#1
Hey, new here and I was wondering if it's even worth it to mod a squire p bass. Also i've never modded anything before so any help would be greatly appreicated.

-thanks, Lizard
I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer, the future is uncertain and the end is always near. - The Doors, Roadhouse Blues
#3
Modding Sqiers depends on one thing, the body wood. If it's a decent tonewood (not too sure on what's good for basses but Basswood and Mahogany seem to work well from the basses I've recorded) then there's a good chance that some new pickups and pots could just give you a nice little guitar. Not worth pouring your life savings into but good if you just want to make an average bass into a solid bass.
#4
Quote by Weybl Himself
Modding Sqiers depends on one thing, the body wood. If it's a decent tonewood (not too sure on what's good for basses but Basswood and Mahogany seem to work well from the basses I've recorded) then there's a good chance that some new pickups and pots could just give you a nice little guitar. Not worth pouring your life savings into but good if you just want to make an average bass into a solid bass.

Excellent advice. Plus, you'd learn a lot about your guitar in the process.

Buy one of those inexpensive $8 soldering iron kits from RadioShack and practice soldering and de-soldering before you even attempt it on your PBass. You'll need it to dis-assemble your PUs and jack and switch, etc. from the wiring harness prior to painting or staining.

For refinishing basics, check out:

ReRanch 101 - Finishing Basics.

and

Project Guitar Tutorials.

Also, look at the various modding/building threads here or check out compulsive modders' sigs - they have links to their mods or builds. When you do start your project, make a thread and post lots of pics. If you're actually working on a project instead of just asking questions, lots of savvy people will answer your questions. Good Luck!

#5
Hmm well i'm gonna consider it, but more than likely it'll have to wait awhile until i get a job lol. Thanks for the advice and when i start it i'll definitely put up alot of pics. ANd the dev, the doors rock man. \m/
I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer, the future is uncertain and the end is always near. - The Doors, Roadhouse Blues