A dress on a pig or a “sound” investment?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Viggo51, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Viggo51

    Viggo51 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Portland Oregon
    I have recently purchased a 2005 MIM P bass for around $400. Since this purchase I’ve upgraded its components: Lollar pickups, pickgard, Hipshot tuners, Gotoh bridge, new pots and capacitor, shielding and wiring. After all is said and done I’ll be close to 800 into it. This bass is a “player” and I have little regret. I’m keeping all the original parts I replaced and figure I can sell of repurpose the new parts I bought. What are some basses you’ve upgraded?
  2. basstones

    basstones Supporting Member

    May 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Here are a couple I have done, love both of these basses!!

    Squier P bass - 97' by the YN serial number on neck plate and date stamped on neck 1996
    • EMG Geezer pickups
    • Fender vintage threaded bridge
    • Fender Reliced bridge cover and barrel knobs
    • Tort pickguard had around from another project(fit well albeit the truss access)
    • Black satin finish
    Squier Classic Vibe 50's P Bass
    • Cavalier 51 P bass pickup
    • wire harness - CTS/Switch Craft jack, electrosocket jack mount/orange drop cap
    • Fender barrel knobs
    • Fender bridge cover
    • Hipshot long stem reverse style tuners
    • Ernie Ball Cobalt Flats
    • Black pickguard no thumbrest from Precision Guitars

    Squier P basses full.jpg
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  3. Leo Thunder

    Leo Thunder

    Sep 27, 2018
    Did it make a difference?
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  4. Viggo51

    Viggo51 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Portland Oregon
    Night and Day difference! To cut cost Fender outs in cheap hardware, I figure that the CNC machine is pretty much the same in Mexico as it is here. The USA Fender basses May have a better selection of woods?