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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by staurosjohn, Jul 22, 2020.


  1. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    New Bass Restoration Project! ;)

    Just ‘won’ this MIM P body (ebay)- gonna be my (next) Sonic Blue bass build... stay tuned... :thumbsup: Have an MIM neck- somewhere :woot: (not the one on pic- but similar)

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    Following these two...
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  2. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Paint ordered... :cool: thinkin bout a matching headstock!

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  3. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Gonna go with a Seymour Duncan Hot pu & have 3 pickguards comin... will see which one looks the best :bassist:

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  4. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Body has arrived... disassembled- headed to my (painter-buddy) for sanding/painting! :cool:

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  5. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Decided to go with an American Deluxe bridge... have this on two of my other P’s!
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  6. PWRL

    PWRL

    Sep 15, 2006
    Looks like a fun project.
     
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  7. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    annnnd reverse tuner have arrived... :thumbsup:

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  8. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Pups here... wiring harness ordered! :) bit by bit- piece by piece...

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  9. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    werkin it! :cool: sanding & decal- tomorrow!

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  10. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Waterslide applied... commencing clear coat :hyper:

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  11. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Just got a text from my friend... body shaping up!! :cool:

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  12. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Nice going. Continue to keep us up to date.:)
     
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  13. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Progress...

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  14. deff

    deff Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2018
    Gloucester, MA
    Did you strip it first or just rough it up and then go over the old paint? I tried stripping an MiM once. When I started the heat gun wouldn't work, so I tried sanding it a bit and found that it had been repainted 3 times! It was never coming off. 3 layers of solid thick urethane plus sanding sealer and primer.
     
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  15. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Just rough-sand... ‘patch’ imperfections... then paint!
     
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  16. deff

    deff Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2018
    Gloucester, MA
    Nice Job. I need buy up some pieces and do this. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you end up picking up the neck and body for?
     
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  17. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    :D yep, that's the ticket!

    nice work on a cool project --- it's fun to see the progress you're making. i know it's gonna be killer! :thumbsup:
     
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  18. LeFunk Machine

    LeFunk Machine Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Ugh, I wish I was this good. I want to spray shell pink over my polyurethane sunburst and sand it down till the sunburst is visible.

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  19. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Welp- I paid about $150.00 for the body- it’s a ‘94 ‘Squier Series Fender’ (poplar). I wanted something light- so I may have overpaid a bit... got the neck for about $125.00. I’ve done a few of these... certainly have more $$ into it than if were to buy off the shelf- but- have something unique + ‘fits me’! ;)
     
  20. LeFunk Machine

    LeFunk Machine Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    So If I wanted to do, all I would need is a primer and my choice of color right? Because I'm not interested in a glossy finish. I've done previous search on colors and found that stewmac doesn't have a lot of color option; at least to what I've discovered. Gracey has about 40 different colors. Here is the link:

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