Well the only difference between most )MOST) bass effects and guitar effects is the input capacitor. So If you do a bit of research, then you might get by with a 50 cent capacitor instead. But research well if you go for this option.
I have a 1965 Kingston bass, and it had a .2 capacitor in it. I know from experience that a .1 capacitor is quite dark/muddy in newwer basses, so why does this one not appear muddy or dark? Its sound is comparable with a .047 capacitors tone turned all the way up. Any reasoning to this, or anything Im missing? (Its all original wiring, by the way.)
While Im on the subject of caps, Im looking to get a few new ones, and Ive hear that you cant really hear the difference in teh sound of caps as tone controls? If this is the case would I be just as good off buying cheapo ceramics (Or orange drops, havent decided. I tend to like both for different reasons) or should I go ahead and get the "Name Brand".
Nah, not too hard to place the bridge. Hardest part is making your neck pockets the same size, unless theyre all similar (Bass, guitar), never thought of that, but would like to use a guitar body for a bass.
Nah, I just got the one that Walmart used to carry. Found it in my music shop. And no joke, I play Fenders everytime I go there, cause I want one, and I think this bass sounds better. May just be my opinion though...
Okay, Im gonna get so spammed ect. for this, but I have to tell it. I bought a First Act bass beginning of this year for like $75. It was always an okay bass, but not too imprssive. I pulled it out today, shimmed the neck, threw on some new strings, and set it up properly, and guess what? It sounds amazing...I know, I couldnt beleive it either..Please tell me Im not insane, but with the setup I have, I would place this bass sound wise up with a Fender P.
It fits the string spacing fine, just covering all four strings. More info on it not picking up teh bass frequencies would be nice.. I jsut cant dish out $120 a pickup with teh shape this bass is in. :/
Is there any reason not to do this? I have a vintage bass, and the pickups are well over 100 apeice, but a guitar pickup fits the hole pretty nicely... Im gonna do mild work on it, but dont want to do any major work, like to fit biugger pickups in it.
MetalWarrior40 - Much thanks for this file man! You put long hours of hard work into this, its a shame some people didnt appreciate it as much as others. If you dont mind me asking, how did you size them up ect, to where you could make them a template? Maybe someone could carry on what you were doing with a small bit of information. Cheers, and much thanks man!
Oh man, I didnt mention the best part. Dangit. He gave me both basses for $50 because someone walked up and said they were junk, and he saw me looking at them and goes "Take em both for $50?" and then shoves it in the guys face.