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PoS p bass project

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:37 pm

So on Sunday I went to a guitar show where I bought a cool acoustic but was also tempted by the brilliant colour and low price of this!

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32" scale p bass ripoff, plays OK-ish (for £50, not like, actually well :lol:) but as you may be able to see from this first pic it's going fretless because I want a passive fretless and the frets on this neck are garbage.

Planning to clean it up, put on a new guard, sand the neck down a bit and put a coating on it because I don't like how it feels.

Once I get that done and set up right so it plays OK I'll think about changing out the electronics.

Aiming to end up with a nice bass I'll actually want to play for probably about as much as a decent squier would cost in the first place plus hours of work. Lol but it will be fun, it's my first big instrument project.

Intending to update this thread as I make progress and to ask for advice if I need any!

Suggestions for extra fun are welcome, I tend to like simple instruments but all wacky ideas will be at least considered.

Any input on pickguard colour? I was initially thinking gold anodized but it looks like they cost nearly much as or more than the bass... So tortoiseshell is my second thought.
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Re: PoS p bass project

Postby JonnyAngle » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:57 pm

The obvious answer is purple for the pick guard.

I would wire it straight to the Jack. No volume. No tone.

Fretless instruments seem to be very forgiving on setup, and really show how well or poor a player you are. That's why I don't do fretless haha
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Re: PoS p bass project

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:56 pm

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Re: PoS p bass project

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:53 pm

Nice. I have actually followed that in buying black hardware which I think will look dope. Went for a red tort guard. Already spent more on hardware than the bass. :lol:
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Re: PoS p bass project

Postby Chankgeez » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:21 pm

Yeah, I usually don't like black hardware. Totally works on a bass like that though. Can't wait to see how yours turns out. :snax:
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Re: PoS p bass project

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:25 am

Progress pic dump!


Fret filler drying:
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Taking a break (Hibiki is delicious):
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Masking tape off and beginning sanding:
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Getting there with the sanding... Witness the scars from my brutal and indelicate fret removal
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All sanded down, varnished and a coat of epoxy is drying on the neck at the moment.
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I think the pickguard colour worked out great, but don't look too close because filing it to fit got messy. :lol:
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Re: PoS p bass project

Postby Chankgeez » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:39 am

Yeah, that looks pretty sweet! :!!!: :love:
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Re: PoS p bass project

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:53 pm

Waiting for this shit to dry suxx. I am very impatient and want to play :lol:
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Re: PoS p bass project

Postby JonnyAngle » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:07 pm

That's hawt.
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Re: PoS p bass project

Postby kosta » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:44 pm

Looking good dude! Can't wait to hear how it plays.
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Re: PoS p bass project

Postby Disarm D'arcy » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:56 pm

It pinks nicely. Too bad it's not more of a coral pink though like I Initially thought it was from the snaps
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Re: PoS p bass project

Postby fcknoise » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:15 am

Man, that looks fucking hot!!
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Re: PoS p bass project

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:20 pm

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Finished! Sort of.

It plays OK, nowhere near as nice as my real fretless but that was expected. Need a bit more work levelling the fingerboard to remove buzz on a few notes. Looks hawt though lol
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Re: PoS p bass project

Postby fcknoise » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:40 pm

I have a P/J bass that I bought for 50€. A refin and fretlessing it would be a fun project. To bad I actually suck on bass so it'l probably sound like shit, but it'll look cool :lol:
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