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Building a jazz bass HELP!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chief Janez, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Chief Janez

    Chief Janez

    Oct 24, 2012

    I'm building a jazz bass and i need a bit (actually a lot) of help with the components. I already made a walnut body, now i just need everything else lol.

    I'm buying from these guys http://www.rockinger.com/index.php
    So i want for someone who can pick me the best parts for a jazz bass, including electronics and things of that nature.. basicaly everything but the body.

    Oh, pickup wise i'm thinking of either the custom shop 60's jazz bass pickups or the n3 noisless ones.

    If someone's got the time to do this i would be realy greatful.

    thanks for the help and info
  2. 1SHOT1HIT


    Feb 17, 2012
    I can't offer you any help, other than saying that I think you should be a little more specific as to what your ultimate goal is with this J Bass.


    Preferred fretboard material?

    Preferred knobs?

    Will you be using a control plate like a classic J Bass? Or do you plan on just bringing the knobs from the back/control cavity, through the body?

    Pickguard? And preferred colors?

    Neck wood? And preferred cut?

    Bridge preference or ideas?

    Tuners? Shape? Reverse or not?

    String tensioner? Type? Classic round string t over D & G or more?

    Fret size preference?

    Etc. etc. etc.
  3. Chief Janez

    Chief Janez

    Oct 24, 2012
    ok it's a standard passive jazz bass layout, i got the neck the pickguard, conrol plate, bridge and tuners worked out... all i need is the electronics.. the pots, caps and all the cables, also i want to know how to shield the bass so it dosent hum
  4. Chief Janez

    Chief Janez

    Oct 24, 2012
    the controls will also be standard, a volume, volume tone. so please if someone has the time to pick the components out of that website it would be much appreciated
  5. PCR


    Apr 11, 2008
    I'm not sure what you need help with, but the planning, searching and building is the fun part.

    It took me a little over a year to plan and 'build' this one. I'm still tweaking the setup, but it plays really good.

    Body: Musikraft (2 piece Grade a Swamp Ash 4.1 lbs)
    Finish: Guitar Mills (Nitro Honeyburst)
    Neck and tuners: Fender Am
    Pups: Fender Custom 60's
    Pickguard: Fender Parchment
    Control Plate and Neck Plate: Fender
    Pots: CTS 250K Audio
    Cap: 0.047 uf PIO
    Jack: Switchcraft
    Strings: TI Flats




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  6. Chief Janez

    Chief Janez

    Oct 24, 2012
    Thanks for the info!,

    So far i figured out most things just not the wiring, i need to know what kind of cables and electronics ( now i know which pots and what cap.. thanks PCR) ,should i buy from the store i listed earlier.