My Thought Process When Making Expensive Purchasing Decisions...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basslicks, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. basslicks

    basslicks Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2015
    Kentucky
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  2. markbvt

    markbvt

    Jan 4, 2018
    I once built a bass with a Warmoth body and USA Custom Guitars neck because a friend who worked at a music store offered me a Seymour Duncan single-coil P pickup at a discounted price due to its having sat there in inventory for a long time. It was cheap, so of course I had to buy it... and as long as I had it, of course I had to build a bass to put it in.

    I'm an expert at justifying unnecessary purchases to myself.

    --mark
     
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  3. basslicks

    basslicks Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2015
    Kentucky

    Sadly there really isn't any exaggeration in my meme.

    I have a MIA P-Bass which had TI Jazz Flats strung on it, but I found that my P-Bass with rounds works really well with the band I'm in, so now I have a set of TI Jazz Flats feeling lonely. I could string them up on another bass, but to me the TIs on a P-Bass is like a match made in heaven, so now I want another MIA P-Bass so that these flats can start singing again.
     
  4. TDR1138

    TDR1138

    Apr 11, 2007
    SoCal
    I found a Hipshot detuner for a price I couldn’t pass up, so I bought it even though I didn’t have a bass that it would match on.

    So I built a bass around it.
     
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  5. Grumry

    Grumry

    Jul 6, 2016
    Nashville
    Pics, friend!
     
  6. markbvt

    markbvt

    Jan 4, 2018
    Clearly what you really need is an AVRI '62 or '63 P bass to put those TIs on.

    --mark
     
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  7. TDR1138

    TDR1138

    Apr 11, 2007
    SoCal
    Long since gone.

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    Started with a Hipshot BT-2 that I bought for $10.
    Then Schaller tuners that matched the BT-2's mounting pattern.
    Mighty Mite P neck finished in Reranch vintage tint and nitro lacquer.
    Body, bridge, control plate and neck plate from a MIM Jazz. Originally midnight wine, then refinished in Fiesta Red nitro from Reranch.
    Allparts pickguard.
    Fender MIJ 70's RI pickups.
    CTS pots, Orange Drop cap, Switchcraft jack, series/parallel switch.
    Ironically, I had removed the detuner after a short while because I was never using it and wanted less weight up top.
     
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