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  1. [quote name='thedontcarebear' post='38070' date='Jul 28 2007, 10:24 AM']Surely it's a good thing, naturally relic means just play it a lot?[/quote] The very mention of the R word brings me out in hives. It's almost as bad as "mojo". My EB-3 doesn't have mojo and it isn't relic-ed. It's got split lacquer around the jack socket where I stood up while accidentally having a foot on the lead and it pains me every time I see/feel it. The fact that the suggestion of [b]intent[/b] to "relic" it is mentioned makes me sad.
  2. It claims to be in Aberdeen, I'll ask if I can get a try of it
  3. [quote name='Baseballfan1456' post='37667' date='Jul 27 2007, 09:18 AM']It was a Fender Precision...I can't really explain the feeling I had when I was playing it, but MAN was it awesome! I definitely know that the P-Bass in the one that I want (Until I can get a Stingray) Too bad I don't have enough money to buy either though...[/quote] Can you not get a Squier P-Bass just now and work your way up?
  4. [quote name='Delberthot' post='37588' date='Jul 27 2007, 12:07 AM']I am finishing my 1973 Tele bass in Nitro [b]so that I can naturally relic it myself[/b].[/quote]
  5. [quote name='RussFM' post='37472' date='Jul 26 2007, 06:24 PM']The end strap pin is loose, and it's been threaded, so can't be tightened.[/quote] Do you mean the hole is now too big? I had this problem with my project bass. Easy fix - stick a match in the hole, break it off so that there's none of it sticking out then screw it back in. New wood for it to grip, et voila. If it's too tight then maybe half the match will suffice, depends how loose it has become.
  6. Hmph. [url="http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZhankerooQQhtZ-1"]http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZhankerooQQhtZ-1[/url] They seem to take vintage instruments apart and sell the parts off in penny numbers. This week, it's an EB-2. Body, pickup, wiring, case all in seperate auctions. I'm sure I remember them selling an EB-3 off in individual parts a while ago, the whole thing. Hmph again. I don't know what everyone else thinks, but I am not keen on this scattering of vintage parts. Surely it would be better to gather together all the parts that belong together and sell it as a project? Sadly, it's probably done for financial gain; the individual parts being worth more than selling them in one go. Thrice hmph.
  7. Well, it seems sense has prevailed and everyone gave it a wide berth at that asking price. Good.
  8. neepheid

    DIY bass

    All I would say is don't skimp on components. Buy the things you want, over time. It'll take months to complete if you're doing it in your spare time, so the cost will be spread. My first build cost me something in the region of £400, and that was a combination of sourcing bits from eBay, Thomann in Germany, basspartsresource in the USA, as well as some trips to my local B&Q. If you buy one of these kits, which machine heads will they give you? Which pickup(s)? Which bridge? Choice of knobs? It's these things that you will have full control over if you source the parts yourself. Let's not even talk about the fact that you'll get beefed for import duty and VAT when buying in that kit from the states, so it won't be just £250. $500 + $45 carriage = $545 = £265.78 + 3.4% import duty = £274.82 + 17.5% VAT = £322.91. Suddenly not quite as bargainalicious as you first thought?
  9. neepheid

    DIY bass

    [quote name='LordAvon' post='36909' date='Jul 25 2007, 03:48 PM']Yeah, I don't think I have the skills (or tools) to build my own from scratch, so I figured if I got something that was relativly simple to start with. Made some mods to it and got confident, then I could have a go at making a guitar from a block of wood. There's a chap in scotland that runs 2 week courses in guitar/bass building, where you start with a lump of wood (you choose the wood) and you design what you want and then build it, but it costs £900 (plus accomodation). Sadly I can find no-one in the UK that stocks bass bodies, I can find necks, pickups, bridges, nuts, etc, but no bodies! ho Hum. Paul[/quote] Allparts [url="http://www.allparts.uk.com/catalogue/index.php?cPath=91000_91023&ALLPAR=a405dcf1391ea96c78f7b2cf7c4460d0"]http://www.allparts.uk.com/catalogue/index...8f7b2cf7c4460d0[/url] alternatively, put "bass body" into evilBay
  10. [quote name='PauBass' post='36853' date='Jul 25 2007, 01:12 PM']I paid £1350 when I bought it since I couldn't find them cheaper anywhere? So, based on that, what do you think?[/quote] I don't think it matters what you paid for it to be honest. Like Hamster says, you can get one new for £1100 so no-one will pay more than that for it used and will most likely expect to pay less. Fingerprints, even cleaned off ones have that effect on value
  11. neepheid

