Show Your Pandemic Mods

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JimmyM, May 18, 2021.


  1. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
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  2. JKos

    JKos Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    What's with the dryer vents in the cab?
     
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  3. I had put in a pair of Eminence drivers that required ports so there are 4' total of port length in there. I went back to the original neo drivers but left the ports.

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  4. KevinMG

    KevinMG Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2005
    Princeton, NJ
    Awesome thread! Some very cool mods.

    I did my first ever mod a couple months ago. Bought this Lakland 44-64 Custom PJ back in October as a B stock direct from Lakland. Decided to swap pickups to Aguilar. I liked the Lakland neopunch P well enough, but the set was very unbalanced. P was too hot and the J didn’t bring much to the party. Huge volume drop with both at full volume.

    These Aguilar are extremely well balanced and have a more traditional tone. Dead quiet and now you can actually hear the J blending throughout the range. I think it’s a keeper.

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  5. seedokebass

    seedokebass

    Mar 21, 2009
    Minnesota
    I was going to finish my tuner button mod but one of the buttons was defective. I tried them all on but the one doesn't turn the tuner. Lame. And that was after ordering 4, receiving only 1, then getting the other 3 today to find one was no good. 20210527_200203.jpg
     
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  6. AudioTaper

    AudioTaper Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2018
    That stinks. Will they send you a new one or are you stuck with it? If you're stuck, you could probably fix it with some epoxy.
     
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  7. seedokebass

    seedokebass

    Mar 21, 2009
    Minnesota
    I'm awaiting a response from the seller. It's from a brick and mortar store that also sells on Reverb, and they were selling it as new. I should be able to get it exchanged. Otherwise it's MacGyver time.
     
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  8. seedokebass

    seedokebass

    Mar 21, 2009
    Minnesota
    The seller got back to me, new one is on the way! I asked about returning the bad one and they said keep it.

    I guess I have a keychain mod coming up!
     
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  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Holy cow, man! I thought my new paint jobs were cool, but that Broncomaster is amazing! Congratulations on two eye-catching and fully awesome sounding/feeling shorties!
     
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  10. So, Melbourne's gone back in to a 7 day lockdown and I thought it's the perfect time to drop in the Novak's !
    Perfect fit with existing covers.
    Could not be happier with the result, sound is exactly what I was hoping for.
    I did ask if possible for as little treble profile as possible with tone wide open, low fi, woody-wooly 64' vintage sound, and OMG did Mr Novak nail it.
    I have a legit 64' L series jazz and the neck puckup sounds very similar, I'm stunned.

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    Cheers !
     
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  11. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    These are more recent mods, but since the pandemic is still a on, I think it qualifies.

    G&L Tribute LB100 - Marty Bell refinish, Chandler custom pickguard and EMG PHZ pickups
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    Sterling by Musicman ray4 - Aftermarket (ebay) bridge and AliExpress white alnico pickup (parallel wiring).

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  12. Thank you sir! :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Here are my pandemic mods:
     
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  14. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    Reverse modification, 1963 Precision. 05A51AE0-A2DB-47AF-8D80-3708A847CD9C.jpeg D1B71D39-71FD-4738-BAA3-955483C2715C.jpeg
     
  15. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Wow, what a paint job! Very hot! Did you buy the pickup new? It's my understanding that EMG changed the design of the PHZ recently and now they're Geezers with hidden polepieces.
     
  16. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    Yes I bought it new a couple months ago direct from EMG. I haven't tried it side by side against my other LB100 that has Geezer's, but I will say the PHZ sounds awesome.
     
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  17. nFinnyD

    nFinnyD

    Oct 31, 2017
    Utah
    Was a sweet little 30” 5string PJ I picked up for $200, but then I came across a pair of G&L humbuckers on eBay for about $140 174718DC-2B2F-4B94-9B9B-E261B11867A3.jpeg
     
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  18. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    Curious. How/Where did you hear of this change in the pickup design?
     
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  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    If you go read the specs on EMG's website of both, they match up. This was not always the case. I just heard of it a couple months ago. Now does it prove positive that they're the same pickups? No. But I would imagine they'd be a lot closer than not with so many specs matching now. I like black pickups with polepieces so I'm sticking with my Geezers, but the PHZ's do save you $5.
     
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  20. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    Ah ha! I found it. The specs are on the installation instructions.

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