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1982 Precision Vintage '62 Reissue Butcher Job!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lavaman67, Aug 22, 2007.


  1. lavaman67

    lavaman67 Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2006
    Ypsilanti, MI
  2. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    What kind of idiot drills holes in the fretboard?? :rollno:
     
  3. Nice work!! I wonder what the bolts screw into :confused: $500 starting bid, plus shipping from Singapore. What a deal. :D The bolts don't affect the playability and they look MARVELOUS too :bassist:
     
  4. :crying: :meh: :eek: :rolleyes: :bawl:
     
  5. why???
     
  6. rjny36

    rjny36

    Jan 29, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    Come on now, what kind of idiot doesn't drill holes in the fretboard?

    When I get a new bass, I immediately give it a setup, and the swiss cheese treatment. A guitar player told me it helps the sustain. :D

    That thing looks awful, though.
     
  7. hoosierdad

    hoosierdad

    Sep 1, 2003
    Indiana
    And it make the bass a little lighter. I'm gonna try it on my '59 P.
     
  8. lmao

    but seriously, it shouldnt affect the playability because all you need is pressure between the frets, and the frets go over the holes.

    its still dumb though.
     
  9. rjny36

    rjny36

    Jan 29, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    Good idea.

    Heck, Jaco referred to frets as "speedbumps," but that guy's bass has potholes...
     
  10. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    I bet he stripped out the neck screw holes...so this was his idea of a "fix"
     
  11. PocketGroove82

    PocketGroove82

    Oct 18, 2006
    Chicago
    Paul Chu:bawl:
     
  12. SUNNyday r.

    SUNNyday r.

    Oct 17, 2006
    Bay Area
    That makes my nuts and bolt hurt!:D
     
  13. lol
     
  14. Fender32

    Fender32

    Jun 23, 2005
    Kent, England
    Oh come on now :rolleyes: , give the poor guy some credit!

    Can you imagine how difficult it must have been to pull the frets out to fit the nuts in and then re-seat them like that?

    Mind you, it can't have been any more difficult than typing out that ebay listing, whilst keeping a straight face :meh: .

    Fretboardfromhell.

    :rollno:
     
  15. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    damn i wouldn't do that to an SX much less a Fender RI
     
  16. steamthief

    steamthief

    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    It's hysterical that this guy added his name to the photos, like he did good work!
     
  17. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    That made me throw up - well, almost. Isn't an 82 RI a Fullerton? Wouldn't that have otherwise have been worth between $1500 - $2500???
     
  18. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Very strange when you look at the perfect routing job and refretting where the screwholes are.

    It looks like the person who did it knew what he was doing. Bizzare.
     
  19. dinghy

    dinghy

    May 27, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    Probably the screw holes on the neck or body stripped so he had the screws go in the other way. Maybe?
     
  20. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    He could have at least grabbed some wood filler at Lowe's.
     

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