P Bass Modifications b4 and after

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DublinerBass, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. DublinerBass


    Aug 7, 2014
    Hey all

    Interested in seeing your P Bass Mods

    I had a stock Fender Roadworn Series P Bass and modded it with

    - Leo Quan BadAss II Bridge
    - A real bone Nut
    - Lindy Fralin Pickups
    - Adam Clatyon styled Partial Pickguard with Stainless Steel Control Plate

    Results below

    Regards ImageUploadedByTalkBass1419084251.922509.jpg

  2. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Still a great player, but cosmetically it is not my thing - especially with the roadworn stamp and the covered CNC hole. But if you like it, rock it!
  3. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I found this 2002 Deluxe PJ in guitar center.
    Then I swapped necks with a Classic 50's P.
    Then I put a badass 2 on it.
    Then I had it convereted from volume/volume/tone to volume/blend/tone.
    Now there's a warmoth rosewood/maple fretless neck on it but I don't have a picture of that.


    I'm considering eventually swapping out the pickups for Geezer Butler EMG's, but I'm pretty happy with the stock pickups. We'll see.
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  4. DublinerBass


    Aug 7, 2014
    Yes the CNC hole was a pain. At the moment I have the initials RWF of my band (The Roadworn Frets) inscribed on a stainless steel plug as below but I can revisit that again, thanks for your post. Regards. Niall

  5. Grissle


    May 17, 2009
    Not a fan of the PG/Control Plate, sorry. Otherwise its nice.
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  6. Well, the nut and pups aren't bad.
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  7. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man-

    My stock RW with mods...
    62 RI neck
    tort guard
    Fralin pickups
    before & after... RWB&A.png
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  8. autotech6506


    Mar 3, 2014
    I've since replaced the pick guard so there is no hole but you get the idea.
    Squier p bass body. Modified squire jazz neck. EBay music man pickup passive volume and tone. Hyundai gunmetal paint job

    Attached Files:

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  9. Not a true Fender but here's mine.

    Before: ImageUploadedByTapatalk1419112253.422030.jpg
    Dillion 54 P copy, butterscotch. Kind of a turd. Pickup sounded horrid, the butterscotch color grew boring.

    After: ImageUploadedByTapatalk1419112332.658133.jpg
    Stripped body and routed for dual humbuckers, repainted in Pacific Green Metallic, Tolex on pickguard, strap locks, sanded gloss off the neck. Wire in vol/vol, no tone controls (I may change that eventually.)
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  10. I like that idea of Tolex on the pick guard..well done.
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  11. hsech

    hsech Work hard. My Social Security needs a raise.

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    I like the stock Road Worn. Your mods to it..... not so much.
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  12. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    I don't get RW but modding one makes even less sense to me, all the RWs in this thread look better before the mods. Why mod an already modded bass? I get the impression people buy them so people think they've been gigging for years,or that it is an old bass. it's like putting Fender decals on Squiers, who are you fooling?
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  13. woah that is a sweet control plate
  14. REV

    REV Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Do you notice any significant difference with the badass bridge?
  15. king_biscuit


    May 21, 2006
    Not in to the new look at all. Also, the stock pickups sound great.
  16. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man-

    I like rose wood necks...
    I like tort pickguards...
    I like Fralin pickups...

    I'm not trying to fool anyone. I just like tinkering with basses. ;)
  17. reddog


    Mar 5, 2013
    Philly burbs
    What's with the wimpering? Que mala onda! Dudes... your basses?.. you like em? Cool!
  18. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man-

    I'm hoping this doesn't turn into a spit and argue session myself. :D
  19. king_biscuit


    May 21, 2006
    It was obviously posted here to elicit comments, which is fine, and which is what is happening.
  20. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man-

    That is what should be addessed... Are you with me?