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Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by kurt ratering, Apr 30, 2009.
this was a fun project. not my extension!
Wow! That's really impressive. Would you say more about how you accomplished that?
sharp blades,chalk, lots of patience, LOTS of cursing and some luck never hurts!
Kurt, the edge of the scroll is waaay too crisp!
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?
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!
Every time I see this thread title come up - I can't help but see it as "Scrotum-ectomy" and wincing!!
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!
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!
Yeah I see that too, every time
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.