Solo SR Style DIY Bass Guitar Kit, Basswood Body, PJ Pickups

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$ USD 169.99

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SKU: SRBK-1 Category:

Product Description

This guitar kit has everything you need for building your own custom SR style Electric Bass Guitar. You will need only some basic tools and finishing supplies. All challenging wood cutting, drilling and shaping is already done professionally, as well as fret leveling and dressing. A detailed manual is included with step by step instructions. Included in Kit:

  • Basswood body with a poly sealant
  • Unfinished maple neck
  • Bushings for tuners
  • Tuning Machines (4 pcs,¬†mounting screws included)
  • Strings
  • Strap Buttons
  • Electronics Cover Plate
  • Neck Pickup (PB style split single coil, mounting screws and height adjustment springs included)
  • Bridge Pickup (PB style split single coil, mounting screws and height adjustment springs included)
  • Bridge
  • Neck Plate
  • 2 Volume pots, 1 Tone pot, 3 knobs
  • Output Jack
  • Wires, including ground wire
  • Cord
  • Hex wrench for truss-rod adjustment
  • Allen key for saddle adjustment
  • All mounting screws are included
IMPORTANT (in addition to our standard return policy): due to their nature kits can be returned only in virtually untouched condition and in original package.

Technical Details

Body Information
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Body Material

DIY Kit Information
Finish

Poly Resin Sealer

Style

Neck Information
Fretboard

Construction

Frets

Inlays

Scale Length

Thick Nut

Width Nut

Hardware and Electronics
Hardware Color

Bridge

Controls

Electronics

Pickups

Tuners

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2 reviews for Solo SR Style DIY Bass Guitar Kit, Basswood Body, PJ Pickups

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ken Maynard (verified owner)

    I ordered this kit because I was interested in trying a kit build, and a friend of mine had recently given me a small bass amp but I did not own a bass guitar so I thought this was a great place to start. I had not heard much about SOLO Music Gear kits, but I had heard several not so good things about the other kit sellers I had available, so I decided to see what SOLO had to offer. My first impressions upon receiving my kit were very good. Wood was beautiful, the body and neck seemed well designed and manufactured. Neck pocket fit very well. I did notice that two of the pilot holes for the neck screws had been drilled incorrectly, and then driller properly alongside the incorrect holes. This was a simple fix though with a short piece of doweling and some good wood glue. Once set up and sanded smooth, it was as strong as if the error had never been made. I finished the bass with stain and poly finish, topped off with a paste finishing wax, and the results are stunning. Kit went together very easily, pre-drilled holes were all perfectly done, cavity covers fit very well (this was a common complaint among several other kit seller’s products!!). I choose to upgrade the pickups and electronics, although I did hook up the supplied parts and they were nice, I just personally wanted something a little higher quality. (I am also not that great with a soldering iron, and my new pickups are available with a pre-soldered electronics harness, so that was a big part of my decision to replace the stock parts.) Overall, this kit makes for a very solid build. I was quite impressed with the quality of the tuning machines, they are very solid for a product at this price point. The supplied bridge is a nice, heavy piece of metal as well. The intonation and string height all set up very easily, intonation was almost spot on without any adjustments!! Fret work is decent, I have seen worse jobs on brand name guitars selling in stores, so I had no complaints. A very small amount of dressing would leave the frets perfect, but at this point I don’t even feel that work is necessary. I am very impressed with this offering from SOLO, and I further expect that when my new pickups and wiring harness arrive that I will be more than satisfied with my bass!! That being said, I look forward to completing another SOLO kit in the near future!! (OK, there are 6 more I want to try!!)

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    sroy (verified owner)

    Nice bass kit – I ordered it for my son and I to build (his first time) so he could use it in his band. Shipping was quick and and upon unboxing we noticed that they had sent a neck plate instead of neck screws and grommets (as pictured in the kit). I sent a note and they shipped the replacements quickly; when we were doing the wiring we found that one of the pots was not correct so they shipped a replacement in no time. Very good customer service!
    The neck was pretty decent out of the box; we did dress the fret ends because some were sharp; also the nut had fallen off in shipping but we glued it back on.
    We spent a lot of time shielding the body cavities and grounding everything correctly – this bass does not make hum or crackle at all.
    The hardware is pretty decent but the bridge is a disappointment – the saddles are hard to adjust for intonation and string height (and they do not go low enough). We had to use a file to lower the grooves in the saddles. I would recommend that they change the bridge to a standard Fender style bass bridge with screw and spring intonation adjustments – much easier and more consistent. We are going to change it.
    For the price, the kit turned out well and the sound is actually very nice – lots of volume and punch. It is a light bass and the neck plays real fast. All in all, we are pleased with this kit. I have some experience with guitar repair and set-up so we were able to make this kit turn out as a player… it would be a little more difficult to get is playing right if you had never done this kind of thing before (watch lots of YouTube videos before starting).
    I would order another kit and give it a try… an ES style guitar could be in my future.

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