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Future upgrades to ma bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by azfryguy, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. azfryguy


    Feb 2, 2010
    Queen Creek AZ
    I dont have any idea how much this would cost so i need your guys help. I have an sr 645 and i have already put in bart pickups and electronics. I love my sr 645 this is why i dont mind sinking more than its worth into it. So this is what I would like to put into it

    Hipshot black brass bridge with silver saddles,screw and ferrules plus installtion cost

    hipshot ultralite black peg and silver shaft and gear plus installation

    silver schaller strap locks plus installation

    custom steel nut If thats even possible plus installation

    GK-KIT-BG plus installation

    I am honestly at a loss for how much this would cost my guess is like 2k probably more but again no idea
  2. Luckie


    Jan 1, 2010
    Northfield MN
    Call your local luthier and get price checks on amazon.
    2 large is awful steep IMO for these parts/installations.
    You can install much of that yourself.
  3. azfryguy


    Feb 2, 2010
    Queen Creek AZ
    haha im terrified to though
  4. TortillaChip520


    Jun 3, 2008
    I can't imagine all that stuff adding up to $2,000.
    Straplocks, bridge, and tuning pegs you can do yourself. Pickups and nut, i would get someone to do if you can't do it yourself.
  5. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Id think brass would be better choice for metal nut. Bone is another excellent choice. Id think those mods would be doable for around $300 or under. I',m not counting pups since you say youve allready put them in.
  6. Alduroth


    Mar 3, 2009
    I'm getting a brass nut (7 string) for 65 euros. That would equal like 80/90 dollar?
    It aint that expensive
  7. azfryguy


    Feb 2, 2010
    Queen Creek AZ
    well the hipshot hardware cost about 300 i believe since i want custom colors its gonna cost alot more and i cant imagine insalling string through system would be cheap
  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    don't waste your money on a string-thru bridge. it sounds the same as a regular bridge. you're just modding to mod when you get to that point. if you're going to mod, you should at least make it improve the situation.
  9. You mentioned black hardware, they sell all of the Hipshot stuff in black too from that website I linked.

    If I were you, I would just get a set of Hipshot Ultralites and a new bridge. That should satisfy you for a while!
  10. ausf


    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    Seriously, tuners and strap locks are just a turn of a few screws.

    Since you guessed 2 Gs it seems like you're willing/able to sink that. If you are, I'd strongly suggest going out and trying a $2000 bass. You may love yours now, but I think you may change your opinion. Maybe not, I'm not judging.
  11. azfryguy


    Feb 2, 2010
    Queen Creek AZ
    i dont have 2k to sink right now but overtime ya
  12. TortillaChip520


    Jun 3, 2008
    Why exactly do you want all that stuff?
  13. It will cost you nowhere near that amount of money.

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