Enough lurking - reckon I've finally got a project that might be of some interest. I recently emigrated to the fair shores of Western Australia and have been going a little stir-crazy whilst my tools have been in transit. So I've been looking for a project I can do with whatever general tools I lay my hands on ... or at least, something to get on with until they arrive. Decided a restoration/refinish was in order. (this may prove a ridiculous oversight, but I've got to learn) Went and found myself a 'lovely' 1984 Ibanez Roadstar II (RB850) recently imported (/ejected) from Japan. The poor girl has seen much better days... ... and several hundred pints of sweat judging by the corrosion. Paintwork and finish are straight-up knackered. (the flash brings out the true horror) ... I don't even know what the sticky white patch is. Best not to ask. ... and the crowning glory: A 5 Yen coin 'nailed' into the body as a rear strap lock. Nailed. This bass has a lot of character and has seen some serious action, for which I have a certain respect, but (there's always a but), it's dead. Ok, not dead, it's T.F.Bundy. That said, it 'appears' structurally sound, which means the glue and clamps can stay where they are. Time for a dismantling!