New Bass Build

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by topcat2069, Mar 16, 2014.


  1. topcat2069

    topcat2069 Supporting Member

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    Dec 2, 2007
    Location:
    Cathedral City, CA
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    Endorsing Artist: GK Amps / non compensated Warmoth Guitar and Bass Parts
    New Build…. I've always wanted a Fender Roscoe Beck 5 string, never had the $$, so I bought a couple of Fender Modern Player Jazz 5 pickups (I know … but I'll bet they're based on the Bill Lawrence design..).
    The Pickups: http://www.ebay.com/itm/360853587324?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    Because I don't really care for the Jazz body shape it'll be a Warmoth Deluxe 5 P Bass body (under 4lb 3oz).

    I really like the string spacing on The G&L L2500 so I've got a Hipshot A 5 bridge 687, with 17.5 pitch instead of the 19mm pitch of the RB bass.
    The Bridge: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390731787691

    I'll get a 1.75 nut width (Like the G&L L2500) Warmoth neck (with graphite stiffening rods) instead of the Fender 1.875 wide nut... That will take care of the weight, shape and playability.

    For the electronics I'll have a Volume, Balance and Tone and a 3 way switch for each pickup= parallel, series and outer coil single…

    So I guess what I'm building is a Blacktop P Bass 5 with modified electronics…..

    I think this will be a nice counterpart to my other Warmoth build that Emulates the Fender Am. Dlx. P Bass V (only mine is passive and I like it that way)… I'll post pictures as the part acqusisition and build progresses….
  2. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core

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    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can **** off
    :thumbup:

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