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The Frankenbass Club (Moderately modded basses count too!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tbirdbassist, Aug 19, 2006.


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  1. Tbirdbassist

    Tbirdbassist

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    Location:
    Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
    Alright folks, with all this "clubbing" going on I thought it was only fair to stat a club for the many Modded/Frankenbass owners here on TB.

    If your bass is a ebay/parts bass, has any electronic changes or enhancements, major visual differences from stock... Post it here! Give us full details and all that jazz.

    If you'd like to be assigned a member number to sport in your sig PM me and I'll give it to ya. Now... Show me those Frankenbasses!


    Here's mine:

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    Franken-Pbass specs:

    -Wendy Davis Precision bass body in Lake Placid Blue
    -Seymour Duncan Vintage P pickup
    -Tortoise Picguard
    -Hipshot Bridge
    -Schaller Tuners
    -Neck is from a ESP early 90's/late 80's Jazz bass w/ Tele bass headstock
    -Jazz-ish profile, 1.5 inch nut
    -Headstock painted to match body and fitted with Fender decals


    The black Ibanez GSR 190 (The Wife):
    -Badass II bridge.
    -Dirmazio Ultra Jazz Pickups, wired Volume-Blend-Tone
    -Defretted and left raw
    -Neck Shimmed
    -Stock Tuners/Body/Neck
    -Headstock was natural but is now black



    Show yours!
     
  2. msquared

    msquared

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    Location:
    Kansas City
    From the old school, but I was just thinking about this the other day so up it goes: My old Modulus Flea that I had a Nordstrand MM5.2 pickup installed into. Not horribly frankensteined but the pickup changed the sound pretty radically (for the better, IMO). I miss this bass a lot and I hope to build a fretless version someday.

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  3. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

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    Jul 17, 2003
    Location:
    Middle Tennessee
    Disclosures:
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
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    20th Anniversary Jazz Body
    TEAM Jazz Neck
    SD Hot Jazz pickups
    Badass II Bridge
    Neck pickup cover
    Painted pickguard
    Hipshot X-tender
     
  4. Marcus

    Marcus

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    Location:
    NYC & Vancouver, BC
    That LPB Fender is hot!

    Here's my custom Niji bass =)

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    Here're the final specs from my other thread:

    Allparts Shoreline Gold Jazz body (ash)
    Allparts Parchment pickguard
    Allparts 70s Marcus Miller style bound neck with pearl block inlays
    Audere 2-band Preamp (Volume/Volume/Stacked Bass + Treble)
    Nordstrand NJ4SV Pickups
    BadAss II Bridge
     
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  6. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Supporting Member

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    Location:
    West Midlands UK
  7. Micolao

    Micolao

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    Location:
    Italy
    hey guys!
    I'm the President of this same club in the italian bass forum!!!:cool: :cool: :hyper: :hyper:

    this is my Frankenbass named Geordiebass :

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  8. alexclaber

    alexclaber

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    Jun 19, 2001
    Location:
    Brighton, UK
    Disclosures:
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    My two basses:

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    1987 Warwick Streamer
    Modifications:
    Brass nut to Just-A-Nut II graphite
    Alloy truss rod to stainless steel
    Electronics from 9V to 18V
    MEC2 preamp replaced with Aguilar OBP-3
    Three mini-switches added for pickup selection, mid freq, preamp bypass

    1990 Hohner Jack
    Modifications:
    Defretted
    Fingerboard filled, planed and varnished
    All gloss black paint stripped, and bare wood waxed
    P/J stock pickups to with Bart J pickup
    MEC2 preamp added
    Standard jack to Neutrik locking jack

    Great basses!

    Alex
     
  9. Tbirdbassist

    Tbirdbassist

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    Location:
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    Well thank you!


    Bassybill, you forgot to gve the specs on your jazzes. That turqoise is beautiful. Do they have graphite necks?
     
  10. schmittuml

    schmittuml

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    Lowell, MA


    i owned this bass too, and i also miss it terribly.:crying:
     
  11. PMC89

    PMC89

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    hopefully i can be a member soon. i just sent my money order for the darkstar pickups going into my ibanez sr400 along with a custom cut pickguard. should be pretty awesome.

    just gotta wait 4 weeks :meh:
     
  12. Tbirdbassist

    Tbirdbassist

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    I'm really looking forward to seeing that bass PMC. It will definitely be a first.
     
  13. g00eY

    g00eY

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    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    this is kinda frankensteined:

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    it's not finished yet, but it'll be a body built by me and fitted with the neck, hardware, and guts of an Ibanez GSR200.
     
  14. KSDbass

    KSDbass

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    Mar 25, 2005
    Location:
    atlanta
    I don't think I have any pictures of it anymore, but I took my Rogue SX100B, defretted it, put a black hipshot (I think) bridge on it, an Austin P bass neck (I sanded the Austin off), I put Seymour Duncan OPB-3 P bass pickups in, put black knobs on, and I tried to put blue LED's in the knobs, but I'm pretty sure I messed the body up somehow, so all I have is my KSD.
     
  15. PMC89

    PMC89

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    this is true. and it should sound unbelievable. fred hammon and his darkstars are a new level of (retro) but modern pickups. plus, itll look sick :).
     
  16. Aragorn35016

    Aragorn35016 Supporting Member

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    Jul 3, 2004
    Location:
    Arab, Al.
    Here's my parts jazz! Repainted Hwy 1 body, Geddy Lee Jazz neck, 60's custom shop pickups, and a J retro deluxe preamp.

    John


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  17. Marcus

    Marcus

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    Pretty sick! I once lusted over a Precision of a similar look to that one.
     
  18. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
  19. SubMonkey

    SubMonkey

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    Location:
    Denver, CO
    My Franken - J;

    Body origin and composition unknown, I _believe_ it's rosewood, it's heavy enough to be rosewood anyway.... the rest is Mighty Mite P neck, Bart NTBT pre-amp, 92 series pickups, various generic E-bay parts (neck plate, tuners, knobs, pickguard) big ugly bridge from Custom Shop Parts...

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=17592&d=1114873996
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=17593&d=1114873996
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=17591&d=1114871981
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=17590&d=1114871981

    SM
     
  20. gafbass02

    gafbass02

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    Location:
    cheltenham uk
    this used to be a 91 MIJ fender 62 reissue, now only three of the tuners and the body are left, it has a jretro preamp, a status graphite neck, hipshot detuner, fretfx lesd, emg pups, badass bridge, roller string tree, pearl plate, new neck plate etc
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  21. danomite64

    danomite64 Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Tampa, Florida
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    Warmoth jazz body
    Moses jazz neck
    Duncan QP pickups
    Sadowski preamp
    Schaller tuners
    Badass II bridge
    WD pickguard
     

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