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Moding a Fender Aerodyne

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by logans59, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. logans59


    Jul 1, 2012
    Kennesaw, GA
    Hello everyone, I am fairly new to this forum and this is my first thread so I apologize if this is repetitive. I've had a Fender Aerodyne P bass for about 5 years and I have kind of grown tired with the sound but I don't want to get rid of it because it was my first 'good' bass. I am interested in moding it but I don't really know my options. So if you were me, what would you do?
  2. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Post pics!

    First thing we noobs learn around here is, no pics = no bass!!

    I assume this is an MIJ that somehow made its way across the Pacific. Bet it is cool looking. Bound body. Color?

    Tired of the sound. Maybe you are taking great tone for granted...? Maybe needs a pro setup or new strings? Something simple that will keep it stock. Just riffing here. ;-)

  3. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Sometimes pickups and bridge are the only things needin' to be' upgraded.
    But then again, pics please, or rather a very well detailed inch by inch description of the baby should be useful.

  4. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Put a set of DiMarzio's in it.
    The bridge is fine you do not need to mess with it.
  5. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Also don't forget the part that your amps settings play in this
  6. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Fender "standard 4 saddles" is not necessarily that bad. I'll keep it too as I already ordinarily do. I just suggested what I know some "tinfoil" possessor tend to hardwarewise do.

  7. logans59


    Jul 1, 2012
    Kennesaw, GA

    it is MIJ

    Shakin-Slim, I always play through a PA system at my church so I don't have much say in the balance
  8. logans59


    Jul 1, 2012
    Kennesaw, GA
    Sorry about the pick, did I mention I'm a noob on here

  9. Benberg


    Jan 30, 2011
    sweet bass ^^

  10. I have playd the Fender Aerodyne extensively and find it to have a wonderful tone. The fit, finish and feel of the bass is superb. Personally I would not change the pickups, I like them. I just installed a Hipshot A bridge for a customer and it is a nice upgrade/change.
  11. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Beautiful bass. There are a ton of options as far as pick ups go... Run a search on Nordstrand, Fralin, Lollar, Lawrence, and, of course, Bartolini and Seymour Duncan.
  12. Get a pearl pickguard made. Improves tone exponentially.
  13. logans59


    Jul 1, 2012
    Kennesaw, GA
    billiam5billion, where could I get that done?
  14. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Just send the bass to me and I will take care of it! :bag:

    J/K of course. That is a beautiful bass and has the added versatility of the J bridge pickup. Thanks for the pic.
  15. byebyejimmy


    May 8, 2009
    Very nice aero P. I have an aero J - might have to get the p too!

    With my J I have changed the bridge to a badass II and dropped in a SD 1/4 pounder J pup: My next job is to drop in a Delano P pup.

    Great basses!
  16. spindoc


    Sep 4, 2011
    What he said. Pickguardian FTW!

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