Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MoeTown1986, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. I really wanted a seafoam green Fender P bass with the 60's vibe. Outside of a Custom Shop, they aren't currently offered. So, I built one! American Original 60's Neck, Vintera 50's seafoam green body, all pure vintage hardware, pure vintage 63 pickup, pure vintage tort pickguard and aluminum backing plate, CTS pots, switch craft jack, and cloth push back wiring.
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  2. This is freaking gorge. Nice work!!!
  3. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    Interesting how the color changes with the light. How does it feel and sound? Strings?
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  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    nice job, OP! that ax looks great and it has all the right parts. i'm sure it's a pleasure to play on so many levels --- congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  5. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Because you didn't like the Vintera with the maple fretboard?
  6. Well, there you go! Sometimes, a man's got to do what a man's got to do~
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  7. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Supporting Member

    Very nice. :thumbsup:
    Amazing how that middle pic is so much bluer than the other two pics.

    They do exist but by other manufacturers
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  8. Bassclef46

    Bassclef46 Inactive

    Feb 1, 2021
  9. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2012
    Los Angeles
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  10. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2012
    Los Angeles
    and he also fed this with much higher quality components than the Vintera.
  11. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    That’s how you get what you want. :thumbsup: Very cool! :cool: Assembling a P-Bass ain’t rocket surgery. ;) :D
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  12. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    Western Hemisphere
    A P for you, a P for me, a P for everyone! Great looking bass there!
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  13. Riverrunsred


    Jan 20, 2010
    Central FL
    Beautiful...good looking bass too ! :D
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  14. Bassclef46

    Bassclef46 Inactive

    Feb 1, 2021
    i doubt it. You are talking about expensive parts. But i am sure he can answer for himself...or are you his proxy?
  15. Looks beautiful. How do you like that profile neck with that radius?
  16. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    Nice looking bass. Am I the first to mention that’s a great looking pooch
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  17. sonojono

    sonojono Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2013
    I did the same thing similar to yours but with a Seafoam Squier 70s body which later ended up getting returned to GC :blackeye: but I really love the color scheme and how those Basses look!
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  18. Yes, but how does it sound?
  19. Tort !! I approve.
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  20. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2012
    Los Angeles
    A) Seafoam green and Surf green are not the same, so you are still mistaken there
    B) American Original Precision (which is not in stock to purchase anywhere, btw) = $1979 + tax

    His bass =
    Body $375
    Neck $700
    Pickups $100
    Pickguard $50
    Pots / wiring $50
    Tuners $80
    Other hardware (bridge, plate, screws, thumbrest, strap buttons, string tree) $75 max
    Strings $40

    TOTAL: $1470 + tax (500 dollar savings if he bought it all new, less if used or discounted)

    Last edited: Jun 9, 2021