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Help with project bass!

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

  1. ericdanger13

    ericdanger13

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    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

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    I would do the Yakima bass. String-thru is nice to have.
  3. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    They make a TON of aftermarket stuff to fit Fender design basses. I don't know how compatible Yakima is.
  4. bolophonic

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    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.
  5. Syco_bass

    Syco_bass Supporting Member

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    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.
  6. BGF

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    I'd get the Squier. :bassist:
  7. ericdanger13

    ericdanger13

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    Thanks guys. I think im going with the squier.
  8. ericdanger13

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    The guy is calling that bass "unplayed."
  10. zackthompson

    zackthompson Supporting Member

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    Woah that's in horrible shape. Definitely go for the Squier haha
  11. danomite64

    danomite64 Supporting Member

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    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

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    I think he meant to say "unplayable".
  13. ericdanger13

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    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. bassteban

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    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. ericdanger13

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    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. Strat Hater

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

    I like the colors
  17. ericdanger13

    ericdanger13

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

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    I like the original colour



    But I like what you did better :D the stripes are a great touch +++ the matching pickup covers
  19. ericdanger13

    ericdanger13

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    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

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    I thought you didn't like black?

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