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Old skool vibe advice - custom bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pc, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. pc


    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    Ok, people, I'm planning to get a custom fretless built so I've been browsing the net searching for an old skool design other than the jazz/precision/hofner/gibson style.

    It has to be solid body, bolt on, and have a pickguard.

    My first idea was to take a Fender bass VI design, put a 34" neck, 5 strings, regular string spacing and Rio Grande's Powerbucker + jazz pickup. And instead the Bass VI pickguard, something more like the jazzmaster g***tar one.

    The Ric's 300 g***tar series is also appealing to me.

    Do you guys know other designs with this vibe to show me?


  2. pc


    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    Got it?

  3. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    That's nice :)
  4. I think Rickenbacker has made basses in the past with that 300 guitar shape. But that bass you just posted looks nice. Like a mixture between a Roscoe Beck and a Bass VI.
  5. pc


    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    I think I'm getting close!


    Realize it:
    • 5 strings
    • Fretless
    • Mahogany body
    • Schaller bridge
    • Gotoh tuners
    • bart pickups
    :bassist: :bassist:

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