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Fixing up a Project bass.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Victor Wooten98, Oct 23, 2003.


  1. Victor Wooten98

    Victor Wooten98 Guest

    Jul 31, 2003
    South of Heaven...
    Well, I just got a 'new' bass (its used, but new to me) So I want to mess around with my old bass.

    I just Defretted it Last night, and thats all good, nice and smooth, but I was thinking of some other stuff too. I want to fix up this little piece of junk, it would be much cheaper to put like $200 into this bass, instead of buying a better Fretless 4 string.

    I want;

    Good Tuners.
    Good Pickups.
    a Good Bridge.

    I want to find out what are good brands to get for each item (like Bartolini Pickups or whatever) and How much they cost if you all know.
    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. Err... You should tell us what kind of bass it is first... :)
     
  3. Victor Wooten98

    Victor Wooten98 Guest

    Jul 31, 2003
    South of Heaven...
    Carlo Robelli, Sorry thought I said that already.
     
  4. Superdave

    Superdave

    Apr 20, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    instead of putting $200 into that, pick up a brand new Essex fretless for have of what it would take to fix the Carlo.
     
  5. Used! go Used!

    For 2 bills you could get a nice set of J pickups ($50)or P-bass($35) and a preamp (obp-1 - $100, obp-3 - $125, EMG BTC - $50 or less) and have some left over for a date! Maybe even some other gear!
     
  6. Victor Wooten98

    Victor Wooten98 Guest

    Jul 31, 2003
    South of Heaven...
    Well, I am just planning ahead right now, I just Purchased a Lakland 55-01. SO I dont have any real 'spare' money, and I think it would be better to fix this up than to just buy another, I was thinking of a Single Bartolini MK1 in the middle, but I have just gotten word about some cheap custom pickups that sound really good, so I dont know.
     
  7. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    Your sig is incorrect. The "YOU'RE" should actually be "YOUR". "YOU'RE", is a contraction for the words "YOU ARE".
     
  8. Victor Wooten98

    Victor Wooten98 Guest

    Jul 31, 2003
    South of Heaven...
    Thats the idea, its a joke.