Guitarfetish.com Bass Kits

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Metaldood19, Nov 15, 2012.


  1. Metaldood19

    Metaldood19

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  2. Kmonk

    Kmonk

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    The bodies are made from paulownia wood which is also used in some brand name guitars as a core wood and the topped with another wood. The Dean ML XM has a paulownia core that is then topped with mahogany. The necks are made from maple. Might be a good project for someone who wants to build their own bass. I have doubts about how it will sound.
  3. Diogenes

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    I've never used a kit much less one from GuitarFetish but at that price point I'd say go for it. Assembling your own bass is a great learning experience and this is a good option for people who don't have a decent wood shop at their disposal. However I wouldn't expect too much from the kit. I would bet that the pickups are underwound and that it will most likely need fret work. On the plus side (and an advantage to modifying a pre-built bass) you get to choose the headstock shape and the neck and body are raw wood so there's no stripping involved.
  4. blubolt

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    actually, the pickups are really nice and at that price really a steal. I've used the over wound models in a few projects and I'm not at all disappointed in the sound.
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  6. wilfred

    wilfred

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    I was looking at these the other day, i'd like to try one some day just for fun! i love building guitars! and this would be my first bass build.
  7. wilfred

    wilfred

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    The pickups in the kit are not the same GFS bass pickups. But i do really like the overwound p bass pup i have in my frankin bass.

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