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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JimmyM, May 18, 2021.
In the beginning (aka, last November)....
Now, seven months later....
Wow? Double Wow! What a great idea! Neck through or bolt on?
It's neck-thru - it started life as an Epiphone Classic Pro
That first pic is how it was/ what was left when I bought it.
I really like it! Coincidentally last week I checked a YouTube video about the origin of the Firebirds.
I think I've seen that one - it's a good video, very interesting
Yep, I really liked the banjo tuners. The headstock looks so clean. I might build one in the future, but first I have to refret my old Vantage 725B.
Just got back one of my pb551 warriors from my tech...ready for a ton of summer gigs!!! New guts,knobs,fret work, and a PBLOC....
About a month ago I picked up a Squier Classic Vibe 60s Precision. Great instrument and after a minor setup it felt wonderful. But... I like to tinker and make things my own. So of course I had to mod the crap out of this bass.
Hipshot KickAss bridge
Hipshot USA Ultralite tuners
EMG GZR P pickup
Graphtech Black Tusq XL nut
DR Black Beauties strings
Fender B/W/B pickguard
Puretone black chrome output jack
Black knurled knobs
Black string tree
Black strap buttons
Dyed fretboard with Fiebings USMC Black leather dye
Sanded back of neck to satin finish
Realistically, the only thing that "needed" to be done was either the bridge or tuners as the bass had a small tendency to neck dive, but even then it wasn't so extreme as to make it unplayable, just a bit annoying. Now, I love this bass. It's totally my own, it feels amazing to strap on, and it plays wonderfully.
Ok. I mod basses as a side job and got bored! I had most of the mod parts laying around. I have never owned a Squier bass before but fell in love with this model because of the soapbar pickups, the black binding and blocks and the 12” radius neck. The stock sound surprised me in a good way but - you can always go deeper!
Black strap pins
Hipshot double string trees
Black Tusq XL Nut
Full copper shielding
Hipshot A bridge
Nordstrand Zen Blade pickups
John East Uni-pre preamp
(added 5th knob)
Routed extra battery box for 18v
It sounds pro level good and I can’t put it down! Props to Squier for the excellent starting point.
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