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  1. farace replied to the thread love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2.

    Bruce, I have the neck all packed up and ready to ship out. Is there any maintenance inside the body you suggest I do while the neck is...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 4:21 PM
  2. farace liked eddybuzzard's post in the thread The Rickenbacker Club Part Twelve.

    And then along came REM ;)

    Sep 25, 2022 at 1:02 PM
  3. farace replied to the thread The Rickenbacker Club Part Twelve.

    I used to put a whole side of TFTO on my college radio show when I needed time to do other things besides cuing up records. I may have...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 12:14 PM
  4. farace liked HofnerVox's post in the thread love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2.

    Those little metal canisters I found work perfect for this. Looks very official. [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  5. farace liked Bruce Johnson's post in the thread love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2.

    More of the bodywork on the headstock of #M-13X: Working on the other side; some more details of the tools and technique I use for...

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  6. farace liked Bruce Johnson's post in the thread love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2.

    Well, it would still be more labor and materials to build a new neck. But a heavy restoration like this gets close. When I'm finished...

    Sep 23, 2022 at 10:39 AM
  7. farace liked Bruce Johnson's post in the thread love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2.

    Speaking of Ampeg necks, back to the ugly work on the headstock of Joe's poor abused #M-13X. This is the "bodywork" part, taking out the...

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  8. farace liked Bruce Johnson's post in the thread love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2.

    No, I don't need the tuners. I would have to take them off anyway, to fit the neck into my special Ampeg Neck holding fixture.

    Sep 22, 2022 at 10:15 PM
  9. farace replied to the thread love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2.

    Bruce, I found a mailing tube that the neck will fit in, as long as I remove the tuners. I assume you don’t need the tuners in place to...

    Sep 22, 2022 at 4:22 PM
  10. farace liked Bruce Johnson's post in the thread love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2.

    Dowels with carbon fiber and epoxy is actually an excellent way to reinforce joints in old furniture. The strength of the carbon fiber...

    Sep 21, 2022 at 4:10 PM
  11. farace liked coy garcia's post in the thread love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2.

    Now I know how to fix my 1912 dining table chairs that keep falling apart :D

    Sep 20, 2022 at 11:43 PM
  12. farace liked Bruce Johnson's post in the thread love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2.

    Amazingly enough, I'm actually working on rebuilding the neck of Joe's #M-13X! This summer was surprisingly hot, busy, and lazy. Now the...

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  13. farace replied to the thread The Rickenbacker Club Part Twelve.

    Well, that didn’t take long!

    Sep 19, 2022 at 4:19 PM
  14. farace liked coy garcia's post in the thread love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2.

    I wanted to share at recent gigs band mates and even some audience members have been telling me how much they enjoy the tone of #11....

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  15. farace replied to the thread The Rickenbacker Club Part Twelve.

    I just saw on FB that Ric has put some rather interesting one-offs for sale in their Boutique. I doubt they’ll last long.

    Sep 19, 2022 at 4:14 PM