Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by D-Mill, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. D-Mill

    D-Mill Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    My dad got me a hard case for a Jazz Bass for Christmas. My Schecter Stiletto fits in it somewhat loosely, but I'm thinking of getting a new bass that is supposed to fit. I want a fretless, but I don't like most of the fretless J-Basses I've seen, so I'm thinking about getting an old J-Bass body and putting on a new neck, along with some new electronics and stuff.

    I would love any advice I can get from anyone who has experience with this kind of thing. I'm an unemployed college student, so let's not get into anything that would require me to sell my car. Thanks.
  2. I think this might work for you.

    I can't speak for the basses but a friend of mine built one of their guitars and it was excellent. If you figure out what you'd pay for all the parts it's really not a bad deal. I'm pretty sure you can request a frettless board and I do know they use ebony which isn't a bad choice I believe. I can't say if it'll fit in a Fender case but isn't that kind of putting the horse before the wagon anyway? As far as that goes you should see if you can return it and get something that fits.

  3. RedsFan75


    Apr 26, 2007
    Hey many I built one my self out of parts. I took it a step farther and had to finish the raw wood body.

    Follow the Link in my sig to see my jazz bass build. I'd be more than happy to answer any questions I can about it.
  4. superblues


    Oct 5, 2006
    This is the epitome of GAS Logic!!!! :D
  5. D-Mill

    D-Mill Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    I know, it seems kind of silly to get a bass to fit your case, but I like the look of Jazz Basses anyway, and this gives me a bit more of an excuse to get one. A friend of mine said she'd give me her old pink Bridgecraft, so I figure I might be able to work with that.
  6. bass.lover

    bass.lover Guest

    Jan 6, 2009
    .....actually i dont really care if my bass is 2 small for my case...but considering a jazz bass...thats a diffrent story.the bass has 2 fit in the case if its a j-bass or wats the point.:lol
  7. Billy-Bob

    Billy-Bob Guest

    Nov 4, 2005
    So Cal
    It isn't too hard to do, I've built 2 basses. I started collecting parts on ebay and wound up with enough to build a couple of basses after I finished collecting. It probably wasn't a lot cheaper than buying a used bass if you buy quality parts, but it was fun. My PJ bass looked absolutely killer when it was done, but never sounded great so I parted it out--didn't wind up costing me anything but my time. The P bass I built I still have. Doesn't look quite as spiffy, but it sounds really good. Both had passive Bart P/U's--one set of parts worked great together and one didn't. It is kind of a crap shoot.