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Craigslist Parts Bass Chronicles

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by JesusMetalFunk, Jul 21, 2012.


  1. JesusMetalFunk

    JesusMetalFunk

    Aug 11, 2011
    So on Craigslist, I saw a project bass went up for sale for $25 bucks, and I got a body a neck and some pickups.

    The neck only needs tuners, while the body is rough. It has a little rough pocket for the neck to go that looks pretty ugly right now.

    The pickups are EMG P and J, not the best condition, but Might as well make it work.

    This is a project, and I am writing about here on talkbass, I will get pictures up soon.

    This is definitely a project. I have a few weeks before school starts.

    Any help would be great! Here we go.
     
  2. Junk420

    Junk420

    Jul 19, 2012
    Cornwall, Ontario
    awesome, good luck! I'm searching for a project bass right now as well. Keep everyone posted
     
  3. Markpotato

    Markpotato

    Jul 19, 2012
    Eureka Springs, AR
    Luthier, Sorrentino Guitars
    Post pictures.
     
  4. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    This is exciting. I may do the same based on your experience. Good luck!
     
  5. JesusMetalFunk

    JesusMetalFunk

    Aug 11, 2011
    First initial problems

    5 string neck

    4 sting pickups

    body= crap

    Wondering if I should just sell it and regret the time wasted in the CL deal, and then do it all myself

    EMG worn pickups

    JBG artist neck

    Any suggestions?
     
  6. Davidmh

    Davidmh

    Jul 12, 2012
    Wales, UK
    I think these projects are great fun. I have one on the go myself at the moment.

    Do the pups work? If so keep them. How are the frets on that fretboard? If they need work read up on that and have a go. Fiddle around with the trussrod. It doesn't matter that you won't use the neck this time around. Maybe you'll use it on your next build. Salvage what you can, including the body which will need paint, but is a great piece to practice on.

    Oh, and don't be in too much of a hurry.
    Good luck with it all.
     
  7. JesusMetalFunk

    JesusMetalFunk

    Aug 11, 2011
    Thanks for the encouragement. I was nearly ready to stop before it even started
     
  8. Davidmh

    Davidmh

    Jul 12, 2012
    Wales, UK
    That's quite normal when you're buying used parts:D.

    You didn't waste any time BTW. You gained experience!

    Photos as you progress please.
     

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