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NBD-Pete Wentz Custom(finished)

Posted: 24 May 2018, 17:08
by sharpman
Ok, so my subject was a little tongue in cheek. I dare you to google "Talkbass Pete Wentz Precision review", or similar. Man oh man, there is some hate for the guy, and I just wanted to find out if the bass was any good. So this 1 came up cheap local, i checked it out and liked the feel/weight, simplicity, and tone. These have a modern jazz neck, and a 'Duncan Designed' pickup what ever that means.....it sounds punchy. It looks horrible, and the colour scheme is not my thing. I picked it up today and have organized for it to have a huge makeover in the pretty stakes, at this stage i will be sending it to a relative of mine for a turquoise flake with matching headstock hopefully. I will maybe post the results in this thread down the track once the new paint job is completed, but here it is now in all its ugly glory.

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Re: NBD-Pete Wentz!!

Posted: 24 May 2018, 17:25
by BazzBass
I kinda like it, it's in the colours of my sanfl footy team, Westies :)

HNBD

Re: NBD-Pete Wentz!!

Posted: 24 May 2018, 17:41
by DeadlyErnest
Will you be doing the "tone knob" mod?

Re: NBD-Pete Wentz!!

Posted: 24 May 2018, 18:00
by blizzard
Duncan designed pickups are Asian made Duncan's pretty sure they are based on quarter pounders.

Re: NBD-Pete Wentz!!

Posted: 24 May 2018, 19:02
by sharpman
DeadlyErnest wrote:
24 May 2018, 17:41
Will you be doing the "tone knob" mod?
I like the idea of having a bass with only a volume pot, so no will be leaving as is.

Re: NBD-Pete Wentz!!

Posted: 25 May 2018, 14:50
by rodl2005
Yep. Never had a problem with the Duncan design pups.. I swapped some once for some "exxy/brand name ones" and didn't notice a difference...

Re: NBD-Pete Wentz!!

Posted: 25 Jul 2018, 19:38
by sharpman
Wow! Obviously not finished yet but my Uncle sent me an update pic today and I have to say I am STOKED!. Understand it may not be everyones colour but I love love love it.

Re: NBD-Pete Wentz!! --NEW MAKEOVER PIC---

Posted: 25 Jul 2018, 20:04
by blizzard
Awesome paint job. Reminds me of a Modulus Flea bass.

Re: NBD-Pete Wentz!! --NEW MAKEOVER PIC---

Posted: 26 Jul 2018, 17:00
by BazzBass
that will look fabulous under stage lights :)
good decision

Re: NBD-Pete Wentz!! --NEW MAKEOVER PIC---

Posted: 26 Jul 2018, 19:03
by BassLine
Very sexy!!!

Re: NBD-Pete Wentz!! --NEW MAKEOVER PIC---

Posted: 24 Oct 2018, 09:50
by sharpman
It's finished finally! Bloody stoked with how this come up. My Uncle did an amazing job on the finish, and the photos don't do it justice. In the meantime while this was getting finished I watched and read a bit on Delano pickups, so also swapped out the old Duncan Design pickups for these. Understand the colour scheme is likely not everyone's thing, but what is?

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Re: NBD-Pete Wentz!! --NEW MAKEOVER PIC---

Posted: 24 Oct 2018, 09:53
by drbass
sharpman wrote:
24 Oct 2018, 09:50
It's finished finally! Bloody stoked with how this come up. My Uncle did an amazing job on the finish, and the photos don't do it justice. Understand the colour scheme is likely not everyone's thing, but what is?

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LOVE it - in your face. Shame the fingerboard/neck is natural and not blue ;) :D

Regards,
Michael

Re: NBD-Pete Wentz Custom(finished)

Posted: 24 Oct 2018, 10:11
by Classic5
Ohhhh yeah, beautiful work on the finish :thumbup:

Re: NBD-Pete Wentz Custom(finished)

Posted: 24 Oct 2018, 14:30
by narcdor
Ah that looks like a Wilkinson bridge, you like? Did you also consider the Alnico Delano as well or was it balls out all the way FE or die?

Re: NBD-Pete Wentz Custom(finished)

Posted: 24 Oct 2018, 15:47
by sharpman
Thanks guys. Didn't really consider Alnico, just listened to this one on line and fell in love.