#1
So, if you have noticed I have made a few threads about differant basses I have been considering... but now, I have decided on a bass ... but you know ... MODS!!! ... so I will be purchasing a Squier Standard Precision Special (long title ...). I will be changing the pickups and adding a custom graphic (if I have time to paint :P) and make it just better in general... suggestions?


http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/squier-standard-p-bass-special/3822


They should make a show called Pimp My Bass with Victor Hooten being the host ...
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#5
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why not take the 100 pounds you'd spend on better pickups and put it toward a new bass? I love modding as much as the next guy, but why buy a new instrument for full price with the specific intent of dumping a ton of money into it?



because I would not be able to mod it straight away, and I have a gig next week
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why not take the 100 pounds you'd spend on better pickups and put it toward a new bass? I love modding as much as the next guy, but why buy a new instrument for full price with the specific intent of dumping a ton of money into it?


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#7
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Who is Victor Hooten?


The pimped out white version of Victor Wooten I'm guessing


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The pimped out white version of Victor Wooten I'm guessing



oh it was a spelling mistake XD
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#9
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because I would not be able to mod it straight away, and I have a gig next week


... you wouldn't need to mod it straight away as you would with the squier because it would inherently be 100 pounds better. a bass for 250 would probably be better than what you could make out of a 150 guitar and 150 in parts.

Now if you got a great deal on a moddable bass or had a bunch of extra parts lying around to go in your new bass, this would make sense to me. Oh well, to each his own.
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Quote by dullsilver_mike
... you wouldn't need to mod it straight away as you would with the squier because it would inherently be 100 pounds better. a bass for 250 would probably be better than what you could make out of a 150 guitar and 150 in parts.

Now if you got a great deal on a moddable bass or had a bunch of extra parts lying around to go in your new bass, this would make sense to me. Oh well, to each his own.


if i had the money i would, i only have 150 for a bass... so im kinda screwed, and i love precisions
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if i had the money i would, i only have 150 for a bass... so im kinda screwed, and i love precisions


Well that's fine and make sense, but I thought you said you were going to mod your bass with some upgrades for a gig next week. If you had the money to do that, they I would assume you could have just spent that money on a better bass.

That pronoun "it" makes things confusing, in your last post it sounded like you couldn't afford to mod a nicer bass, but you could afford to mod the squier.
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Quote by dullsilver_mike
Well that's fine and make sense, but I thought you said you were going to mod your bass with some upgrades for a gig next week. If you had the money to do that, they I would assume you could have just spent that money on a better bass.


no lol XD

but still, its christmas soon ... so any upgrades i could buy?
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#13
Cheap upgrades include new electronics, waxing the pups if they are super noisy and microphonic, strap locks, full shielding if it isn't already shielded, and a good set up (free if you do it yourself).

I wouldn't actually change pups or bridge until I had played the bass thoroughly and really knew what it was like, who knows you may love the way it sounds stock.

IMO tuners aren't worth changing on most basses, even cheap ones, as only players of certain crazy styles really knock the strings out of tune easily, and most cheap tuners do a passable job. A neck swap on a squier is never worth it, and I've never changed a nut, so I can't attest to how much of an improvement that makes, but if it's glued in and needs to be shaved to a proper height I think I'd take it to a tech which might make the project too pricey for a squier.
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Quote by dullsilver_mike
Cheap upgrades include new electronics, waxing the pups if they are super noisy and microphonic, strap locks, full shielding if it isn't already shielded, and a good set up (free if you do it yourself).

I wouldn't actually change pups or bridge until I had played the bass thoroughly and really knew what it was like, who knows you may love the way it sounds stock.

IMO tuners aren't worth changing on most basses, even cheap ones, as only players of certain crazy styles really knock the strings out of tune easily, and most cheap tuners do a passable job. A neck swap on a squier is never worth it, and I've never changed a nut, so I can't attest to how much of an improvement that makes, but if it's glued in and needs to be shaved to a proper height I think I'd take it to a tech which might make the project too pricey for a squier.



i already have straplocks and i didnt want to change the neck because this one has a jazz bass neck instead, a reason why i wanted this one instead of the other squier precision (also it has a jazz pickup, for my tonal variety :P)
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#15
With respect, just playing the fcking thing man. If you have to ask people what to buy, you dont need it. So put your money away for a rainy day and go practice.
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With respect, just playing the fcking thing man. If you have to ask people what to buy, you dont need it. So put your money away for a rainy day and go practice.


will do, by the way, i listened to your recording ... man was i ****ing blown away, your really good!
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#17
Imo the squier vintage mod precision is much better in value than the squier standard precision. Instead of buying a bunch of extra stuff for mods, just put it towards an even better bass!
#18
i say save up and get a MIM Fender and mod from there, at least you'll have a good base to start from then
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Who is Victor Hooten?

WHAT!, The greatest funk player ever
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WHAT!, The greatest funk player ever


Pretty sure it's Victor Wooten...


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#22
hmmm wooten and funk don't instantly go together in my head, wooten and slap yeah, wooten and wank definately, but not wooten and funk. especially not the greatest funk bassist ever surely that honour must go to Larry Graham or Marcus Miller
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a kool funk player


I agree whoever said get a Fender MIM P, but get one second hand. If you will mod it eventually then it won't matter as much if you mess it up, cause it won't be brand new, and also it'll be a hell of a lot cheaper being second hand.
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upon further investigation i whole-heartedly agree, he is made of funk
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