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Seafoam Green Jaguar Bass Refinish and Mods

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by theNecatoR, Mar 19, 2016.


  1. theNecatoR

    theNecatoR

    Jun 23, 2012
    Germany
    Disclosure: I tackled the design and wiring but the hat goes for Dave from Soundranger in Germany, who did the actual hand-work, great guy and awesome tech!

    So without further delays:

    Seafoam green over sunburst.
    Delano sonar 2 Preamp.
    3 way selector switch with cream tip.
    Seymour Duncan SPB3 on the neck.
    DiMarzio DP123 on the Bridge.
    Fender Deluxe Tuners with F Engraved Hipshot BT4 D-Tuner
    Fender Deluxe Bridge with string through ferrules and aluminium sustain plate.
    Cream Jazz Bass knobs with Volume Push-pull for Series/Parallel.
    Fender Decal over the lacquer on matching headstock.
    Maple Neck with Rosewood Fretboard, Block inlays and Binding.
    F Stamped Neck plate.
    and the pièce de résistance: Special designed Gold anodized Aluminium pickguard.

    To do:
    String tree (chrome).
    Cream pickup covers.
    Thumb rest (I guess Black, have't found any in cream and brass clashes a bit).
    strap-locks.

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    Don't hesitate to ask for details!
    P.S. not the easiest colour to photograph!
     
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  2. MRDOOM

    MRDOOM

    Jul 16, 2009
    Utah
    Looks great! Bet it's a growl machine.
     
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  3. earlysecond

    earlysecond In Memoriam

    Jan 26, 2016
    Cool mods and finished product!
     
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  4. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    los angeles
    is that a fender neck or allparts or?
     
  5. theNecatoR

    theNecatoR

    Jun 23, 2012
    Germany
    That's a generic neck from eBay. I'm guessing PRC, but it is solid and feels great. A bit heavy on the lacquer, though.
     
  6. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Get a brass thumb rest and have it gold plated.
     
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  7. theNecatoR

    theNecatoR

    Jun 23, 2012
    Germany
    I think I might just stick with the black one, it kind of gave contrast to the bass.
     
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  8. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Yea, I can see that working with the pickups.

    Looks good, BTW.
     
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  9. chewylewis

    chewylewis

    Feb 18, 2019
    OP, I've been looking to do something similar, but I would like a tortoise shell pickguard that is all one piece like yours. Where did you find that? Or should I say, who made that for you? Thanks in advance!
     
  10. theNecatoR

    theNecatoR

    Jun 23, 2012
    Germany
    It was custom made for me by my Tech guy, Soundranger, here in Germany.
     
  11. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Great results, congrats! May I suggest a matching sea foam thumbrest?
     
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  12. chewylewis

    chewylewis

    Feb 18, 2019
    Well everything about this instrument is beautiful! Amazing design and execution!
     
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  13. theNecatoR

    theNecatoR

    Jun 23, 2012
    Germany
    I habe a black one on it for the time. I might try to get a gold one and cream pickups someday... Or maybe that'll be the next build.
     
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  14. georg_f

    georg_f

    Apr 16, 2014
    Vienna
    the color combination is gorgeous

    that can always be sanded
     
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  15. theNecatoR

    theNecatoR

    Jun 23, 2012
    Germany
    I steel wool the back lightly once a year, it does the trick :)
     
  16. rubis

    rubis

    Apr 14, 2011
    Plymouth, UK
    That looks very cool
     

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