First attempt at a 4-2-5

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First attempt at a 4-2-5

Postby (BRcarlos) » Wed May 29, 2019 7:25 pm

This is the third 4-2-5 conversion bass I have owned. The first two were done by Mr Rath but the necks were just too wide for my damaged wrist. This 2017 4003S has a perfect neck for me to play as a 5 string. I had some help from Paul Wilczynski with the headstock and neck paint. Got lucky finding a RIC 5 string treble pickup on the bay. Will be installing an HB1 in the neck position. This is now my #1 bass.
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Re: First attempt at a 4-2-5

Postby (callofcthulhu) » Thu May 30, 2019 2:49 pm

Nice! That's the PU combo I've got on my (also Paul W) 4-2-5 convert.

Mine's an '07, necks a bit of a chonker, depth-wise, but I love the narrow spacing.
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Re: First attempt at a 4-2-5

Postby (BRcarlos) » Thu May 30, 2019 5:23 pm

Yes, the narrow spacing is perfect for me too. Right hand finger style is no problem.
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Re: First attempt at a 4-2-5

Postby (aceonbass) » Thu May 30, 2019 5:43 pm

Wow! That looks as good as the older factory built S5's.
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Re: First attempt at a 4-2-5

Postby (BRcarlos) » Thu May 30, 2019 7:38 pm

Thanks! It was a bit stressful putting a drill bit to the headstock.
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