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Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by kurt ratering, Apr 30, 2009.


  1. kurt ratering

    kurt ratering

    Dec 2, 2008
    waltham, mass.
    bass luthier, johnson string inst.
    this was a fun project. not my extension!
    5yatd5.
    amz2g1.
    11hf2og.
    2h4db1w.
    21c60n.
    ejyaw.
     
  2. Uncletoad

    Uncletoad

    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    Nice repair.
     
  3. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    Wow! That's really impressive. Would you say more about how you accomplished that?
     
  4. kurt ratering

    kurt ratering

    Dec 2, 2008
    waltham, mass.
    bass luthier, johnson string inst.
    sharp blades,chalk, lots of patience, LOTS of cursing and some luck never hurts!
     
  5. ;) !
     
  6. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Kurt, the edge of the scroll is waaay too crisp! :D
     
  7. kurt ratering

    kurt ratering

    Dec 2, 2008
    waltham, mass.
    bass luthier, johnson string inst.
    jake, that is something that i have thought long and hard about. should a new repair be stressed to match surrounding wood? i figure its easier to put dings in than to get them out. w.w.a.d. (what would arnold do)? what say you t.b. luthiers, do you stress a repair?
     
  8. Matthew Tucker

    Matthew Tucker Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Owner: Bresque Basses, Sydney Basses and Cellos
    I'd definitely try to match it with a blunter edge and a few nicks. Sure, it'll get dings in time, but that'll take years. In the mean time it'll look ... repaired. Neat repair though!

    I'd also try to match the brush-marked finish, probably throw a bit of ebony dust in the varnish and use the crappiest brush you have!
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Every time I see this thread title come up - I can't help but see it as "Scrotum-ectomy" and wincing!! :meh:


    :p
     
  10. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Euphonic Audio "Player"
    Speaking as a consumer I want it crispy clean and nice. I'll f uck it up myself, thanks.

    Looks very sweet, Kurt. Lucky bass!
     
  11. Cody Sisk

    Cody Sisk

    Jan 26, 2009
    Lilburn, GA
    Ronald Sachs Violins
    Very nice! The before pics was quite the butchering. That poor scroll..

    As far as the stresses, I see you guys are in a bind as to what to do. I might recommend a few dings on one of those short doors backstage of old theaters, a flying drumstick, and break a beer bottle over it for good measure. A few cat chew spots won't hurt either.. Good luck!
     
  12. Matthew Tucker

    Matthew Tucker Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Owner: Bresque Basses, Sydney Basses and Cellos
    Yeah I see that too, every time :eek:

    On a crusty old bass like that? For me its a bit like an Orc getting a new set of Jimmy Carter dentures and wandering around middle earth hoping no-one will notice. :bag:
     

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