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Turning a Harley benton PB-Shorty into a JB-Shorty.

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Routed the cavity for the pickup.
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And battery box.
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Temporary attached all the components to check if everything fits inside the cavity and how the string align over the pickup pole-pieces.
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Looks good, next step is shielding and sorting out the wiring.

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At the moment it's only a teaser of things to come. :biggrin:
Once the protective foil is removed from the pickguard and the thing is set-up properly it will really look good. ;)

But thanks for the compliments anyway!

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Body shielding.
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And after:
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Used materials - Copper tape and graphite paint.

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Finished wiring and everything works properly.
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All that needs to be done now is doing a proper setup and after that have fun with it.

More detailed pictures when lighting conditions are better.

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Detail shots.
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Exchanged the black pickguard screws for chrome ones for a nicer visual contrast.

The triplets together will follow at a later time. :)

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The triplets together will follow at a later time.


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The official portrait:
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There is already bubbling a plan in the back of my head to make it a quartet. B)
But first I've got to finish my full DIY 12 string bass project.

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I'm going to rebuild another P-Shorty in the near future, decided where I want to go with it.... 51-P-Shorty!

Pickup will be a Haeussel P-Bass OldStyle humbucker, the pick guard will probably be tort, everything else as much stock as possible.
The pickup will get a switch for series/single/parallel mode. The controls will just be passive volume and tone.

But first I need to finish my full custom build 12 string.... Now there is a extra motivation to hurry and finish it.

More details once the pickup and bass are ordered and the rebuild starts.

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The modifying itch is here again!

I just can't get used to the one that only has the P pickup, I really miss the bite a bridge pickup gives me.
Time to start on a PJ, or to be more specific - I am going to add a J pickup (dual coil with a parallel/series switch) to my PB-Shorty....
Which will turn it into a PJB-Shorty.KkeEFUtNM33ZpHEyEkQP.gif&key=f6cd419f93728f0caffbf404d6ba878bce658d3d04a91a3e597dc82865d100e1

I've already got the pickup, a couple of small but essential parts are on order for this modification, once these are in I'll be doing some updates here.

This realization also means I need to rethink the plan I had for the 51-P conversion.
For the time being this one will be on hold.

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