great work man!
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:47 PM
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Looks nice! Why not keep it? GLWTS, anyway.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:52 PM
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Looks nice! Why not keep it? GLWTS, anyway.
Thanks, all! I'm selling it because I want to get one of these:




Both this and my other J are heavier than I want. They both balance well and play really nicely, but they're both right around 10 lbs and the one pictured above is just over 8 lbs. My lower back isn't what it used to be.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:53 PM
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Nice build that should sell quick.
Here's hoping!
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:58 PM
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Thanks! It's now on Seattle/Tacoma CL.
Yeah I see it ( along with a couple cool Rickenbackers). At that price I would buy it if I lived close.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:59 PM
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That's a great build, with good tweaks. A classy-lookin' axe.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:00 PM
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Yeah I see it ( along with a couple cool Rickenbackers). At that price I would buy it if I lived close.
Sweet - it's showing already! I just posted it as a local sale in the Classifieds as well.
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Sweet - it's showing already! I just posted it as a local sale in the Classifieds as well.

Good luck with the sale.
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