Should I drill her? MIA P-Bass covers...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mike Vee, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee

    Oct 8, 2012
    It's sort of a rhetorical question since I think this looks ridiculously amazing :)

    2012 Jade Pearl Metallic American Precision. Added aged pearl pick-guard and will be adding all the covers this weekend. All genuine Fender, of course.

    It has such a retro look, almost ugly as hell but on the borderline of very interesting / retro. Kind of like my great grandmothers kitchen scheme that I remember from being like 5 in the 80s.


    b3_zpsb777bde4. b2_zps8bce8f14.

    b1_zpsa03c45b3. k-bigpic.

  2. BossOnBass


    Aug 11, 2012
    Looks amazing!
  3. Dmwphoto

    Dmwphoto what does this light/\ do?

    Nov 27, 2013
    Richmond va
    I'd hit it.....
  4. jason_cfh


    Sep 6, 2013
    Looks awesome. makes me think of some custom color special order from the 60's. The tug bar looks a little off position-wise though, maybe it's just me. It might look better without it.
  5. crlujan


    Jul 26, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    That looks awesome. Love the color and covers.
  6. penguineman


    Feb 11, 2012
    Looks good
  7. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee

    Oct 8, 2012

    That tug bar was just placed for the pic these aren't the right spots yet. Tug bar comes with a template, actually. Was possibly considering a chrome one? Fender does make one...may look tacky though.

    And yea exactly, looks like some Custom Shop shiz! Wow 34 bucks really brought this bass alive! I always realized the potential in this color once I saw it in person - it has a vague gold metallic sheen to it which looks really "rich" but nothing else about the stock MIA p-bass adds anything to complement the color - so it looks really plain stock, especially in pictures but in person it comes alive much more.
  8. kohntarkosz

    kohntarkosz Banned

    Oct 29, 2013
    Edinburgh - Scotland
    Go for it. What is a few screw holes between friends.....
  9. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    I think covers look great, but I don't always like playing wth them. They're not for everybody. You could always do a trial run with some double sided tape before drilling to make sure you're going to even want to keep them on there. It would be a bummer to drill holes and then find out that the covers get in the way.
  10. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    Those covers look great but i for me they jsut always got in my way and limited the tones i can dig out from the instrument.

    Bass looks great though, love that Color, now all you need is a matchign Mustang.
  11. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    Do it, looks nice. IMO covers holes in a Fender does not affect the resale value so you have nothing to lose.
  12. ReiPsaeg


    Dec 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Make it so.
  13. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee

    Oct 8, 2012
    yea i do not mind if there are holes if i decide to take the pickup cover off...MIA P-bass will not likely go up in value anyway for like 50 years and by then ill be dead probably - it's just for me to enjoy :) What I will make sure is that everything is measured perfectly and precisely drilled.
  14. bass_case

    bass_case Maintain low tones. Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Miami, FL
    Love the seafoam color and the pearloid. I like the pu covers on 51-56 Ps and Teles, not so much the later ones but that's just me. What about white pu housings?
  15. Drill, baby... DRILL!!!
  16. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Looks great, but I absolutely hate playing with covers.

    Do it if you like the covers and are going to keep the bass IMO....
  17. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    Why not get another cover drilled properly for your bass?
  18. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee

    Oct 8, 2012
    What do u mean, chuck?
  19. Go for it. Love that color combination.
  20. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    Covers can be an adjustment..but once you adjust they are like an additional tone control. Want Jamersonesque tone play in front on the guard...want Harrisesque tone play behind the guard

    As for looks...guards own imho