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October 26, 2010

Tym Mosrite Ventures guitar/bass thingy ........

This is my "spare" guitar for when I play live. The first is the Jazzmaster of the same idea that I posted a few months ago here.
Take one old Mosrite Ventures that's been lying around the workshop for ages. Strip it. Put a Mustang bass pick up in the neck pick up cavity and connect the bass pick up to one output, the guitar pick up to the other. The bridge pick up is an SD JB. Before you vintage nuts go crazy, the only mods done to the guitar was a small hole under the neck pick up for the bass pick up screw and the tone pot hole enlarged slightly in the scratchplate for the bass output jack. Both not seen when taken back to original. Oh yeah , and the string guide filled out slightly to take my usual 12-54 gauge strings, which I do to all my Mosrites.


  1. Thanks again Tim, very interesting article and a great idea, I am in a two piece myself and use pedals to get a bass sound but it's far from ideal. I use the sub octave on a EH POG, I have tried it with the octave down on my Digitech Whammy also but it sounds very synthetic compared to the POG. I find these pedals just can't handle chords on the lower octaves. Got me to thinking though, with all the harmonizers and vocoders on the market I wonder why there is not a pedal out there that takes your signal and instead of adding octaves, strips it down to the root chord and spits it out as one bass note. Like the keyboards with one finger chords but in reverse so the chord is one note which could be run to a different amp.

  2. Yeah, it's actually a pretty complex thing because of all the harmonics involved. It gets very hard to "strip" odd and even harmonics out of a signal and try and keep "a" note intact. I'm sure with all the digital stuff around it would be do-able, but that stuff is WAY to complex for me. I'm old school analogue :)