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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by StrudelBass, Aug 1, 2002.
How many part changes do you think it takes to have a bass 'hot-rodded'?
"how many licks does it take to get to the center of a........"
That question is a matter of opinon, what parts are being changed, etc.
If you change 5 parts like the strap buttons, knobs, etc. to me that's not hot rodded.
But if you changes the pickups, preamp, neck, etc.
The major parts I would consider hot rodded.
I agree. I look at it the same way I consider hot rodding with cars.
If the parts are purely cosmetic, and can be restored in less then 15 minutes (in most cases) you may not have a hot rod. Unless you have done something very original that really effects the overall tone or look of the instrument.
i hope no one takes this as permission to take a bass and cut it's horns off. i've seen some sad amputated basses.........it never looks any good.