Lefty P basses-- custom or Fender-- so hard to find...?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by alaskaleftybass, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. In Memoriam

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    So I've been on TB long enough and resisted it-- but-- I've finally been bitten by the custom bug. More on that in a minute. I've been looking on eBay, GC used, and Reverb for lefty P-style bass-- Fender or Squier. They don't exist! Is there even such a thing as a lefty Squier P-bass?

    Anyway, back to the custom build. I've been looking at a lot of custom builders. I must be very old fashioned or out of date. I have a vision. Lefty P-bass, passive Aguilar or Bart split P-bass pickup. No pickguard, roasted maple neck. Satin finished lightweight body. Volume and tone. Most of the custom basses are waaaay over built for my tastes. I want to capture that simple, thumpy passive thump of a P-bass in a custom, more streamlined lightweight package.

    The closest I've come to a custom bass that really calls out to me is is the Wilkins bass with roasted maple neck, roasted body with a transparent white finish. It's really gorgeous, the neck is beautiful.

    NBD: Wilkins 'Cayenne' (Roasted) PJ5
     
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  2. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. In Memoriam

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    No takers? Shameless bump! :bag:
     
  3. jhb138

    jhb138

    Sep 14, 2016
    Massachusetts
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    ProfFrink

    Jan 16, 2015
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    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. In Memoriam

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Thanks guys! I’ll take a look!
     
  7. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    No lefty Squier Precisions were ever made. None. Yet rejoice and be glad because Fender has just released their new Player series which does indeed contain left-handed Precisions for just $649! So stop your sobbing and order one today which so happens to be International Left Hander's Day. :woot:
    All Precision Basses | Fender Electric Basses
     
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  8. Warmoth does roasted maple necks. You could buy a lefty Fender and install the Warmoth on it.
     
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    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
  10. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
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  11. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    They're rare, but they're out there.
    I've seen'em in black as well.
     
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  12. MCS4

    MCS4 Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Seems to me that most people who think this way just buy a regular P bass. Custom basses are more typically associated by folks who do want them to be "way over built for [your] tastes."

    Lefty Fender P basses are more rare than righties, obviously, but there are still plenty out there... particularly if you are looking at "custom bass" price range.

    P.S. I'm a lefty that owns a few overbuilt customs (all J-style) plus one fairly vanilla P bass that I assembled myself from parts (Fender body and electronics, AllParts neck).
     
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  13. bhunt1

    bhunt1 Vintage Lefty Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Southern DE
    Older than dirt ;)
    Lefty P basses available from G&L. My SB-1 is my fav - here's a vid showing the song of the SB-1 and LB-100:

     
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  14. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. In Memoriam

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Thanks. I think I've found the parts I want on Warmoth. A Dinky P body roasted ash, tele roasted maple neck and fretboard. One Bartolini Deep P bass pickup. One tone, one volume. That simple.

    Thanks but I find G&L's, MM's, and Fenders too "bulky for my tastes. I've been playing Ibanez basses for over 30 years and I really prefer a more streamlined bass. :)
     
  15. bhunt1

    bhunt1 Vintage Lefty Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Southern DE
    Older than dirt ;)
    The SB-1 has a slimmer body than the LB-100 might be more to your liking.
     
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  16. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Will :)


    A custom build doesn 't have to be expensive! At least not xs-ive :D,
    as long as you stay away from fancy woods and electronics.


    Had my first custom build done by Sandberg in 2003 (there was no "configurator" back than)

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    Still my main player and cheaper than their standard models because passive! (just vol + tone)

    Only bummer for you might be, that you can 't find a dealer near Sitka who takes care of it. :(

    Sandberg doesn 't take direct orders. :crying: (check their dealers list)

    In your case I would maybe try to contact Hammersmith? (just an idea for a US build)

    Good luck with your search!


    greetings

    Wise(b)ass
     
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  17. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
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    Something like this with a p pup? :D


    Wise
     
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    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. In Memoriam

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Hey guys! All great suggestions! Thank you for opening my mind up a bit and I'm going to do more sleuthing! Please keep the suggestions coming!:thumbsup:
     
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  19. MyMusic

    MyMusic

    Jun 1, 2010
    Dover, De
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  20. I thought of Kiesel too but I don`t think they do roasted maple necks.
     
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