June 3rd, 2012, 10:56 PM
P bass with Fender Tele Bass pickup. Squier body and neck from a P bass, Squier VM TB pickup, Fender vintage bridge upgrade, Custom 3 ply pickguard, Hipshot tuners. Custom build with removed headstock logo, neck refinished with nitro, rolled fretboard edges, Tele Bass pickup placed in position of original P bass pickup for deep lows without the mud.
June 3rd, 2012, 11:15 PM
Oh thats a nice one. What height are the strings set at & does it play as good as it looks? Thanks for sharing. Take care. Bob
June 3rd, 2012, 11:17 PM
I like my strings around 3/32 - plays like a dream but I have back issues and it weighs in at just over 9 pounds so it sadly gets little use.
June 3rd, 2012, 11:26 PM
Perfect placement for the 'bucker---looks great!
June 4th, 2012, 02:00 AM
June 4th, 2012, 02:42 PM
In my book, this begs for two things: Telecaster Bass chrome cover over the bridge and maple fingerboard. :wink:
June 4th, 2012, 03:35 PM
Have you considered using the coil tap option of that pickup? I have one in my 78 Tele (original pickup died) and I'm thinking about using a coil splitter switch. My humbucker is in the front position, and I have a single coil P pickup in the middle spot.
June 4th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Have you considered using the coil tap option of that pickup? I have one in my 78 Tele (original pickup died) and I'm thinking about using a coil splitter switch.
Consider a phase or series/parallel switch instead.
This is my assumption based on experience of using, between others, Peavey T-40 and modded Squier VM 70's TB:
coil select for a pickup in this postion (the coil right in the one fourt of the string lenght) probably won't create a difference in sound as big as in the so called 'sweet spot' (like in MM Stingray). The S/P switch will change the sound much more.
Of course, I can be wrong, but any opinion matters, right?
June 4th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Thanks for the advice Immo!
Here's what it looks like.
June 5th, 2012, 03:42 PM
I was thinking about the same PU configuration on my Tele Bass, sort of like this (crude, I know)http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1050/telebass.png
As for the PU controls - I'd simply replaced the potentiometers with coaxial.
One for vol/tone of mudbucker, one for vol/tone of single coil PU. Everything else would pointlessly complicate things. This bass should be simple and pure. In my opinion.
June 5th, 2012, 06:58 PM
"As for the PU controls - I'd simply replaced the potentiometers with coaxial.
One for vol/tone of mudbucker, one for vol/tone of single coil PU. Everything else would pointlessly complicate things. This bass should be simple and pure. In my opinion."
I went even more simple. Two volumes. I always run my tone control on the bass wide open anyway.
June 5th, 2012, 07:38 PM
I have to have a tone pot in my Tele. Mud on the closed tone setting is as great as the full-mid-honk of the tone pot wide open. Actually, adding the ability to pull the strings anywhere from neck to bridge, it's the most "broadband-sounding" bass I ever had/used, even more than EB-3, I believe. So it'd be a shame to resign from this opportunity to go from dark bluesey sound though pocket size double bass to a sharp funk machine in seconds.
But we're really offtop'ing here. :grin: