Hello fellow TB'ers. Been a talkbass member for years now, been active in an on/off way for a while, until (hopefully) now. My idea is to restore my super gigged, thrashed 1st gen G&L Tribute L-2500 5 string bass to former, stock, glory! This bass was taken down about 5 years ago, with the wacky idea of re finishing it with a quilt maple veneer, new inlays, and other crazy hard things to do for my general lack of woodworking and luthiery skills. So the thing stayed apart, I formed a family, etc etc. Now, I have some time on my hands, weather is getting nicer, and being realistic, I think I can restore this thing to an mostly stock state, apply a solid opaque finish, and solder the pickups. Seems like the way to go. Disclaimer. Even though I stated that I have some time on my hands, I'm still pretty much busy...so updates will not be daily....weekly at best. So I already started sanding the back. Obviously the 1mm thick poly is hell to sand off, so I'll maybe try some paint remover to speed up the process. Heat gun trick didn't work unfortunately. Neck is still in process....will post soon.