NBD (P-Style Homebrew)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ThuzzleFump, Apr 24, 2016.


  1. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    California
    I just finished a project that I posted about a few weeks ago. I took a Squier CV 51 P body, modified it (thanks Dremel!) to take a more standard P-Style neck (Mighty Mite), swapped the pickup for a Duncan Antiquity II, ditched the pickguard and tug bar, and refinished it to look not like a "relic" but like the body was salvaged from old barn door or similar.

    A few bumps and false starts along the way, but I'm happy with the way it came out. Looks great (to me), has a really rich and clean P tone, and plays very nicely. I'll probably continue to tweak setup and have a few further ideas for enhancements. For now, though, it's time to just play it.

    Total cost was around $420, and the completion date was around 4/20, so, obviously, I christen it the "Beater Model 420 Bass."

    It was a fun project and I encourage anyone on the fence about a simple project like this to go ahead.
     

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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2016
  2. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    California
  3. MYLOWFREQ

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    Looking great!
     
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  4. neo 7

    neo 7 The bass player doesn't get a sandwich

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    Cool
     
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  5. Atshen

    Atshen

    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    I'm lovin' the combination of the '54 body with the modern headstock! And the finish is lovely!
     
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  6. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    California
    Thanks! I was going for contrasts between old and new in shape, era, and finish (really, I thought it through like that) and I too felt that the shape of the body and headstock worked very nicely together. Fender did the same thing with the 60th Anniversary P, though I like the look of the single coil pickup in this design.
     
  7. nerkoids

    nerkoids

    Jan 3, 2014
    Montreal
    Decal for ya:

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  8. Strung_Low

    Strung_Low Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    San Franciskee
    Wow nice work, sick looking bass!!
     
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  9. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    California
    Nice. Maybe I can get some printable decal stock and make it real. Thanks!
     
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