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NBD: Parts Bass content!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jefe, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Jefe

    Jefe Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    This is my first parts bass experience. Did some of the brainless work myself. Left the bridge mounting, nut installation and grooving and fret dress to the pros.

    Solid Mahogany slab P-Bass body (ebay special)
    Warmoth Canary neck, bound and blocked
    Old G&L MFD P-bass pickups, all passive. Volume and Tone
    Fender P-bass pickup cover, rattle canned matte black.
    Matte black tuners (with a hipshot D-tuner)
    Will likely swap the knobs for standard black knurled knobs. Not sure I dig the amp style knobs.

    Built for rock. Sounds like heaven through the '76 SVT and Berg NV610!! :bassist: It's a ballsy little bastard!

    Attached Files:

  2. Jefe

    Jefe Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    A few more:

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  3. Jefe

    Jefe Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    aaaand two more:

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  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That looks really cool nice job and I like the knobs.
  5. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I dig it. Where'd you find the black pickup cover?
  6. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    Gotta love slab bodies.

    Congrats there, mate
  7. Jefe

    Jefe Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    Thanks! It's just a Fender pickup cover I ordered online. Sandblasted the chrome finish off and rattle-canned it matte black.
  8. Matthew_84


    Nov 7, 2010
    Hmm, is there any way to do this without sandblasting?
  9. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Two things... First I can imagine that with that mahogany body and canary neck, that it sounds very crisp and articulate. G&L MFD P-pickup, all the output you want! I bet this is a monster!

    Second, if you really want that pickup cover to be black and STAY black, find a shop that does "powder coating". That's the baked-on type of hard finish that's on a kid's "Radio Flyer" wagon, and is used a LOT by motorcycle and car customizing shops. Tough as nails, super wear-resistant, comes in glossy and matte colors.
  10. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Richmond, Va
    That neck looks killer!
  11. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Badass. I love black hardware on natural wood. Looks great! Probably sounds like a champ!
  12. Other than the amp style knobs and the input jack, it' looks awesome. I think if you're going all out black ,you must have the input jack all black and find solid black knobs.:)
  13. Jefe

    Jefe Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    I agree, but I couldn't find a black input jack anywhere. I figured it will be covered by the cord anyway. I'm waffling on the knobs for sure.
  14. Yuo could hand or machine sand it. Anything to rough up the plating so the new paint will bond properly.
  15. jbossolo

    jbossolo Supporting Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    WOW! Very sharp build! Enjoy!
  16. Looks great! Amazing how those different woods really match well. Did you leave the body without a finish? It looks like it.
  17. Jefe

    Jefe Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    Actually there are about 4 coats of Tru-Oil finish on the body. No finish on the neck.
  18. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    that is a pretty slick looking bass. the black hardware looks much better on a natural bass than chrome.
  19. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
  20. wednesdayagain


    Sep 28, 2012
    The matte black looks fantastic!