Building a P bass... anyone with experience buying parts?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Zack K, Jan 10, 2019.


  1. Zack K

    Zack K

    Aug 12, 2018
    So last night on Reverb I found a WD music P bass body in Fiesta Red for $175 new. I’ve always wanted a Fiesta Red P bass but I don’t want Road Worn and I also have been wanting to build a bass for a long time now.

    I know finding a pickup and bridge and tuners will be relatively inexpensive and very easy. But finding a neck is proving to be more difficult, mainly because I don’t know what necks to trust. There are several floating around on the web. Optimally I would want a a yellowed maple neck with rosewood fretboard and block inlays for my dream build. I found one on eBay but judging by the price it might be total crap. Can anyone weigh in on this or just have general advice? This will be my first build.

    Maple 20 Fret Jazz Style Bass Neck Guitar Parts Rosewood Fingerboard | eBay
     
  2. Zack K

    Zack K

    Aug 12, 2018
    Yeah that’s more than I want to spend. I’m thinking this might be my best option: Vintage 50s LACQUER Nitro Fender P BASS NECK Precision Tinted Maple SALE!
    Vintage 50s LACQUER Nitro Fender P BASS NECK Precision Tinted Maple SALE!

    It was my second choice to rosewood with block inlays but that’s kind of a tall order for a budget build. My goals are: spend under $1000 and put in better hardware than Mexican Fenders have.
     
  3. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    There are some gorgeous gamma necks on the TB classifieds
     
  4. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
  5. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Warmoth? AllParts? USACG?
     
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