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Simple Modification for Jazz Bass like Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by capcom, Aug 4, 2005.


  1. capcom

    capcom

    Mar 23, 2005
    (sorry for my english)

    here is a simple but yet effective modification that i made for my both jazz basses.

    it is simply rebolting the strap button a little bit upper part of the body.. so that the bass will not fall to the ground when you rest the bass off to a wall etc.

    here is a picture:

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  2. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    and you leave the ugly hole in the bass
     
  3. capcom

    capcom

    Mar 23, 2005
    you can simply put a pickguard screw to the old hole.
     
  4. heat@500Hz

    heat@500Hz Guest

    Jun 11, 2005
    Lago Blanco de la Roca
    i like your bass--post a full photo!

    good idea too, there are a couple of guitar builders that use that thinking
     
  5. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    Or...you could use a stand.
     
  6. capcom

    capcom

    Mar 23, 2005
  7. Audiophage

    Audiophage

    Jan 9, 2005
    Or wood putty if you want something more permanent.

    The problem with this is that your basses physical balance might be off when you play with a strap.
     
  8. capcom

    capcom

    Mar 23, 2005
    no it is more balanced that way.
     
  9. michele

    michele Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Italy
    What about a stand, my man?
     
  10. capcom

    capcom

    Mar 23, 2005
    and What about sometimes if there is no stand available, my man?
     
  11. michele

    michele Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Italy
    In this case a couple of groupies takin' care of your baby during sets usually come in hand ... ;)
     
  12. powerslave

    powerslave Guest

    Feb 24, 2005
    United States
    what about the fact that it takes more effort to do this, then to buy a 15 dollar stand that you could have the rest of your life to protect you bass from falling. I guess most of us have our priorities misplaced in thinking we don't an extra useless hole in our basses. :meh:
     
  13. jazzbassist

    jazzbassist

    Aug 1, 2005
    yeah i think i would have gone for a stand! but a great idea anyway :)
     
  14. capcom

    capcom

    Mar 23, 2005
    Thank you.


    Of course i always use a stand whenever it is available.

    I thought using a stand is a very common and known practise among musicians so i didnt bother to mention to use a stand.. i was wrong..

    and of course i didnt mean to you to bass players to use it everytime instead of a stand when it is available.

    (my english is weak if i couldnt make myself clear i am sorry)
     
  15. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    Your english is better than my (any other language in the world here).

    Not something I'd want to do to my bass, but more power to you for the innovation!
     
  16. capcom

    capcom

    Mar 23, 2005
    Thank You, Sir.