Hey guys, fix this bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NickInMesa, Feb 13, 2009.


  1. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Small issue.
     
  2. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I haven't seen an instrument equipped with the Automatic Headstock Ejection option for a while.
     
  3. I'd rather use it for firewood, EBO's are the worst sounding basses I've ever played. I had a Gibson back in the 70's and it sounded like a huge fart.
     
  4. Hahahaha.

    Well played sir! :D
     
  5. Fixed one like that for a friend once. Big PITA but his was vintage and worth doing. That one? Nah.
     
  6. LOL
    thats almost worth sig'ging
     
  7. Grizzly700

    Grizzly700

    Mar 18, 2008
    Maryville, TN
    Somebody convert it to a headless, that would be interesting.


    PS- I'm surprised that i did not give up on bass because an Epi EB-0 was my first bass. Its tone makes me want to barf. :)
     
  8. Projectile

    Projectile

    Feb 5, 2009
    That's almost not worth repairing. I do antique restoration and furniture repair for a living, and that is probably one of the most nightmarish breaks possible on an instrument. Not to mention the fact that the quality of the wood had to be piss poor for it to snap so cleanly across the grain like that. Glue alone won't due. You'd need rock maple dowels or metal rods for reinforcement with epoxy or poly based glue. Getting everything to line up right would be a major pain in the ass and it is unlikely that it would ever be perfect. If it were a Gibson with a set neck it would be worth repairing, but on an epiphone I'd use the neck for scrap or firewood.
     
  9. jmiller

    jmiller

    Dec 31, 2006
    Manager at Bass Club Chicago
    how is it "brand new" but it doesnt have the original tuners and a bunch of parts are missing?
     
  10. Kenbuntu

    Kenbuntu

    Jun 6, 2005
    Ontario
    2 words:

    PL Premium
     
  11. +100
     
  12. take the truss rod out and replace it with a knife.. set the tang into the headstock.. BAM!... weapon!
     
  13. mellobud

    mellobud

    May 17, 2007
    Missouri
    not a biggie...you can just buff that s#@* out.
     
  14. ProfGumby

    ProfGumby

    Jan 15, 2007
    Michigan's U.P.
    Bolt on neck....Get a cheap cost Rondo neck, maybe a tweak or two with a router and resell the silly thing on Ebay as a one of a kind custom built Epifender clone. (think Franken Fenderbird)
     
  15. tippr34

    tippr34

    Jul 30, 2008
    Atlanta, Georgia
    He probably snapped the neck attempting to change the tuners, then found it was much easier after the head was removed.
     
  16. GregDunn

    GregDunn

    Jan 8, 2009
    +1 for making me spray my drink.
     
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