I gave my Precision a makeover

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ryno1330, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. Ryno1330


    Jan 14, 2020
    Some may say this is an abomination but I found a good price here on a 70s jazz neck with hipshot tuners (unused) I couldn't turn down so I grabbed it. So what do you think, are the block inlays just wrong on a P :D? I would have preferred dots but I actually like them.

    Of course I added a tort guard and also put a Fender pure Original 63 pickup in. This pic was right before I put LaBella DTFs on it.

    So now I feel like a total lemming but in all honesty I am a jazz bass and Dingwall guy about 90% of the time but I really needed a P-bass for, you know - that tone.
  2. simongpaez

    simongpaez Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2005
    The Woodlands , Texas
    The beauty of Fender is that they their instruments are easily modified so you can pretty much change anything and most of the time it will work, like this case , it looks great!!!
  3. Qlanq


    Jul 9, 2007
    Sweet. That turned out real nice.
  4. Ryno1330


    Jan 14, 2020
    I agree - thanks!
  5. I think it looks amazing. I hope it plays as good as it looks. Lucky you!
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  6. Eon Sky

    Eon Sky Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2013
    Pacific Northwest
    Looks gorgeous from here!
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  7. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas El Duderino Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    Looks great!
  8. Looks great and it's not like you are the first guy to put a J neck on a P.
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  9. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Very cool!
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  10. Samatza


    Apr 15, 2019
  11. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    That's gorgeous!
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  12. I like it. If I had a P that’s what I’d want.
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  13. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    It’s gorgeous! You basically built a Duck Dunn, block Jazz neck on a P body. :thumbsup:

    you’re in good company, come join us:
    J Neck P Bass Club ;)
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  14. LUCE


    Jan 9, 2015
    Denver, CO
    Looks about perfect to me.. mine has a 1970 Jazz neck I picked up in 1977, my old Dimarzio and BAII from 1979, and an MJT body. blue p 3.JPG Love it!
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  15. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    OP Nice... :cool:
  16. Tim Skaggs

    Tim Skaggs

    Sep 28, 2002
    All good
  17. Yum. Tort + rosewood is a nice combo. Blocked and bound Jazz neck can never fail to impress. Classy top to bottom.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2020
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  18. Pazelaya93


    Jan 2, 2015
    Call me tacky but I would've gone with a pearloid with pickguard. Tort looks good on it too with that lake placid blue
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  19. Gasman

    Gasman Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
    I dig it
  20. Very nice! I wish i had one too!