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‘72 (ish) P bass build

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I have a standard P bass and soon to finish a 51/54 P bass so I thought I’d make a 72 style P bass as well to complete the set!! (I don’t think I’m missing any p bass styles but please correct me if I’m wrong!!)

Its going to be P/J pickup config body is going to be bright yellow with black pickguard/hardware possibly a black neck I haven’t decided yet?? but if I decide not to have the whole neck black it will probably have a black faced headstock tho 

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Just got to fill in some of the pickup cavity first................😀

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Black and yellow? 

A sting bass? 

Sorry, sorry, very sorry 

This looks like another cracking project Jimothy……………...thank you for posting it

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6 hours ago, Jimothey said:

Just got to fill in some of the pickup cavity first................😀

I'd be tempted to rout out that whole patch around the pickup and set in a new one and start again, you'll get better integrity I would think

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6 minutes ago, Christine said:

I'd be tempted to rout out that whole patch around the pickup and set in a new one and start again, you'll get better integrity I would think

Yeah I think your right I did think the same thing after I posted the pic...........😀

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The pickup cavities have all been filled and I got a coat of paint on it to act as an undercoat that I can sand flat and the pickguard has been cut...............😀

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21 minutes ago, Christine said:

That was quick!!

I don’t hang about me!!..............😀

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38 minutes ago, Christine said:

Is that all you've done? I expected to see it finished this morning :laugh1:

Better

I know I’ve been a bit lazy recently!!

All the pickups have been ordered and they are on their way from China so I can’t really do a lot more on either the P’s till I get them...............😀

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I don’t know whether to do it with Chrome hardware as the tuners on the black neck I’m using are Chrome........🤔

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3 hours ago, Jimothey said:

I don’t know whether to do it with Chrome hardware as the tuners on the black neck I’m using are Chrome........🤔

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Buy black ones and then build another bass so they're not wasted. 

Obvious really.

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Gah - the knobs are not equidistant. *twitch*

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19 minutes ago, Daz39 said:

Gah - the knobs are not equidistant. *twitch*

Aaaaahhhhh B*****ks I’m going to have to start over now!!!!!!!!! 

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Yellow works with black. Yellow and white are like that famous snow that should not be eaten.

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Just a quick mock-up it’s still missing the J pup but you get the idea...........😀

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Posted (edited)

Just a quick update the pickups arrived today so it’s all systems go when I get back to work tomorrow!!

As both my P builds are almost done I’ve started thinking about the my next project I’m thinking that I need a Duff Sig bass ...........😀

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9 hours ago, DarkHeart said:

Reminds me of something 😉

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Yeah me too!! Must be deja vu from my failed 5 string conversion attempt..........😀

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All the routing is now done just got to tidy the J pickup cavity up a little bit then it’s ready to sand and spray..................😀

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The body is all sprayed now (I forgot to take any pics tho!)

I’ll drill out the pickguard tomorrow and take some pics then...............😀

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Almost finished!! I’ve still got to respray the neck...............😀

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Awesome...👍

I'm also enjoying watching folks that know how to build basses and can adequately document it on one page, and I'm on three pages and I'm still polishing the body...😂😂...

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I wouldn’t go as far as I know what I’m doing most of the time I just wing it!! This is one of the few basses that I’ve stuck to my original plan!! But thanks anyway mate.......👍

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