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The Frankenbass Club (Moderately modded basses count too!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tbirdbassist, Aug 19, 2006.

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  1. Alright folks, with all this "clubbing" going on I thought it was only fair to stat a club for the many Modded/Frankenbass owners here on TB.

    If your bass is a ebay/parts bass, has any electronic changes or enhancements, major visual differences from stock... Post it here! Give us full details and all that jazz.

    If you'd like to be assigned a member number to sport in your sig PM me and I'll give it to ya. Now... Show me those Frankenbasses!

    Here's mine:

    Basses002. Basses001.

    Franken-Pbass specs:

    -Wendy Davis Precision bass body in Lake Placid Blue
    -Seymour Duncan Vintage P pickup
    -Tortoise Picguard
    -Hipshot Bridge
    -Schaller Tuners
    -Neck is from a ESP early 90's/late 80's Jazz bass w/ Tele bass headstock
    -Jazz-ish profile, 1.5 inch nut
    -Headstock painted to match body and fitted with Fender decals

    The black Ibanez GSR 190 (The Wife):
    -Badass II bridge.
    -Dirmazio Ultra Jazz Pickups, wired Volume-Blend-Tone
    -Defretted and left raw
    -Neck Shimmed
    -Stock Tuners/Body/Neck
    -Headstock was natural but is now black

    Show yours!
  2. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    From the old school, but I was just thinking about this the other day so up it goes: My old Modulus Flea that I had a Nordstrand MM5.2 pickup installed into. Not horribly frankensteined but the pickup changed the sound pretty radically (for the better, IMO). I miss this bass a lot and I hope to build a fretless version someday.

  3. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics

    20th Anniversary Jazz Body
    TEAM Jazz Neck
    SD Hot Jazz pickups
    Badass II Bridge
    Neck pickup cover
    Painted pickguard
    Hipshot X-tender
  4. That LPB Fender is hot!

    Here's my custom Niji bass =)


    Here're the final specs from my other thread:

    Allparts Shoreline Gold Jazz body (ash)
    Allparts Parchment pickguard
    Allparts 70s Marcus Miller style bound neck with pearl block inlays
    Audere 2-band Preamp (Volume/Volume/Stacked Bass + Treble)
    Nordstrand NJ4SV Pickups
    BadAss II Bridge
  5. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
  6. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
    hey guys!
    I'm the President of this same club in the italian bass forum!!!:cool: :cool: :hyper: :hyper:

    this is my Frankenbass named Geordiebass :


  7. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    My two basses:


    1987 Warwick Streamer
    Brass nut to Just-A-Nut II graphite
    Alloy truss rod to stainless steel
    Electronics from 9V to 18V
    MEC2 preamp replaced with Aguilar OBP-3
    Three mini-switches added for pickup selection, mid freq, preamp bypass

    1990 Hohner Jack
    Fingerboard filled, planed and varnished
    All gloss black paint stripped, and bare wood waxed
    P/J stock pickups to with Bart J pickup
    MEC2 preamp added
    Standard jack to Neutrik locking jack

    Great basses!

  8. Well thank you!

    Bassybill, you forgot to gve the specs on your jazzes. That turqoise is beautiful. Do they have graphite necks?
  9. schmittuml


    Oct 25, 2004
    Lowell, MA

    i owned this bass too, and i also miss it terribly.:crying:
  10. PMC89


    May 1, 2006
    New Jersey
    hopefully i can be a member soon. i just sent my money order for the darkstar pickups going into my ibanez sr400 along with a custom cut pickguard. should be pretty awesome.

    just gotta wait 4 weeks :meh:
  11. I'm really looking forward to seeing that bass PMC. It will definitely be a first.
  12. g00eY


    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    this is kinda frankensteined:


    it's not finished yet, but it'll be a body built by me and fitted with the neck, hardware, and guts of an Ibanez GSR200.
  13. KSDbass


    Mar 25, 2005
    I don't think I have any pictures of it anymore, but I took my Rogue SX100B, defretted it, put a black hipshot (I think) bridge on it, an Austin P bass neck (I sanded the Austin off), I put Seymour Duncan OPB-3 P bass pickups in, put black knobs on, and I tried to put blue LED's in the knobs, but I'm pretty sure I messed the body up somehow, so all I have is my KSD.
  14. PMC89


    May 1, 2006
    New Jersey
    this is true. and it should sound unbelievable. fred hammon and his darkstars are a new level of (retro) but modern pickups. plus, itll look sick :).
  15. Aragorn35016


    Jul 3, 2004
    Arab, Al.
    Here's my parts jazz! Repainted Hwy 1 body, Geddy Lee Jazz neck, 60's custom shop pickups, and a J retro deluxe preamp.


  16. Pretty sick! I once lusted over a Precision of a similar look to that one.
  17. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Banned

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
  18. SubMonkey


    May 3, 2004
    Denver, CO
    My Franken - J;

    Body origin and composition unknown, I _believe_ it's rosewood, it's heavy enough to be rosewood anyway.... the rest is Mighty Mite P neck, Bart NTBT pre-amp, 92 series pickups, various generic E-bay parts (neck plate, tuners, knobs, pickguard) big ugly bridge from Custom Shop Parts...


  19. gafbass02


    Nov 9, 2005
    cheltenham uk
    this used to be a 91 MIJ fender 62 reissue, now only three of the tuners and the body are left, it has a jretro preamp, a status graphite neck, hipshot detuner, fretfx lesd, emg pups, badass bridge, roller string tree, pearl plate, new neck plate etc
  20. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida

    Warmoth jazz body
    Moses jazz neck
    Duncan QP pickups
    Sadowski preamp
    Schaller tuners
    Badass II bridge
    WD pickguard

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