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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tecx, Oct 8, 2002.
Ok, lets see your aftermarket add on's of a bad ass bridge....
here ya go.
mim deluxe jazz, how's this
It's a '69 P-bass that was thrashed when I bought it, spray-painted(!) black w/ disco machine heads, etc- The bridge was rusted & was the first to go,replaced with of course a Black Bad-Ass II, like the rest of the new black chrome hardware.
This P-Bass has a neck that it unreal, and is a player's bass to the MAX!
arrrg, vintage p-bass's are my ting!... Must see a better pic.... I love 60's p-bass's!!!!!
I don't have a digital camera, so I can't show you my Bada** on my Kingston, but I'll try to when I get the new pickguard on it.
I'm sorry the picture sux, Alex, maybe I can sneak a digital camera past my wife on the charge card!
But since you commented (& since I love to talk about this axe!)
I had the bass stripped & refinished to a great natural alder grain (once again, the picture sux!),
Then had the maple neck re-fretted & sanded down to natural, leaving the "sheen" on the headstock only, & lightly coated with tung-oil.
The pups are Duncan passive quarter-pounders, very nice compression. Machine heads are Fender,
all black chrome hardware, new pickguard & last but not least the BAD ASS II.
These bridges lay just so right on a Fender Bass-
great intonation, great action- it's a mod that is worth making, even for a purist who wants an all-original bass.
I feel like I rescued this bass from the pound-its a real pleasure playing it, and it has a 30+ year tone mojo too!
I almost want to call you a bastard! (just jokin').. man, that is one sweeeeeet bass. I love vintage fenders, I am looking for a 70's jazz right now.... I love natural finish. my '79 Ibanez Roadstar II is natural ash, with a maple neck/fretboard (which i sanded and finished with tung oil too!)... Well all I can say is keep rockin' and keep thumpin' cause that is what that axe MUST DO!.. you are a lucky man...
Hey, check out some other threads, I've been called worse!!
And the funny thing is, I had no intention of adding another 4-string-I had my Sterling, I was all set, BUT- when I saw this P-Bass and felt it's vibe
(and the neck) that was it! I had to have it-it was a project to resurrect that bass.
Good luck in your search for the right mojo Jazz bass; I have seen some sweeet ones, too..
Man, I have an almost uncontrollable urge to sit on my scanner!
I'm glad I'm not the only one
ChaosGwar.....My thoughts exactly.....
early 80s Jazz with badass II
Gfab-That is one nice J-Bass- very cool color!
BTW- for those of you who feel the urge to sit on their scanners-please don't!
's shows possession...or signifies the use of a contraction. did you mean bad asses? plural, right? i'm just messin' with ya....i'm bored at work. can you tell?
That great color is a faded, yellowed, worn, 1982 Fender Olympic White. Thanks!
Now that's funny!
I thought it was a special custom-shop original Dupont "ochre-yellow limited edition" or something!
It has aged well, and as my tech said when re-finishing my P-Bass:
"It doesn't matter if they're pink w/ yellow polka-dots,a Fender is still going to sound GREAT!"
He recommended that I leave my P-Bass spray-painted black w. multiple dings; said it "had character".
One mo' time: Nice J-Bass!
Hey come to think of it,pink w/yellow polka dots-
that might work.....
Damm Gfab333 now im really feelin that jazz!
it now has a j-retro so the pic isnt current
Badass II Standard Equipment thanks to Jeff Berlin's preference. Looks nice in gold.