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Squier Precision Restoration

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

  1. HillBillyWannaB

    HillBillyWannaB

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    Thought I'd post a couple pics and progress on a Squier Precision I picked up today. It's a 2000 Affinity series, got it off craigslist for $40. Not going to put a bunch of money into, just using parts I have sitting around. The neck looks nice, so I'll be reusing that too.

    Here's what it looked like when I got it, somebody had fun with stickers and a sharpie...

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    Wish me luck!
  2. HillBillyWannaB

    HillBillyWannaB

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    Here she is "sans-stickers"...

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    Better already...
  3. HillBillyWannaB

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    I've been trying to figure out what I want to do with her, but I think I'll be looking at a finished product similar to this...

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  4. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn my boy Maxie!! Supporting Member

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    Looking forward to seeing what you do! been doing some (minor) restorations- myself...

    BTW: I'm close to you- Harford Co. (not that that means anything)!!
  5. C.Linton

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    Interesting how the guy used his Sharpie to obscure the Squier logo.
  6. your idol

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    That right there is the stuff dreams are made of. Good luck to you and that lucky bass. I hope when its reborn its everything you want it to be.


    My biggest concern is how sealed is that headstock? If its a matte finish that sharpie may have bled pretty deep into that woodand sanding may be futile since sharpies bleed deep like crazy. You may have to do a matching headstock deal there with the paint. I would truly start there first if thats a dealbreaker
  7. HillBillyWannaB

    HillBillyWannaB

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    Yeah, I had that concern too, I'm going to start sanding today and see where we're at. Have another MM jazz neck I can use, but I'd like to keep the original parts
  8. Wallace320

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    If you keep it blue as it is (it's a genuine alder body after all...) instead of sandin' it, blackpaint headstock with same black marker, gloss it, then add a single bridge pickup, wire'em volume/volume (no tone control) and you'll get your very own Fender Jazz special!

    Just my €. 0,02

    Cheers,
    Wallace
  9. M.R. Ogle

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    Everything do-able easily except the headstock. Yeah, unfortunately Sharpies DO have staying power when soaked in.

    But try denatured alcohol to remove the Sharpie FIRST. That stuff is like Kryptonite to Sharpie marks.

    Otherwise, you'll probably have to go with a dark-painted headstock.
  10. Joedog

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    Another headstock option (if the sharpie sunk in) is to apply a nice veneer?
  11. HillBillyWannaB

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    Just sanded headstock and it came right off with about 10 swipes of 120 grit sandpaper....whew! I'll post up some neck pics after I oil the fretboard later today.

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  12. C.Linton

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    Is the Squier logo still intact?
  13. Rip Topaz

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    Disclosures:
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    Probably not after 120 grit.
  14. bh2

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    Cripes... you sanded the headstock off!!??
  15. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    Easy. Paint it black, add a custom decal with your own name on it.
  16. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn my boy Maxie!! Supporting Member

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    ... maybe you can make it a Steinberger copy?
  17. HillBillyWannaB

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    Haha,didn't take that much off, looks really nice actually, but yes the Squier logo is gone. Took some bore oil to the fretboard and it looks brand new.
  18. Diesel Kilgore

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    Happy to see you rescue a Squier from the silly kiddies out there. Looking forward to your progress. :)
  19. your idol

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    Glad that sharpie came off. I did forget denatured alcohol before. Its actually the ingredient in a sharpie that keeps the pigment wet and as it evaporates away the pigment dries... Reintroducing denatured alcohol in excess of the original ratio destroys the pigment.

    Hakunamatata... You got it off amd thats all that matters. Cant wait to see what your finished product is.
  20. bassbenj

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    No doubt he HAD to because everybody knows that your band mates will consider you some noob hack if you show up with a Squire bass.

    On the other hand covering instruments with ratty-looking stickers really makes the band look pro... Didn't we have a thread on that a while back?

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