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P Bass: Before & After.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bigfiddle, May 27, 2007.


  1. bigfiddle

    bigfiddle

    Aug 25, 2006
    Dallas, Texas
    The newly acquired P Bass.

    Before: Dried out fret board, funk all over it, tuners flopping, after market pickguard that didn't fit = 4 screws holding it on, nasty strings etc. Case?

    After: Cleaned, Waxed, oiled, new Fender pickguard, bridge/neck/tuners tightened, Set of JF's and setup. Case!

    His junk, my treasure!
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Excellent! Especially the case. But I gotta say I like the tort pickguard better. I might have gone for one of them instead. But regardless, it's killer looking and I'll bet it sounds great. Good score!
     
  3. Willem

    Willem

    Dec 26, 2005
    Belgium
    Good work!!! I love me a Pbass
     
  4. happy to see you went with a black pickguard. tort is way over rated. nice clean up job.
     
  5. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Istanbul
    Thats HOT!:bassist:
     
  6. main_sale

    main_sale

    Apr 26, 2004
    Cape Cod
    Nice rescue! I've saved a few basses myself. Here's a '72 Gibson EB-3 that I saved. It's a good feeling to bring something back to life!

    72EB-3-1.jpg
     
  7. Tort is not overrated. It's what most people think looks better. :bassist:
     
  8. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I think it does, especially on a sunburst.
     
  9. 3NotesAbar

    3NotesAbar

    Jul 3, 2005
    Singapore
    If anything, Tort over sunburst is more common than Black over Sunburst.
     
  10. Gadolinium

    Gadolinium

    Feb 3, 2007
    Wiltshire UK
    Nice, that fretboard has come up real nice. Did you use lemon oil on it?
     
  11. depalm

    depalm

    Apr 22, 2004
    São Paulo
    Great job on the fretboard, black pickguard on sunburst is really nice!

    Here's mine:
     

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  12. bigfiddle

    bigfiddle

    Aug 25, 2006
    Dallas, Texas
  13. Asomodai

    Asomodai

    Jan 21, 2006
    London UK
    Heres my before and after :D

    Before
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    After :D
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  14. Artie2

    Artie2

    May 28, 2007
    Jax, FL
    Nice bass's, but I love what you did to this one. How's she sound?
     
  15. dazzzed79

    dazzzed79

    Oct 15, 2006


    sweet jesus that is gorgeous.
     
  16. Hey well done dude! Fixing up basses is a hobby of mine! I also love the black guard. Tort is cool as well, but black on sunburst rocks!

    Cheers,
    Rusty
     
  17. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Is that the regular gold-anodized aluminum guard, or is it something else like it?

    It looks 'gold-er' in the pic.
     
  18. Asomodai

    Asomodai

    Jan 21, 2006
    London UK
    Regular :) Yes it does look Golder in the pic.
     
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