Hello there, I figured that I want to modify my old bass a little, there are a couple of things I'd like to do with it such as giving it a new paint job, upgrading the pickups and changing the neck if that's possible. Now I've never done any of this before so I would greatly appreciate some help:
Will any bass neck fit? if so where do I find fairly cheap ones?What's a good way to get rid of the finish that's on there? can I just sand it off? And what precision pickups would you recommend?
Thanks for replies
submitted by /u/Drzpook
Recently been looking into new basses and have been intrigued by Fender Jag basses. I don't have one near me but from videos, the tone sounds nice, looks amazing, slim neck and slightly lighter body will be doing my body a favor.
Question is are they actually worth playing? I hear they have terrible protection coating or something and it hums badly. Also any noticeably differences between the MIA/MIJ vs MIM? Besides that MIM doesn't have an active switch?
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This week I did another '5 Guitar Licks' video showing some ideas to play over a funky soul vamp in G based on some of the sounds on the great Stax and Motown records.
The guitarists in the house bands like Steve Cropper and Robert White were amazing at coming up with simple, melodic parts that always helped better the song. One thing in particular I always love hearing in their playing is the way they would harmonize a simple melody with intervals. The licks in this video focus on showing ways to harmonize a basic melody with thirds, fourths, and sixths to create a more interesting solo.
On my website you can find some more writing about each lick, get a PDF download of the notation and TAB, and download a backing track of the rhythm section in the video to practice with:
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As a beginner interested in owning a bass, what's your recommendation(s) on what I should get?
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This video is one of my more ridiculous things yet…
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