Go Back   TalkBass Forums > Bass Guitar Forums > Bass Guitar Forums > Basses [BG]
Register Rules/FAQ/CUP Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Supporting Membership
Thank You

Latest Supporting Member
Donate to Upgrade Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-21-2013, 05:02 PM
bray101's Avatar
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Supporting Member
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.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTalkBass1387670479.338783.jpg
Views:	121
Size:	60.8 KB
ID:	381724
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTalkBass1387670495.605720.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	65.4 KB
ID:	381725
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTalkBass1387670507.774113.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	72.2 KB
ID:	381726

Last edited by bray101 : 12-21-2013 at 05:08 PM.
  #2  
Old 12-21-2013, 05:13 PM
mjac28's Avatar
50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The Great Midwest
GOLD Supporting Member
Great job she's beautiful
__________________
Ohio Bassists Club # 230
Epiphone Bass Club #159
Honorary Wisconsin Bassist Member #10
Fuzzrocious Club #134
Variax Bass Club #2
Club Verellen #3
Ampeg Club #1024
Lone Wolf Club #5
  #3  
Old 12-21-2013, 05:23 PM
thedudebrah's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Philly suburbs
Supporting Member
Sharp! Great job man.
__________________
Listen to my band for free!
www.seeingsnakes.bandcamp.com

Fender Precision Bass Club #1030
Music Man Stingray Club #438
Ampeg Club #933
  #4  
Old 12-21-2013, 05:48 PM
bassmanrocke's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Altamonte Springs, Florida
Supporting Member
Looks great, but I also hate those MIM tuners.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by iriegnome View Post
Pee on his shoes. Right then and there while he is talking to you. Just start peeing on his shoes like nothing is happening. He will get the point
Black N Maple club #199, US Peavey club #113
  #5  
Old 12-21-2013, 05:54 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas
Very nice work - enjoy!
__________________
Regards, Dave
  #6  
Old 12-21-2013, 07:58 PM
bray101's Avatar
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Supporting Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by bassmanrocke View Post
Looks great, but I also hate those MIM tuners.

Yep. Me too.

No disposable cash with Xmas coming up. Those will be replaced soon I assure you. Haha
  #7  
Old 12-21-2013, 08:02 PM
christle's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Supporting Member
Nice job!
  #8  
Old 12-22-2013, 05:04 PM
bray101's Avatar
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Supporting Member
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.
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Visit TalkBass on Facebook   Download our iOS app   Download our Android app

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:19 PM.




2012 Talk Music Group Inc. All rights reserved.
Play guitar too? Visit TalkGuitar.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.