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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Volker Kirstein, Apr 7, 2020.
Another day, another coat, another bug to sand out.
Ummm... "Soap bar" simply means no exposed pole pieces. They're going to to be soap bar P and J pickups, like the originals.
Or maybe blades.
Sorry, no. Soapbar can have exposed poles or rails, it's simply the shape of the pickup. They are rectangles.
Bass Pickups - Best Bass Gear - Soapbar, Pickup Size: Soapbar
Keep up there good work! The green looks fantastic.
What @scuzzy said. Soap bar typically refers to a specific rectangular pickup shape not anything to do with exposed magnets.
That said, I love the direction you are going with this restoration.
It's a bit moist outside to paint, but I did sand (600 grit followed by 1200 grit) out the bugs, specks, and runs. My hand is still to heavy on the sprays. Green on green is hard to see. Not an excuse.
I'm thinking another 3 or 4 sprays, followed by a clear coat or 3.
I was looking for frog themed headstock stickers, and I do believe I've found the right sticker for this one. While not for the headstock, I think it would fit nicely where the "Career" logo was, on the body above the neck joint. It has to be modified, but that's easy enough. It's a car sticker, white vinyl on a clear background.
Great to see your work on the axe VK. A tip: Provided it's not cold where you're painting, immerse your rattle can in hot water from the tap for 5-10 minutes (DO NOT boil water and put the can in that, unless you want to test the 'Big Bang Theory', just hot water from the sink). It sprays a lot smoother when warmed up.
Gotta make sure the sides are covered properly!
free isn't always a good deal--I've turned down free cars that would have cost too much to get in driving shape.
But the extra cost here should be easily worth it.
I am enjoying the process.
I'm still up in the air over chrome vs black for the knobs. I have both, and other styles, laying around. I'm leaning towards sticking with chrome. The bridge is chrome. If I go with black knobs I'd want the bridge to match. Which means painting on stainless steel.
La, la, la. Do the other side. La, la, la.
Well! I should have realised that since it was coming out of the USA, the measurements were in inches, not cm. But, sometimes I'm just plain stupid.
Frog decal hath arriven.
I may be able to use it on the back, or possibly dissect it between the pickups.
Or just forget the letters and use only the frog part?
greetings (bleib gesund)
I hear you.
I'd do away with the decal entirely. At most, I might ask the seller if he can re-cut in a size small enough to use it as a headstock logo, but I wouldn't sticker-up the body with it, especially if you're planning on wetsanding and polishing the body to a mirror finish. You're not going to want to cover up all of that hard work with a sticker.
Brass nut hath arriven.
Also, I shined a light underneath the headstock. I may be able to use the frog on the headstock, after all! Since it has sucker toes, there's no problem if the feet wrap over the edge. I'll just have to clear coat it.