My Dream Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Uncle Amos, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Uncle Amos

    Uncle Amos Guest

    Sep 3, 2004
    Just to get it all down on paper:

    I plan on attempting a 5 string P/MM project sometime in the near future. As of now, this is my plan:

    -P bass body (most likely SX)
    -RW Jazz neck with mother of pearl blocks (warmoth, maybe)
    -tuners would be 3 over, 2 under (matching headstock!)
    -P pup (researching different brands..)
    -SD MM pup (either ceramic or alcino. not sure yet)
    -5 string Badass III bridge

    as far as electronics go (in no particular order):
    -Master Volume (pull to bypass EQ and run passive)
    -3 band cut/boost EQ w/mid freq. sweep
    -Tone for passive mode
    -3-way selector switch (P/P-MM/MM)
    -blend knob for when the switch is in the middle position (maybe asking too much? I think it would be very handy to be able to put a bit of the MM pup in the P pup signal or vice-versa)
    -3-way mini toggle for switching the MM pup SC/parallel/series.

    Whew! Now I'm wondering how I'd fit all that in one bass! I think that that would be all I'd ever need in a bass. In theory, I'd be able to get a tone-rolled-off P bass thump, a bright, snappy, aggressive MM tone, and everything in between.

    Please reply, as I'm interested in what you guys have to say.
  2. Marcus

    Marcus Guest

    Dec 26, 2004
    NYC & Vancouver, BC
    Go the Valenti route and have him work on the instrument for you.
  3. Uncle Amos

    Uncle Amos Guest

    Sep 3, 2004
    that's the plan. I don't want to screw anything up, like I know I would. Although I'd love to work on it my self, I have no where near the talent nor tools to attempt such a project. Eventually I'd like to get to the point where I can do any mods to my basses myself, as well as doing mods for other people, such as Mr. Valenti does.

    so in short I will be doing business with Mr. Valenti sometime in the foreseeable future. :D
  4. Uncle Amos

    Uncle Amos Guest

    Sep 3, 2004
    I don't want this color combination, but that is the basic control layout.

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  5. Oxblood

    Oxblood Inactive

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Looks like a great idea, and I hope she turns out to be just what you wanted. I had my friend mod 2 basses for me cause he is in an Electronic's class at the school I go to and he did an excellent job. I'd love to someday do a MM Project, if only Rondomusic would get in a MM copy! Anyways good luck with it and congrats!
  6. Uncle Amos

    Uncle Amos Guest

    Sep 3, 2004
    yeah! I'd definitely use a SX MM for this project if/when it ever comes out.