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James Nada

P-Bass Righty/Lefty Abomination

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I thought I'd share a pic of my back up bass, if only to the incite some caustic reactions :)
It's a left handed body (a Hondo, I think) with a nice Squier VM Tele Bass neck, all set up to play right handed.
The pickups are wired straight to jack, which has been relocated to a position 'under' the strap button.
Yes, it makes no sense to have done this, but it's fun.

[IMG]http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww127/badgerpigdog/IMG_20170114_115110246.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww127/badgerpigdog/IMG_20170114_115132097.jpg[/IMG]

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This doesn't worry me nearly as much as I thought it would. I bet if you get a scratch plate without the holes for the pots it would look kinda stylish!

No getting to the upper frets, though. :P

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[quote name='Danuman' timestamp='1484408929' post='3215282']
This doesn't worry me nearly as much as I thought it would. I bet if you get a scratch plate without the holes for the pots it would look kinda stylish!

No getting to the upper frets, though. :P
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Why on earth would I want to play the upper frets? 😂😂

Seriously though, the access is similar to a Thunderbird, and (some) people don't mind them.

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[quote name='Danuman' timestamp='1484408929' post='3215282']
This doesn't worry me nearly as much as I thought it would. I bet if you get a scratch plate without the holes for the pots it would look kinda stylish!

No getting to the upper frets, though. :P
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I do plan on getting a new scratch plate (in tort, so I have the same black/tort scheme as my 'proper' P bass) so I might do that.

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[quote name='alyctes' timestamp='1484439343' post='3215538']
Does it suffer from neck-dive? It looks as if it should :)
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It should, and it does. But I dont mind a bit of neck-dive, I just don't let go of it.
One of the unexpected pluses of the bass is that, because of the top horn, when playing sitting down it sits very nicely.

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[quote name='markstuk' timestamp='1484480361' post='3215692']
Just bang a nail in the neck to hang the strap off ? :D
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This does actually work, but drill out the strap button screw hole - 6mm drill - and cut the point off a six-inch nail, spray it with Hammerite, it fits neatly.

If you need to sell the body, 6mm dowels are easy to get and the new button covers the plug :)

Hmm. I've been gassing for an Epi Tbird for a while... :P

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I sort of like this...

I think you should go the whole hog & reverse the scratchplate & controls too - although that'd be easier starting with an unrouted slab body.

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