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building a bass (little help)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lefty, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. lefty


    Sep 25, 2004
    i`m building a bass and i want something that sounds different than what i`m playing. as of now i`m playing an 1980 ibanez roadstar and a mid 70`s kramer aluminum neck fretless, both are p/j configuration and both are emg`s. i`m going to order a body from warmoth, alder and so far i was thinking on going with a mm in the rear and a j in the neck area and looking into going with bartolini`s. i want a deeper and rounder tone than my other basses, am i heading in the right direction? would appreciate some input, thanx
  2. Rhythmalism


    Sep 25, 2004
    Yes. Sounds like you've got the pee sound already covered with your other basses. Maybe soapbar pickups will give it more boom/thud, but it would ruin the look. Reminds me of the look of the musicman bongo with the optional single coil at the neck... Very sharp.