Okay, after a long hiatus we are back to another entry in my guitar collection. As I had mentioned previously, I do not have an extensive amount of guitars,(although non guitar players always think I do when they come to the house…), but each guitar I have seems to have a story behind it or at least a place and time it makes me remember.
Up this time we are going back to Bassics. (Har Har). Like most guitar players, I do fancy myself a part time hack bass player. I mean, shucks, you only have to play one note at a time, and its tuned just like a regular geetar. How hard can it be? Plus those guys never seem to be without a band or a gig. its just not fair!!
In all seriousness though, many of us guitar players end up obtaining a bass guitar somewhere along the way in our travels for a variety of reasons. In my case I have used it mostly for recording scratch trax during songwriting before I bring someone in who really knows what they are doing and can lay that groove down like nobody’s business. A few times I have played bass backing up either a solo musician or sitting in with a band for mostly original music projects since I have absolutely no cover song repetoire on bass.
This guitar I actually was given, for free, from a repair customer of mine probably 6 years ago or so. Customer came in and handed me the body and neck that had virtually no hardware or electronics. He said I could probably put it to better use than him. I vaguely remember it had the pickguard, and maybe the bridge at most. It is a Fernandes brand, but otherwise has no other markings to distinguish what model. Well, seeing a fun assembly project, I immediately ordered all the parts online that I would need to put this badass bass together and make low end history including: tuners, pickups, and electronics.
The guitar was already routed out for a combo of the P-bass pickup in front and Jazz Bass pickup in back so I kept it that way, and added volume, tone, and a blend knob. Although I usually NEVER put stickers on my guitars, for some reason this guitar seemed to beg for it. So the stickers came later when I was playing in some band along the way; combo of Guns N’ Roses and Southpark.
Not much else to say about it; does the job, I actually dig the color(maroon) and the neck is relatively straight. Funny thing is I never did see that customer again. Oh well.