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N(ish)BD - Squier Cabronita [refinish]

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassingeorge, Jun 28, 2020.


  1. bassingeorge

    bassingeorge Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    San diego, CA
    Finally got around on getting this bass fixed, painting it a color I really wanted, full DIY, except for electronics rewiring and setup, custom pickguard, and different strings! It's a beaut. It's not perfect, but I love it.

    Finish is Rustoleums "glitter" spraypaint in Turquoise, with Rustoleum metallic cobalt blue as a base. Finishing it off with lots of clear coats.

    Pickup is tv jones thunderblade.

    Neck has a shot of tinted nitro and a custom decal. Tuners are vintage style reverse keys. Strings are La Bella copper whites.

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  2. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Nice job on the refin... looks great from here! I also like the pickguard, (where'd you get the material), as well as the kids' shoes!!

    -robert
     
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  3. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    1- Cute kid.
    2-Love the finish!
    3-Now about that pick guard.........:cautious:
     
  4. bassingeorge

    bassingeorge Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    San diego, CA
    Thanks for the awesome replies! I got the pickguard material from ebay, just searched for "yellow tortoise shell" or something like that. Warmoth has an even better looking one, kind of like Serek uses on their basses.. but for $45 bucks a blank, I couldn't justify the purchase. I did knock out the gloss on the pickguard...looks more "pro".

    My kid was super excited with the finish. He couldn't wait for me to play it!

    Still gettin' used to the tapewounds, but so far so good.
     
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  5. Love the sparkle finish and the color blue always seems to really pop with it.
     
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  6. Rabidhamster

    Rabidhamster

    Jan 15, 2014
    WOW that looks amazing!! Excellent job!!
     
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  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    :thumbsup:
    none of them are! :D
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    great job, OP! but if you can make beautiful/handsome kids like that: a cabronita project should be an easy one! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. bassingeorge

    bassingeorge Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    San diego, CA
    Aw man thanks! He is a cutie! Really likes shiny things and loud music.
     
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  9. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    Nice looking bass and paint job!
     
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  10. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Beautiful Job! Awesome!:thumbsup:
     
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  11. garp

    garp

    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Congrats!
    In the end, that's all that really matters anyway.

    And fix that gosh-darn stand before it starts to eat into the beautiful finish. ;)
     
  12. bassingeorge

    bassingeorge Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    San diego, CA
    To be honest I really don't use that stand :smug: I hang all of my 3 basses. It was just used for "propping" purposes ha!

    Finish is far away from being perfect...for whatever reason the clear coat hasn't cured all the way. It polished, but it's definitely not 100% cured.
     
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  13. I personally would go parchment or cream, but that's the beauty of Partscasters
     
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  14. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    That looks fantastic. Nice job!
     
  15. good job, looks killer
     
  16. bassingeorge

    bassingeorge Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    San diego, CA
    I thought about just leaving the stock one on, which is white, but I saw this type of material on a serek, and I tried to recreate it on my bass. So far I like it!
     
  17. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    Wow, very nice sharp looking bass.
    I suggest anodized gold pickguard and a chrome thumbrest to make the bass has clean but still sharp looking.
     
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  18. Bajo Clarkko

    Bajo Clarkko

    Aug 9, 2015
    @bassingeorge, very nice.

    Hey man, part of town do you live? I’m out in Lakeside, work down in the South Bay.
     
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  19. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    That's one serious fence you've got there!

    Nice bass too!
     
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  20. bassingeorge

    bassingeorge Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    San diego, CA
    I'm actually south of the border right now in Tecate, BC.
     
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