The Modded Bronco is finished… Squier Pinto?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by capnjagg, Jan 3, 2022.

  1. So after trading my brother my modded Bronco for his, I decided to do some more mods. Some may call it a problem, or completely unnecessary, but I enjoyed the process, and I’m happy to call it finished. He replaced the pickguard and pickup, I replaced the tuners, knobs, and bridge, and feeling like it was missing a certain something, I asked my brother-in-law to paint the backside of the pickguard. I’m extremely happy with the results, and I hope you all enjoy it too. BB942E2E-3358-4908-A06B-79AAAE1DDD78.jpeg 980F1318-F027-4652-982F-5B4EF14D8AD3.jpeg 33D3F7BD-1869-480A-9D9E-9496C4B0F06D.jpeg D8CF4966-E7B4-4DA8-8D68-E2C22130482D.jpeg
  2. Love to see a personalized bass, looks great.

    Is that a custom string spaced SD pickup?
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Does it blow up if you hit it from behind??

    Seriously, good job.
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  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    that ax looks great, @capnjagg! nice work, love the pg, congrats on a cool instrument! :thumbsup:
  5. Nah, just a regular Antiquity II, but that’s why I opted for a threaded saddle bridge haha.

    Lol, that’s what I’m hoping for! It would give a whole new meaning to the term “show stopper.” ;):thumbsup:
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  6. Ah, good thinking.
  7. 7dollarbologna


    Apr 22, 2014
    Downtown Albuquerque
    Desert Eccentric
    Is that Wilkenson different from a Fender vintage style bridge (besides the saddle screws)?
  8. tpaul

    tpaul Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    Half the TB membership has no idea what you're talking about and in a few more years the rest of us won't remember.
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  9. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Beat me to it.
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  10. covermego

    covermego Still here....... Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Redding, CA
    I'm easily old enough to remember this, but old enough to have forgotten about it. Then.....
    "I clearly remembered forgetting about it". Took about 2 hours to finally get a LOL !!!

    And yes, same here....... a nice job. The pickguard inspires me once more...... here comes another project.
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  11. Old school tattoo flash!!.... way cool!
    Nice work... Too cool
  12. mexicanyella


    Feb 16, 2015
    Troy, MO
    What is everybody talking ab—ahhh...Pinto. Yeah.

    Regarding the bass: hell yeah! Cool!
  13. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Northern CA.
    Couldn't resist.

    And yes nice job. I like the PG a bunch. Now I have to buy a clear pickguard blank.
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  14. It would be a drop in for a typical Fender, I had to mark and drill new holes on this one because the standard Bronco bridge is shaped differently. I know the threaded Fender bridges use nickel saddles as opposed to the brass here, I’m not one who believes the metal would make any substantial difference in tone. Build quality is on par with the Fenders/higher end Squiers I’ve played for sure, and I much prefer this bridge to the compensated saddle bridge that comes stock on these basses. For ~$20 shipped, I’d definitely say it’s worth the upgrade for a bass at this price point. Once you start getting into higher priced basses/basses with better hardware, it’s more of a lateral move/personal preference.
  15. Huw Phillips

    Huw Phillips Life is like TV if the channel sucks change it Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2019
    Nice work, the pickguard is excellent lots of ideas thanks
  16. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    That’s cool. Rock on.
  17. FenderBassist

    FenderBassist & The Trusty P Bass Supporting Member

    I love it, well done. Enjoy your bass :)
  18. MotorCityMinion


    Jun 15, 2017
  19. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    It's cool, but it reminds me of...

  20. BassBrass


    Jul 6, 2009
    Boston MA
    I drove tan a Pinto back and forth from Boston dozens of times and Not Once was I hit from behind, so I don't get it.
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