HB PB-50 - v3.0 Becomes v4.0...
You'll be pleased to know that this will be the final reincarnation of this HB PB-50 Precision Bass. Yes... I know I said that last time - but Shoreline Gold, though a very nice finish, isn't really my thing. My thing is basses that are white. Or cream. Or aged Oly White. Or yellow, basically... you know what I mean. I was particularly taken with the new Player Series 'Buttercream' P bass - hence this refinish and reworking - saving myself £649. This one has a custom handmade Herrick dual-coil pickup in it - and very nice it is too... warm, taut and punchy, with the mid-range push typical of a 57-type split-pickup, but in a 51-type four-pole format. It's a beast... check out the audio clip.
The previous version 3.0 bass is here. Now read on.
Body refin in TV Yellow nitro
Pickguard in Acrylic White
Fender American Deluxe Bridge, Top-Loading or Through-Body
Herrick Dual-Coil Telebass '51' pickup overwound to 11k ohms
CTS solid-shaft pots, Chiclet cap .047uF, Switchcraft Jack in cats-eye side plate
Fender Chrome '51' Pickup Cover
Fender Tug Bar
Fender dome-top knurled control knobs with grub screws
Wilkinson WJBL 200 tuners
La Bella 760FS Steel Flatwounds 45-65-85-105, Through-Body Stringing
Is this really the final version..? I hope so, because I just don't have the time (or disposable bass tokens) for any more finishing shenanigans... I thank you!