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Fender Squier Vibe 50s Bass Modification

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tsolbergsx, Jan 9, 2014.


  1. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

    Jan 9, 2014
    Hello from greece maybe you are interested to see my modifications at my Fender Squier Vibe 50s Bass

    Ι bought from ebay an "OnlyMusic" bass pickup, i made a hole in the back of the bass and put him in, also bought a fender jaguar switch to use them, so I can have the
    1. neck pickup
    2. the bridge pickup
    3. both
    4. series / parallel

    The process


    Let my know your opinion
     
  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Cutting the cavities by hand, you did an outstanding job. Are the pickups RWRP from each other so they cancel hum when both on?
     
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  4. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

    Jan 9, 2014
    Thank you :)

    Yes the pickups are RWRP from each other and they cancel hum when both on, it still be a light hum but its ok no problem!!
     
  5. That's an awesome mod job!
     
  6. mech

    mech

    Jun 20, 2008
    USA
    Impressive workmanship. It looks great!

    mech
     
  7. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

    Jan 9, 2014
  8. Arvin

    Arvin Underwound Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    On the bench
    Nice job. I've always wondered what a single coil P-bass pickup sounds like in the bridge position, and now I have a little better idea. Awesome.
     
  9. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

    Jan 9, 2014
    Arvin i had the same wonder and I said let's try it...

    we have video on youtube from our group if you want to listen the bass by typing Tightropes Athens

    this one ( La Grange) has been played with bridge pickup
     
  10. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  11. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

    Jan 9, 2014
  12. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

    Oct 18, 2012
    Houston Tx
    Nice job! sounds amazing
     
  13. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

    Jan 9, 2014
    thank guys for you relpies!!!
     
  14. Arvin

    Arvin Underwound Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    On the bench
    That's a very punchy sound on that bridge pickup. I like it! :bassist:
     
  15. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

    Jan 9, 2014
    Arvin yes very punchy, i am gonna buy a pickup same like the neck pickup and test him to the bridge position
     
  16. rolandm

    rolandm In search of the lowest note.

    Aug 8, 2010
    Peoria, IL
    I was listening to the bassline you were playing and instantly heard in my head, "Hi, Ed Friedland, the Bass Whisperer here …" ;)
     
  17. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

    Oct 18, 2012
    Houston Tx
    Pawnshop 50s precision anyone? That thought just occurred to me! Could totally see fender putting something like this out in the near future.
     
  18. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

    Jan 9, 2014
    Rolandm xaxaxa yes I played about the same because it is recognizable to listeners who have hear the vibe series from him

    JellinWellen i would be very pleased to see fender making something like this :)
     
  19. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

    Jan 9, 2014
    Hello...i made some changes

    In the new changes i made to the third interrupter changes the polarization from normal to a reverse and the sound became bass and enough rock
    And the circuit of the two pickups is only in series

    check the sound

     



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