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Fender Frankensteins

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by buldog5151bass, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads. Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Why not a club for us? Post a pic of your Fender Frankenstein, along with a description of what you did to it. Mine is a '74 P neck, '74 jazz body that someone stripped off the paint, filled the holes with wood putty, and a thick coat of clear finish. BadassII bridge, Hipshot D-tuner, and Dimarzio pickup. Heavy and ugly as sin, but sounds fantastic.
     

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  2. Bad shot, but it was taken really quickly on my way to the guitar store.

    2010 Squier Affinity P-bass body
    1996 Fender MIM P-bass neck
    SD 1/4-Pounder p-up
    Spector Tonepump Pre-amp
    250K CTS volume pot
    Stock MIM bridge (this has since been swapped to the same bridge Carvin uses on their J & P basses)

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  3. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    MIJ late 80s body with scn noiseless pups, 2013 modern player neck.
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  4. PWRL

    PWRL

    Sep 15, 2006
    Yonder
    Ugly, nothin'. I like it!
     
  5. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    Speaking of ugly....
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  6. Jay Q

    Jay Q Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Mine was the opposite: P body, Jazz neck (couldn't tell you the years). Was the first bass I ever owned, and as Fender goes, it was the best of both worlds for me. Wish I had a pic.
     
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    1980something fuji-gen body, bill lawrence p-46s, warmoth reverse jazz slim taper neck. Plays absolutely amazing. I actually attribute a lot of where I am today as a bass player to this bass. It almost coerces you to groove rather than shred, and has a fat, woody tone that sits in and yet presses out of the mix that I'll never get tired off.
     
  8. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Precision neck on VMJazz [​IMG][/url]
     
  9. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Mex body + PJ Special neck & Precision pickup [​IMG][/url]
     
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  10. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck tweeterless Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    2001 MIM P body, Gotoh bridge, stock electronics, 1980's MIJ Jazz Bass Special neck.

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  11. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads. Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Cool - guess I gotta start a list and handing out numbers... tomorrow.
     
  12. PWRL

    PWRL

    Sep 15, 2006
    Yonder
    A clever adaptation, at least.
     
  13. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads. Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Alright - here's what we have so far:

    1 buldog5151bass
    2 awilkie84
    3 3234718
    4 Jay Q - since his was like mine, I will make a one time exemption for no photo
    5 Bassic Playing
    6 chuck norriss
    7 agent77

    From now on need photo. Keep 'em coming!
     
  14. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    I didn't do that. That's how the truss adjustment is on the newer Modern Player basses. Every bass on the market should have the musicman style wheel. So much easier.
     
  15. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    First Up, My FSR Jazz that I changed the pickups to DiMarzio model Js, the bridge to a Gotoh and swapped out the neck for a lined fretless
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    Very Recently I got a 1990 MIJ Jazz that had a badly done epoxy job on the neck
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    Did some cosmetic mods and thanks to fellow TBer 3234718, I got a perfect replacement neck from earlier model MIJ jazz
    After
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  16. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    1974 P bass: DarkStar'd

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    dome and ptensioned like this.
  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Fender Japan Precision A/E hot rod. No more piezo, no more Lace Sensor P pup. Now G&L MFD P and Telecaster p/g and controls and bridge and cover

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  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    1972 Telecaster.
    No more Mudbucker, now DarkStar'd

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  19. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads. Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    8 Jiker75
    9 Chef

    Dang, Chef, I've seen some of your other posts - how many axes do you have (I'm almost scared to ask)?
     
  20. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Not as many as before I got divorced.
     



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