This black with white binding P30 bass is short scale and based on early Precision basses. I have only 8 of these bodies so this will be a limited edition run. When they are gone, they are gone!
The body I used for this model was brand new, as are all the conversion parts I have fitted. Please see the photos.
The slab-edged body has been scaled to match my standard 30.6″ vintage tinted maple neck and the bass is well-balanced, comfortable and lightweight at around 7.8lb.
My only slight caveat on the body is that the outline and lower edges of the neck pocket are a little “wonky” with some small chips to the otherwise excellent finish. This was a minor error in production and can just be seen in the photos. It in no way affects the overall look and playability of the bass but I always like to mention things like this up front.
It comes with a white, single-ply pickguard and is equipped with my Ultralite tuners and my 18mm bridge with brass saddles (converted from Wilkinson parts) and has a Retrovibe Route ’51 9K single coil pickup. The pots are full size 250K with a tapered treble roll off via a 0.047u orange drop capacitor.
It currently has a nice low action which can easily be raised according to your taste. Strung with a brand new set of Rotosound RB45 strings. (45, 65, 85, 105)
It sounds like what it is, a short scale, ’50s-style Precision and the 9K pickup gives it a surprisingly wide tonal range, making it a very useable bass.
Body Colour: Black with white binding
Controls: Volume, Tone
Bridge: Retrovibe 18mm 4-string P-style
Pickups: Retrovibe Route ’51 9K single coil
Neck: Maple, bolt-on construction
Scale length: 777mm (30.6 inches)
Width at nut: 38mm
Markers: Black dot
Tuners: Closed type
Weight: Approx. 7.8lbs