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Fender P-Bass Mods

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Masterbasser71, Jun 28, 2003.


  1. Hey,
    I have a Fender Precision Bass in Arctic White with Black Pickguard. These are mods I consider doing:
    New Pickups
    Gold Badass II bridge
    Gold Hardware:
    Knobs
    Pickguard Screws
    Machine Heads
    Bridge Covers
    Thumbrest

    Where online can I get the gold hardware? And do you think it would look cool? What kind of pickups should I get? Maybe some Seymour Duncans? Give me your knowledge. Thanks
     
  2. Id recommend duncan quarter pounds PU's

    As for the gold hardware...i dunno where online you can get it.
    And in my opinion im not really a gold hardware fan. But if you think you'll like it...go for it.
     
  3. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    warmoth.com That's the site for parts
     
  4. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    I've got DiMarzio P-Replacment Pickups in my MIM P, and I absolutley love them. They have a great sound IMO. You can get parts at stewmac and also from warmoth. The pickups are widely avaliable, they can even be gotten from musician's friend.
     
  5. geezer316

    geezer316

    Jan 26, 2003
    NEW HAVEN ,CT
    White is a cool color to mod,i would go with a red t-shell p/gaurd,it looks great with the gold h-ware.a bad-ass will give you the sustain and brighten the middle and highs,but i would go with Dimarzio p-bass p-ups.they add a vintage sound while giving the cutting edge punch that we need to bore through the geetar:D . I have them on my jazz special and they really put the finishing touches on my up-grades,especially with the B.A. bridge,they go well together.;) i did all these mods on my japanese jazz along with a frett leveling and could'nt be happier.Fender Rulezzzzzzzzzzzza:bassist:
     
  6. bentem

    bentem

    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    How about the 62' p-bass pickups, ive heard good things about those.
     
  7. i installed a 62 jazz pickup in my warwick. omg. "New Pickups" are you going to add another pickup to, so u have two or just change out the one. if u are i say go with stack knobs, volume for each and tone for each. or maybe add a preamp.
     
  8. AMJBASS

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Have you considered putting a Hipshot Model A bridge on there? They are killer!
     
  9. u installed a 62 jazz pickup in my warwick. omg. "New Pickups" are you going to add another pickup to, so u have two or just change out the one. if u are i say go with stack knobs, volume for each and tone for each. or maybe add a preamp. u should think about the bridge stewmac sells. its a replacement for fender but it has piezo in the bridge.
     
  10. geezer316

    geezer316

    Jan 26, 2003
    NEW HAVEN ,CT
    anywho,i never tried the 62's out,i believe they are for a jazz bass though, NO ? WELL WHATEVER WORKS :D
     
  11. SkaKing27

    SkaKing27

    Sep 1, 2002
    St.Louis MO
  12. bentem

    bentem

    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    You can find the 62's at Guitar center or Musicians friend. I've never used them, but i heard they are good.

    Where is the best place to get a badass bridge?
     
  13. erock138

    erock138

    Jun 15, 2011
    I got mine on ebay. New, Quick shipping, awesome addition.

    Idk why I have heard that bad add bridges are so hard to find now
     
  14. It might have something to do with this thread being 8 years old.
     
  15. bolophonic

    bolophonic

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    LOLZ.
     
  16. giacomini

    giacomini

    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    +1

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