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Picked up a project bass today (lots of pics)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by M@ddest_H@tter!, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. A friend of mine asked me if I wanted this bass for a project, so I asked him how much....$100.00.....SCORE!!!!!!!!

    80's Fender Jazz Bass Body
    Pedulla Rapture Neck (for some reason the name was sanded off, could be a fake..it's all whatever)

    So my plans are as follows, get some Baselines pups, a Warmoth neck (birds eye maple/pau ferro blocked and bound)

    My only issue is the control plate....I think its just an elongated jazz bass control plate...please correct me if I am wrong. I would like to throw an Audere JZ3 in it, but I'm not sure it will fit.

    I won't be able to start working on this bass until my family and I get to Japan:bawl: because the movers are coming on monday...

    IMG_1600. IMG_1601. IMG_1602. IMG_1603. IMG_1604.
  2. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    That route and the burst don't look "Fender" to me. I think you got a "Lotus" Jazz Bass copy that has been gutted. Still a fun project.

  3. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009
    Not trying to burst your bubble but yes it is a lotus neck like what he said^

    The cut and truss cover gives it away

    Also look at the bridge fenders hace 5 mounting holes not the extra two towards the front

    my friend has a lotus p the necks and bridge are identical
  4. well no biggie...any ideas on where to get a control plate to fit it?
  5. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX

    Just a guess, but I would think that any of the cheaper imported plates offered on Ebay would probably work ok. If they didn't, at least you'd only be out a few bucks.

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