A different kind ofp-bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ric5, Apr 24, 2021.


  1. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    This is one of my Frankenstein basses ... I have had this about 20 years. I reworked the bridge, pickups, and electronics at least 10 different times. I has a custom body made of poplar and a quilted maple top. The neck is Mighty Mite. It is wired passive.

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  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    more pics

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  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    And the cat likes it

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  4. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    this was my first version of the bass

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  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    and it evolved

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  6. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
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  7. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
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  8. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
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  9. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
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  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
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  11. KimDealWithIt

    KimDealWithIt

    Sep 8, 2019
    What an absolute unit.
     
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  12. MynameisMe

    MynameisMe What will you be remembered for?

    Dec 31, 2018
    J'ville Florida
    As someone who aspires to build his own basses I think it looks great! Love the quilted top.
    Why stick with the norm?
    Whatever bass I make (come on it's going to be a P bass) it will be awesome!
     
  13. Would like to see more of that spectacular top and less of the tort pick guard but otherwise an awesome bass.
     
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  14. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Nice top.
     
  15. S.F.Sorrow

    S.F.Sorrow

    Dec 6, 2014
    Nice job! You've created a BEAST!!! I like the pickguard. It took it more into P-bass territory.
     
  16. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    That's very cool Ric5. Always a pleasure to see all the different builds you've worked on.
     
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  17. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    Thanks
     
  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    Sometimes when I put a bass together it comes out right the first time, this one took a lot of reworking to get right.

    The original concept was to make a p-bass body and neck with Rickenbacker pickups in the Rickenbacker locations.

    But since it is now my only p-bass I needed to put a split p pickup in it
     
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  19. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    With the neck pickup I can the the Billy Sheehan thing and have a growlly p-bass with more bottom end.
     
  20. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    How's the fret work on the mighty mite neck out the box? Been thinking of snagging one.
     
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