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Jono Bolton

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  1. I also have two, however I only play one and the other sits in a case under the bed, so for me that's too many. I still want to buy more though.
  2. Aye, it's a solid bit of metal, it's not something I can bend with my bare hands. I might wait until I'm at my parents' at Christmas and chuck it in my dad's vice for a couple of days.
  3. Well, I was thinking that if it bent one way, I can bend the other way too. It's beyond me as to how it's managed to take a bend in the first place.
  4. Is there anywhere to get a neck plate to fir an MIJ bass? I've got a Squier JV Precision and the neck plate on it has developed a significant curve in the middle so the screw heads don't sit flush in the recesses. I've put a new aftermarket one on and it's a better fit, but the JV neck screws have larger heads so they don't sit quite right either. I'd prefer to have the right size plate so the screws are straight in the heel and not as likely to strip the threads.
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  6. First thing that popped into my head when I saw the thread title was this unhinged ramble
  7. Here's the description from the ebay listing from when I bought it: "P Bass Loaded Alder Body Relic Burgundy Mist Nitro Lacquer USA Spec Precision. Great American alder body - made by Guitarbuild in the UK. Not a Fender body but fits Fender parts. Full nitrocellulose aged burgundy mist finish was sprayed around four years ago and has a combination of natural wear and checking and light relic work. Alongside the checking that runs across the body, in the right ought you can see natural lacquer checking running along the grain direction of the body too. Comes as pictured with a wide bevel vintage style parchment pickguard, CTS pots and switchcraft jack and cloth wire, vintage capacitor. Nice vintage style thumb rest too. "P Bass Loaded Alder Body Relic Burgundy Mist Nitro Lacquer USA Spec Precision. Great American alder body - made by Guitarbuild in the UK. Not a Fender body but fits Fender parts. Full nitrocellulose aged burgundy mist finish was sprayed around four years ago and has a combination of natural wear and checking and light relic work. Alongside the checking that runs across the body, in the right ought you can see natural lacquer checking running along the grain direction of the body too. Comes as pictured with a wide bevel vintage style parchment pickguard, CTS pots and switchcraft jack and cloth wire, vintage capacitor. Nice vintage style thumb rest too. The pickup is a Tonerider vintage wind P Bass pickup. This has been my personal bass and used for home recording, hence it’s not being sold as a Rexter Guitars retail item. Sounds really great. The finish looks fantastic and will keep on ageing - it’s non plasticised nitrocellulose lacquer over a vintage correct burgundy mist." The neck pocket is to fit Mexican/ Squier/ USA spec. I had a Squier affinity rosewood neck on it which fitted perfectly. The pickup is a Tonerider vintage wind P Bass pickup. This has been my personal bass and used for home recording, hence it’s not being sold as a Rexter Guitars retail item. Sounds really great. The finish looks fantastic and will keep on ageing - it’s non plasticised nitrocellulose lacquer over a vintage correct burgundy mist. The neck pocket is to fit Mexican/ Squier/ USA spec. I had a Squier affinity rosewood neck on it which fitted perfectly."
  8. Guitarbuild UK Precision Bass body in light relic Burgundy Mist metallic. I bought this back in the summer with the intention of putting together a build but the neck I was going to use was shot, and I haven't found a decent alternative and now I'm losing interest in the whole idea if I'm honest; I already have a Matt Freeman P Bass that I barely use since I got my JV Precision, so I don't know how much more money I want to chuck at something that I probably won't use very often. I bought this from the guy who runs rexterguitars.co.uk; it was Mr Rexter's own P Bass body that was used for home recording. It's an alder guitarbuild body that has been finished in a non-platicised burgundy mist metallic nitro, with a light relic job. It comes loaded with a Tonerider pickup, CTS pots, Switchcraft jack, cloth wire, and a vintage cap. It has a white pickguard that it came with, but I can also chuck in a genuine Fender mint green and a brown tort pickguard (sold to me as celluloid but I'm sceptical), and the bridge has been swapped for an Allparts one. There's also a tug bar about somewhere too. Two of the bridge screws were actually scratchplate screws (positions 2 & 4) so will need drilling to fit the proper screws. Weight is a hair under 2.8kg. Looking to get back what I paid, which was £285 (not including the additional pickguards and replacement bridge), plus shipping (about £15). Any questions, just give me a shout. Here's a mockup of what it would look like with a rosewood neck: And here's it with a Maple neck:
  9. I used the Mark IV in a hardcore band for a few years and the distortion was the main reason I wanted it. I also had the same 2x15 cab, but mine had been fitted with Behringer PA speakers at some point. Apart from weighing an absolute ton, it was a brilliant cab, and the replacement speakers worked really well; even at high volume, it was clear as a bell.
  10. I had a Mark IV 400 Series head, and currently have a 120 Century. Both cracking heads. I think I paid £100 for the Mark IV and £70 for the Century.
  11. That's true of some Squiers, but not all. The ones I have are a JV and SQ series, which were made to US specs, and in some cases US parts. The other is a Matt Freeman P Bass, which is also US/Mex specs as far as I know, same as the Classic Vibes. The body I have is guitarbuild, which is made to standard Fender specs.
  12. Allparts does offer free returns so I suppose it's risk-free if it doesn't work out
  13. Aye, they're licensed by Fender so I'd assume the fit would be spot on (within reason). This project has had so many false starts that I'm starting to question everything 😅
  14. Do they need any adjustment to make them fit? I bought a neck recently that wasn't Allparts but was made in the same factory, and the heel was fractionally too wide for the pocket of the body I have; the heel width was correct, the heel was less tapered than the walls of the neck pocket. I tested the other necks I had (2 vintage Japanese Squiers and 1 modern Chinese Squier), and they dropped straight into the pocket, so it seems like it's a standard Fender size & shape.
  15. What's the consensus on these? I've been looking at Allparts for a P Bass neck; are they decent quality, and more importantly, are they a straight fit for a P Bass body? They only seem to be available in a 10" radius, but I'm really enjoying the 7.25" radius on my JV Precision just now.
  16. I've had a couple of Squier Matt Freeman P Basses, and still have the white one. Whilst I like Rancid - I've seen them live in the past and have had a few of their albums - that had no bearing on me having the bass; it's simply just a great instrument. I'd say it plays and sounds better than any MIM Precision I've had before, and the neck is a cracker.
  17. I'd also recommend Rexter Guitars. I bought a P Bass body recently from the guy who runs it and he's finished it in a relic Burgundy Mist, and it's a fine job. https://rexterguitars.co.uk/
  18. David did my JV Precision recently; he stripped a bad nitro refinish and sorted a dodgy fill of a J pickup rout that had been there previously, and the price was the same as you. He was exemplary in his communication, keeping me updated and sending me progress shots every step of the way, and the finish is immaculate. He's a top bloke.
  19. Thanks both for the replies, I presumed that it would be the same process as plugging the holes in the heel of the neck but didn't know if it would have any negative impact. And thanks for the offer @PaulThePlug (appropriate username 😄 ), but I'll politely decline as there's no chance I'll be doing the job myself! I'm planning on using good quality parts to finish the build so it wouldn't make sense to have me half-arsing it when putting it together; I'll give it to a grown up who knows what they're doing instead.
  20. Mine would be more-or-less my JV Precision. Maybe with a second option in Sonic Blue. I'd add a bridge cover and a tug bar too.
  21. Put a few drops of superglue in the hole, leave it to dry, then screw the strap button back in. That's the lazy method I usually employ and it's always worked for me. The other option is to glue in a piece of a cocktail stick and re-drill the hole. The correct answer if it's a brand new bass is to return it. It shouldn't be doing that if it's new.
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