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Sprucing Up A Couple Of Cheap P Basses

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by rhythmjones, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. rhythmjones

    rhythmjones Tele-Holic

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    Years ago, when I first started getting into working on guitars, my friend sold me his old Hamer Slammer P Bass copy for almost nothing to use as a guinea pig.

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    I painted it blue very terribly, and it sat around my house mostly unused for a long time.

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    I always figured I'd go back to it one day. A few weeks ago I finally got a hair up my ass to do something with it. I really like flatwounds and I've always liked the looks of Fender basses with the covers on. So I decided to do something really wild with it, to knock up the cool factor. After tossing around a few color options, I decided to go with some Krylon Glitter Blast silver in a rattle can.

    Painted the body and headstock, added flatwounds and covers, and it's super sweet!

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    The bass player in my band liked it so much he offered to buy it from me. I let him have it for what I had in to it, and used that money to buy a CAR Affinity P Bass.

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    Of course, I needed to give it the same treatment. So I painted the headstock, put on a mint guard, flatwounds, finger rest and covers. Voila!

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    I may consider upgrading the electronics at some point, but for now, I've got a pretty cool looking bass that plays and sounds good enough for a minimal investment.
     
  2. jcss

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    Nice work!
     
  3. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yeah, nice sparkle! Even nicer score!
     
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