Show your upgraded MIM Fenders!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jiant., Jul 7, 2005.

  1. jiant.


    Jul 3, 2004
    Fort Mill, SC
    I was just wanting to see some upgraded MIM Fenders, both P and J, but mostly jazz. Just post a pic and write what you've done to upgrade them(I'm looking for ideas to upgrade the MIM I'll be getting soon). Thanks and God Bless! -Brad
  2. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'


    Upgrades: Pearloid pickguard, Leo Quann BadAss Bass II.
  3. jiant.


    Jul 3, 2004
    Fort Mill, SC
    Yeah, when mine comes in I'm most likely going to put a Leo Quann BA Bass II bridge on it and a black pickguard. Then sometime within the next year or so I want to get maple jazz neck w/ maple fb for it.
  4. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    MIM p :) The white one and the blue one. the white one has Lindy Fralins and the blue one has Duncan SPB-3 Pups.
  5. funkasaurus


    Apr 23, 2001
    Los Angeles

    2000 MIM Jazz
    DiMarzio Model J's
    BadAss II
    Vintage knobs

    Strung with DR Fatbeams at the moment. She also sounds great with nickel rounds. Never tried flats, but want to soon. Great neck and fretwork. Plays like buttah. I named her Bonita.

    I think all you need to do to get great tone out of a MIM is change the pups to a flavor of your liking. Heck you may not even need to do that. The stock ones on mine had low output and were kinda noisy. YMMV.

    Enjoy your new bass.
  6. jiant.


    Jul 3, 2004
    Fort Mill, SC
    I don't think I'll need to change pickups, she's been upgraded with Seymour Duncan SJB-3s. I've heard good things about those, but then again I guess you never know.
  7. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    Fender Standard P Bass with mods;

    Seymour Duncan QP's
    '62 Reissue guard
    Mighty Mite tuners
    shielded control cavity
    tinted and laquered neck
    rolled fingerboard edges
    Schaller strap locks
  8. check the pic I posted on the 2nd pg
  9. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA

    New tort guard and SD QP's.


    Sep 13, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    Fender Highway One. Added pearloid pickguard.


    Sep 13, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA

    Here's one more pic.
  12. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ

    2000 MIM Fender Precision
    Schaller Tuning Keys / Hipshot
    Dimarzio Model P Pickup
    1968 Gibson EBO Pickup
    Custom stereo wiring by yours truly
    '70's F Neckplate

    Just got an email from the new owner last night. Wierd, but cool.
  13. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    What strings? La Bella's?
  14. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yeah, when the picture was taken, but it was strung most of the time with Billy Sheehan signature Rotosounds.
  15. alembicfive


    Jan 17, 2003
    Added a Baddass II and new pickguard....

    Attached Files:

  16. uhhh..... why are your pickups upside down?
  17. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I noticed that too...
  18. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I think I remember him saying his tech put the pickup covers on backwards by mistake, but everything else is right.