Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by d8g3jdh, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    Hmmm, well for my next purchase im considering a fender P (probly MIJ or MIA) and i would probly mod it from there to make it as good as possible (Badass bridge, mew pickups) but i fear that doing so will lose the classic fender P sound. so to anyone who has modded their fender, what were the results? better and still unique? better but more generic? bassically, i want to know why a fender P sounds like no other bass. And do fender copies (SX, etc) get that sound as well?

    I hope this isnt an unanswerable question
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    If you want a good P or J, just buy one and don't worry about modding it. Modding just to mod never gets you anywhere. You mod something because you think there's something wrong with it. And there's really nothing wrong with most MIJ and MIA Fenders. Will it sound like the same bass? I've never done a mod in my life where it's changed the sound of the bass unless moving pickups was involved.
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    I put a BadAss II on an Alder Jazz and it definitely changed the sound. I preferred the sound of the original bridge so I took it back off after a few months.

    Find a P that you like. If you really want to mod something, go for it. It's only time and money and you might even like the results.

    Then again you might not.

    I'm from the "Find a bass that already sounds like you want it to sound" camp.
  4. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    well, i wasnt sure if this was basses or setup, should it be moved?

    hmmm, well i guess its time for me to look around then