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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mark Wilson, Mar 28, 2005.


  1. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Alright guys. I'm thinking on customizing my bass. I want to replace the pickups, add two Jazz pickups Stu Hamm Style, Gold Hardware and a gold bridge. But i don't know. ANybody have any suggestions? Keep in mind, this bass is my pride and joy.


    http://www.geocities.com/safer_sephiroth122/100_3865.JPG

    http://www.geocities.com/safer_sephiroth122/100_3867.JPG

    http://www.geocities.com/safer_sephiroth122/100_3904.JPG

    http://www.geocities.com/safer_sephiroth122/100_3935.JPG

    Any Suggestions would be greatly appeciated. I have a part-time job making 8.00 an hour. I work 3 days a week, maybe 5 hours. So that's my price range :p lol
     
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Are you sure you want to put all this money into that bass? The new electronics alone without the cost of routing and installation will run you about what the bass is worth.
     
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Well I got a message from...someone about pickups for 115 or something. Nordst...something. It does need new pick ups, at least. I love this bass, it's my first and i've learned everything on it. I even have a few scars cause of it lol
     
  4. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Nordstrand, yes. I think itd be worth it to get a new bass. Once you try more basses you'll realize that the Squier isnt going to last you forever.

    2cents.
     
  5. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    None of these links worked for me.
     
  6. Me either.

    Upgrading the pups in a Squier is as far as I would go though...if you do much more than you might as well just buy a genuine Fender and save yourself some difficulty.
     
  7. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I fixed the link guys
     
  8. 3 out of 4 ain't bad.

    Gold hardware on that thing would really set it off, but it's really just a question of how much of an upgrade you want to make to a Squier. I sold my old Squier to a pal of mine who dropped a Dimarzio into it among a few other things and it sounded really great. Still, it ended up costing him more than I sold it to him for...
     
  9. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    This situation reminds me of my brother's car in high school. He had a $1500 stereo in a $500 1970 Chevy Nova. Sure, it sounded great, but it was still a nova.

    I agree with Tim that it might be time to save up and trade in your bass for something nicer. New hardware and pickups may improve the sound and looks, but they won't add much resale value, and you'll still have a Squier neck and body.

    You might look at trading up to a used MIM Jazz or P-bass. If you are willing to spend some time playing a number of used ones, you can sometimes stumble across one that is really well made, and get a terrific bargain! :)