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Here's my take on a Pino Precision Bass.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Instagator, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Instagator

    Instagator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2007
    Northern Virginia
    Hey everyone.

    After gassing for a Pino for a while I decided to build one for myself,with some slight mods.

    The body is a Warmoth swamp ash

    Pickups are handwounds by Curtis Novak(Killer tone...Curtis nails the vintage sound)

    Neck is an early MIJ neck that the former owner scratched out the "Made in Japan"I had no reservations putting a new waterslide.

    The paint and primer is from ReRanch..topped with McFaddens clear

    Pots are CTS with a 047 paper in oil cap.

    Strings are LaBella flats.

    This thing is a killer player..just thought I'd share it with you all.








    One last picture..check out the clock that I made to match the Bass...It features some of my other matching headstocks..I must be sick..but I love a matching headstock.


    Cheers to all.
  2. Wow, that's gorgeous!
  3. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Killer !
  4. Cyber Soda

    Cyber Soda

    Sep 24, 2008
    I'm not usually a huge fan of Fenders as I've said before, but this is pretty... pretty :eek:
  5. Band Dad

    Band Dad

    Dec 5, 2006
    San Mateo, CA
    Very nice. Clean, simple, tastefully done. The pickup and bridge covers look "right" on that.
  6. Nice!! What did it cost ya - last Pino I saw used at GC they were asking $3000 for it!
  7. Well done. It is tasteful and classy with just enough flash.
  8. wizay


    Mar 5, 2008
    Very nice job! Keep the covers on! :D
  9. BassBob185


    Oct 25, 2007
    Rocking Chair
    Looks great!
    What paint did you use and how did you prep and paint the body?
  10. Fender32


    Jun 23, 2005
    Kent, England
    Wow :eek:! That looks like a first rate spray job you've done there. Do you work in a paint shop or something?

    The finished product looks amazing and I bet that it sounds the bomb too, with those components.

    It would make a good companion for my Shoreline Gold matching headstock P (or vice versa), don't you think ;) ...?


    P.S. :( Not looking to steal your thunder there, Instagator, just thought that you might appreciate the family resemblance :).
  11. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    As usual, amazing work!
  12. Ugh... GAS! What strings are those?
  13. I should have known it was you
    first that yellow and black beauty
    and the green one
    and now this!!!
    You make Squiers and Warmoths into such things of beauty man!!
  14. Fender32


    Jun 23, 2005
    Kent, England
    ;) Can't decide whether or not you're being serious here, but anyway, they're just regular Fender nickel-plated rounds (7250Ms).

    Do they look like something special on your monitor then :confused:?
  15. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Nice job on that!!
  16. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Not to rain on the parade but what the deal with a Pino? Why so much? Is it not a basic P bass with Ti's? Is it just cuz its a sig bass? What makes it worth the price and can someone tell me how its better? OP nice job BTW.
  17. Instagator

    Instagator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2007
    Northern Virginia
    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    Honk'n down low.The cost was not too bad on this one.
    180 for the body
    45 for the neck with tuners
    120 in pickups
    16 for the pickguard
    40 for ReRanch paint and clearcoat
    30 for strings.
    30 for covers
    18 dunlop strap locks
    35 in Makers Mark....

    So..under $500 range after all is said and done...the neck was a steal..the guy that had it thought that it was Korean..good for me.I'm always on the lookout for parts.When I get enough stuff I put one together.Sure beats $3000:smug:

    Fender32...That Shoreline is a killer.That's one of the colors on my "To do list"...I didn't put a tug bar(thumb rest) on this one,but I have one in the parts box.Maybe.

    I still have not drilled for the covers..after the comments from you guys I guess that's next.

    Thanks again,Cheers
  18. UncleBalsamic


    Jul 8, 2007
    That bass is perfect!
  19. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Absolutely stunning work... covers and tugbar are a must... superb. Can I have it?
  20. Beautiful!!! Simply Beautiful!!!

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