    Hi again

    Welcome back
  12. [quote name='the hand of john curley' post='36545' date='Jul 24 2007, 08:02 PM']I was told the Neck was an All Parts neck, but to be honest I cannot say 100% if this is the case or not[/quote] You could take it off to check. If it's an Allparts neck it'll have something like "ALLPARTS LIC. BY FENDER" burned into the heel. Like this Tele neck: [url="http://www.chrisguitars.com/neck-allparts-tele-050605.jpg"]http://www.chrisguitars.com/neck-allparts-tele-050605.jpg[/url]
  13. [quote name='Bassassin' post='35774' date='Jul 23 2007, 12:51 AM']Look - there goes a Giannini, all pikeyed up for FleaBay: [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=004&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=140140873142&rd=1&rd=1"]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...p;rd=1&rd=1[/url] Look familiar? It should do - it was sold by our very own Psychoandy, to our very own Vmaxblues, who Ebayed it to the above gentleman a few weeks back, for £250. Wish I'd bought it meself now. It deserves better! J.[/quote] Someone knows what they're doing - chopping the headstock off the top of the photograph.
  14. [quote name='Happy Jack' post='35412' date='Jul 21 2007, 10:56 PM']And now another Horrid Hondo: [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Very-Rare-Vintage-Hondo-Bass-Guitar-Rickenbacker-Copy_W0QQitemZ250145813535QQihZ015QQcategoryZ4713QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViItem"]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Very-Rare-Vintage-Ho...1QQcmdZViewItem[/url] A snip at £275 BiN with no covers or knobs. Oh yes, and buyer to pay £50 by PayPal and the balance to be cash on collection. Seller thinks the bridge is missing. Granted it looks odd, but maybe it's supposed to be like that?[/quote] Yuck. This is one I hope the Rick Police nail.
  15. [quote name='Sibob' post='35197' date='Jul 21 2007, 01:10 PM']Let me know if you fancy just selling the neck lol Si[/quote] Heh, it looks like it's going whole, unfortunately
  16. Bumpity bump, although I'm starting to feel embarrassed putting this among some of the beautiful instruments on offer at the moment
  17. I have to say, I tried the demo and it does exactly what it says on the tin!
  18. [quote name='D.A.B' post='35023' date='Jul 20 2007, 11:14 PM']Thanks everyone, You've been great Anyway I'm was hoping the extra bits needed would be abit cheaper really Could I use: [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4-string-Black-hard-tail-fixed-bass-guitar-bridge_W0QQitemZ130133769893QQihZ003QQcategoryZ42455QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem"]Bridge[/url] [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4-BLACK-ENCLOSED-BASS-GUITAR-MACHINE-HEADS_W0QQitemZ160137399074QQihZ006QQcategoryZ42455QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem"]Tuning Pegs[/url] And I play metal, punk, rock everything in that sort of area All this is brilliant and I thank you all for it[/quote] The bridge? Not without work. The three point bridge from allparts as alluded to earlier in the thread is the one that will fit directly. Those machine heads will probably work OK, but I'd splash out and get some nice Schallers. Try Thomann for those.
  19. [quote name='stingrayfan' post='34674' date='Jul 20 2007, 02:25 PM']I quite fancy buying the licence but it's $40.[/quote] $40? That's £20. You could afford that if you stayed in one night of a weekend, no?
  20. Had a thought about scratchplates, in that they cover up vast swathes of the body. Seeing as this is a project as much about showing off my sister's artistic talent as it is providing me with a fretless bass, it seems that there's won't be a lot of space to show off. Coupled with a badass 2, here's the space available with a scratchplate: However, I spied on Allparts a metal control cavity cover and pickup surround. A little GIMP jiggery-pokery and it might look something like this: Of course, I'll have to cover the channel cut between the pickup and the control cavity, but it won't be noticed with a solid finish: What do you think? Anyone used these parts before? Comfy pants or thong?
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