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My custom Tele P bass build...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by denton57, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    I have been thinking about a Tele bass for a long time. I decided to finally create a custom with a split-coil P pickup. Here she is!




    Warmoth 72 P body and pickguard. Ash body weighs 4 lbs 3 oz!

    1968 Telecaster bass neck with period correct tuners :)

    Nitro finish med relic by Dan Atkinson

    Lollar P pickup

    70's bridge and neckplate

    Broken in LaBella 760FS DT flats of course!

    Superlight (havent weighed, but has to be 8 or less) and has the tone that I have in my head for a P. Very very happy with the way this turned out! The biggest obstacle was that the Warmoth body had a curved neck heel and the tele neck is square. The neck pocket on the body is so tight that the neck is very solid and secure (per luthier, who set it up). That left the visual gap that had to be dealt with, so i cut out another piece of pickguard and put it under the main pickguard. This covers the gap perfectly, and can only be seen if you look close..

    Cant say enough about Dan Atkinson, Warmoth quality, and Lollar pickups.

    Dan will be my choice for the next project, and Lollar will be the pickup choice! Thinking Sonic blue jazz.....
  2. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    Couple more pics... This bass was meant to fill my need for a classic rock/outlaw country tone. It fills that role :D


  3. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Thats nice bro!!!
  4. Great job. I really dig the look of that Warmoth guard. :bassist:
  5. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    Thank you Dan!

    This bass is so resonant and full of tone.
  6. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    That's a beauty !
  7. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Stunning! Always wanted a tele. May have to go the Squier route.
  8. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    Thanks! It's nice to take a chance on something and it turn out so well. :)
  9. GreaserMatt


    Sep 4, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Great bass... great amp as well...
  10. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
  11. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    Thanks! Yeah I am a big fan of V4B's! I like it more than SVT's...they get loud enough for me. I just ordered a quad of NOS Sylvania 7027's for it too
  12. That bass practically screams classic rock/outlaw country.
    Good job!
  13. Slax


    Nov 5, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    +1 Agreed! That is one kick *** looking bass!
  14. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    Thanks! I used to actually not like tele style basses. Or P's! Now that's all I want for some reason...
  15. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    As someone who also put together a Tele-P project (Dirnt body, '51 neck, split-P Fralin pup), I say...

    AWESOME!! :)

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