Bass project advices

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JuanLL97, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. JuanLL97


    Jun 24, 2019
    I'm building a custom bass (already have the body with all parts)
    I need the neck with all its parts (tuners, strings tree, plate, custom decal) and some electronics (I would like to install a preamp and a bridge pickup)

    Where do you recommend me to buy those things (good price and decent quality)? I don't want to spend more than 250 dollars (spent $80 on the body) so I have $170 for the other parts

    Any advice?
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  2. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    What's the brand/ style is the body? What kind of neck do you want?

    Wilkinson makes great budget hardware and pickups. Find on Ebay. You can also find used squier parts on ebay, reverb, TB.

    I find the best neck prices are here on TB. But you can find deals elsewhere. I see them occasionally on local FB marketplace.

    There are those sub $100 necks on amazon/ebay... I'm wary of them but have read some happy stories here. If I was in your shoes, I'd spend the lions share of my budget on a decent neck.

    You could also get a pawn shop or local classified bass for cheap, and harvest for parts.
  3. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
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