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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stranger Danger, Mar 20, 2013.
With the new ashtray:
Is this the one you had me a test-'shop for you? If so, are you going to go all the way and switch to black tuners and string tree?
Yes it is. And yes I am. As soon as I get a little more scratch together, lol.
Check out my pics, I have a good shot of the sparkly white chrome pearl
Stranger, love the pickup cover! I may need to do this. Did you double sided tape it first ? How do like it when playing? Do you play slap style ?
I did not tape it. I had one in the past and knew it wouldn't be an issue. I do like it when playing, it's a great thumb rest and palm rest for picking. I also use the end of the fretboard for fat finger style and it doesn't get in the way. I don't slap but Marcus Miller uses one on his jazz bass and it doesn't seem to bother him too much.
I also changed out the pots, cap and jack and put in 3 CTS 250K pots, an orange drop .047 cap and a switchcraft jack.
This is a relatively inexpensive mod and a vast improvement over the stock set up with 500K pots.
I can get a much wider variety of tones because the knobs arent just 10-9-off anymore and the 250K pots are also a lot warmer and get rid of the high mid clank.
I'm about to get the blacktop P bass woohoo!
Gnice!! Come back with pics and join the club.
Hey, just a suggestion. If you want to slap try a set of D'Addario Pro Steels. Good price, great sound.
StrangerDanger, do you have a link on the caps and parts you used? Would love to get a better use of the knobs and larger variety of tones.
I found the parts at allparts.com and other places. Looks very inexpensive and I will do this for sure. Why did you replace the jack?
Because I was replacing everything else so I figured why not?
I ordered the vintage jazz bass wiring kit from basspartsresource.com
I didn't know that was the solution for high-mid-clank. I've been toiling over my eq. Thanks.
Not on blacktop--on my jazz pj. I still don't have a BT-P yet. AMS has them in stock. That place is the GAS station.
I dont think its a blanket solution but it sure worked for this bass for me.
Sweetwater Guitar Gallery is my GAS station these days!
Yeah, ditto Sweetwater.. if only they carried EB MM!
So here is a pic of my two oddballs. One jazz with p pups and one p with jazz pups:
What was the uf value of the original capacitor? I'm putting together a P-bass with 500k pots and I need to pick out a cap for it. Since I really liked the sound of the Blacktop "as is", and I like a bit of mid-range bite mixed in, I wanna get close to that sound.
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