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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by opivy3056, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. opivy3056

    opivy3056 stardust in a light beam Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    Hey whats up ?
    I finally got around to upgrading my bass! Im very excited. The components havent shipped yet, but in the meantime I was thinking about how much it would cost to get them installed since I dont have the skills to do it myself. I ordered a set of Bartolini 9K#1 dual coil pickups and a Leo Quan Badass II bridge. I cant wait to hear how they sound.
    But...back to the problem. How much would it cost to have components like these installed? I know I'll have to have the neck and bridge set up again, pickups installed, strings changed (even though I put some new ones on this weekend :meh: ) and I figured I'd go ahead and get the inside of my bass shielded with the copper stuff because I heard it would help with the noise.

    Im guessing the price varies depending on where you go.
    What have you guys paid to have stuff like this done?

    thanks for your help!
  2. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    There's no reason you can't do the bridge yourself. It's simply a matter of unscrewing four screws, lifting the bridge off, putting the new one in it's place, and putting the four screws back in. The holes should line up exactly, so there's no drilling. The Badass was meant to be a direct drop-in.

    Actually it could be harder than that - there might be five screws. :D

    The pickups aren't really a chore, either, if you've ever had the joy of soldering before. I can understand if you want those taken to a professional, though. So while I haven't answered your question, hopefully you'll save yourself a few bucks on the bridge.
  3. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Man, I WISH they had a show "Pimp My Bass!"... I'd probably watch that one.
  4. opivy3056

    opivy3056 stardust in a light beam Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    There prolly will be someday.
    Look at all the different channels they have now!
    Give it 50 years at the most and there will be a guitar channel
    Then there will be an all bass channel. lol
    it could happen.

    AWW SON!... YOU PIMP'D MAH BASS YO! :bassist:
  5. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003

    Let us know what it runs you. I', seriously thinking of pimpin my Brice.
  6. What brice ya got roger (and what style pickups)? Depending on what you upgrade and where you find the parts (eBay = good for cheap, good parts). Also check around here.
  7. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    You need to file holes though, I'm pretty sure. I heard that's best left to someone with experience.
  8. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    on the BadAssII...you'll need to file/notch the saddles. :bassist: