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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:05 am    Post subject: squier bronco bass to musicmaster conversion Reply with quote

we'll just go in order of progress.





when i got the bass, it had been refinished in red nitro, had a nice crack on the top, and the outline of the pg was traced into the nitro (WTF?). excuse shitty cell phone pics.




the neck had those dinky little triangle tuners on it, and rather than buy the ones astro bought, i bought some AXL bullshit jackoff p-bass slotheads from ebay. i just figured "all bass tuners are similar size, right?" WRONG.

the tuners i got were easily 1/4" more in radius. so, return? nah. drill the holes out? sure.




turned out really good, except they're a tad out of line. but will work fine for a $100 guitar.

i couldn't get any stripper to take the paint off, so i just sanded it down, and filled all the holes with a bamboo skewer. i went over the blems with plasticwood, and primed the shit out of it. looked really great, but didn't take pics for some silly reason.

tonight i finished priming and 320'd the last bit of turds, and shot that bitch with rustoleum gloss in some sort of daphne blue. will be auto-cleared once i get the base finish right.




those pics are in bad lighting, but really looks more like this:



will basically look like this when i'm done, except maple neck, white hot rail, and one vol pot, (hidden tone pot for safety lulz) and maybe a thumb rest:



may try to find a mm neck at some point (missed a 76 in june for $100). i'll use this thread to post more progress.

let me know if i've done some misdeeds here...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude. Nice work. If you ever get a new neck for this, can I has dibs on the maple one?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks pretty slick, i love these cheapie projects
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

damienblair17 wrote:
Dude. Nice work. If you ever get a new neck for this, can I has dibs on the maple one?


dun.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

something that bad ass needs nonesuch.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE!

I can send you a "Fender Musicmaster bass" decal, for freez. The decal maker I bought from sent me 3 of them (so I have 2 extra). It's the early, smaller design. If you're interested PM me your address and I'll stick it in the post tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

man, i appreciate it, but i'm going to keep the neck pretty much as is (after tuners a'course).

thanks though, really.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really cool, I'm thinking of starting my first project also using a Squier Bronco as the basis.
Can anyone tell me if the Bronco body will fit a full size P Bass neck?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

starbuckered, if i remember correctly, it will fit, but will not intonate correctly.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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starbuckered, if i remember correctly, it will fit, but will not intonate correctly.


neck dive like whoa.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no shit, why would you want to put a pbass neck on it? the bronco neck is basically the same as a j-bass, only short scale. if you want a pbass neck, buy a pbass. you ain't gonna be happy with a bronco.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hotrodperlmutter wrote:
no shit, why would you want to put a pbass neck on it? the bronco neck is basically the same as a j-bass, only short scale. if you want a pbass neck, buy a pbass. you ain't gonna be happy with a bronco.


So is it worth trying to mod it with a full size J-bass neck or am I an idiot. Sorry I don't know anything about these things.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you still have the pickguard?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, want it?

it's a bit ruffed up, but sparky would be able to put a nice treatment on it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks ace!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx man. yeah, it's far from done. i was actually hoping this thread would sink to the bottom and out of everyone's minds (assuming it was ever there) until i can get someone to make the pg for under $100.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hotrodperlmutter wrote:
yeah, want it?

it's a bit ruffed up, but sparky would be able to put a nice treatment on it.


I am interested. I have a Squier Bronco w/ no pg. PM or email me. jdturner@san.rr.com

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i ordered the pg from jeannie's. i know, i know. but he said he could do it if i sent him a picture of what i wanted. so i did, and described it to him to a fucking t.

so i got the pickguard, and my suspicions were confirmed...

he would fuck something up.

while it's no big deal, it isn't what i ordered.




i requested it have a single knob hole, which is essentially a 'tone' pot hole. not only did i request it only have the tone knob hole, but also that it should not have the 'volume' knob hole. he put them both.

wtf. the quality is very nice, all things considered.


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