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NBD - Squier VM Precision - Amber

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GrapeBass, Aug 9, 2019.


  1. GrapeBass

    GrapeBass

    Jun 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    Finally added a P to my brigade! Yes, this is my first P, although my custom made bass originally started out as a P. This one’s a Squier VM Precision (Amber). It’s wrapped with D’Addario Chromes I believe. The p/up looks like it was changed but I don’t know what it is. New tort pick guard is coming as are new electronics... here’s how she looks

    Here's the FINAL!
    IMG_5209.

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  2. Nice. I have always wanted to find one of these. The few times I have had an opportunity, they were too abused for consideration. Enjoy!
     
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  3. GrapeBass

    GrapeBass

    Jun 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    THANKS! I got this one for almost nothing, it's in great condition but I will replace the electronics, knobs and pickguard (tort)!
     
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  4. GrapeBass

    GrapeBass

    Jun 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    TORT pick guard has arrived! Found some parts (pots & jack) so rewiring will probably happen on the morrow. Knobs are en route.
     
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  5. micguy

    micguy

    May 17, 2011
    Nice bass, Personally, I'd keep the black 'guard, but it's your call.
     
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  6. GrapeBass

    GrapeBass

    Jun 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    Electronics upgraded and new Tort pick guard on, now I'm just waiting on my new knobs to show up (tomorrow?)!

    Observations
    P/ups are still unknown and electronics were previously changed (it still needed an update although the cap was a good one and is now included in the new wiring. Pick guard needed to be cut/dremeled around p/ups but all worked out!

    Picts will happen when knobs are installed
     
  7. That's a really nice looking bass :thumbsup:.
     
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  8. GrapeBass

    GrapeBass

    Jun 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    Thanks! It looks simply amazing with the tort pick guard, picts soon!
     
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  9. I have one of these as well.
    Great player.
    Mine has a "Duncan Designed" pickup in it, which I think was standard....
     
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  10. GrapeBass

    GrapeBass

    Jun 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    Thanks!

    Duncan Designed was the OEM p/up, this one was changed along with the electronics. It's quite a nice bass, the 'soft maple' body is definitely a step up from the agathis that's on other models (I own a VM fretless jazz).
     
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  11. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    I particularly like the wood grain between the PG and bridge. :cool:
     
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  12. GrapeBass

    GrapeBass

    Jun 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    A bit of a tease...

    Waiting for new knobs to come in

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  13. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    I don't care what anyone says about it, I love me a nice slice off of the old tort-loaf. :cool: (Especially on a natural slab)
     
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  14. FenderBassist

    FenderBassist Old School Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2005
    Gilbert, AZ
    Looks good so far, hope to hear a good report once you have your desired pickup installed.
     
  15. Biffa

    Biffa

    Apr 16, 2019
    County Durham, UK
    Very nice, Tort is a must. Are you fitting flat top knobs? I'd fit a tug bar in the 60s position, just below the lower cutaway. (Despite the maple neck)
     
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  16. What is the body made of? It looks like maple, isn't it?
     
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  17. GrapeBass

    GrapeBass

    Jun 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    The p/up was already changed so I think I will leave it, for now.
     
  18. GrapeBass

    GrapeBass

    Jun 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    Supposed to be 'soft maple.' It has a bit of weight that's similar to ash (which is A-Okay with me).
     
  19. GrapeBass

    GrapeBass

    Jun 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    I was thinking of that but I'm leaving it for now (I do, incidentally, have a tug bar ready to go).
     
  20. GrapeBass

    GrapeBass

    Jun 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    Here she is, all done and ready...
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