Blue-black cracked p basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sanfordandsonny, Nov 29, 2012.


  1. sanfordandsonny

    sanfordandsonny Supporting Member

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    The best P bass I ever played was one of these
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    W Duncan active EQ dip switches.
    Any advice on getting one cheap, was the body wood unique, pickup advice etc etc is helpful.
  2. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT

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    Is that a mass produced bass?

    No offense intended, but it looks to me to be just a bass with a really over the top, artificial relic job done.
  3. sanfordandsonny

    sanfordandsonny Supporting Member

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    Sorry I was a rushin'
    It was a fender 70's or 80's
  4. JimmyM

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    Relics never even started appearing till the mid-to-late 80's, so that finish was naturally relic'ed most likely. If I were trying to do that, I'd spend a lot of time bouncing the body back and forth between the freezer and the oven ;)
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  6. sanfordandsonny

    sanfordandsonny Supporting Member

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    I googled further, it's late 70's the black would turn these colors and crack all to hell.
    I'm reading different things about how they had HEAVY wood
    due to dipped instead of sprayed sealant.
    Wet ash sprayed in thick poly
    Strips o mismatched wood.
    This is all encouraging because I have some "whatever" slabs that I think I might do some planing, gluing and clamping.
  7. sanfordandsonny

    sanfordandsonny Supporting Member

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    The black finishes would grey and blue
    It said the wine reds would suck often as well
    Makes me feel good to know something considered a Fender low point actually produced a Pbass I really got into.
    The quest never ends....
  8. amimbari

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    is that a bad attempt at the common 80's crackle finish?....
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  9. wcoffey81

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    that is also a common after effect of what my painting instructor called the "thicker is quicker" method of finishing/refinishing.
    most finishes suggest applying medium wet coats with proper flash times between coats. this can happen when you lay it on very/too wet and come back with another coat in a minute or two.

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