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Steve Harris sig P-Bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pmkelly, Dec 1, 2001.


  1. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I ended up with one of these this afternoon, but the one I got had a broken neck... but I still have all the hardware to swap out, so that's a bonus... All that discussion about the warmoth stuff the last couple of days has made me think that maybe a pearloid pickguard with a pbass neck with block inlay and binding? hmmm......

    I ended up stealing the neck of off my MIM standard, slapped it in the SH, and set it up really quick... wow... First of, the lake placid blue is stunning... I really dig it! but I do think the red mirror pickguard is hokie... if anyone wants a deal on one, let me know!:p I have always been a fan of the Badass bridge, so no complaints there... What really blew me away was the Basslines quarterpounder! what a great sound! nice and growly, with that extra p-bass uuumph... I was playing a steve harris today that didn't have the neck destroyed, and they are really solid basses... If you are looking for a p-bass, it is definately the way to go, for about 600.... and I can't wait to see what happens when I can get a maple neck on it!


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  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'm confused. Did you buy it chep because it had a broken neck or did you break the neck or did the bass come in the mail & it was broken. It dosen't take much to confuse me. LMAO. :D
    <a href="http://www.theoremnyc.cjb.net"><img width=400 src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=41535909&Sequence=0&res=high" border=0></a>
     
  3. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    sorry Nino... I had a few beers before I posted... I bought it cheap with a broken neck, 250$, the body has one small ding on it, but the neck is beyond repair... but I did salvage all the tuners and that junk... Make more sense?

    I guess we are back to the discussion of a block inlay neck on lake placid blue... I am calling warmoth tomorrow, probably shortly after I call fender to find out if I can get an actual factory replacement neck for the steve harris... I don't think fender will be that helpful, so I turn to warmoth!


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  4. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    BTW Nino, I took a look of those pictures from your last show... lots of pic's of you, hmmm..... Also, you need to tell your guitar player that those pointy Jackson will give him a VD!:D :eek: :D


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  5. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    For the cost of a replacement neck from Fender, you could probably get an all Birdseye maple neck from Warmoth. I say go Warmoth, all Birdseye, and if necessary, blue-green Abalone blocks would look stunning with the body color. The pickguard, well...:D
     
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I agree with Angus. It is amazing what Warmoth sells a neck that is superior to a Fender neck for. I specced out my P/MM last night on their site, I can get a 5 string wenge neck with macassar ebony fingerboard and abalone dots for ~$340, which is less than Fender sells replacement 4 string maple/rosewood necks for. A finished, all birdseye 4 string neck is $292.00 - I say go with Warmoth.
     
  7. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Wow, Angus, nice idea! I hadn't thought about that... I was thinking about the black inlays because they have a couple of pbass necks in their thrift store already with the inlays! But I could go with the blue-green abalone dots, that might look pretty sharp!

    Yeah, I keep looking at there site and wondering why I am still going to bug Fender tomorrow morning... I guess I just want to see if they will sell me a neck, aside from the gold-plated replacement necks (they must be gold plated with as much as they want for one...) But I will probably go with warmoth...


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  8. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
  9. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    I say get a birdseye maple P neck from warmoth with some cool abalone dot inlays on it. Very sharp. :cool:
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I like Angus' idea BUT you have to get Abalone binding also!!!! But that'll be BIG $$$.$$.

    <a href="http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/necks/BN251.htm"><b><u>CLICK HERE</b></u></a> for more info. :)
    <img src="http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/necks/images/BN251A.jpg" width=400>

    <img src="http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/necks/images/BN251C.jpg" width=400>
     
  11. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I think I will just get the maple neck with abalone dots... If they would do a neck with block inlay and binding in lake placid blue... hmmmm......

    But I am still gonna bug Fender in the morning to see if they will provide a replacement!


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  12. .. If you have all that paperwork you get when you buy a Fender won't they replace it under warrantee? Or will they not honor a "second owner" type deal? This is why I don't deal with Fender Customer service for anything :D
     
  13. The Fender warranty is only to the original purchaser. Also, getting them to replace anything is like pulling teeth unless you buy from a dealer who will be your advocate.
     
  14. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Just got off the phone with Fender, they were suprisingly helpful. The information I have now says it could be better than 2 or 3 months before they could get me a new neck for the pbass, so that still leaves me in a better position to go with a warmoth... but they also did say that only about 200 of the basses came into the states, and that a new neck for the bass might only be about 200$... they are checking on it and will get back with me...


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  15. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    just got done ordering the new neck from warmoth... maple neck, abalone dots, and a new pickguard, finished and delivered, all of it for 250$... now I just have to find some fender decals!:) BTW, both of the block inlay necks in the thrift shop were already gone... so who picked them up?:p


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  16. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    Was it a P bass neck or a J bass neck, and what type of finger board? What color pickguard did you get for it?
     
  17. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    pbass neck with maple board, and a white pearloid pickguard....


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  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Did you get flame or birdseye maple, or just unfigured?
     
  19. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    just the regular maple neck...


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  20. ChronicPyromaniac

    ChronicPyromaniac

    Jan 25, 2001
    You do know that, except for the tone knob and the maple fretboard and the Badass II, this is EXACTLY like the Fender Mark Hoppus used to play, right?

    ;)