After she was named by @Jamietashi I thought I’d better do a bit of a upgrade as I go thread.
I’ve basically started with an Artist PB2 bass. Very basic made in China copy of the infamous Fender with the following specs:
Guitar Neck :- Truss Rod, Scale Length 34", 42mm Nut, 20 Frets, Eco-rosewood fingerboard, Maple Neck
Machine Heads :- Die cast
Body Wood :- Poplar with Basswood Veneer
Machine Heads :- Die-cast Chrome
Pickups :- Single Split
Controls :- Volume, Tone
Weight :- 3.2 Kg
Looking at the electronics recess I think they might be optimistic about the body as it appears more plywood. I was thinking of stripping it to bare wood but I must confess to being a little cautious about doing that now.
So far I’ve ordered new pots and a set of Tonerider pickups came my way tonight.
There’s no shielding in the cavities so I’ll be doing that too.
The bridge seems okay so I might make do with that for now.
The strings are very budget but as I bought a set of Dunlop super bright nickel strings for the Ibanez before I got the flatwounds I will put these on her.
Then there’s the neck. I may end up slapping a J style neck on her but not immediately.
So I’m waiting on the postie to drop the electronics in the letter box and the journey will begin in earnest.