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Worth modding my old bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jarod scorr, May 17, 2017.

  1. One of my old basses is an Ashton, its basically a fender P bass rip off, do you think that it would be worth modding it with some new pickups new bridge etc?
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Worth what to whom?
  3. amphlett7


    Feb 27, 2008
    Perth, Western Australia
    I had one of those cheapy Ashton bass kits when I first started (It was transparent blue, IIRC) snd it was a pretty okay instrument.

    If you get on Facebook and join one of the Bass Gear trade/sell/buy groups in Australia you should be able to pick up a set of pickups and maybe a bridge second hand.

    What don't you like about it is the biggest question?
  4. the bass itself isnt that bad, its just the bridge and the tuners are rusting away and one of the tuners are a bit broken
  5. franklindayala


    Feb 8, 2015
    If the bass hass sentimental value for you . Keep it and make the necessary changes to it. If not, sell it and look for something else that you love.
  6. Skybone


    Jun 20, 2016
    If it owes you nothing, and you have other instruments to use, then why not modify it?
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  7. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
  8. Signalsdrone


    Feb 6, 2017
    SW Ontario
    Turn it into a bit of a project. Replace the rusty stuff, add a cool pup and paint it / refinish it how you like.

    Make it your own and have fun. :)
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  9. LowNloud1

    LowNloud1 Commercial User

    Jun 11, 2012
    Wilmington NC
    I am a hobbyist making stone picks that I occasionally sell but mostly give away. They made me do this anyways.
    I see an opportunity to experiment with modifications. Hi-ratio tuners. Hi mass bridge. Higher end pups. Neck nuts from different materials. Go for it!
  10. amphlett7


    Feb 27, 2008
    Perth, Western Australia
    Then definitely do it!

    I can't recommend Best Bass Gear enough for parts. They ship to Australia for free on orders over US$100.
    I bought some pickups and a Hipshot Kickass bridge, made a great difference.
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  11. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    I can absolutely state there might be a possibility.
  12. Mod it. Stick an Entwistle PBXN pickup in it,scare the birds in the trees as that'll triple the output:thumbsup:
    I can't buy the PBXN in the UK just now but eBay tells me there's a stock in Australia.

    Better to mod it and enjoy it than sell it for peanuts.
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