Help Me Mod My Project Bass!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Osztertag2112, Mar 13, 2014.


  1. Osztertag2112

    Osztertag2112

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    Hey guys!!!!

    So I've started a project bass build out of a cheapo bass i bought off a friend. The plan is to make it fretless, but i'd like to do some other mods too. Its a passive bass and i was thinking it might be cool to put an active preamp in it just to spruce it up a bit. Its got a p/j config now, what would be the best pick up and preamp options for a funky, honkey style tone. Also a side not, there is no scratch plate or anything so i doubt i could drop in a jazz style preamp or something
     
  2. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    What kind of bass is it? Pics?
     
  3. InhumanResource

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    I dunno, sir! If you are pulling the frets out, you may want to try it passive first...change one thing at a time and see how you like it. If you go and pull the frets, change pickups and add a preamp all in one project and end up not liking the result it may be difficult to identify which bit is the offending component.

    Recommend you try one change at a time, test each and make a decision on the next alteration from there. You might really love the passive sound with a fretless!
     
  4. Davo-London

    Davo-London

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    Audere preamp.

    Fantastic preamp and fits behind the metal plate.

    Davo
     
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