Look what I put together!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Jan 27, 2013.


  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    Here are the pics:

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    The body is from an SX J with upgraded bridge, copper shielded control cavity, and parallel/series push/pull pot.

    The neck is a rehabilitated Squier P-Bass neck. It's a bummer that the neck is a P-Bass neck but the nut is only 1 5/8" not the usual 1 3/4" so it's okay. It's nice and thin too. I was able to trade the neck I had defretted for this one and the heel fit the neck pocket just right. I cleaned it up, oiled the fretboard, polished the frets, sanded the decals off, coated it with some spray poly lacquer (and the colors match), and installed some really nice tuners that came from another SX bass.

    Maybe this isn't a huge achievement but assembling random parts into a nicely functioning whole was a challenge. I'm going to put it on CL in a few minutes hoping to start scraping together cash enough to get the bass I want from the Classifieds.
  2. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

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    It is cool.
  3. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    Thanks. :D
  4. FrednBass

    FrednBass

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    Looks great!
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  6. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye

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    Very nice.
  7. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    Thanks! It's now on Seattle/Tacoma CL.
  8. el basso

    el basso Supporting Member

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  9. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    Thanks! I want to sell it to get something different but it won't be a shame if it doesn't sell - it plays and sounds really nicely!
  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice build that should sell quick.
  11. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

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    It looks real nice ... great work man!
  12. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Supporting Member

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    Looks nice! Why not keep it? GLWTS, anyway.
  13. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    Thanks, all! I'm selling it because I want to get one of these:

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    Both this and my other J are heavier than I want. They both balance well and play really nicely, but they're both right around 10 lbs and the one pictured above is just over 8 lbs. My lower back isn't what it used to be. :(
  14. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    Here's hoping!
  15. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye

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    Yeah I see it ( along with a couple cool Rickenbackers). At that price I would buy it if I lived close.
  16. joe vegas

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    That's a great build, with good tweaks. A classy-lookin' axe.
  17. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    Sweet - it's showing already! I just posted it as a local sale in the Classifieds as well.
  18. Floyd Eye

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    Good luck with the sale. :)

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