Gassing for a Fender Frankenbass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by micahwc, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. I'm very much considering buying parts online to make a frankenbass.

    I'm looking at a Fender Noir P bass body with a red tort guard and a neck from a 70's precision, so maple board with black block inlays. For electronics I'm thinking of a Steve Harris Signature P bass pickup.

    Anyone want to show pics of their parts basses?
  2. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Body is an MIM with a perfect sunburst finish. Neck & pick guard are 57 RI. Hipshot A bridge. Bartolini 8s pups with a 2.2 AP pre-amp. She is ultra-sweet. Leo would have approved.

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  3. WhtMtnGrv

    WhtMtnGrv Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2015
    Crestline, CA
    Here is my Fender PartsVRI '58 P:




    Fender licensed (Mighty Mite) one piece ash body
    Genuine MIM Fender P bass neck (2017)
    Revel '58 P pickup
    CTS pots/Switchcraft Jack/vintage cloth wire
    Decidedly not vintage Badass II (More than likely going to swap on a bent plate Fender MIM bridge shortly).

    I am also planning on snagging the vintage style tuners from Fender at some point to get closer the true 58 P bass. I should get the gold anodized guard but I'm sax a sucker for burst/black PG's... it's like a drug
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  4. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    Build one! It's a rite of passage!
    I've done three in my life
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  5. primusfan1989


    Jan 17, 2005
    new jersey
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  6. mbasile

    mbasile Mediocre Bassist of a Year Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2015
    Austin, Texas
    DB517FB1-6B68-48B6-B8EB-883B8A4E3B7B.jpeg This is my Warmoth body, with a MIM early-2000s neck (with some flame figuring), Custom Shop 60s pickups, and strung with D’Addario Chromes.

    I have other builds, but they’re more design projects than frankenbasses
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  7. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    IMG_0080.JPG This is the last one I built...

    Black Korina body in tobacco sunburst. Birdseye maple neck with wenge fingerboard.
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