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bass vs. motor vehicle

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Jeff Bollbach, May 20, 2002.


  1. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    This Wilfer bass was in a car wreck. I thought youse guys might like a peek before I fix it.
     
  2. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    I have a bunch more pics that are about20-25kb each. I can't seem to get more than one on a post-do I have to do a separate post for each one?
     
  3. I don`t know about the other DBer`s but I would like to to see photos during thr repair process. I have always been interested in String Repair so it would be kinda cool to see the process of repairing such a....well....I dont want to see the other guy. Just a thought....

    Dave

    If the world didn`t suck we would all fall off.....
     
  4. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    For some reason, the phrase, "All the king's horses and all the king's men...." comes to mind and won't leave. Good luck, and bowspeed.
     
  5. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    Ooooooooo - that photo gives me the heebie-jeebies!
     
  6. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    Well, there goes my appetite. Jeff, this luthier wannabe would love some pics of the work in progress.
     
  7. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    Here are some more pics-sorry but I don't know any other way of doing this.
     
  8. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    another
     
  9. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    a few more-for some reason my puter was messin with the posts a while back.
     
  10. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    another
     
  11. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    last but not least
     
  12. robw

    robw

    May 14, 2001
    Long Beach, CA
    For posterity's sake, do you have a photo of the whole bass?
    I'll be really interested in seeing the repaired product. I think if my bass looked like that I'd be thinking of calling the mortician rather than the doctor. Sort of reminds me of Miracle Max in Princess Bride; I guess this bass is only "mostly dead, which means slightly alive"!
     
  13. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    That makes me smile Robw, we love that movie at our house. I will post pics soon -as of now it is "mostly restored, which means slightly broken".
     
  14. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Looks like fun! (from a luthier's perspective)...
    How many pieces was the neck in? Did it stay in the top block?
     
  15. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Is there any way to put a rating on porngraphic threads?
     
  16. Jeff,
    Hard to believe, but I have pictures of a worse wreck. The car rolled over 6 times before stopping.
    Driver OK, mid-19th century French bass not OK. I'll try to figure out how to post them, or I may send them to you to post.
     
  17. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    Nickel-hard to believe but the neck was unaffected. I'll post details and pics next week-I just finished the bass tonite and am gonna go away for the weekend for some r n r.

    Book em' Dono-I believe you have pics of a worse wreck. This was just the worst wreck I had in my shop the day I figured out how to use my scanner. Is that bass the French bass that Ahhnold had in his shop-that gal in NY that had the car accident?
    I saw the bag it was in-it was not bass shaped. Actually it didn't seem to occupy 3 dimensions.
     
  18. I would think after that job you would need some
    R-N-R. Have fun.

    Glad to see that much damage can be repaired.
     
  19. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    Pupp-daddy-where ye been? Need more Gruff on TB. Thanks for the r'nr' sentiment- I'll be catchin' me some Bass. and not the double variety!
     
  20. That's the one. When I picked up the bag with the bass still in it, it sounded like I had tipped over a xylophone.