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How to rock n' roll this bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by deepestend, Oct 17, 2016.


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  1. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    I put this bass together a while ago. Have gone back and forth on it for a while and just realized that the issue was the neck. Didn't jive for some reason. Anyway, put this USACG neck that I had on another body on it and it all just works. Unfortunately, I think it could be a little more rock n' roll. Any suggestions? New color? Pickguard? I might be able to paint it. I can definitely add a pickguard. New knobs?

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  2. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    other than taking the Gibson style knobs off and putting on some heavy knurled Tele knobs
    I wouldn't do anything else to it.
     
  3. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    Are the pups in the wrong routes?
     
  4. SpazzTheBassist

    SpazzTheBassist

    Jun 20, 2006
    if you want it a lil more rock n roll, just add a few big breasted groupies and an 8-ball......then youre good to go
     
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  5. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Yeah. They are custom wound. P pickup in a jazz shell and a double jazz in the bridge also in a jazz shell.
     
  6. Mosstone

    Mosstone

    Jun 20, 2009
    Any and all guitars can be 'rock n' roll', no matter how it looks. You make it rock and roll, by making it rock and roll. Ted Nugent rocks out pretty well on a big ol' jazz box, so nothing aesthetic is stopping you.
     
  7. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    No, I mean the pole spacings on the upper pup looks wider, like it was designed to be positiond at the bridge where the string spacing is actually wider.
     
  8. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    They are in the right routes but that was a goof on the part of the maker. I should redo that shell. They sound good, though.
     
  9. jaybones

    jaybones Banned

    Mar 4, 2015
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    none
    If I had to tell you, you wouldn't understand...
     
  10. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Here's a development...pickguard planning:
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  11. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    I have to give credit for that pickguard design to Lisa in the Sadowsky shop. Classic design that she sized up and refined for bass.
     
  12. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2002
    General Manager TecPadz LLC
    Nothing wrong with that bass.

    Play it.
     
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  13. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Thanks! There's always room for improvement. Looks like we are going to deepen the neck pocket and add that pickguard.
     
  14. BassBuzzRS

    BassBuzzRS

    Oct 18, 2005
    Norway
    Black bass, black pickguard!
     
  15. Silver domed knobs and play the snot out it.
     
  16. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
  17. jhb138

    jhb138

    Sep 14, 2016
    Massachusetts
    I still agree with those who've said chrome knobs. Lol.
     
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  18. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    New knobs for sure.
     
  19. deeptubes

    deeptubes

    Feb 21, 2011
    oceanside
    I'd cover it with super cool stickers.
     
  20. How to rock n' roll that bass?

    With your fingers. That's all it needs.
     
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