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NBD: Franken P

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mktrat, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore? Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    The Mitten

    I finally own a Precision Bass.

    I've had a spare loaded neck for a few years living in the back of my closet, and I stumbled upon a pretty sweet loaded p body. Thinking I was keeping the Levy's strap and flipping the body. I decided to put this this together upon my 2 year old daughters insistence. She couldn't figure out why it was "broken" even when I tried to explain it to her. So, just for her (I swear :D), we assembled it together. She actually was quite interested.

    We strung it up with some lightly broken in Chromes I got from a nice Canadian TBer a few weeks ago. Ponytail elastic for a string retainer (I ordered a regular one).
    Classic old school tone. Being a devoted Jazz bass guy, party of the beauty of it is the simplicity. One pickup, One Volume, One Tone. Instant happy ears!!

    I think I am finally starting to understand the mystique of the P Bass. And I don't think we'll be selling this one anytime soon.

    [Don't you love her decoration (ponytail elastic band) around the knobs?]
  2. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    Congrats - looks good!

    Yup, there's something about a P that just feels/plays/sounds... right. :)

  3. kcole4001


    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    Someday that little angel might want to learn to play that frankenP, so you had better keep it around!
    I kinda like the elastic around the knobs, I may use that on my 4003 instead of switching to one pickup and turning that one down I could turn down both volumes with one motion....
  4. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore? Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    The Mitten
    With two volumes it would work great. I never even thought of that. She just wanted it there. Volume and tone though? It was frustrating last night cuz she got upset anytime I took it off.

    She is my musical princess. She can play whatever I got when she gets older (or we'll get her something else).