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My new bass build!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stereo Joe, Aug 18, 2007.


  1. Show and tell time!! Here's my new 'Fender' Precision that I just finished final assembly on. I had problems with the capacitor so right now the tone knob is not wired into the circuit, but other than that, it's all done and setup!
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    Specs:
    -Allparts neck (rosewood, pearl blocks/binding)
    -1989 '57 Reissue P bass body in tobacco burst
    -tort pickguard
    -Gotoh 201 bridge
    -gotoh vintage tuners
    -Seymour Duncan SPB-1 Vintage pickup
    -CTS/Switchcraft pots/jack
    -hipshot 3 string retainer (I love these!)
    -straplocks
    -Fender Flats (45 - 95)


    I want to give an extremely positive recommendation to Basspartsresource.com. Aside from the neck and body from ebay, everything else came from Basspartsresource.com. I know some people have had bad experiences with them, but after 5 or 6 orders and shipping to Canada (very quickly, I might add), I am a happy customer.

    I'm going to go play it now! :D
     
  2. Cactusgrant

    Cactusgrant

    Jul 27, 2006
    Wow! It looks great!
     
  3. what doyou like about the 3 string retainers that you dont about the normal 2?
     
  4. jim primate

    jim primate bass guitarist.

    my guess is sometimes that A string is a recurring problem on a fender.

    as in vibrating past the nut, popping out of the nut, etc.
     
  5. bryanonbass

    bryanonbass

    May 13, 2001
    Northern NJ
    nice. Very nice.
     

  6. I mainly like that the break angle of the A string gets increased. I find it helps to eliminate buzzing at the nut.

    I especially appreciate the hipshot 3 string retainers because you don't have to thread the string through it.
     
  7. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Very nice. There is a lot of satisfaction in putting it all together yourself, isn't there?
     
  8. Definitely! Although there was a lot of frustration as well. I seem to have the worst luck when it comes to electronics. Hums, buzzes and everything else to slowly figure out. It sounds fine right now but took me a few tries to get it working properly.

    Surprisingly, set up was a breeze. These allparts necks are GREAT and don't require too much tweaking to find the sweet spot.
     

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