Modded Cheap Bass players ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by p12bassnut, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. p12bassnut

    p12bassnut Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2009
    DFW Metroplex
    Anyone got a cheap (inexpensive) bass that has been modded ?

    I'll start.
    Peavey Millennium bxp 4 string. (Indonesia model) Transparent blue with flame top.
    Installed Dimarzio Pickups and Bartolini NTMB 3 band pre.
    This thing plays like a dream. Super thin neck. Absolutely no dead spots. Now it sounds great too. Very light as well.
    The mods cost more than the bass but it's a keeper for sure.

    Peavey bxp small.jpg

  2. cleary


    Apr 19, 2013
    NSW, Australia
    I'll play :)

    Ibanez RD300
    Nordstrand MM4.2 bridge
    Nordstrand NJ4 neck

    I don't have a lot of experience with different basses (hence upgrading electronics instead of buying), but it plays nice to me, and sounds great so I like it :)

    Pic (with the old pups, but it looks identical):
  3. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    I'll play.

    I have a lot such as my SX 6 string modded to fretless, but since I don't have a photo of it yet, there is no bass...

    So I pick my Squier special 5er they called a P/J but it had two J pickups? What the...?

    Anyway a REAL Fender American P-bass neck pickup and a Dimarzio ultra jazz bridge pickup and Voila! A true keeper! Dig it man! P/J, flats, Tort guard... can you say heaven?

    and yes, it plays as nice as it looks!