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NBD: P Bass Build

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bray101, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. bray101

    bray101 Supporting Member

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    Wanted to snag a Matt Freeman Squier after trying one and really liking it.

    Realized I had everything I needed except a neck and body, so I luckily found one of each on eBay. Even more lucky it was same seller parting out a bass of his.

    Squier VM Precision body in Olympic white.

    Mighty Mite Vintage Tinted neck with 60s Fender logo slide

    Fender 62 RI Original P-Bass Pickup

    Standard Fender Bridge and tuners

    One of two downsides was I had some CIJ Jaguar Bass tuners I wanted to use since I prefer the taller keys, but they wouldn't quite line up on the back of the headstock without bumping each other enough to where they wouldn't sit flush once screwed in. So, I had to use some MIM Precision tuners I had in another bass. Only downside. Eventually, I'll snag some taller keys that will work.

    Only other setback was I kept losing output every time i would fasten the pickguard down. I thought my wiring was touching a pot, or something like that.

    After 5 or 6 times of moving wires around, I discovered that the tone pot was just touching the inside cavity of the body, which happened to be painted with some black paint. I believe it is used for noise reduction or something in that realm on the Squier VM stuff.

    Took the Dremel to the inside of the cavity and got the black paint off and works like a dream.

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  2. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Great job she's beautiful
  3. thedudebrah

    thedudebrah Supporting Member

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    Sharp! Great job man.
  4. bassmanrocke

    bassmanrocke Supporting Member

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    Looks great, but I also hate those MIM tuners.
  5. Dave12

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    Very nice work - enjoy!
  6. bray101

    bray101 Supporting Member

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    Yep. Me too.

    No disposable cash with Xmas coming up. Those will be replaced soon I assure you. Haha
  7. christle

    christle Supporting Member

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    Nice job!
  8. bray101

    bray101 Supporting Member

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    If anyone has a set of vintage style tall tuners that they know would fit a mighty mite neck, feel free to PM me. I'm in need.

    Smaller back plates on the tuners is better.

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