As announced in May I have undertaken the task of modifying my favourite Ronaldo Custom and Fender P Bass. I experienced very little difficulty in changing the bridge from a vintage style Wilkinson p bass bridge for Mexican made Fender … Continue reading
Many years ago I picked up a 1992 Made in Mexico Fender Precision bass. That same night I put a new pick guard and pickup in that same bass (at the time tortoise style pick guard, and a Seymour Duncan QP1 pickup). Even farther along in the bass’ life I also swapped the strap buttons for the fender longing spring loaded system, and soon after a new Ronaldo Custom Neck. The bass would also get a Wilkinson bridge some years ago which changed the character of the sound greatly. Among other important changes that have occurred in the bass is swapping out the stock electronics and the QP1 for a Geezer Butler EMG set and it remained in such a state retaining the following;
Stock licensed by Shaller tuners, maple neck with rosewood board and matching headstock, Geezer butler pickup, Paisley pickguard, Wilkinson vintage style bridge.
This is soon changing…As of May 2019 I am going to be doing a both functional and aesthetic change to commemorate my own musical journey progression. After having recently invested in new hardware for the bass most notably in a new Hipshot kickass bridge and Hipshot tuners!
This modification will be well documented and before and after footage will be made.
This guy is the real deal when it comes to the authentic Jazz experience. Dandy Wellington takes New York’s jazz scene by storm- arguably, he exponentially grows it. The Retro Revival had a fantastic opportunity to get to know Dandy … Continue reading
Recently I picked up a Squier Bronco Bass from The Guitar Boutique in Ridgefield New Jersey. So in a bit of an experiment to see what a modded mid-price Mexican made short scale Bass by Fender sounds like in comparison … Continue reading
Swapped the neck pup with a Seymour Duncan Hot Neck Pickup for Jazzmaster.
The short version, it is a near perfect instrument, it embodies everything I look for in a quality musical instrument. Get one if you can, they are well worth it. As a side note; I tried the St. Vincent EBMM guitar … Continue reading
Continuing from last months post, I found quite a few parts that simply worked out to be perfect fits for this guitar, Sound wise the guitar has more of a strat sound because of the pickups I had … Continue reading