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Am I completely NUTS??????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by relman, Nov 3, 2001.

  1. ok....i have this old kent bass that has a very nice, mellow tone... and i would like to turn it into an electric upright. I want to change the neck to a 42 inch fretless, add a piezo bridge and a metal stand and reshape the body...is this REMOTELY POSSIBLE????
  2. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Anything's possible.
    I don't see why though?
    What could you salvage from your current bass?

    You'll be replacing the body, bridge, and neck...

    Maybe keep some wiring?:confused:
  3. nope, i will be RESHAPING the body, it has pretty good tone and resonance...i would be replacing the bridge and neck...
  4. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Reshaping a body sounds as if it would cost more than just buying a new body.
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Anything's possible if you throw enough money at it. The question is "is it worth it?"
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    If you like it, why do you want to risk ruining it?!? :confused:
  7. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    reshaping the body and changing the neck are going to completely change the "resonance" that you say you like in the instrument in the first place, not to mention changing the bridge and pickups.

    idle hands are the devil's workshop :D sounds like you need a project :D
  8. in answer to your question, YES you are completely nuts. doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. but it sounds nuts. To much work for me.

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