Project Bass: Squire P-Bass Affinity series by Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ibanezbass671, Nov 12, 2010.


  1. Ibanezbass671

    Ibanezbass671

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    Hi peeps :D

    Well decided to post my little bass project that I'm doing.
    I got a Squire P-Bass for free and decided to restore it and do some custom color to the body.

    Its an old bass with lots of chips and dings on the body. Got a freind who can really paint and agreed to paint the bass for me. :)

    Heres how it looks when I got it.
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    Eww... lots of dents, dings and chips......
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    Will be replacing the pick guard, also changing the electronics are in the works
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    The bridge is also going, so rusted out that a new one is in order.
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    De-bolting the neck and removed the bridge. The neck is actually in great shape so the only thing I'm planing is to change out the rusted tunners
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    Body is ready to go to painting.
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    I got the body back the other day and man my freind did a great job painting it. Will post the pictures later:D
  2. lenosgood

    lenosgood

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    Hey, that's my bass! :p
  3. 5string5fingers

    5string5fingers Supporting Member

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    Can't wait to see it.
  4. JBPB

    JBPB

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    I have that same bass same color. It's a good platform. I threw in Duncan 1/4 pounders in mine. :bassist:
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  6. Diogenes

    Diogenes

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    One of my main players started out as an Affinity. It has such a great neck.
  7. JBPB

    JBPB

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    +1 on the neck. The neck on mine is better than many MIM I've tried out.
  8. Bassdirty

    Bassdirty

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    What color?...


    O..I know....

    No pics = no great paint job...?


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  9. Buslady7803

    Buslady7803

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    Ack! Suspense, pix!!

    Poor bass looked like it needed you to rescue it!

    I ask one thing, let me know where you find a fitting pickguard...twice the pearloids I got fail, I don't want to cut into them to MAKE them fit cos I'll ruin them.
  10. bassist4dalord

    bassist4dalord

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    Another +1 here. I haven't found a neck I've loved as much as my Affinity P, and I've played some very decent basses. Big fan of my Affinity P.

    Can't wait to see the result!
  11. Nikoubis

    Nikoubis

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    Subscribing. I've been meaning to upgrade mine (which is in somewhat better shape than this one) forever. I'm particularly interested in what tuners fit in the existing holes.
  12. KingRazor

    KingRazor

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    I'd love to do this to a Squier VM precision with the maple fingerboard. I hate the body finish but love everything else about that bass.
  13. Ibanezbass671

    Ibanezbass671

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    Hi Guys,

    Got the body back from the painter. I pretty happy with the work that my freind Bill did to it. Way beyound my expectation. The body was refinished, all the dings filled and primered. He painted with two colors of left over metallic blue that he had in his shop. Also coated 6 layers of clear coat and man does this shine.

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    You can see the relection of my pants LOL!!
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    Front portion
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    Back portion
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    Detailed relection of the iron board
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  14. Ibanezbass671

    Ibanezbass671

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    Yup, I was concern that a genuine Fender tuners that was planed won't mount or fit properly. Most like I might just get a squire replacement of the same.
  15. knucklehead G

    knucklehead G

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    I love shiny things, and this is no exception.
  16. turindev

    turindev

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    im liking that paint job man
  17. marklaforest

    marklaforest

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    Looks great! A matching headstock in that colour would be killer.
  18. Ibanezbass671

    Ibanezbass671

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    I totally agree, but my freind Bill used up all the leftover paint.:(

    But I think it would still look great with that naturall color head stock.
  19. Bassdude404

    Bassdude404

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    Back in about 2000, a buddy gave me a used and abused Squire P....Busted pickup, dents, scratches, missing string, you name it...I've been a NASCAR fan since I was a little kid, and a Dale Earnhardt fan...When he died in the Daytona 500 in 2001, that Squire had a purpose...I customized it into this...

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    Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder pickup, all new Fender electronics, and knobs made from real chrome lugnuts...:D

    One of a kind, gets TONS of compliments and sounds just like a Steve Harris edition "P"....

    Those fix-em-up projects are alot of fun aint' they??...:D
  20. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    Dude that paint job is sweet.

    To bad it has the tiny tuners.
  21. KingRazor

    KingRazor

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    LOVE that finish

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