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NOBD P Bass Rehab kudos to Pat Wilkins

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassmunnky, Dec 29, 2016.


  1. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    image. image. image. My 92 or 93 Fender Foto Flame was amazingly transformed by Pat Wilkins -

    Matte Finish Vintage Shoreline Gold
    With matching Headstock

    Pat also sanded the neck down to have that Matte as well - the Hamburglur survived.

    It's insanely great - other mods:

    Threaded Bridge saddles
    EMG Geezer Butler pick up
    Hipshot Drop D
    Aged Parchment pg

    Gotta play it ! Thanks again Pat - an amazing job. He did the set up too
     
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  2. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    Beautiful.
     
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  3. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    That matte finish is stunning
     
  4. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    Gotta change the ratty strings though
     
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  5. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it

    EMG Gzr is an awesome mod.
     
  6. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Whats a refin like this run? I cant remember if we're allowed to talk price of things outside PM...
     
  7. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    pm me worth every dime
     
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  8. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    The pickup turned this bass into a tone monster - to me it is THE precision sound
     
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  9. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    image. One more
     
  10. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Sweetwater Sales Engineer
    Wow that's gorgeous. Congrats!
     
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  11. kohanmike

    kohanmike Gold Supporting Member

    Why can't we post prices? I've done it a few times before and didn't get reprimanded. Let's see if I get busted; Pat has done a few jobs for me (I'm so glad I live in driving distance), the body of a mini P-bass from pink to Fender surf green for $270, the body and head plate gold on a 24" scale solid body bass uke for $350 (I think. can't find the receipt), and stained a solid body bass uke to look like a walnut Rickenbacker for $400.

    I'm about to bring him another solid body bass uke to match the head plate to the body, and also paint another 24" scale solid body bass uke and head plate Olympic white that I'm having shaped into a Jaguar style.

    I like his work so much I joined the Pat Wilkins appreciation club here on TB.

    Small P-bass done 800.
    Tutmark tribute done.
    Ukenbacker done 700.

    Next on the list:
    Rondo Blue 22-33 800.
    Jaguarlele 24 Rondo 850.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016
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  12. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    There's a reason that a number of boutique builders have Pat do their finishes. He's the dude...
     
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  13. Super nice, OP. Beautiful color, and I like that flat finish.

    Care to take some pix out in the sun? Would like to get a better look at that paint.
     
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  14. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    Cloudy in Philly now but I will!
     
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  15. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    That looks like a keeper. Great job on that one, makes me want to play it too.
     
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