Frankenstein Bass Builders Club.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KAOSBass, Jul 8, 2008.

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  1. Lizooki

    Lizooki

    Feb 24, 2008
    I have no idea....it was literally a pile of parts when I bought it.


    BTW - I gigged it.....(read : played it in church)....sunday night instead of using my main bass.
    The thing sounded and played great.
    And...everybody loved it!


    Matt
     
  2. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Great to hear its rockin!
     
  3. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Replica of the original Frankenstein bass builder's bass-

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    A two year obsessive labor of love and collection of vintage parts scavenger hunt.
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  4. John127

    John127

    Nov 13, 2007
    New York City
    Do Fender necks fit right into T-bird bodies? Hmmmm.......I never thought it could be this easy.....
     
  5. topcat2069

    topcat2069

    Dec 2, 2007
    Palm Springs
    My Parts Basses are for sale now... I need gas money for school....

    Mighty Mite bodies (P & Jazz with Quilt veneer, Jazz clear and P tobacco sunburst) Mighty Mite neck on the Jazz and Warmoth on the P.
    S.D classic Jazz stacks, Fender '62 P pickups.
    Fender '80s deluxe tuners.
    Fender bridge (Jazz) and Wilkenson gold on the P
    The Jazz has all chrome hardware (mirror pick-guard) and the P has all gold.
     
  6. KAOSBass

    KAOSBass

    Mar 10, 2005
    Dallas Texas
    AWESOME guys!!!!

    This is gonna be a cool thread.

    My parts "should" be in this week, and hopefully I'll get it all together this weekend.

    My NEXT project is a P-bass....

    Here's the specs I'm thinking about.

    SX body (already have) - Black
    Black tort pickguard
    Mighty Mite Jazz neck - maple
    Duncan P pick-ups
    Badass II bridge
    Musicman stingray preamp

    Kinda a mathing set, with the P and J. :D
     
  7. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007

    No, real Tbird bodies are Neck Thru, but Warmoth makes them, but with the neck pocket so far out, one needs gorilla arms (and increases neck dive!)


    I made my own body from a single piece of Honduran Mahogany, then had a local luthier rout the neck pocket & the rest.

    He did a great job has really low action and almost sounds Alembic like.
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  8. John127

    John127

    Nov 13, 2007
    New York City

    Of course, neck through, I forgot!

    Awesome bass you have there, by the way!
     
  9. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I have Two:

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    Modulus body/pickguard, Warmoth neck, Badass II bridge, Quarter Pounder pickups, EMG pre, Schaller tuners.

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    Cheap (and heavy) MIJ body, WD pickguard, Moses neck, Badass II bridge, Quarter Pounder pickups, Sadowski pre, Schaller tuners. I'll probably get a MIM or Warmoth body for it as it's too heavy right now.
     
  10. Wafoleri

    Wafoleri

    Jan 15, 2008
    Greensburg, Pa
    I just posted this in the other thread, but it appears this one is more active. So here is my franken p again.

    Austin p-bass body and bridge (actually a pretty decent bridge)
    62 re-issue pickguard
    62 re-issue pups (should be here anyday)
    Bayou Cables wiring harness (ordered)
    WD music Maple Jazz neck
    Black clover Tuners from the bay.
     

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  11. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    What's that near the input jack? Looks like electrical tape.
     
  12. KAOSBass

    KAOSBass

    Mar 10, 2005
    Dallas Texas
    Progress report........

    ALMOST done, waiting on the control plate, pots, and knobs to get here, and she'll be rockin.

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  13. 4Slater

    4Slater

    May 23, 2008
    I got mine back today.

    http://www.myspace.com/slatersbass go to pics / gear

    Musikraft made the neck. 68' tele-bass

    Squier VM jazz 62' body. [no pickguard]

    duncan designed neck / duncan quarter pounder bridge pickups

    Hipshot x-tender / grovers

    I use DR blacks 40 - 100

    This bass is smooth.
     
  14. KAOSBass

    KAOSBass

    Mar 10, 2005
    Dallas Texas
    bump
     
  15. ChemicalFire

    ChemicalFire

    Dec 10, 2007

    Do Want...
     
  16. KAOSBass

    KAOSBass

    Mar 10, 2005
    Dallas Texas
    STILL need knobs and the knob for the switch, but she's FINALLY together and working like a champ...with the Custom HBE Bass Preamp (prototype) ;)

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  17. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Sweet bass man!
     
  18. ErebusBass

    ErebusBass

    Feb 20, 2008
    Madison, WI
    How's that EMG Select? I was lookin' at a set of those for my P/J...
     
  19. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    just finished this lightweight Frankie last week:

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    Warmoth Swamp Ash body, pickguard
    Fender Geddy Lee neck, neck plate and neck screws
    Fender Blue Flower bass controls and control plate, jazz knobs.
    Fender '62 RI bridge
    Lace Alumitone "Strat" pickup
    No name strapbuttons.
    Hipshot U/L tuners
    Electrosocket
    Labella 760N nylon tape strings
    Weight: 6-1/4 lbs.

    It's a contoured body version of another, lighter one I finished several months ago:

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    Guitar Mills Paulownia body
    Warmoth guard
    Allparts neck, control plate and controls, neck plate.
    Fender J knobs
    Fender '62 RI bridge
    Lace Alumitone "Strat" pickup
    No name strapbuttons.
    Hipshot U/L tuners
    Electrosocket
    Since that pic, it now sports Labella 760N nylon tape strings
    Weight: just under 6 lbs.
     
  20. Yvarg

    Yvarg Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Lake Forest, CA
    Hey mongo, how's that alumitone sound in there? Looks pretty cool!