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Ideas for P-Build?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SIFJiggy, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. SIFJiggy


    Jan 22, 2011
    So I have a black Squier P body. I'm just stuck for ideas I think.

    I can do setups pretty well, and I'm kind of handy. I've never soldered and even though I know I can, have never drilled out or routed a guitar/bass.

    I'm ok with spending a few hundred over time, but I honestly don't know what I want to make it. I just ordered an SX P that is 100% complete and I will probably like it better than if I built a plain ol Precision myself, so I'm just looking for something different.

    Any cool ideas, pics? TIA TB PPL!
  2. do a poor mans signature model? like a Steve Harris or a Duff McKagan?
  3. RED J

    RED J Lol Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    I have always thought a "3P" would be cool. The dead-center-between neck and bridge routing on a Fender would let you do it with even spacing. You could invert the stacking.No pick guard. I'm working on a P-P project and realized the ones I like have no pick guard. Too cluttered with the big wide pickups for my taste.
  4. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Build it up with a pretty good neck and use it as a "test bed" for trying out different pickups and electronics. You can learn a LOT that way, and maybe find some combination that you'll want to transfer into your MAIN player.
  5. SIFJiggy


    Jan 22, 2011
    Super interesting idea. I primarily play Am Std Jazz which I've sworn up and down to never sell or modify. ---But I'm looking for more versatility so this might be a good idea.

    I've seen some cool builds on here like the Jagbirds and things like that. Would love something unique/original. Just fishin for ideas.
  6. What i would probably do with it right now? Buy a 8 string neck from warmoth, 8 sting nut 8 string bridge, probably add a J pickup, BWB pickgaurd. But that's me i like "different" basses