NBD: P Bass Build
Wanted to snag a Matt Freeman Squier after trying one and really liking it.
Realized I had everything I needed except a neck and body, so I luckily found one of each on eBay. Even more lucky it was same seller parting out a bass of his.
Squier VM Precision body in Olympic white.
Mighty Mite Vintage Tinted neck with 60s Fender logo slide
Fender 62 RI Original P-Bass Pickup
Standard Fender Bridge and tuners
One of two downsides was I had some CIJ Jaguar Bass tuners I wanted to use since I prefer the taller keys, but they wouldn't quite line up on the back of the headstock without bumping each other enough to where they wouldn't sit flush once screwed in. So, I had to use some MIM Precision tuners I had in another bass. Only downside. Eventually, I'll snag some taller keys that will work.
Only other setback was I kept losing output every time i would fasten the pickguard down. I thought my wiring was touching a pot, or something like that.
After 5 or 6 times of moving wires around, I discovered that the tone pot was just touching the inside cavity of the body, which happened to be painted with some black paint. I believe it is used for noise reduction or something in that realm on the Squier VM stuff.
Took the Dremel to the inside of the cavity and got the black paint off and works like a dream.
Great job she's beautiful
Sharp! Great job man.
Looks great, but I also hate those MIM tuners.
Very nice work - enjoy!
Yep. Me too.
No disposable cash with Xmas coming up. Those will be replaced soon I assure you. Haha
If anyone has a set of vintage style tall tuners that they know would fit a mighty mite neck, feel free to PM me. I'm in need.
Smaller back plates on the tuners is better.
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