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#1
So over the last year I've been buying parts and customizing my first bass, my Squier.

It started out looking like this. (4 years ago.)



Then it looked like this. (3 years ago.)



Then it was ripped apart and sat in my closet for about a year. (2 years ago.)

Now it looks like this.













I'm just waiting for the tuners to come in then I'm going to get it set up.

What do you guys think?
Originally posted by Fendon
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Last edited by herrly at Nov 20, 2008,
#3
looks nice, are u gonna raise the pickups a little when u string it? cause they look way too low in the last pic
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#4
Thanks guys. Yeah I just got it wired up today and the pickups have been raised.
Originally posted by Fendon
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do you have cancer?
#5
ok cool. looks great-the natural finish contrasts the black hardware really nicely
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#6
Here's a list of what I did/got for the bass.

SX lefty neck with black blocks and binding
Black Hipshot Ultralite clover tuners
Black Hipshot Ultralite clover detuner
Black string retainer
Black Leo Quan Badass II bridge
Black Jim Dunlop straplocks
Black/white/black pickguard
Black metal knobs
Black jack plate
Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder P pickup
Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder J pickup
Output jack moved from top to side of body
Sanded down front and back
Clear gloss finish

I've put over $800 into the bass so far.
Originally posted by Fendon
your freakin ugly bud

do you have cancer?
#9
Here are some more pictures. Pretty much the same as the other ones but now all the parts are screwed in and the pickups have been wired up and raised. As you can see in the 3rd pic I left the sides black. The sides are also pretty dinged up because this bass is from 82/83.







Originally posted by Fendon
your freakin ugly bud

do you have cancer?
Last edited by herrly at Nov 20, 2008,
#10
nice choice leaving the sides black. it makes it look like it's bound when you look directly at the front or back. all in all, looks awesome, man.
#11
love it good work, and quite original too- havent seen many like that!
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#12
Thanks again guys.

If you look closely at the finish you'll notice its very streaky. I don't mind though, from far away it looks good. It feels good and protects the wood from dirt and sweat, so its doing its job.
Originally posted by Fendon
your freakin ugly bud

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#13
Wow, that looks amazing. Great job man, leaving the sides black was pure genius.
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#15
I truly like the black binding. Maybe a white like surrounding the black binding would look quite nice just how the while plays well in the pick guard
#16
Hey guys, I got a question.

How do I get rid of the smell from the Varathane finish? It's been a few days and it still smells strong. Is there anything I can spray or wipe on the bass to get rid of the odour?
Originally posted by Fendon
your freakin ugly bud

do you have cancer?
#17
Just let it air alot, keep it on a stand in an airy spot near a window instead of locked in a case. It'll still take a week or two to get rid of the smell, it makes me sick too =P

But excellent job on this man! Looks amazing, bet it plays a beaut'
#18
That looks amazing mate. I always love it when people mod their first guitars quite heavily. I'm working on my RG, but just got a few more important things to do on my Tele first.

I like that you've left the sides black. I know someone at a guitar shop who did the same thing with his Highway One Tele, looks awesome.
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#19
Thats pretty nice! Thinking of doing the same to my squier. What did you use to sand it down?
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#20
Just an electric palm sander.
Originally posted by Fendon
your freakin ugly bud

do you have cancer?
#21
Hey nice, how did you do the inlays?

Or did you buy a new neck?

Sorry if you have already mentioned it, I couldn't see no info about the neck/inlays.


Nvm lol, Nice is all I can say really, the lefty neck must be a pain sometimes though, when changing strings, tuning etc.
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#22
Haha no problem.

It hasn't been fully strung and set up yet. I'm still waiting on my tuners to arrive. My preferred brand of strings is D'Addario and they have long scale strings so the E and A will reach the tuning pegs once I string it up.

I got the lefty neck just for looks.
Originally posted by Fendon
your freakin ugly bud

do you have cancer?
#24
With the pickups in it, it better sound good. Haha.
Originally posted by Fendon
your freakin ugly bud

do you have cancer?
#25
So I'm pretty sure the post office lost my money order payment for Hipshot Products. So this project is being put on hold and won't be finished for awhile now. I gotta send away files and forms to find my money order and get my money back.
Originally posted by Fendon
your freakin ugly bud

do you have cancer?
Last edited by herrly at Jul 13, 2008,
#26
Thats pretty sweet my man i gotta admit!!!!

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#27
oh my god, ace
i love it... soo much.. i want to have one now
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#29
Looks great hope you get it finished soon! Good luck!

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#30
So I was wrong, the post office didn't lose it at all. I got my Hipshot Xtender and Ultralites today. I'm sending my bass to a bass tech I know on Thursday and it should be ready in a week or so!
Originally posted by Fendon
your freakin ugly bud

do you have cancer?
#31
Good for you. Sadly, it's been a month and my brakes haven't arrived. Damn Chinamen.
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#32
Lol, that sucks man. They arrived just in time too, my bands got a gig on the 19th. I'm gonna be rockin' out on this bass for sure.
Originally posted by Fendon
your freakin ugly bud

do you have cancer?
#33
i want to do that to my guitar now
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#34
So I sent the bass to get set up and strung today, it should be ready in a week. So expect some finished pics in a week.
Originally posted by Fendon
your freakin ugly bud

do you have cancer?
#35
A week to set up???? but can't wait to see final pictures.

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#36
Goddamn, it's hard to believe that those are the same basses. That's just beautiful mate.
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#37
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A week to set up???? but can't wait to see final pictures.


Well yeah, he has to install the tuners for me and set up the detuner. He also has to file down the saddles for the badass bridge. And the neck has never been used before so he has to fiddle with the truss rod.

I will definitely get some final pictures for you guys though.

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Goddamn, it's hard to believe that those are the same basses. That's just beautiful mate.


Haha thanks, it was a lot of work, time and money to get this bass where its at right now.
Originally posted by Fendon
your freakin ugly bud

do you have cancer?
Last edited by herrly at Jul 13, 2008,
#38
Well aslong as you like it doesn't matter how much it costs =)

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#39
I love those inlays so much. You can't even see the joins in the body! God you got a good Squier.

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#40
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I love those inlays so much. You can't even see the joins in the body! God you got a good Squier.


Hey thanks. I agree that it does have a decent level of quality. What are joins by the way?
Originally posted by Fendon
your freakin ugly bud

do you have cancer?
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