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My P-Bass Makeover (w/ pics!!!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by contakt321, Aug 18, 2007.


  1. contakt321

    contakt321

    Jul 31, 2006
    New York, NY
    So...

    I bought a MIM Precision Bass w/ a MIM Jazz Fretless Neck on Ebay a few weeks ago ($220 shipped!!!) and I am really loving it. I have never had a P before and I have to say it sounds awesome (my only complaint is a lack of thumb rest options ie: jazz bridge pickup).

    Anyway, I decided I needed to give my bass a makeover.

    Here is what I did:
    - Replace flats w/ D'Addario Medium Light Stainless Steels
    - Replace ugly one ply creme pickguard w/ a B/W/B pickguard
    - Replace black P Bass pickup cover with white pickup cover
    - It didn't have knobs, so I put some Sadowsky knobs on there

    What do you guys think?

    I am trying to decide if I want to epoxy the fingerboard or not. Not sure if I will, it actually is already very "zing"-y.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. contakt321

    contakt321

    Jul 31, 2006
    New York, NY
    All those views and no comments, perhaps no one's cup of tea but my own. That's okay I guess.
     
  3. Cygnusx2112

    Cygnusx2112

    Feb 20, 2006
    I like it! Looks pretty sharp! It's almost the exact opposite of a standard P-Bass's color scheme.
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The white p/u cover looks nasty and, IMO, P basses NEED the chrome Flat top knobs. :)
     
  5. christle

    christle

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    +1

    Otherwise it looks fine....
     
  6. Cygnusx2112

    Cygnusx2112

    Feb 20, 2006
    Actually, on second thought, I agree with that..
     
  7. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I think the bass looks incredibly sharp EXCEPT for the white pickup covers, which look cheap and cheesy.

    I hesitate to offer negative criticism about something that is subject to the personal taste of the owner, but since you asked . . .
     
  8. looks familar.......

    Bass002-2.

    :eyebrow: :eyebrow: :eyebrow: :eyebrow:

    Hmm...
     
  9. bryanonbass

    bryanonbass

    May 13, 2001
    Northern NJ

    +1.
    Obviously its personal choice. The bass looks great. But that white pickup cover just screams cheesy hair metal to me. I don't know why. and Nothing against people that like that type of music but to me its just cheese.
     
  10. contakt321

    contakt321

    Jul 31, 2006
    New York, NY
    I am actually bidding on a white body on ebay, if so, I will revert back to the black pickup cover and likely a chrome cover (and maybe for the bridge too) too.

    I agree that it looks cheesy, that was kind of the idea. It seems like classy looking retro basses are in style (ie: black bodies w/ tort) so I wanted to do something different.

    I was actually looking for a neon pink or green pickup cover initially...:eek:

    Ha.

    Thanks for looking and the feedback. I have had fun with this makeover, I will definitely be doing more in the future.
     
  11. I like the white pickup cover.
     
  12. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    Wisconsin
    You made it your own and I think it looks cool!

    Congrats
     
  13. christle

    christle

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    The only important thing to consider ... :D
     
  14. bryanonbass

    bryanonbass

    May 13, 2001
    Northern NJ
    and again +1
     
  15. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Looks cool. I like the opposite/negative color scheme.

    Just to bust yer B***s: changing strings isn't part of a "makeover"! HAHAHA!!:D
     
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    No question about that's the only important thing that should matter to him :) but he did ask....
    :D
     
  17. contakt321

    contakt321

    Jul 31, 2006
    New York, NY
    True...

    But on a fretless, going from flats to rounds is sorta something, right?

    And everyone, I did ask. I have thick skin and I love everyone's responses anyway - that's what made this board great, everyone has good, differing opinions and ideas and is respectful about sharing them.

    More than anything I wanted to share the fun I had doing this.
     

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