Topic: Bass Restoration
I got a bass from Bigdawgz (aka Hizzoner). He has a business buying and selling used things, mostly instruments. He bought out a store that was closing. This store had their own brand called Guitar Works. He had a bass left at the end of selling the other things. Good wood on it, but the components were shot.
I'm restoring it in two phases. I bought the materials for phase one the other night.
1. Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder pickups, plus foam and screws.
2. An on board unpowered pre amp to replace the pots and jack. It uses screws for pickup connections, so I'll be able to try different sounds without soldering.
3. A set of GHS Boomer strings with a lighter than usual gauge for me. .040 to .090. I usually use .045 to .105. Hoping to try more popping and modern sounding attacks with this bass. My usual style is more like walking bass and Chicago blues style riffs. Both my current basses has very traditional sound setups as a result.
4. A replacement pick guard. The current one is white and warped and flat out ugly. I don't like white pick guards and pickups. The new pickups are black. The new pickguard is a darker shade of baby blue decorated with black paisley designs.
5. I'll shield all the cavities and covers while it's open.
Phase 2, which will require a new cash infusion, will get a new high mass preferably bell brass bridge in black, black tuning machines, and maybe black strings.
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude