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NBD - LTD B-55 w/upgrades

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by C_Becker, May 1, 2017.


  1. C_Becker

    C_Becker

    Mar 30, 2017
    Germany
    Hey TB,

    I always lusted for a P/J bass, but I wanted a 5-string.
    Since I own another LTD, which is fantastic, this little guy came in the mail.

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    Overall fit and finish is really good, no rough or high frets or anything. Only bummer is that the nut is cut a little low on the E and A strings. I temporarily fixed it with superglue but I'll have the nut changed later on.

    It also has a nice sustain, which I didn't expect in that price class.

    The stock pickups were ok, but a little low on character and output.

    I wanted a passive bass, so I ripped out the one-knob-preamp and the stock pickups and replaced them with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders.

    The pickups are a little weird on this one, the P-Pickup is a hair larger than standard 4-string size and the J-pickup is 5-string neck size.

    So thats what I went with, I figured that the large polepieces of the QP were my best bet.
    Had some speed knobs lying around, so those went on as well, I like having the numbers on the knobs and they look nice.

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    And they do work really nicely, even though I had to turn down the bass side of the pickups a bit so that the B-string wasn't overwhelming.

    Still have the stock strings on, gonna buy some EB Cobalts next week for even more aggressive sound :bassist:

    Overall I am now very happy with this especially for the price.
    I really like the ability to mix between the P and J pickup.

    Finally, a pic of my little bass family

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    el_Bajo_Verde likes this.

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