Project Bass: Squire P-Bass Affinity series by Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ibanezbass671, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Ibanezbass671


    Mar 11, 2010
    Hi peeps :D

    Well decided to post my little bass project that I'm doing.
    I got a Squire P-Bass for free and decided to restore it and do some custom color to the body.

    Its an old bass with lots of chips and dings on the body. Got a freind who can really paint and agreed to paint the bass for me. :)

    Heres how it looks when I got it.

    Eww... lots of dents, dings and chips......

    Will be replacing the pick guard, also changing the electronics are in the works

    The bridge is also going, so rusted out that a new one is in order.

    De-bolting the neck and removed the bridge. The neck is actually in great shape so the only thing I'm planing is to change out the rusted tunners

    Body is ready to go to painting.

    I got the body back the other day and man my freind did a great job painting it. Will post the pictures later:D
  2. Hey, that's my bass! :p
  3. Can't wait to see it.
  4. JBPB


    Oct 10, 2009
    I have that same bass same color. It's a good platform. I threw in Duncan 1/4 pounders in mine. :bassist:
  5. One of my main players started out as an Affinity. It has such a great neck.
  6. JBPB


    Oct 10, 2009
    +1 on the neck. The neck on mine is better than many MIM I've tried out.
  7. Bassdirty


    Jul 23, 2010

    What color?...

    O..I know....

    No pics = no great paint job...?

  8. Ack! Suspense, pix!!

    Poor bass looked like it needed you to rescue it!

    I ask one thing, let me know where you find a fitting pickguard...twice the pearloids I got fail, I don't want to cut into them to MAKE them fit cos I'll ruin them.
  9. Another +1 here. I haven't found a neck I've loved as much as my Affinity P, and I've played some very decent basses. Big fan of my Affinity P.

    Can't wait to see the result!
  10. Nikoubis


    May 3, 2007
    Athens, Greece
    Subscribing. I've been meaning to upgrade mine (which is in somewhat better shape than this one) forever. I'm particularly interested in what tuners fit in the existing holes.
  11. I'd love to do this to a Squier VM precision with the maple fingerboard. I hate the body finish but love everything else about that bass.
  12. Ibanezbass671


    Mar 11, 2010
    Hi Guys,

    Got the body back from the painter. I pretty happy with the work that my freind Bill did to it. Way beyound my expectation. The body was refinished, all the dings filled and primered. He painted with two colors of left over metallic blue that he had in his shop. Also coated 6 layers of clear coat and man does this shine.


    You can see the relection of my pants LOL!!

    Front portion

    Back portion

    Detailed relection of the iron board
  13. Ibanezbass671


    Mar 11, 2010
    Yup, I was concern that a genuine Fender tuners that was planed won't mount or fit properly. Most like I might just get a squire replacement of the same.
  14. I love shiny things, and this is no exception.
  15. turindev


    Jul 1, 2005
    Bradenton, FL
    im liking that paint job man
  16. marklaforest


    Feb 5, 2010
    Looks great! A matching headstock in that colour would be killer.
  17. Ibanezbass671


    Mar 11, 2010
    I totally agree, but my freind Bill used up all the leftover paint.:(

    But I think it would still look great with that naturall color head stock.
  18. Bassdude404


    Oct 23, 2010
    Back in about 2000, a buddy gave me a used and abused Squire P....Busted pickup, dents, scratches, missing string, you name it...I've been a NASCAR fan since I was a little kid, and a Dale Earnhardt fan...When he died in the Daytona 500 in 2001, that Squire had a purpose...I customized it into this...



    Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder pickup, all new Fender electronics, and knobs made from real chrome lugnuts...:D

    One of a kind, gets TONS of compliments and sounds just like a Steve Harris edition "P"....

    Those fix-em-up projects are alot of fun aint' they??...:D
  19. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Dude that paint job is sweet.

    To bad it has the tiny tuners.
  20. LOVE that finish