There was the Squier P-Bass that was given to me by my brother:
A couple years after playing this I bought a second bass, an Ibanez model. This freed me up to have some fun with the P-Bass…
P-Bass spray-painted green, before it had a complete overhaul of parts
Sometime after this I installed some Seymour Duncan “Basslines” pickups. I bought them purely on the basis that “If they’re good enough for Steve Harris, they’re good enough for me!”. At around this time I figured as I was changing the pickups, I might as well repaint it, put in a new neck, bridge, and machineheads.
Here’s some pictures of the finished result;
Here’s the paint job halfway through lacquering, you can kind of see the design is slightly glossy, whereas near the neck join it’s slightly pale/satin.
The next set of pictures are pretty recent, within the past week or so. I took it out of it’s case, gave it a bit of a polish.
Admittedly I wish I’d taken these pictures shortly after doing the work, as you can see the sticker and pickups look a bit ragged here.
Still, these pickups are utterly phenomenal. I would recommend them to anyone looking to hot-rod their P-Bass. Using the tone control, it gives a really wide vocal range from a strong mid-range tone to monstrous sub-bass.
A couple more pics of the body of the bass;
Finally, here’s the bass in all it’s glory in front of my Rig;