1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to post, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

What is a good cheap bass for mods?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by ny_chan, Sep 9, 2005.


  1. Wonder which is a cheap bass that has got reasonably good wood to to use after all the electronics have taken out to be replaced.
     
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    SX, from Rondo Music.
     
  3. x2
     
  4. I agree the rondo basses are great. i have one 6 string bass and one guitar, and both are equal to instruments 3 to 4 times the price. In fact i just ordered a short scale P bass from them for the exact same pupose :p . Also to top things off, most of their designs are fender copies so there is a whole world of aftermarket items for your to choose from.
     
  5. Sippy

    Sippy

    Aug 1, 2005
    Stuart,Florida
    I like Squiers hehe
     
  6. Crockettnj

    Crockettnj

    Sep 2, 2005
    North NJ
    the esex is perfect for this. they are decent new, but can be tweaked up. if you screw it up totlaly, you only lost like 75 bucks.
     
  7. DaftCat

    DaftCat

    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat

    Which ones do you have? I'd like to take a peek at them on their website.

    Thanks newworldman
     
  8. SirPoonga

    SirPoonga

    Jan 18, 2005
    That's what I plan on doing with my squier. I am learning bass. When I feel like I can move to a 5 string (looking at the Carvin 5string kit) I will fool around with the pbass. Try different strings, pickup positions, etc...
     
  9. dlearner

    dlearner

    Jun 14, 2002
    Salt Lake City
    I'm not sure about the current SX basses, but I had a fretless Essex P a few years ago and the neck pocket was too small for a Fender neck. Other than that, I agree with everything else posted here.