#1
Silvertone SSLB
completely disassembled now.
i plan on repainting it black and getting a polished Aluminum pickgaurd ( http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sharp-Concepts-Aluminum-P-Bass-Pickguard-360447-i1129692.gc ) and replacing the pickups with Fender Original '62 pickups ( http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Original--62-P-Bass-Pickup-301602-i1127512.gc )

then I plan to put covers on it along with a new bridge
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-P-Bass-J-Bass-Vintage-Bridge-Assembly-361387-i1130128.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-P-Bass-Bridge-Cover-420553-i1133573.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Precision-Bass-Pickup-Cover-420554-i1133574.gc

and im kinda on the fence of getting a new neck or not. i want to, but at the same time the one i found that i like is almost so much that it wouldn't be worth it for this bass
(its a J. Bass® Replacement Neck BN2099
- Fretwire 6230
- String Nut White Corian, Slotted and Installed
- Neck Finish Vintage Tint Gloss
(off warmoth)) [about 300$]

thoughts?


DUE TO FINANCIAL ISSUES THIS IS NOW ON HOLD haha
GEAR
Fender American Jazz Standard Bass
EHX Russian Big Muff
Boss SYB-5 synth
Peavy Max 700 Bass Amp w/ Peavy Pro 410 Bass Cab
Ampeg BA-115T

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Last edited by BubbaBassGuitar at Jan 8, 2009,
#2
The Bass
GEAR
Fender American Jazz Standard Bass
EHX Russian Big Muff
Boss SYB-5 synth
Peavy Max 700 Bass Amp w/ Peavy Pro 410 Bass Cab
Ampeg BA-115T

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Last edited by BubbaBassGuitar at Jan 7, 2009,
#3
Well it sounds sweet. What body wood is the silvertone made of? If it's at least decent, a new neck would be a nice addition. Other than that it sounds like a good plan.

Since you're not quite sure about the new neck, you could order the bridge and pickup from www.guitarfetish.com, save a bit of cash, still get quality parts, and feel a bit less guilty about the neck.
#4
Quote by Pac_man0123
Well it sounds sweet. What body wood is the silvertone made of? If it's at least decent, a new neck would be a nice addition. Other than that it sounds like a good plan.

Since you're not quite sure about the new neck, you could order the bridge and pickup from www.guitarfetish.com, save a bit of cash, still get quality parts, and feel a bit less guilty about the neck.


thanks for the imput

iv been looking into what kind of wood the silvertone is and cant seem to find it. ill tell you if i do though

or tell me if you come across it
GEAR
Fender American Jazz Standard Bass
EHX Russian Big Muff
Boss SYB-5 synth
Peavy Max 700 Bass Amp w/ Peavy Pro 410 Bass Cab
Ampeg BA-115T

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#5
The body is Agathis.
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#6
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The body is Agathis.



that a good thing or a bad thing?
GEAR
Fender American Jazz Standard Bass
EHX Russian Big Muff
Boss SYB-5 synth
Peavy Max 700 Bass Amp w/ Peavy Pro 410 Bass Cab
Ampeg BA-115T

Quote by loudog93
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destroys the phonebook
#7
Quote by BubbaBassGuitar
that a good thing or a bad thing?


Quote by The FAQ
Agathis: A common wood found on many Squier basses. I've read somewhere that it's related to the mahogany tree, but tonally, there are very few similarities. It's quite tonally neutral - there's not a lot of character or nuance detail. It doesn't have any particular strong qualities, but sounds a bit livelier than some of the other budget tone woods. It can be heavy, and that could slide the neutral tone into one with some low-end heft. However, it's not quite as clear as some of the more expensive woods. This wood is considered to be a cheap substitution of Alder and tonally could be considered so. There's a decent amount of wood grain for a tone wood of this price.


So it's a cheap wood. I personally wouldn't get a new neck.
#8
Quote by Captain Insano
So it's a cheap wood. I personally wouldn't get a new neck.


well thats exactly what i needed.
why thankyou kind sir
GEAR
Fender American Jazz Standard Bass
EHX Russian Big Muff
Boss SYB-5 synth
Peavy Max 700 Bass Amp w/ Peavy Pro 410 Bass Cab
Ampeg BA-115T

Quote by loudog93
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destroys the phonebook
#9
be careful with the scratchplate - if it's not a fender there's a chance it won't quite be the same size.
#10
finally someone else that has heard of silvertone lol. it was my first bass. i dont kno if urs does but mine doesnt have a truss rod in the neck and mine has seriously started to warp (mine was also a handme down) but i would replace it but a +1 to silvertone lol