Frankenstein Bass Builders Club.

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

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  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I'm already big in tons of countries you've never heard of.
     
  2. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Yeah, but don't most of them end in 'stan?



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  3. Hey dannster, I really like that bass!
     
  4. dannster

    dannster

    Aug 20, 2000
    Seattle,WA
    Thanks Props! It's one of those that came together and met or exceeded all my expectations! It is the nicest bass I've had... ever. :bassist::D
     
  5. FenderBassist

    FenderBassist & The Trusty P Bass Supporting Member

    81 Squier Precision.

    Honeyburst finish.

    Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders SJB-3n, SPB-3, SJB-3b

    Schaller bridge and tuning machines

    Hipshot E tuning machine

    Red tort pickguard

    Roller string tree

    3 individual on/off switches (one per pickup)
     

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  6. GreaserMatt

    GreaserMatt

    Sep 4, 2004
    Seattle, WA
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    Unknown P bass body (I think it's a J.B. player), old set of active EMG pups, Gotoh tuners, brass nut, 3 different brands of strings (LOL), some unknown "vintage" style P bass bridge, standard black/white/black 3 ply pickguard, & an old Boogie Bodies P bass neck. I tried to show the bird's eye maple that this neck is made out of, it's a really great playing neck. Recently refretted w/ jumbos. There is no logo or serial number on the neck anywhere, but I was told that Boogie bodies was the people who now own Warmouth? Any info would help, thanks. Matt
     
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Interesting - a P Bass with blocks. That's not something you see every day.
     
  8. Georynn

    Georynn

    Dec 4, 2007
    Memphis,Tn
    Thats gorgeous danster, I'm envious, I have the same tint job on my Status Stingray, only the body is appleburst. Mine weighs just a bit more than yours... 9.7lbs
     
  9. GreaserMatt

    GreaserMatt

    Sep 4, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    LOL
     
  10. riffer

    riffer

    May 19, 2008
    Calgary, Alberta
    Hey Im thinkin of doing some kind of custom job in the future and am wondering for those of you who have warmoth 4 string neck how do they feel?
     
  11. dannster

    dannster

    Aug 20, 2000
    Seattle,WA
    They are quite chunky even with a 1.5" nut width. If you have smaller hands that is something to consider but quality sound and everything else-wise they are top notch!
     
  12. dannster

    dannster

    Aug 20, 2000
    Seattle,WA
    Thank You Sir! I love the subtlety of the tint. I'm sure under stage lights it's going to pop out quite nicely.

     

  13. That looks sweet. Simple and tasty.

    Also; FINALLY! An inexpensive replacement neck with block inlays and 21 frets.

    You've gotta tell me how you like it! How is the action and fretwork? Any weird warping, or anything funny going on?

    I see on their eBay listings that the heel extends to the 21st fret, rather than a fretboard overhang. You had to route the neck pocket deeper, right?
     
  14. I love this neck...The action is very low and the fretwork is excellent. No sharp edges. I really like the fact that it has the extra fret, it gives you more playing options. You don't have to do any routing, just bolt it on...
     
  15. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    My latest featherweight "Rat Rod" (6lbs 4oz)

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    Fender '62 RI parts:, neck, pickguard, control plate, bridge.
    Body: Paulownia, finish is one coat 3# orange shellack.
    Tuners: Hipshot U/L
    Pickup: Bartolini 9J
    Knobs: Fender
    Strings: Labella Nylon Tapes
    Other sundry parts: Allparts
     
  16. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I want to do a Frankenbuild soon, but it probably won't be for a while. Regardless, I've got a parts list drafted:
    Body: Warmoth swamp ash, transparent blue, white pickguard
    Pickups: Bartolini 9J
    Neck: Fender 62 RI Jazz bass neck, rosewood
    Badass II bridge, Schaller tuners, chrome hardware

    I want a J that will be as different tonally than my current one, so it's either this build or I buy a Stingray, either way I want 3 basses.
     
  17. jellymax

    jellymax Don't fry any wooden fish

    Nov 29, 2006
    SF CA
    here is my Frankenbass

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    parts bass with a modulus neck. currently setup as BEAD.

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    with a rosewood fingerboard
     
  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I will keep collecting until I have 40 basses
    To me there is nothing better in life than playing a fine frankensteined bass ...

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  19. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I will keep collecting until I have 40 basses
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  20. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Ric5: They all LOOK awesome. But how can you play anything with string spacing that tight?

    I can't handle a Stingray 5 because it's too narrow. I couldn't even imagine trying to play one of your basses. :atoz: