#1
I got an Affinity with a broken truss rod,



I stripped it and tried to stain it. But it is
alder with maple on front and back. The
maple won't take stain.



So I painted it true blue. I got a Bass
Lines SP3 Quarter Pounder and new
pots and cap,



My Mighty Mite Jazz bass neck came in
today,







I was able to finish it. The neck was perfectly
adjusted. Didn't have to adjust truss rod. It
plays and sounds wonderful I am very pleased,









Thanks fer L@@kin,

Tabdog
#3
This is one of the things I'm considering doing. I've probably spent far too long looking at parts over the last couple of days. I love that color. I don't know if I'll be repainting yet.. depends what the paint (if there is any) already on the body is like when I get hold of it.
Last edited by GAPendragon at Jun 16, 2011,
#4
Love EVERYTHING.... but the Gibson style knobs...

But that doesn't matter one fracking bit so long as it plays and sounds good!!!!

Happy new parts-bass day!!
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#5
Quote by GAPendragon
This is one of the things I'm considering doing. I've probably spent far too long looking at parts over the last couple of days. I love that color. I don't know if I'll be repainting yet.. depends what the paint (if there is any) already on the body is like when I get hold of it.


Hay Dragon,

I have some truthful info for you that may help.

Painting;

It ain't easy!

The paint job does not look that good up close.
I have done this in the past. I still need more
finish on it. Before I continue, the paint must
cure. You can't just pile cheap paint on. It then
needs to be buffed smooth and continue with
more finish and finish it off with clear coat. It
takes a long time.

I don't have the patients to not play it while I
should be letting it hang in storage. That has
down sides. Bumps and scratches must be
removed which causes the finish to have to be
completely removed in places.

In other words, I'm half ass doing it.

Cost;

I was trying to keep my total investment below
$200, but it has cost me $230 so far.

Mighty Mite neck $110
Bass Lines SPB-3 pup, pots, cap and input $90
Sguier Affinity $25
Paint $4

Total is $229 and counting. I got used strings
on it for now and it sounds awesome. It's
bright and clear. I shudder to think what it may
sound like with a set of ROTO 66's on it.

I have arthritis in my hands and can not play a
P neck as easy as a Jazz. I wanted a Jazz neck
on a P bass,

Now I are one,

Tabdog
Last edited by tabdog at Jun 16, 2011,
#6
Looks pretty rad. I've.always wanted to do that to mine
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