#1
I'm looking for a Jazz Bass with a p bass pick guard and the one split pickup. No tone knobs only one volume knob. Pretty much a Hoppus bass that isn't a signature. Is there a way I can get this from Warmoth?
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#2
Warmoth can build you one but it won't be cheap.

EDIT:The price is dependant on what you chose for body wood and the options you've mentioned already.
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#3
What options would I choose? Would I go with J Bass or another J option?


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I was just gonna go with alder. How would I get a p bass pickguard on it?
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#4
Warmoth has a body builder on their site.
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#5
I know. The pickguard is the issue though.
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#6
Pickguards screw on. It's going to look horrible imo. Just get the Hoppus sig or some kind of P/J Jazz and don't use the bridge pickup.
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#7
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Pickguards screw on. It's going to look horrible imo. Just get the Hoppus sig or some kind of P/J Jazz and don't use the bridge pickup.

This. Hell, you might even grow to like the J pickup and blend it with the split-coil.
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What's wrong with just getting the Hoppus sig?

Its expensive.

And will it screw onto the right spot?
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#10
a custom will be way more expensive

how is that not obvious?
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#11
To get this body to fit a p bass pickguard a
and have a single p bass pickup will it be more than 800 USD for the whole bass?
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#12
If you're going to get specialised, customised parts from somewhere like Warmoth, it's very probably going to be more expensive than a mass produced instrument.

I have no idea about prices where you are, a Squier VM would go for about $800 here, maybe more.
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#13
Ok. So a single pickup is out of the picture. Does a standard j bass accommodate a p bass neck pup?


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Is that a j bass body? And will a p bass pickguard fit that?
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#14
Some MIMs have a bit of a soapbar rout for the neck pickup which you MIGHT be able to fit a P pickup in but I'm not sure what years they were. Why not just look for a used Hoppus sig? You'd probably find one in the vicinity of 4-500 USD. Fender Japan do a couple of jazzes with P/J config, the Aerodyne and a couple other models and there's the (Mexican?) Frank Bello sig. But it sounds like they're out of your price range anyway.

EDIT: That's a Hoppus sig body, they have their own style of pickguard, a P guard will not fit.
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#15
Just to put to rest this whole pickguard thing: No P bass pickguard will fit correctly on any J body. They're two different body shapes, and their respective pickguards are designed to conform to those shapes. If you want a P-style guard on a J bass, you'll have to get a custom pickguard made, or cut one yourself from stock material.

If you want a J body shape with a split P pickup, a used Hoppus sig, or a P/J like an Aerodyne or a used JP-90 is probably going to be your cheapest option. Just bear in mind that the Hoppus sig has a P neck profile as opposed to a J one.
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#16
Alright. Last two posts, thanks. I would get a P/J but I want one pickup. So Ill get a used Hoppus. I have played a Hoppus bass. I like the simplicity. Thanks for clearing everything up.
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#17
do mean simplicity of use or stylistic simplicity? cuz having 2 pickups is just as easy, just turn the volume to 0 on one of them and keep your tone at 10 and viola its the same thing.
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#18
What kind of neck does an aerodyne take? I like those.
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#19
I think p and j necks are interchangeable, but i would assume it has a j neck on it stock.
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#20
get a fender aerodyne jazz and pull the knobs out.

dunno why you would want to though...

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