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Help with project bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ericdanger13, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Hey guys can you help me pick between two basses? Remeber the necks will probably be changed on either one i get.

    First the one im leaning more towards.
    Its a yakima bass that strings through the body. No pickguard knobs or jack. A little rough but id refinish it professionally. I can get it for $80

    The second bass is a squire p bass great condition. Everything is there been treated well. I think its ten years old. Nothing special. That would definitely get a new neck and finish because its black and i dont want another black instrument. I think theyre boring. $125

    What do you guys think? Im changing the pickups to some pups probably. Let me know what you guys would do. Thanks!
  2. zackthompson

    zackthompson Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    Virginia Beach
    I would do the Yakima bass. String-thru is nice to have.
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  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    They make a TON of aftermarket stuff to fit Fender design basses. I don't know how compatible Yakima is.
  5. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Is there something else you know about Yakima basses? Because you could pretty easily drill holes in a Squier and still have a bass that people have heard of.
  6. Syco_bass


    Aug 13, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    Custom builder - Arizona Bass Company/Curcio Custom Basses
    Tons of options for the Squier. I'd go with that. No shortage of aftermarket upgrades there. Including necks.

    Good luck.
  7. BGF


    Aug 30, 2012
    I'd get the Squier. :bassist:
  8. Thanks guys. I think im going with the squier.
  9. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    The guy is calling that bass "unplayed."
  10. zackthompson

    zackthompson Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    Virginia Beach
    Woah that's in horrible shape. Definitely go for the Squier haha
  11. danomite64

    danomite64 Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    That Yakima headstock is the same as a Harmony headstock. I've had bad luck with two brands of bass necks warping in my life; Hondo and Harmony. I'd stay away from that neck, and I don't think what's left of that bass is worth anywhere near what the seller's asking for it anyway.
  12. danomite64

    danomite64 Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I think he meant to say "unplayable".
  13. This is what i ended up buying. From what i found out from the previous owner and tearing it apart its and mim body, american standard pickups, and a new york pro neck. Not bad for 60 bucks! Now what should i do with it? I either want to relic it because its already a little rough or seafoam green it like everyone else. What do you guys think?

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  14. I'd disassemble, clean and refin the body in rattle-can black, let it dry outdoors then go off-roading w/it lying loose in the back of a pickup truck. Seriously- Im watching for just the right Squier P body to do this myself. Add some loose junk in the PU bed for added *distressing*
  15. The finished project! Painted it my self with automotive paint from my work. Let me know what you guys think!

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  16. Cleaned up nice! Is that an Ibanez bridge I see?

    I like the colors
  17. Yup its off my busted sr490 so are the knobs good eye on that thanks!
  18. Darren Low

    Darren Low

    Sep 28, 2012
    I like the original colour

    But I like what you did better :D the stripes are a great touch +++ the matching pickup covers
  19. e bass was originally red then the guy who had it before me painted it blue. I took it down to barewood then primed then painted.
  20. ejaggers


    Aug 18, 2009
    dallas, tx
    I thought you didn't like black?


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