here we go again ... continuing to execute my plan to eventually own 1 of every kind of bass that I've wanted since I was a kid ...
I've now got the J ... time for the P!
The plan for this build was for a reasonably stock P bass, but to add some mods that I've been thinking about for a while ... namely a Piezo bridge. I've been a fan of Ned Steinberger for a long time (still own a Steinberger bass I bought in the 80's) and thought that the inclusion of a Piezo pickup in his later instruments was an interesting idea ... thought I might give it a shot and see what the result sounds like. I was also interested in ditching the scratchplate and doing the routing for the pickup and at the back for the electrics myself. I contacted Adam and, after a couple of back-and-forward emails he helped me decide on a 5 string P bass, with the body made from Ash, with no routing apart from the neck socket.
While I was waiting for the kit to arrive I also acquired all the hardware that I wanted to use on the build:
Schaller Piezo bridge, GraphTech Ghost pre-amp, EMG P5X active pickups, Warwick Just-A-Nut and straplocks and replacement Tuners (not a big fan of the flappy paddle stock ones)
This build is going to take a while ... 'cause the "project manager" has some other projects she wants me to work on as well! (which is perfectly fine with me ... happy wife etc.!!)