Show Your Pandemic Mods

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


  1. KaraQ

    KaraQ

    Apr 19, 2020
    Sacramento, CA
    In the beginning (aka, last November)....

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    Now, seven months later....

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  2. Black Out Jazz

    Black Out Jazz Suspended Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    location is overrated
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  3. JohnWessels

    JohnWessels

    Mar 2, 2021
    Wow? Double Wow! What a great idea! Neck through or bolt on?
     
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  4. KaraQ

    KaraQ

    Apr 19, 2020
    Sacramento, CA
    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.
     
  5. JohnWessels

    JohnWessels

    Mar 2, 2021
    I really like it! Coincidentally last week I checked a YouTube video about the origin of the Firebirds.
     
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  6. KaraQ

    KaraQ

    Apr 19, 2020
    Sacramento, CA
    I think I've seen that one - it's a good video, very interesting :)
     
  7. JohnWessels

    JohnWessels

    Mar 2, 2021
    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.
     
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  8. Barry Vestal

    Barry Vestal

    Nov 24, 2015
    Iowa
    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.... IMG_20210609_114847108.jpg
     
  9. bitzie

    bitzie Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013
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    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.
     
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  10. groovecraver

    groovecraver Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    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!

    Mods:

    Black strap pins
    Hipshot double string trees
    Hipshot Tuners
    Black Tusq XL Nut
    Full copper shielding
    Hipshot A bridge
    Nordstrand Zen Blade pickups
    John East Uni-pre preamp
    (added 5th knob)
    Series/parallel switch
    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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