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  1. There's a few here, if not an exotic wood supplier? https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=figured++wood&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=+figured+thin+wood+
  2. It's an easy change, just remove the grill and speaker and drill 4 holes. If the wadding comes loose, just stick it back again. Needless to say I waited to do this until after the warranty ran out. The handle sellers do a number of colours including black with different colour stitching too. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313&_nkw=1Pack+Amplifier%2FSpeaker+Vintage+Leather+Strap+Handle+Part+Durable+&_sacat=0
  3. Whilst I'm happy with my MarkBass gear (MM101Combo, CMD121P Combo and NYC 121cab) I've had issues with handles, not only the rubber breaking down over the metal innards even with little use but also with the aesthetics. On the 101 it is short, tight and very difficult to hold too if you have big hands! I had a short-lived daliance with a MB Ninja Combo and thought the leather handle added a touch of class and was much easier to hold too. So scanning the internet one evening I came across some very affordable pleather handles which I've added to my 101 and 121 Combos. They are not so clever on a cab because if you have to stack on top it stops them lying so flat. However you get all the parts with the handle including the inner sockets which attach themselves into the wood so they don't vibrate free. This is the handle on the 101 Combo. On this, the existing holes are covered, on the 121 it comes up a little short but rather than fill the holes I just reinserted the old handle's screws into the holes and it looks fine.
  4. Can't find it on Google Image search nor at Gruhns, not even in their archive. An appraisal costs $250 for a 1965 Fender P however there.
  5. Take an empty Lenor bottle....
  6. Not sure the OP suggested taking any litigation, it was other contributors to the thread who brought the subject up. The OP's initial post stated the facts and said he was posting to warn others and as constructive feedback to Alex and that he did not want to get into a war of words.
  7. Anyone done a Google search with the image and seen where it has been culled from?
  8. One other choice and it would be Pelham 123?
  9. Wave goodbye to your £3,800...... Like the OP has said: the seller ( 0 feedback) has not provided extensive photos nor serial number etc etc
  10. Back in the day had one almost the same, but with plain wooden pickup covers and an extra XLR? jack socket however.
  11. Over a £100 more than the gold one, must be special paint..?
  12. Hiscox cases seem to be velvet over foam internally. Not sure if the velvet will separate from the foam easily, if at all. I'd look out for one with a different internal colour you like, buy it and sell yours. If you don't want to lose the branding on it, then just suck it up as I think you may regret pulling your case to bits. I've modded non-moulded cases before quite easily where they have external screws and when I've wanted to raise or lower the neck brace position.
  13. Elephant in the room question: what happened to the neck? You had it advertised on the 'bay as a complete Bass last week only to relist it there and now here. Just curious! I ask as the owner of a 72 Tele Bass so I'm attracted to them....
  14. Yes, very odd as the body seems less likely to be kosher than the neck which was stamped. Revisiting the saddles, they appear to be corroded chrome rather than pressed fibre, the slightly better photo enables closer scrutiny now. It's also now described both as 1968 and 1969 which is reasonable but a little confusing.
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