The Frankenbass Club (Moderately modded basses count too!) part 2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by j-raj, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Continued from this thread.
  2. rust_preacher


    Dec 17, 2009

    Left: G & L ASAT bass neck on a Vm Squier body, custom snakeskin guard. Right: G & L ASAT bass neck on a luthier Jazz body, Badass II bridge, original Fender guard.


    ESP 400 Series fretless neck on a Squier CV body.
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  3. MAGUS®


    Dec 23, 2004
    Vintage EST 96a MM, junked nasty Wilkinson pup for a WARMAN overwound. Junked nasty control circuit for VARITONE INDUCTOR circuit, which was meant for Jazz 2 pup bass, but still made it fit.

    Stripped the nasty sunburst off and tint lacquered. Larch veneered pickguard. Ziko 45-100 Nickels

  4. macmanlou

    macmanlou Don't push it. Just let it fall. Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Washington, DC Area
    Here's mine - Squier VM Precision with Squier VM Jazz Fretless neck. Only other mods are TI flatwounds and LOXX straplock screws. Simple swap and easy setup. Plays really nicely.
  5. Going to add my SX Jazz to the list Green Led lights

  6. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    Here's mine:
  7. BillyB_from_LZ


    Sep 7, 2000
    Whose mudbucker? And, how is it output wise compared to the P style pickup?
  8. Egil94


    Apr 9, 2012



    1.) 4/5 layers of Liberon finishing oil
  9. My FrankenGeddy with J-East preamp and snazzy golden glitter pickguard. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1376778488.290539.jpg
  10. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    Here's my current #1, got it from another TB member

    50s RI P body and guard, 60s RI Jazz neck, 62 RI pickup.

    Just out of frame is the BAII Bridge. Not completely sure I'm keeping that on there though.

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  11. My Fender MIA parts bass - '57 reissue p bass body, American Standard jazz neck, Fralin P & J pickups. Plays like a dream.

  12. Egil94


    Apr 9, 2012

    - Finish: Liberon Palette Wood Dye (Medium Oak) and 6 layers of Liberon finishing oil.
    - Hipshot tuners
    - Hipshot A Style Bass Bridge
    - CTS pots. (Master - Blend - Tone)
    - Duncan designed jazz pickups
    - Copper Foil Shielding
    - Rotosound 77
    :bassist: :hyper:
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  13. Can we see a closer up pic of this? How are the LEDs attached?
  14. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    Both pickups are Kent Armstrong according to the luthier that built it.
    The output of the mudbuck is much higher than the P-pickup. So much that if you open both of them at the same time (tone at 0) you can't notice the p-pickup working; only when the tone is at 10 that you can hear the mudbucker with that adicional "clank" that the split-p provides.
  15. This is an example of what I did when I had some spare time.

    I had some spare parts lying around , Fender Japan P bridge, Gold anodized pickiguard, Squier SQ P pickup, Squier classic vibe P neck that I scored on Ebay for $90 with tuners, CTS pots .

    I took a chance and ordered an SX P body from Rondo ($80 delivered in Montreal). This body was unfinished but sanded and sealed and had a unique grain pattern and I thought I would leave it as is cause I liked the look, especially with the anodized pickguard.

    The body is not an exact match to the Fender so a bit of fitting and tweaking was needed. I was really pleased at the result, this bass has great slap tone so I will leave it fitted with rounds.

    In all , I had about $250 worth of parts and maybe 4 hours of work put in this instrument and it is a keeper.

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  16. Here are two other pictures.

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  17. BillyB_from_LZ


    Sep 7, 2000
    Well done!
  18. Thank you.
  19. Great basses in this thread! Don't know if this counts as "moderately modded", but here's my de-fretted Thumb bass (the 6-string):


    Did it myself, used Stew-Mac's plastic binding material to fill the slots. Left the Wenge board unfinished.
  20. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I disclose nothing


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