a real "mexican wonder"

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wildbillking, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. wildbillking

    wildbillking Guest

    Sep 27, 2001
    phoenix, arizona
    i want a couple of jazz basses made the way i want them made but i don't want to spend alot. i want to spend less than $1000 per bass and build 2 of them. only rule, they must be jazz bass' with 21frets (need that high e) i am gonna buy mexican fender jazz bass'. i already know that i'm gonna need new necks because they only have 19 frets. i really want those new fender necks with the carbon fiber reinforcements. also want really good tuning keys. i already know what bridges i'm gonna use and strings (dr fat beams) but i need help with electronics and pickups. i love the sound of the new victor bailey and i also love that vintage jazz growl. i want a real simple set up, just volume and tone, or mabey like the aguilar on board preamp, just bass and treble. i can shape the mids on my preamp no problem. remember i'm not looking for a deluxe jazz bass. (although i want the deluxe neck)i'm thinking mabye basslines or some new fender "noiseless" pickups. any and all help would be apreciated. these will be my first bass' that i built my self so any pointers on the hardware, what to look out for, and proper steps to take during construction would help. thank you for everything in the past guys, and thanks for your continuing help in the future.

  2. AngryArgentine

    AngryArgentine Guest

    Jul 10, 2001
    Baltimore, Maryland
    2 Bass guitars will cost you about 700. Now, with all the upgrades you want to keep that under 1000? I don't know if that's possible, but maybe it is...
  3. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
  4. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    he said each bass was to be a 1,000 so that means 2,000 total.so that means that leaves 1,300 on necks,tuneres,bridges,strings,etc...
  5. wildbillking

    wildbillking Guest

    Sep 27, 2001
    phoenix, arizona
    right, $2000 total.

  6. Why 2?
  7. wildbillking

    wildbillking Guest

    Sep 27, 2001
    phoenix, arizona
    i gig alot. i like consistent tone. one's a backup. not a stupid question by the way.
  8. yes go to warmoth.com. It makes no sense to me to buy 2 mexi fenders, then strip them down for just the body. Warmoth will even do the finishing for you. Also for a preamp i would suggest the j-retro from bass nw great little preamp.k
  9. wildbillking

    wildbillking Guest

    Sep 27, 2001
    phoenix, arizona
    yea, i saw their ad in bass player mag. thanks, i'll go check them out. after all it doesn't have to be fender. and i know i can probably buy what i'm looking for used, but i don't know, i think it's kinda cool to build my own with my favorite parts and i would like a swamp ash body. (light weight). some MIM fenders are heavy and i play some 2 and 3 hour gigs.
  10. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    I may just be mis-reading this, but wouldn't you need 24 frets to hit an 'E' that is 2 octaves higher than the low-e?
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    No, it's 21, on a bass in standard tuning.
  12. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    I just dont get it..
    Pay about $350 just for a POPLAR Jazz Bass and use only the body?
    Omg.. what is this world coming to?