Fender Squier Vibe 50s Bass Modification

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


  1. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

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    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

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    Cutting the cavities by hand, you did an outstanding job. Are the pickups RWRP from each other so they cancel hum when both on?
  3. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

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    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!!
  4. 62Jazzbass

    62Jazzbass

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    That's an awesome mod job!
  5. mech

    mech

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    Impressive workmanship. It looks great!

    mech
  6. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

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    thank you guys :)
  7. Arvin

    Arvin Underwound Supporting Member

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    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.
  8. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

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    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
  9. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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  10. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

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    thank you!!
  11. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

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    Nice job! sounds amazing
  12. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

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    thank guys for you relpies!!!
  13. Arvin

    Arvin Underwound Supporting Member

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    That's a very punchy sound on that bridge pickup. I like it! :bassist:
  14. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

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

    rolandm In search of the lowest note. Supporting Member

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

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

    tsolbergsx

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    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 :)
  18. tsolbergsx

    tsolbergsx

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    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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