New stealth bass on the block! (Big pics)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Discgraham, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Hey everybody. Well here's a project bass I've been working on. I'm really happy with the way it came out. I put it together using a lot of random parts but it came together nicely. The body is an old distressed Precision body. The Pickup is some random fender, and the bridge and tuners are totally unknown. The beauty of this bass is in the neck. It started it's life as a Jazz neck. I defretted it, replacing the frets with wood veneer, not putty. Then the whole thing recieved many coats of flat black paint and satin finish. I also came up with the headstock design which I love!

    As far as the sound goes, it is exactly what I wanted. I was trying to get as close to an upright sound as possible. It has Fender Nylon Tapewound strings and a very high action which work together to give it that upright thump. I have not heard or played an Electric upright that sounded more like an upright than this bass. I'm very happy!


    The bass isn't quite done yet. It will be receiving some electronics soon, as well as a chrome pickup cover. I'm also going to try some pinstriping on it to give it that old school hot rod look. Anyways, I hope you guys like it!
  2. By the way, the whole bass was built for under $200.
  3. Looks really cool,, wery stealthy indeed.. and i love that headstock, original and classy..

    good work
  4. skewh


    Sep 5, 2005
    Ithaca, NY
    Nice! Definitely stealthy, and I dig that upright sound from a fretless electric.

    Kudos to you, my good sir.
  5. BassikLee

    BassikLee Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Starke, FL
    Owner: JLA Custom In Ear Monitors
  6. Greg Johnsen

    Greg Johnsen

    May 1, 2005
    Hickory NC
    I personally think you should repaint the body, and keep the black pickguard, if you take it off then it won't really be as stealthy as it is now, and I love how it looks now.

    congrats on the cool looking bass and the cheap price!

    love the headstock BTW