Modifying MIJ Fenders

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Modifying MIJ Fenders

Postby MickeyOne » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:00 am

I have an '89 MIJ P-Bass that I adore and am considering routing for a G&L Bridge. Any thoughts? I find MIJ Fenders to be undervalued. I had no second thoughts about sticking a MFD in it, but that is reversible. Sounds 100% better BTW. I'd love to get your opinions on the bridge routing.
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Re: Modifying MIJ Fenders

Postby dukeplaysbass » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:41 am

Eh...I still see those basses at $400, sometimes less.

Why a G&L bridge, tho? You can put a BadAss on it and not drill anything and get much of the same effect. Yeah, sure, you don't have the intonation lock, but you'll live, I'm sure....
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Re: Modifying MIJ Fenders

Postby felig » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:00 pm

I agree--get a Badass II & you won't even have to warm up your drill, & you won't further "under-value" your MIJ.
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Re: Modifying MIJ Fenders

Postby kennans » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:27 am

I am a firm believer that basses are tools, not investments, and as such you should do whatever you think will make that tool work better for you. HOWEVER, the problem with routing for a bridge is that you don't get to change your mind, like...ever.

As others have said, there are many choices in aftermarket bridges that won't mean digging holes in the body.
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Re: Modifying MIJ Fenders

Postby MickeyOne » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:30 pm

kennans wrote:I am a firm believer that basses are tools, not investments, and as such you should do whatever you think will make that tool work better for you. HOWEVER, the problem with routing for a bridge is that you don't get to change your mind, like...ever.

As others have said, there are many choices in aftermarket bridges that won't mean digging holes in the body.


Thanks for all the advice. I went ahead with it. I just love the G & L bridges and hate the look of the Fenders. Looks great, sounds great.
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Re: Modifying MIJ Fenders

Postby SpankyAndy2 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:03 pm

You forgot to add a G&L Wunkay OMG! switch [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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Re: Modifying MIJ Fenders

Postby MickeyOne » Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:43 am

[quote="SpankyAndy2"]You forgot to add a G&L Wunkay OMG! switch [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif][/quote]

Please tell me how. This is now my go to bass but I'm often torn between this and my beater L-1000.
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Re: Modifying MIJ Fenders

Postby Kevin Probass Borden » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:18 am

FYI - In the future posts like this should go in the FENDER thread. This is not a vintage related post.

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