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Bronco or EB-O mod project?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fuzzy beard, Aug 21, 2012.


  1. Bronco

    32.3%
  2. Eb-O

    39.8%
  3. Other

    5.4%
  4. Carrot's

    22.6%
  1. Have a small gift card to musicians friend and i am thinking about a short scale platform to mod!

    I have and love my Mustang bass!! But would like to add another shorty to the line up. So i was thinking either a Bronco or the EB-O. I like simple striaght forward basses. I have no need for more than 1 pickup. Mods i would like to do would be better pickup, tuners, strings, cosmeticts.


    Bronco
    Pro's:
    1. Price 50 dollars cheaper.
    2. Same size and feel as my mustang.
    3. Cheaper to mod.
    4. ??????

    Con's
    1. Same size and feel as the Mustang.
    2. Limited pick gaurd options.
    3. ??????

    Eb-O
    Pro's
    1. Very different look and tone.
    2. more options for pick guards.
    3. ???????

    Con's
    1. Neck dive?
    2. I hear pickup and tuners are more expensive.
    3. ???????




    What do you all think? If other what do you suggest?
     
  2. CnB77

    CnB77

    Jan 7, 2011
    NJ
    Bronco all the way. I like everything about it better.
     
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
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  4. Thanks as if the gas was not bad enough now i want a Eb-O with maple board!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Yes ... it is a cool look.

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  6. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    My observation...

    Fender-ish parts are MUCH more prevalent than Gibson-ish modding components.

    Also, people seem to like putting blade-style high-output guitar pickups in Broncos. Even more fun options!
     
  7. If the red one was a 4 string single pick up with Paddle head stock i would have to rob you!
     
  8. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    You can buy Epi EB0 bodies on ebay and you can get necks like that on ebay too.
     
  9. EB-O solid bodys or the ply ones?
     
  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    both ... my black and maple is a plywood body and it sounds great. The red one is mahogony.
     
  11. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Yes but Gibson designed frankensteined basses are few and far between. Everybody has a fender clone or 2 hanging around.
     
  12. Well if i get one it will have to be a hog.
     
  13. I'm doing a bronco mod right now.
    Added a TBird neck, putting humbucker lipstick pickups in it, then possibly a single lipstick pickup at the bridge.
    Putting a Danelectro bridge on it, then a bridge cover. I'll probably add a thumb rest (and possible tug bar) as well.
     
  14. I modded a Bronco and it´s by far my main player, but a modded Eb-O would be great. Just to see something different. Maybe a P pickup like Mike Watt´s new bass
     
  15. Is there a thread about it? I´d love to see that!
     
  16. Bobster

    Bobster

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    fuzzy_beard,

    I very strongly recommend the Bronco. I've got one that I modded extensively (neck and mid GFS Hot Rails, series/parallel switching, 19mm bridge (don't use the musicmaster one) and Gotoh-style tuners). It's pretty darned awesome.

    Let me know if you'd like any specifics.

    Bob
     
  17. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    Arizona
    Danelectro!
     
  18. There was back when I first started and it was going to be a Jazzmaster body with a Dano neck.

    However due to money and time issues, I went with Bronco and TBird neck.

    At the moment there hasn't really been an update because my thoughts change daily but I'm pretty solid in those previously mentioned ideas. Maybe I'll update that thread.

    I'm going to paint the body white and the neck is a goth TBird neck in solid black. Then I'll have black hardware (minus the bridge cover). I think it's going to look nice once I finally get to finishing it haha.
     
  19. Southway

    Southway So ugly, he made a train take a gravel road

    Jul 26, 2009
    Lake of the Ozarks
    I voted EB-0 because I just purchased an EB-0 body to do something with. Not sure what yet. I have an all maple Squier Mustang neck that might be just the ticket for it tho'...
     
  20. el basso

    el basso Supporting Member

    Bronco all the way! And there is no apostrophe in "carrots!" ;)
     

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