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New FrankenJazz done! (Almost)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dangerkirk, Mar 20, 2009.


  1. dangerkirk

    dangerkirk

    Mar 31, 2008
    Owensboro, Ky
    After many failed projects one finally came to fruition my very own franken bass and if this thing plays as well as it looks i doubt i will ever need another jazz.


    Specs-
    Body: 70's jazz bass body modified for a 4 bolt on and refinished in a sparkle blue
    Neck: Mighty Mite Jazz neck 2909 maple on maple
    Controls: V/T V/T stacked knobs (passive)
    Pickups: STK-J2N & STK-J2B (After market cream covers)
    62' RI Pickguard & Neck Plate

    Tuners to be put on are Fender aftermarket reverse paddle tuners. hope to have it playing this weekend



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  2. Sweetness. Let us know how it plays once you string it up!
     
  3. adamrobertt

    adamrobertt Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Kingston, New York
    That actually looks really awesome with the cream covers.
     
  4. pipe_godzend

    pipe_godzend fender junkie

    Nov 26, 2007
    Washington D.C
    yea man i like it looks cool
     
  5. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    dude that is SICK

    gotta get some clips/pics when all is said and done
     
  6. BananaKing

    BananaKing Supporting Member

    May 15, 2008
    Vancouver, B.C.
    That bass is full of pure win!
     
  7. dangerkirk

    dangerkirk

    Mar 31, 2008
    Owensboro, Ky
    Thanks guys i'll tell you all how it plays next week. I wish i could get some sound clips but i've got no recording gear.
     
  8. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    Pretty bass, but it looks to me like your bridge is way off to the left.
     
  9. Hi

    What do you think about my All Black Franky?
    1978 Frankenstein Jazz Bass made out with a body made in Argentina (FAIM brand name). Neck (unknown brand name) Ebony Fingerboard.
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  10. robert43

    robert43

    Jun 5, 2007
    Australia
    Hi I love the blue sparkey body very sweet
     
  11. robert43

    robert43

    Jun 5, 2007
    Australia
    Hi looks sweet BUT I dont like whats on your head stock , & I am not talking about the black tunners


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  12. Looks excellent! I love that color, and the metalflake is awesome. The cream colored covers make this bass very distinctive! The bridge does look off center, but it might just be an illusion. You'll see when you string her up.
     
  13. Sweet J-sus! Nice project mon!

    +1 on the clips/vid requests!
     
  14. dangerkirk

    dangerkirk

    Mar 31, 2008
    Owensboro, Ky
    Well if i can figure out a way to get some thing sound wise i will deliver
     
  15. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    The white pickup covers are a great touch.
     
  16. Mo'Phat

    Mo'Phat Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Uh, yeah...I hate to say it because it's a sweet rig...but that bridge isn't in the right place.

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    It just doesn't look like your strings will line up in between the magnets like they're supposed to. The bridge should be centered between those two screw holes and dead in line with the pickups. It's about 1/4" - 3/8" to the left.
     
  17. lowselfesteem

    lowselfesteem

    Jun 24, 2007
    michigan
    hot! I like the cream pickup covers in particular
     
  18. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Chicago
    I'm usually not crazy for creme PU covers - or white ones either, but this bass definitely pulls it off nicely. I like the stack-knobs too. Kinda funky...
     
  19. dangerkirk

    dangerkirk

    Mar 31, 2008
    Owensboro, Ky
    Yea the bridge has been fixed. the thing with the body is it was once "converted" to a 5 string so there is a huge bridge indention that the BA covered perfectly, but that made it off center but after i posted the pics and got a good look so i moved it a tad and will most likely have to make new adjustments when strings are on.

    But im happy with it. :bassist:
     
  20. whoatherechunk

    whoatherechunk

    Apr 4, 2008
    sweet color combo kirk!
     

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