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PVO_DavePVO_Dave Frets: 2209
Never got round to posting a Making and Modding post for this, because other than drilling a few holes and assembling it, the magic was really done by @GSPBASSES and @lamf68 ;

Got this body and neck from Graham a while back and shipped it off to Rich, before doing that, ordered up some Schaller tuners. EMG GZR pickups and the rest of the parts. 

Got this back from Rich yesterday and put it all together, never used solder less pickup sets before, so much simpler :) - The paint is really hard to photograph, either looks fairly flat or purple, in real life it has a real depth to it, the colour I picked was holoflake black. 

Enough jabbering, here we go: 










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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 20538
    Very nice bass!
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 15521
    Lovely.
    And good choice on the pickup too. EMG's system is so easy and they sound great.
    Humans will swim in the sea even though there are many corpses in it.  They will not swim in a pool with a corpse in it. 
    Therefore all humans have a water / corpse ratio that is acceptable to them.
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  • dazzajldazzajl Frets: 2759
    What an absolutely fabulous thing 
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 8861
    I keep wanting the control knobs to be the same chrome finish as all the other hardware.  :3
    Be seeing you.
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  • PVO_DavePVO_Dave Frets: 2209
    Thanks all!

    @fretmeister Very impressed with them so far, you couldn't pay me to have EMG's in a guitar, but these being passive sound great :) 

    @Funkfingers I wanted them to blend in to the pick guard from the front no not distract from the finish - these are great control knobs too, got them on two GSP guitars too
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 15521
    EMG bass pickups are a completely different beast to the guitar ones.

    The original J EMGs really do sound like 60s Fender ones without any of the hum related drawbacks. There's lots of pros using them even in traditional basses.
    Humans will swim in the sea even though there are many corpses in it.  They will not swim in a pool with a corpse in it. 
    Therefore all humans have a water / corpse ratio that is acceptable to them.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 56968
    Love the finish! I had an old Gibson L6S-type guitar called a Midnight Special years ago that was very similar.

    Needs an abalone pickguard :).

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • SnapSnap Frets: 4901
    that looks great!
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  • proggyproggy Frets: 4433
    I'm loving this bass, beautiful.
    What I really like about it is that it doesn't actually look black!
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  • UnclePsychosisUnclePsychosis Frets: 9495
    Yes. YES. YES 
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  • fits fits fit!
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  • DrJazzTapDrJazzTap Frets: 1625
    That looks lovely congratulations.
    I would love to change my username, but I fully understand the T&C's (it was an old band nickname). So please feel free to call me Dave.
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  • PVO_DavePVO_Dave Frets: 2209
    EMG bass pickups are a completely different beast to the guitar ones.

    The original J EMGs really do sound like 60s Fender ones without any of the hum related drawbacks. There's lots of pros using them even in traditional basses.
    Makes sense, I watched lots of reviews/shoot outs for P Bass pickups, these came out really well in most of them. 

    ICBM said:
    Love the finish! I had an old Gibson L6S-type guitar called a Midnight Special years ago that was very similar.

    Needs an abalone pickguard :).
    Think that might be a bit much :D 

    proggy said:
    I'm loving this bass, beautiful.
    What I really like about it is that it doesn't actually look black!
    With all the sparkly bits, looks more blue, but that works for me :) 

    Thanks everyone else for the comments, really happy with it. 
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  • KebabkidKebabkid Frets: 2587
    You're going to have to get another 5 more and call them 

    Top Cat, Benny The Ball, Choo-Choo, Brain, Spook ;)
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