Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JazzV, Aug 3, 2002.
The Franken P is done.
Neck Pocket Closeup
have you used parts? which brand! nice lloking bass, by the way!
With the old stat knobs?
It's very pretty, I'm sure you're very happy with it!
Gotoh bridge. Warmoth 21 fret neck and pickguard. New knobs. Plays great.
Gotta love that combination - black/charcoal pearl - cuz I've got matching Jazzes with the same scheme.
May I make a suggestion? I really like the black theme and to take it a step further, how about staining your fretboard a deep black? You can easily mask your dots and use black dye (wipe-on) to cover the rosewood. It works great, is easy and cheap, and IMO really gives the bass a mean lean look.
I like Hambones idea of staining the rosewood fretboard. I'm thinking of doing it to my P bass of doom.
I don't have film developed yet, but its black finish, black pickguard, chrome hardware.
Staining the fretboard and painting over the headstock to match the body would really make it look killer.
I like that pickguard too. I might get one like it for my Essex jazz.
Hammy...if you like the black scheme, I have plans for a warmoth that might tickle you...
Black Jazz body
Black Matched Headstock (or might just go Moses P neck!)
Rosewood (stainded darker)
Black hardware, including cover plate and side jack plate
Black J retro
Covered pickups P+Soapbar (no exposed pole peices)
Black screws even.
I can't seem to find a suitiable material for black frets, but when I get done, the only thing not black on that bass will the strings and frets. I know they make black flats, but flats don't work for me. And Unless you know someone that makes black rounds...
I call it the P Bass of Death.
If I had it to do over again, I would have had the neck painted black. I think I would have stayed with the rosewood, though.
AHEM... excuse me, but MINE is already called the P bass of Doom, as you can clearly see by my previous post.
Yours can be called, "P Bass of Darkness but not cool enough to be doom."
I could be wrong, but I think I've seen black nylon rounds.
Well, the funny thing is that you specifically called yours "P bass of doom" Mine is "P Bass of Doom" I have the proper noun, ergo name. Yours was in lower case, suggesting a description, as opposed to a name.
But I like P Bass of Death anyway.
Hambone, what kind of dye would you suggest?
Here's my Franken P
Groove...I like your rig better than the bass!
well...yamaha made basses with black delrin frets. don't know where you could still get it but i'm sure you can find it somewhere.
and whatever strings come on ibanez BTB's stocks - i think they're elixers - may not be black but they're kind of a bluish that would look really cool.
i think that the only non-black thing on your bass should be a really tiny cute bunny sticker on the headstock.
Actually, I talked with Angus, who has Black delrin frets on a yammer. It's a plastice fret, like you would see on a classical guitar. They wear a lot easier than metal (duh). It's only $50 for a re-fret because they are rather flat...but Delrin frets in a metal band? It'd take away from the attack and volume too much for my liking. And rounds would eat them for breakfast. I play to energetically to keep my head and play with a super light touch, so the delrin frets are out.
Yeah she's like an ugly girlfriend. She just trys harder
Seriously though she started life as a 74 P-bass then I replaced the neck, bridge, pickups and finally the body and case. The body and pickguard were made by a friend of mine. You can leave her in the closet for years and she's still in tune. Sounds as HI-FI as any bass out there to boot!
but what about the bunny sticker?
I'll pretend to think about it.