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Another Squier Bronco mod

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by greggory garner, Nov 2, 2017.


  1. greggory garner

    greggory garner

    Jun 29, 2015
    I bought this beat up squier bronco at a pawn shop, it was stock with the red finish. I brought it home and in a couple days it turned into this. Blueish green rattle can paint refin, cut the pickguard for a more music master vibe, gretsch broadcaster bass pickup, thumb rest, and a jazz bass pickup cover for a bridge cover which I think looks pretty cool. The bass sounds great now, even output, louder, fatter. I’m pretty proud of this project. I have about $135 bucks invested in the finished product. Tell me what you think and show me your modded Broncos.
     

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  2. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Banned

    Feb 23, 2011
    Denmark
    Looks awesome! :thumbsup:

    Rarely you get a great bass for that amount of money.

    Cool! :bassist:
     
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  3. Nice work..:thumbsup:

    Just reconfigured my Bronc to Gretsch humbucker plus Red Lace Sensor. V/V/T. Got it back today. Changed the pickguard to all black too.
    Had my techie wire it up.

    Going to put black screws on it..

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  4. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Looks awesome, love the pickup.
     
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  5. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    WoW ... Cool colour !!!!
     
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  6. lowplaces

    lowplaces Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky
    Nice job... I'd rock it !
     
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  7. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    that color looks just perfect on it!
     
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  8. greggory garner

    greggory garner

    Jun 29, 2015
    Thanks, I was going to go for a real pale yellow, but saw this light blue/green and thought it would be perfect and I love it
     
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  9. Meyatch

    Meyatch Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    stratobass.
    I don't know if this counts, but its a bronco neck.
     
  10. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    One of my favorite color combinations. Looks sweet.
     
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  11. greggory garner

    greggory garner

    Jun 29, 2015
    Me too. I’ve got a Peavey fury in almost the same color.
     

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  12. Duder

    Duder

    Dec 6, 2014
    Florida
    I've got a Bronco and plan on making it a Jagco or Bronguar. I have the electronics from a CIJ Jaguar and I'm going to install them in this Bronco. Now I just need the time to do it... I've had the body and electronics for months now, but have had zero time to work on it.
     
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  13. greggory garner

    greggory garner

    Jun 29, 2015
    What does the lace sound like?
     
  14. The Red Lace is a sweet little pup. IMO it's on the "hot side". I had two of them in the Bronc but found they were sort of competing with each other.

    Earlier I had a Dimarzio BC-2 Billy Corgan pup in there. That pup was good but the Lace is even better.

    Now, with the Gretsch pup in there and V/V/T, the Lace sounds really good. (It doesn't overpower the Gretsch).

    My wiring techie told me there are several options on the Lace for wiring (it's a three-wire pup) and he picked the standard configuration. Fine by me.

    That bass has 250k pots etc in it.

    (LOL...:D..I think I've spent more money on the Bronc over time than any bass I ever owned. It's just that the playability is so good for me.

    I think if I ever got a custom bass built I would use the Bronc neck and body as templates for the new build.)
     
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  15. Just did this to a musicmaster and it really thumps

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  16. fermata

    fermata

    Nov 10, 2015
    In which case, you should call your new creation a Fender Chimera.
     
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  17. LoTone

    LoTone A bass for all occasions... Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    Is this a Walking Dead bass? It looks like it survived a Zombie Apocalypse! :cool:
     
  18. Great name for the bass (Walking Dead bass). It was given to me after spending many years in a South Florida Garage. Most of the paint had to be flaked off. The neck is rock solid.
     
  19. crunge

    crunge

    Dec 27, 2007
    Great looking Bronco mods, guys...

    I grabbed a Bronco off craigslist just to have a short scale to mod and experiment on. Honestly, I absolutely love the neck profile on this guy. The weight, balance, and acoustic resonance also surprised me for the such a budget bass. I left the tuners alone (2016 model, they seem to work just fine) and just replaced the bridge with a spare Hipshot B, enlarged the pickup hole for a Lawrence EB-50 pickup, and swapped in 500K pots.

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  20. der_apotheker

    der_apotheker

    Jan 18, 2018
    Finished the tinting on my bronco mod project- very pleased with how this came out...
     

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