refurbishing my PB...

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  1. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod

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    In 2004, I built my version of a Precision Bass, calling it a Pro Bass. I used basswood for the body and a hard rock maple neck...all from slabs...the neck even had a paddle head! I painted it to match my then, Chevy S-10 (it now matches my Ford Focus SE). I used Quarter Pounder pickups in it. I sold it a few years later and it went on tour with The Shindiggers. I recently got it back....and it was a little worse for wear. Touched up the paint....waxed the body and sanded the neck and applied three coats of Tru-Oil to it. Its a great,, bouncy bass and I'm fairly happy with how it turned out...


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  2. StevenZ

    StevenZ Texas or nothin' Subscriber

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    Nice work!
     
  3. Mister Pig

    Mister Pig Pigamus Maximus

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    Beautiful! Don't give it to a pig, we got hooves and would scratch it up I am afraid.

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  4. RichPA

    RichPA Don't drive angry Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

    Looking good!
     
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  6. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod

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    After refurbishing it...I put this old girl away. Today was a rainy Memorial Day....so I decided to pull it out to play around on it a bit.
    It currently has roundwounds on it (don't ask what kind)...am thinking about putting flats on it for awhile. But as it is...it's bright and bouncy!
     

     

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  7. Superreverb

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    Have you tried the GHS Pressure Wound strings? I hate round wounds and I hate flat wounds, but Pressure Wound GHS strings are the perfect in-between. They're all I've used for the past 30-years.
     
  8. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod

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    Will have to give those a try. I love how flats feel and are easy to play...but hate their dull flat tone. Rounds sound bright...sometimes too much so...but hate how they feel.
     
  9. Ross6860

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    Beautiful Pacific Blue. Open-gear tuners and everything. Very nice.

    Thanks for the tip. My sissy fingers can't play rounds.
     
  10. Superreverb

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    I hear ya there. Also, I just don't like the tone I get from round wounds, plus I hate the squeeks. A great bass player I worked with years ago turned me on to them in the mid-80s. Been using them ever since. Another big plus is that they don't wear your frets down - this is important to me, as my main bass is a '67 Jazz Bass with the original frets.
     
  11. JohnMac

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    Very nice Celt. I love the color!
     

     

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