#1
SO heres the story ,

I have a squier P-bass and I am ready to do some work so I was wondering


1) Will a Fender P-bass neck fit my guitar

And

2) Could I install a set of Dimarzio p-bass pick ups in it

Please dont recomend buying a new bass, I want to do this.


Thanks guys

all advice welcome.
#2
yes and yes.
but you should buy new bass.
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#3
1 the difference between the squier and the fender neck are the quality. you shoud have no problems installing the new neck. maybe some filing will do a good job.

2 yes

don't flame me if i'm wrong
#4
^ur not wrong, and from what ive heard, the fender neck is a MAJOR improvment in quility from the squire
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#5
Alright thanks guys, I have been looking and I found some necks on ebay for a good price, I will buy the pick ups at guitar center or one of the other music stores in my area.


My next question is how hard is it to change out the pick ups?

I have never done this so any tips or help would be nice.

Thanks guys.
#6
changing pickups isn't hard if you can do a bit of soldering how ever id recommend changing all the electronics just for better quality
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#7
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yes and yes.
but you should buy new bass.


Actually mate provided the body is made out of something decent he'll probably have a pretty decent bass at the end of this.

Also try 3 hugs a day. It makes you live longer.
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#8
3 hugs a day? Wow never thought of that. lol.

Anyways I have also looked at changing the bridge. Any recomendations? Best quality for a lowest price always helps.


Thanks a lot guys and more advice is always welcome


See ya.


*Edit* Oh yeah I am also looking to paint it a new color what should I use?
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#9
the best bridge to buy is the leo quan badass II. it smokes all other bridges out there
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Actually mate provided the body is made out of something decent he'll probably have a pretty decent bass at the end of this.

Also try 3 hugs a day. It makes you live longer.

I actually like hugs, I just thought it was kinda funny.
also, for all the time, effort and money, he could upgrade for less.

try this for paint- all black, then router out a happy face in the wood, then glue something shiny and yellow in the holes. that'd be sweet. Don't forget to clear finish at the end!
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#11
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the best bridge to buy is the leo quan badass II. it smokes all other bridges out there

It is a nice bridge, some people don't like them because they add more treble.
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#12
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the difference between the squier and the fender neck are the quality.
...


Well, Fender's and Squier's Strats are both made of maple, has the same shape and finish and they've both got rosewood fingerboards.
#13
Alright thanks guys.


And the reason I am doing this is

1) I want a project

2) I dont have the money to drop on a new bass

3) I dont need a third bass laying around

4) I am buying these parts over summer.


Thanks guys. Now you said that the badass II bridge adds treble, how noticeable is it? If it is too much I think I will look else where.


Thanks guys and more advice is welcome.
#14
I also concur that you should just replace all the electronics and shield your bass while it's apart. If you can solder then it's no problem. A couple quality pots shouldn't cost you much and the improvement would be worthwhile.
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Thanks guys. Now you said that the badass II bridge adds treble, how noticeable is it? If it is too much I think I will look else where.
Some people say it is really noticeable. I guess it depends your ears. An alternative for the badass II is the Gotoh 201. Another issue with both the badass and gotoh is the action. They both can't get the strings as low as the fender bridge.
If your going to get a badass, stalk talkbass forums in the classified section for a used badass II. The cheapest you can get them is $45 for the unslotted bridges.
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