Fender Bass Mod Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fletz, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. Fletz


    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    7894FB91-53F7-40D9-B77F-5B26EA614B1F.jpeg I thought I’d start a club for those of us that don’t believe in keeping our Fenders stock ... or at least found things we wanted to change so we did.

    Here are my three Precisions. The one on the left is my numero uno: 2008 American Standard. I Hot rodded it with an antiquity Jazz pup and a bad ass bridge. Also after market pearloid guard and tele knobs.

    Middle is my butchered American design experience bass body with the original Tony Franklin prototype fretless neck.

    On the right is the neck from the ADE (which is a J profile) put on a stratosphere purchased 2017 Fender American Professional body. At my 8 year old daughter’s recommendation, I took off the mint guard and put on a gold anodized one in its place.

    Let’s see your Fender basses with your own personal touches.
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  2. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    Good job :thumbsup:
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  3. image.jpeg image.jpeg I've got a few. Top; early 60's P body, jazz neck, Audere 4band and 1/4lber. Bottom; 12' RW Precision w/jazz neck.
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  4. image.jpeg Here's another, MIJ Pprecision Lyte w/Fodera 3band.
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    Here's another, MIM 60's Jazz Bass w/Audere 3band.
  6. Fletz


    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    Cool! Keep em coming!
  7. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Custom Cabronita.
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  8. Nick Cardaras

    Nick Cardaras

    Sep 17, 2016
    Here are a few of my custom fenders. A pair of Blacktops, one of each. The Jazz has a deluxe Precision maple neck, 62 Jazz control plate with concentric pots and Nordstrand pickups. the Precision has a FSR Precision neck and series parallel switching. then we have an Aerodyne with a Japanese 62 Jazz neck. A Cabronita with a Mike Dirnt neck, cream pickguard, TV Jones thunderblade pickup and gold hardware and strings. And finally a FSR with a Warmouth maple fretless neck. IMG_1712s.jpg IMG_1715s.jpg IMG_1714s.jpg
  9. turbo2256b


    Jan 4, 2011
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    Jazz 24, defreted, drop D tuner, Delano pickups, active electronics, Gold Pyramid strings
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  11. Does this count?

    My MIM 2011 Fender P 60th Ann.
    Originally came with a P bass neck in rosewood but the neck got warped so I swapped it out for a third party Jazz neck at Richie's Guitar Shop in NYC. The tuners are from the P bass also. I had the output jack replaced for something more reliable and swapped the white pick guard for a D'Andrea Pearloid green guard. Pickups are the same - really nice std Fender ones (unsure what type exactly).
    The color is factory - 'white pearl'. This is lighter and more 'gold' than 'blizzard pearl'.

    The pics don't do it justice but the live shots look more like it.
    The jazz neck has white binding, dark Indian rosewood with pearl blocks and is a really deep, glossy amber color.

    I love stock-standard guitars but I really love custom stuff too and you can actually do that for little outlay and have a lot of fun, not to mention look cool!
    P Bass.jpg P Bass Close Up.jpg Richies Bass 4.jpg Richies Bass 3.jpg Richies Bass 2.jpg Richies Bass.jpg
  12. CiaranQ


    Jan 23, 2018
    This started life as a 99 MIM Standard Jazz, 3TS with a white pickguard. Now, it's aged nitrocellulose OW over a lightly sanded 3TS (just like fender used to), 3 ply tort pickguard with mint layers, Omega Bass HM bridge and a passive bartolini MM bucker in the bridge position. Was active, but the OBP shat itself. So, it's now passive. The pickups are way out of balance, but I'll get around to putting in a S/P pot at some point. I love it, it's just right and has been with me for nearly 20 years now. It's on the "never sell" list.
    01 - Fender Jazz Bass.jpg
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  13. Thwack


    Oct 5, 2010
    Rascal mod.
  14. Barticus

    Barticus Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    I've been looking for a replacement pickup for my Fender American Precision Deluxe with the odd sized double jazz bridge pickup.

    I'd like to retrofit the Nordy BIG BLADEMAN 4 and THE POWER BLADE and the Nordy 3-band preamp into this bass (with passive tone control).

    I've sent s message to @Carey Nordstrand today to see if it would be possible to get one of the BIG BLADEMAN 4 built in this size to see if there's any chance of making this work.

    Has anyone else replaced the bridge pickup in this model? Have you found something to fit?

    Here's my 'conceptual PhotoShop mockup' to show what it would look like... Pretty [email protected]** (like the bridge name) in my opinion :) and I think it would sound amazing.

    Thoughts, or other ideas?
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  15. Nanaki


    Dec 13, 2016
    My modded P

    Hipshot tuners, Babicz bridge, aftermarket tort gaurd, black strap buttons and pearl volume and tone controls (I think that’s it :) )

    Attached Files:

  16. kiripunk


    Mar 30, 2012
    Naples (ITALY)
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  17. fat_nermil

    fat_nermil Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Here’s my American Special P. When I first picked it up I swapped the bridge for the Fender high mass. Tonight I swapped the neck with my MIM J. I’ve always loved the neck on that J but prefer the tone of the P, so I figured I’d blend the best of both. The tint on the J neck also looks nicer with the honeyburst finish, so there’s that added plus.
  18. RumbleMan3


    Apr 14, 2018
    Hey guys... wondering if this club gives out numbers? If so, I’d love to get one (if u haven’t already given me one?)

    Player series jazz bass with custom shop 60s pickups. Hope that qualifies as modded enough?

  19. fat_nermil

    fat_nermil Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Here’s my MIM J, sporting the leftover P neck from my earlier noted neck swap on my MIA P. I rewired the pups in series, swapped out the bridge for a Hipshot, and made some aesthetic changes.

  20. Andyroo721


    Apr 25, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    My JBs (Left to right)
    1. Daphne Blue (Squier Classic Vibe Body) with roasted maple fender replacement neck Fralin pickups
    2. Sonic Gray (Fender American Pro Body) with roasted maple fender replacement neck Aguilar 60s pickups
    3. Inca Silver (Fender Player Series Body) with 70s Fender replacement neck Duncan Antiquities pickups
    4. Firemist Gold Vintera Jazz with Custom Shop 60s pickups
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