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Project Bass Done!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pmkelly, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I just got done with the latest project bass this evening... pretty cool, and I am really happy with myself! I did all the wiring, and all the assembly. I am still working on setup, but I think that this bass might turn out to be a pretty good player! here are all the specs...

    Warmoth body, Teal Green Metallic
    Fender RI Neck
    BAII Bridge
    American Jazz Bass Pickups (thanks Mike N!)
    The pots are the Fender 250 pots, and I used a .022 capacitor that came with those pots.
    Schaller Straplocks

    Aside from that, it feels like your everyday, garden variety jazz bass! Except for the fact that I assembled it... The body could be better, but I scored it on ebay and got a pretty good deal! Enough of the babble, here are the pics!


  2. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    a closeup of the body...


  3. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    the body was 150$, and I got the neck for 200$. I spent about 10$ for the pots, knobs, output jack, and control panel, the BAII bridge came from my Steve Harris P Bass, and the tuners, pups, strings, and pickguard were already all around the house.

    so less than 400$ and about 6 hours of work... but I did a lot of research on how to do the electronics. I have only done the most rudimentary of soldering in the past, so this was quiet an undertaking for me!

  4. Wow. That's nice. My project is a total beater body that was given to me and an Allparts neck,so it's not near the quality of yours.
    How does it sound and play? It looks great.
  5. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    both thumbs up!

  6. Congrats! Nice looking bass! I bet you feel quite chuffed with yourself - actually being very involved in the bass! I hope she serves you well!:)
  7. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    PM Kelly Guitars. It has a nice ring to it! :cool: Congrats!
  8. Brooks


    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    Great work! I usually prefer the look of natural wood, but this color is NICE!
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Tha't really nice. I've been betting into that color lately. The only thing I don't like about it is the Pearl p/g. :p We had a bas sin stock similar to yours with a 3 ply mint green p/g & it totally looked awesome. I almost bought this on instead of the one I'm having built.

    <img src="http://www.sadowsky.com/stock/images/3612_body.jpg">
  10. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Very nice bass. Congratulations on doing this yourself.

  11. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    yes PM Congrats indeed. Looks great. It probably sounds great too... If I had the patience to do that.. I might..
  12. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    thanks for the kudos, all! I am really happy with it so far, I just have to tweak the setup and some new tuners are on the way for it... aside from that, it looks like it will turn out to be a pretty good player!

  13. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    just a little added info on this one... I picked up a J retro this week, and dropped it into this one... sounds pretty cool so far! Still playing around with the retro and getting used to it, but it is very cool so far!

  14. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Great Job on the bass.

    There's nothing like the feeling of Accomplishment.