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Upgrade? Ax Change?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by beam, Jun 23, 2003.


  1. beam

    beam

    Dec 29, 2002
    Well, Rondo Music has this new P/J bass on their website.

    Anyway, was thinking of getting one of these and changing the pickups and the brdige. Going for a Powerful P, and a nice J growl to accentuate it, read tons of reviews and most people say the Duncan Quarter-Pound set is an excellent buy. Though i wouldn't mind the vintage tone of the Antiquity II set either, anyone know if its hum cancelling, or had any experience with the? And probably throw a Badass II bridge on there. And some new knobs

    On the whole it will run me about $300 or so, with all the shipping and installations and hardware upgrades.

    The kicker is, I would sell my T-40 to supplement the cost. I've been playing some P/J's recently through amps comprable to mine, and the T-40 just doesnt get that P "thump" I like.

    Im basically asking for your opinions on if you think this is a wise move or not. Or if you suggest any other pup combos or bridges, or upgrade options.

    Also, How hard is it to install a new nut on a neck? The nut on this thing is plastic, so I was thinking about going with a graphite one. I'd pay to have it put on at a music store, just curious what about it shoudl run me.

    Also, the P/J is much ****ing lighter than the T-40(by about 4.5lbs).
     
  2. geezer316

    geezer316

    Jan 26, 2003
    NEW HAVEN ,CT
    you can get a japanese fender p-bass used for that price, and will end up with a better instrument. those basses have good reviews, but have'nt been around long enuff to see if they will last like a fnnder.with basses you get what you pay for,i learned this lesson the hard way. i now own a japanese p-bass special and would'nt up-grade(could'nt)it does all that i need and then some.:D