Week Project - Hoppus P-Bass Tone Mod

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Week Project - Hoppus P-Bass Tone Mod

Post by L.Mangeon » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:31 pm

Hello guys!
Recently I got a brand NOS 2014 Mark Hoppus P-Bass. The bass plays and feels great, but I kind miss the tone knob.
So, based on the knob spacing of my Flea Jazz Bass Control Plate (JB 62 circuit - 2 knobs / 1 Jack), I'm going to make a new 3-ply white pickguard and do some minor routing on the body.

Here's some pics.

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Re: Week Project - Hoppus P-Bass Tone Mod

Post by marqueemoon » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:15 pm

Good idea. While I rarely touch the tone knob on a guitar I use it all the time on bass.

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Post by L.Mangeon » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:00 am

Pickguard and wiring done.

Tomorrow I'll do the body routing and put everything together.
Can't wait to have my Offset Precision Bass (with a tone knob hehe)

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Re: Week Project - Hoppus P-Bass Tone Mod

Post by L.Mangeon » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:23 am

Everything done!
The routing was way simpler than I expected. Just a little wood removal.

Here's how it looks now:
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And here's my bassy offset family:
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Fender Mark Hoppus P-Bass
Fender Flea Jazz Bass
Squier Bass VI

Hope you guys like it!
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Post by FinallyBlossom » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:47 am

Love it! :-*

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Post by mbene085 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:08 am

Great mod. I agree that a tone knob is even more useful on bass than it is on guitar. Couldn't live without one, personally.

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Re: Week Project - Hoppus P-Bass Tone Mod

Post by Horsefeather » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:39 am

Sano.

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