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Standard P-Bass: any recommended upgrades?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by BucketButt, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. BucketButt


    Sep 10, 2003
    Medina, TN USA
    I'm a beginning bassist, starting out with a Fender (MIM) Standard Precision Bass. So far I'm very happy with the instrument, but are there any electronic or hardware upgrades that are considered must-haves for the best performance and the least long-term trouble? I'm not looking to make big changes in its sound or appearance, or turn it into a pseudo-MIA P-Bass; but if any original parts are known to be trouble-prone, I'd like to upgrade them early on.
  2. ESP-LTD


    Sep 9, 2001
    I've had a few Fender's that benefited from some extra shielding. I used the copper tape from Stewart-McDonald (about $5).

    Other than that, I like a good set of strap locks- I like Schallers but lots of folks like Dunlops (about $15).