messing with my Bass



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messing with my Bass

Postby ProCarsteNation » Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:13 pm

I recently acquired something like this:
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first step is to play with the shape a bit
and get rid of all the clear coating
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Re: messing with my Bass

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:42 am

haha I love the shape of those and have sorta half wanted one for ages... What are your plans?
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Re: messing with my Bass

Postby ProCarsteNation » Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:37 am

the shape is really nice & comfortable
confusingly so
when I played it the first time at home
I started wondering if I bought a short scale by mistake

plus I like the sound of that reverse preci pickup


Plans...
nothing too fancy, really
I might still make the horns a bit pointier
but apart from that just apply oil instead of clear coat,
might use coloured oil
and maybe make a pickguard

but usually the ideas come while working on it
and everything takes much longer than I think :lol:
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Re: messing with my Bass

Postby dubkitty » Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:26 pm

do a pickguard with Batman points and shit like John Cipollina's SGs!
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Re: messing with my Bass

Postby ProCarsteNation » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:48 am

dubkitty wrote:John Cipollina's SGs!


whoa, those are rad!
some of those pickguard parts aren't doing a lot of actual pick guarding
but they sure make the guitar look sexy

bit of a TK Smith vibe for that SG...


last time I worked on the bass doing a bit of sanding
I was listening to Jeff Goldblums jazz album
that has The Beat Goes On on it
that made me think of the 90s and The All Seeing Eye
and that gave me another idea for colour & pickguard...

we'll see where/how fast this goes
currently waiting on a new plate for my grinder, the old one just sends the sandpaper flying across the room

if only I could remember who I lent it to last :facepalm:
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Re: messing with my Bass

Postby Dr Tony Balls » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:33 pm

coldbrightsunlight wrote:haha I love the shape of those


agree. wouldnt change a thing, but to each their own!
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Re: messing with my Bass

Postby ProCarsteNation » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:57 am

well, everything that makes it so comfortable is staying the same really
I'm just doing some minor tweaks to get it more in line
with the poor Strat-Cheapo I ... expertly modded ages ago

(edit: pic in FrankNLab)
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Re: messing with my Bass

Postby ProCarsteNation » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:56 pm

aw, man...

this IS gonna take longer than expected

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I guess this could use some new frets.
I also guess this goes to teach you kids:

no matter how nice the conversation with the seller,
no matter how reputable & trustworthy the in person impression
do not buy your bass on the street from a car
in the dark :facepalm: :lol:
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Re: messing with my Bass

Postby Velcro Bottom » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:04 am

Words to live by.
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