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Old 02-05-2006, 10:09 AM   #1
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So i defretted my squier p bass....

...and now im think about putting a new pickup in it...will it make that much of a difference in the sound?...im lookin at S.D. 1/4 lbs to put in it...so i was just wondering if anyone else has put a new puckup in a squier and it made a difference in the sound....

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oh and heres some pics...




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Old 02-05-2006, 10:14 AM   #2
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That looks like a pretty rough defret job, did you sand it and re-finish it after you put the wood filler in?
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:21 AM   #3
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123 on what Jody said.

Did you rip them out with pliers? Looks like it
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:31 AM   #4
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break out the orbital sander............hell break out the belt sander.
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:36 AM   #5
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have a lil trouble gettin thoughs frets out?... but its ok it gives it charactor.

but id def put new pups in it, to get rid of the "farting" squire sound/tone...

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Old 02-05-2006, 10:41 AM   #6
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I taped inbetween my frets and pried them out inch by inch with a tiny screwdriver. I suppose cutting them out with a jig saw is cool too...
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:54 AM   #7
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I taped inbetween my frets and pried them out inch by inch with a tiny screwdriver. I suppose cutting them out with a jig saw is cool too...
lol.
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:58 AM   #8
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i havent even filled em yet...i just got done knockin em out...i still need to fill and refinish the neck
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:59 AM   #9
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but back to the question...new pickups=good?

edit: and i know the 1/4 lbs are good...any others though?
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:05 AM   #10
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Put in a Gibson EB style pickup, that'd rock
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:07 AM   #11
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i havent even filled em yet...i just got done knockin em out...i still need to fill and refinish the neck
If you didn't fill the frets in, do you really want to bend the neck? Sure looks like it since you put the strings on.
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:07 AM   #12
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i was thinking of defretting my squier p-bass

would it give it double bass kind of sound

i have heard only good things about the 1/4 pounders there are bartonli and status graphite
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:08 AM   #13
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i havent even filled em yet...i just got done knockin em out...i still need to fill and refinish the neck
Why'd you put the strings back on then?
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:08 AM   #14
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but back to the question...new pickups=good?

edit: and i know the 1/4 lbs are good...any others though?
Quarter pounders are usually used for a harder rock sound. I wouldn't put those into a fretless, I'd go with their vintage pickup or barts...
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:16 PM   #15
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Quarter pounders are usually used for a harder rock sound. I wouldn't put those into a fretless, I'd go with their vintage pickup or barts...
i have quarter pounders in my defretted yamaha, and they sound sweet. roll the treble back, and put rounds on. its realy warm, and you can get some good growl and mwah out of it.
i prefer it to almost all other fretlesses, except maybe a corvette.
a few coats of poly are good too
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:42 PM   #16
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If you do replace the pickups, I'd replace the pots and jack as well. Just take all of the old electronics out and put all new stuff in.

Don't bother with anything too expensive, though. When it comes down to it, it's a Squier, and it will always be one.
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:57 PM   #17
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i defretted one of my bass about2 months ago now, I still haven't bothered to fill or refinish or epxy (got flat wounds) but it still sounds great played almost constantly and no damage. I will fill it one day.
oh and i used a plier
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