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  • Birthday 10/06/1967

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  1. Pete1967

    Parts Clear Out

    Cheers Nigel... and replied. Bridge now sold pending the usual.
  2. Pete1967

    Help Identifying grub screw

    Almost certainly a metric thread, somewhere between M2 and M3, and 12mm in length by the look of it, but I'd contact Mayones to be sure. This might be your source
  3. Hi All... I've accumulated a few parts that I'm not going to use for my builds, so I thought it would be better for them to go to a home that would appreciate them... as they say on Flog It! All are brand new, never used and in mint condition. All prices include UK postage... for further afield please PM me. 1) A four in line set of Gotoh GB350 Res-o-Lite tuners in cosmo black (that's the black chrome finish not the black painted). Brand new seems to be around the 100 quid mark. Yours for £65 2) BBOT four string bridge with screws (not shown). Heavier that the really nasty ones, and the base has been machined flat, but BBOT none the less. £6 (probably what the postage will cost!) 3) A four in line set of Wilkinson open gear tuners in chrome. Basically a Hipshot rip off. Not as light as the Hipshots, but they are nicely made, the gears work smoothly and don't rattle.. Akin to the Hipshot Licensed I'd say. Two spare screw in bushes. Great value at £20 4) A pair of Wilkinson WBJ Alnico V Jazz pickups. 4 String. Screws and springs included (I think I have black or chrome screws as an option but I need to check). I have no idea what these sound like since I've never fitted them to anything, but they seem to get good reviews which is why I bought them, and they are the better Alnico ones. £40 on Ebay et al... £25 to you sir... Payment by bank transfer if you trust me (which you absolutely can), or PayPal is fine. 100% refund on return guarantee if you find anything wrong or I've misrepresented anything. Any questions, please ask.. I know you will! Cheers P
  4. Pete1967

    SOLD : Sadowsky NYC Will Lee 5 Custom Shoreline Gold USA

    uh oh... I need to go and change my pants.....
  5. You could try Jon Shuker in Derbyshire... he's does midi pickup installs regularly, and you wont get better workmanship
  6. Pete1967

    Partially refinishing.

    Given what it is, I'd stick a few quid on the original colour coat being polyester, in which case you may well be able to sand off the new clear coat and get the flowers off without going through it, because poly coats are usually pretty thick and bomb proof. The advantage of poly is that it's really stable once fully cured so getting another clear coat over is shouldn't be a problem, but you've nailed the issue of the demarcation between the body and the neck.
  7. Pete1967

    Headstock re-finish

    don't use wire wool... it'll leave a ripply finish. To get a dead flat glossy finish use high grit wet and dry with a sanding block not a sponge so that you do actually flat it (I use 2000 grit with a 40mm square of corian worktop), then you can move in to car polish (AutoGlym Super Resin is good) and then if you really want a mirror shine Meguires Swirl remover. If you've sprayed it from a rattle can, leave it at least two weeks before you tray to sand it. 1K evaporative finishes skin off quite quickly, but take ages to go hard enough to sand and will drag if not really hard through.
  8. Pete1967

    Polishing a Brass Nut

    +1 on Brasso, but remove the nut or mask the fretboard and headstock off
  9. Pete1967

    2016/2017 build season fretless/fretted 5

    [quote name='scojack' timestamp='1501493312' post='3344943'] Needed a slightly bigger control cavity cover so thought i'd share how i make a set of templates. First i make a new cover plate in mdf, i will then copy this with a flush trimming bit which gives me a better Master Template with nice square sides. I now need to make a routing template for the new cover. So roughly hack out a hole in some mdf that is 4/5 mm bigger than the cover template, I then add a few layers of sellotape to the cover plate template edges. This will help to make our routing template [i]slightly[/i] bigger than the cover plate. I don't want it too tight. Cover [u]this[/u] tape with silicone or vaseline to stop any resin sticking to it. I have also sealed the bottom what will be the 'mold' with sellotape.... Flip this over and sit the Cover template inside. This now gives a seal around the whole assembly. Nip to Halfords...get yourself some fibre glass resin (and hardener) £5.00 a pop for a small bottle. Mix it and pour it in the gap between the mold and the cover plate template... Note I have made a few little 'wells' in the mdf to help pour the resin, this also helps to key the resin to the mdf when it's set. Nip out for a brew...it will be hardened by the time you get back. Take the sellotape off the back and pop the Cover plate template out, remove the sellotape from the edges... Et Voila ...... a new control cover plate template AND a routing template for it PS You can use the same technique to make pickup routing templates AND neck pocket templates..... Hope this is some help to someone, i find it makes a far better job that trying to fit covers by hand ! IanM [/quote] Nice - I shall be stealing this one
  10. Pete1967

    Busted a screw

    +1 for the heating method, but I've never had huge success with it. I've handled broken screws on a number of occasions and if there's a stump left I use a small pair of 'mole' grips. Clamp them tightly on the stump of the screw (it's fine to deform it a bit but not too much) and then you can just unwind the screw. Lay the bass down on it's front, secure it and turn the grip with both hands otherwise you'll twist it and pull it off the stump. When you've got a wholeish wind out, release the grip and reclamp on the new length of stub and then you should be able to wind all the way out. If the screw has broken off flush with the wood then drilling it out is really your only option, but it's tricky.
  11. Best Bass Gear.. in the US, but.... [url="http://www.bestbassgear.com/noble-eq-pot-50k-eq.htm"]http://www.bestbassgear.com/noble-eq-pot-50k-eq.htm[/url]
  12. Pete1967

    Stripping a poly finish and refinishing

    I'd concur on the refin cost. Sub £200 and you're on a winner, but make sure it's colour coats, clear coats, flat and polish... esp over black
  13. Pete1967

    Sparkle guitar refinishing Manchester

    Depends on your definition of close to Manchester, but you could try Jon Shuker... he has some indicative prices on his website I believe [url="http://www.shukerguitars.co.uk"]www.shukerguitars.co.uk [/url]
  14. Pete1967

    Saddle screw hex key size

    yup it'll be imperial, almost certainly 1/16. That's the standard Fender size
  15. [quote name='deepbass5' timestamp='1488910297' post='3252883'] Nice to see so many European manufacturers attending this year Can we get the Rheingold Boys to do a spot next time https://youtu.be/1o6XKBSjgwI https://youtu.be/VawvBE8zaD4 [/quote] Yeah I stood next to them for two days and while I'm not totally sold on their thing, I have to admit that they were damn fine players. Had a long chat to Mischa and Christopher and they were really great guys.