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My P Bass (Ibanez Blazer) Re-fin

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by namraj, Jan 17, 2012.


  1. namraj

    namraj

    Feb 7, 2008
    I picked up a pretty knackered Ibanez Blazer second hand pretty cheap a few years ago.

    A friend of mine is getting to be a pretty good Luthier, and is now refinishing my bass for me :).

    So far, it is getting a birdseye maple veneer on the head and body, and an amber burst finish, and all the faults sorted out.

    The original bass was a solid ash body, maple neck with maple board.

    New electronics still to be decided, suggestions welcome.

    Now what you all really want, the pics of the progress so far:
    The Original Body
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    Colour Test
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    The Neck Colour Test (don't mind the Ric Copy he's making)
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    The Body
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    The Latest Pic
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  2. Stealth

    Stealth

    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Looking good so far, I really like the color so far.

    Can we see the Ric clone too? :D
     
  3. Seph Cameron

    Seph Cameron

    Jan 17, 2012
    Stroud, UK
  4. Spambusta

    Spambusta

    Jan 11, 2012
    Nice job so far! I love bursts on a p-bass, what color pick guard?

    edit-By the way, i have a bartolini pickup in my p-bass and i love it.
     
  5. Seph Cameron

    Seph Cameron

    Jan 17, 2012
    Stroud, UK
    Probably not going to go for a pickguard, it'd seem a shame to cover up all that wood I'd just pasted on for its look. Just a Musicman style control plate in chrome to go with the bridge. Might even convert it to a string-through config too.
     
  6. Seph Cameron

    Seph Cameron

    Jan 17, 2012
    Stroud, UK
    Untitled.

    There's the neck painted. Just needs a clear coat or three. Ignore the wonky machine head. Haven't actually screwed them in yet.
     
  7. namraj

    namraj

    Feb 7, 2008
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    Big one for y'all :)
     
  8. Spambusta

    Spambusta

    Jan 11, 2012
    lookin good, can't wait to see it done!
     
  9. Seph Cameron

    Seph Cameron

    Jan 17, 2012
    Stroud, UK
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    Quick placing just to get a look at it, scratchplate/bridge/pickups are all being changed. In fact, no scratchplate, just a control plate.
     
  10. Seph Cameron

    Seph Cameron

    Jan 17, 2012
    Stroud, UK
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    Unfortunately those lines are getting more and more pronounced (visually, not physically) with every gloss coat I put on. I hate veneer.
     
  11. gobisan

    gobisan

    Dec 15, 2008
    Sydney
    Bass looks great. Are the original pickups working? Will you be selling them?
    Thanks
     

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