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It is possible to save this bass?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Electra Player, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. I will be in possession of a 1977 Electra Outlaw MPC.
    I won't complain, as it is free, but I have a question:

    The bass is a neck through.
    The neck has essentially split (only halfway down), with a large crack and a now useless headstock.
    Can this, in a hopeful circumstance, be converted to a new neck, or even bolt-neck?

    If not I will find a donor bass for the electronics,and whatever else is useable and make the body into a decorative wall clock.
    No, I'm not joking.

    Pics will be posted, but no idea when.
  2. A decent luthier could probably glue & clamp the split (providing everything's still there) to make a fix stronger than the original - as to whether the cost would be worth it............?
  3. For me, to have this bass, yes.
    Depends on if I can make a new body and use a spare bolt-on neck and go that route.
  4. I think you want to repair the original neck and keep the bass intact. That's a job for a qualified luthier. I suspect that converting a neck-through to a bolt-on would cost more than fixing the existing neck.
  5. I wasn't really looking at repair prices but I suspected it'd be more expensive, but if anything probably makem ore sense and be of better quality until I can do it myself adequately.
    Or at least spell adequately, adequately.

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