what would you put on a Fender Custom Shop bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Every1TookMyName, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. Here's mine:

    J-style mahogany body

    sunburst finish w/ red tortoise shell pickguard

    24 fret maple neck w/ rosewood fretboard and mother of pearl dot inlays

    1 Vintage Spec Split Single-Coil P-Bass (Mid), 1
    New Special Design Humbucker (Bridge)

    Leo Quann Badass II Bridge

    Schaller Machine heads

    controls - blend, 2 band EQ (stacked)

    Perfect for a nice lower-mid range tone.
  2. Sounds cool except mine has 2 have a Chrome (mirror) pickguard a P-Bass body, and midnight blue paint ;)
  3. Jazz body and neck, alder body, maple neck with pao-ferro fretboard, rectangular inlays. Four strings, schallers. J at the Bridge P at the neck. Volume Volume Tone. White body, matt black pick guard. Leo Quann Badass II Bridge

  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Swamp ash body
    Maple neck w/maple fretboard
    Natural finish
    24 frets
    HipShot Ultra Lite tuners
    HipShot bridge
    2 EMG 40J pickups
    Super 2 band EQ.....

    <img src="http://sadowsky.com/basses_in_stock/B3575_24f5_nat_full.jpg" width=400>

    .....Oh wait, I did that already.:D

    In all seriousness, I was thinking of building a Jazz bass w/a nice quilt top, Rosewood fretboard w/preal blocks & binding & Fender came out w/this...

    <img src="http://www.fender.com/new_repository/fender_guitars/images/0195970_xl.jpg" width=165>

    This looks like a KILLER bass & I'd love to play one. I havemn't seen one yet. :(
  5. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I'd do the pimped-out Wayman Tisdale thing.

    A 4-string Jazz with:

    Transparent white finish over swamp ash.
    Gold hardware;
    Gold control plate;
    Crushed pearloid pickguard;
    Brass nut;
    Bound maple board and block MOP inlays.

    No preamp; I'd prefer using one outboard.
  6. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    American Deluxe P base (one w/ bridge humbucker)
    Trans. Midnight Wine over Flamed maple
    Back pickgaurd
    Bart P and Bart H-bucker.
    Maple neck
    Maple Fretboard
    Angled, downsized headstock
    Aguilar OBP-1 preamp
    Vol/Vol, instead of Vol/Blend
    Active/Passive switch
    Thinner body to reduce weight
    Hipshot A style bridge
    Hipshot Ultralite Tuners
    (Black Hardware)
    24 frets

    And, heck I'm throwing down, I'll spring for some LEDs on the front and side.

  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Precision Deluxe 5, with a Basslines MM pickup in the bridge position. Tobacco sunburst, flamed maple top, tortoise pickguard, hipshot ultralight elephant ear tuners, Schaller string through body bridge, and ashtrays.
  8. i dunno... for some reason, i just don't think fender basses should look fancy at all. i'd probably just get a black p-bass with black pickguard and maple fingerboard (dots for markers) and hipshot tuners.

    either that, or one made to look like matt sharp's (ex-weezer). black jazz bass with tortoiseshell pickguard and rosewood fretboard, and the finish worn down on the arm bevel.
  9. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    "The small person's bass" ;)

    • Jazz Plus V-styled swamp ash body with quilted maple top option
    • Jazz Plus V-styled 22 fret 5-string neck, maple with graphite support
    • Ebony fretboard (maple inlayed lines with polyester finish on fretless)
    • Bartolini 9W 5J74 Pickups
    • Bartolini NTBT two-band EQ
    • Body installed GK-2B Divided Pickup for use with the Roland V-Bass
    • Gotoh GB7 Bass Tuners (black)
    • Schaller 496 5 String Bass Bridge (black)
    • Dunlop flush-mount Strap-Loks (black)
    • Black metal "speed" knobs
    • Colors (shamlessly stolen from Pedulla's color chart) - Vintage Cherry, Arctic Night, Tobacco Sunburst, Amber, Emerald Green, Natural
  10. "what would I put on a fender custom shop bass"....

    how about a "for sale" sign so I can be a few bucks closer to an MTD 535.



    (sorry... just felt like being a smart ass)
  11. MJB


    Mar 17, 2000
    Black 4 string Jazz, alder body.
    Black hardware.
    No pickguard.
    Ebony fretless fingerboard, unlined.
    Black matching headstock.

    Stealth bass.......yeah! :D
  12. Chris_AtariDoll


    Dec 8, 2001
    Here we go!!!

    Right handed Jazz body
    Left handed P-bass Neck with right handed nut
    Seymour Duncan 1/4 pounder P-bass pup
    Badass II bridge
    Silver Glitter finish.
    Black pickguard.

  13. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Spalted Maple over Alder J Body, carved top (slightly)
    EMG Pickups with BQC preamp
    Warwick Bridge
    Graphite neck (super slim) w/ 6 bolt attachment, 24 frets
    Hipshot Ultralites
    SimS LED fretmarkers on the side and touch sensitive ones on the front (that light up under my fingers... and change color... I can dream can't I?)
    Brass Nut
    Tilt-back headstock

    Or for that money, I could get a slightly used Jumbo Jet!

    (Do you even know how much Fender Custom Shop costs?!?!?)