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What to mod first on squier P

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassNeo, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Not that I feel I need to, but I bought it on the cheap and I want to have some fun.

    It's a '94, black with white pickguard.

  2. new strings?
  3. orangeball


    Jul 12, 2011
  4. SwagAttack


    Sep 14, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    Tonal or visual mods? I hate the 1 ply white pg, so I would change that fast. If you like the sound I would leave it.
  5. Ronbassman


    Jun 1, 2011
    Black with a tortoise pickguard looks awesome!
    Change the pickguard, then the pickup and the pots.
  6. the first thing i usually upgrade is the bridge, something like a gotoh 201 or a badass
  7. gigslut


    Dec 13, 2011
    St Louis, Mo
    In this order, pickups, pots, tuners, bridge, pickguard, neck, body, strap buttons. Then pass it on to your grandchildren, who will call it their "Grandfather's Axe" :bag:
  8. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    I'd say pickups and strings.
  9. braud357

    braud357 Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Gonzales, LA
    I recently purchased a Squier CV 60's Precision Bass in Sonic Blue. The fit and finish were top notch, but when I plugged it in, I did find a problem. The tone control was, in effect - non-functional. I upgraded the bass with a Seymour Duncan "Quarter-Pound" pickup, a pair of solid shaft CTS pots, and a Sprague orange-drop capacitor. Wow - what a difference !! On hindsight, the pickup change may have not been necessary. But the upgraded pots really made a noticible difference. Concerning the other hardware - I can really not find any fault with the bridge or tuners. The cheapest mod - the pots - may give you the most "bang for the buck" !!

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