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  1. I bought a pickup from Nigel, deal done in seconds! It was in superb condition, excellent quick delivery and extremely well packaged. As said on here, top BC'r, deal with confidence πŸ‘πŸΌ
  2. I'm guessing the previous pics showed dampened wood to give us an idea of the grain? πŸ€”
  3. You'll need a decent supply of Condor and a big book Frank... .... for a month or so 🀭
  4. ^This^ Oh, and... stunning πŸ‘πŸΌ
  5. There's a volute! There's a volute! Does he of this BC parish - what doth love a volute - know?! 🀭
  6. Those pickup positions remind me of 70's Kramer basses πŸ‘πŸΌ
  7. Yeh, as soon as he saw it he said there's no way that's going in the garden! Got to say I was more than relieved πŸ˜†
  8. Ah thanks RB, he originally said he was going to put it in the garden to remember his Dad. It never did..it stands in his hallway 😊
  9. Ooh nice! Bit of a thread derail mind, but that's a cracking transformation @SpondonBassed πŸ‘πŸΌ Can I join in? πŸ˜– Got asked by a friend if I could refurb his recently deceased Dad's old Roker Park Clock Stand seat, from Sunderland Football Clubs old ground... It looked like this when I got it.. He gave me free reign, but I told him my plan to replace the rotten wood with new hardwood and redo the metalwork in black, and he gave me the go ahead. Ended up like this: He burst into tears when he saw it.. I stood in total silence thinking ...s h i t 😲 Turns out he was more than happy... thankfully πŸ˜³πŸ‘πŸΌ
  10. @mhoss32 Utterly brilliant. Everything. Absolutely. What an incredible build. Well done Sir πŸ˜‰ πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
  11. Well πŸ˜† yes it is JLP, but leave out the salt and black pepper πŸ˜‰ It works brilliantly though πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
  12. I first saw him in a band called King Crabs in our local music pub The Old 29, long before he became famous. I too heard stories about the no talking/eye contact with Mr Nail - dished out to friends who were working as extras on the set of Spender. Allegedly these stipulations were set out at the beginning of each days filming. Anyone who did lost their days Equity work/pay.. All anecdotal of course, and a long time ago πŸ˜‰
  13. Never seen one in the flesh, so I'm curious...😯 What's the best playing method for a 12 string? Plec or fingers? A lot of strings to cover right there 😳 πŸ€”
  14. You on commission Mick? πŸ€” πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
  15. My DIY save originally from a split Ibanez Blazer. Now The BlazerRay. Over two years old now, full story here..
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  17. Looks dead good πŸ‘πŸΌ ...I'll get me coat...πŸ˜–
  18. I've just put up a renovation thread for my headless This is my 1985 Westone Superheadless that's been modified by me. I got Wizard to make me some custom pups and married them up to a Nordstrand preamp with Vol/pull passive, pan pot, B/M/T, twin midrange pullpot selector. The three way switch is unused, from the original electronics. It's battle scarred, but was my go to bass for a long time. Bought brand new as a surprise Christmas present from my wife back in '85, it'll never be sold by me, certainly not for Β£30 @Bassassin πŸ˜†
  19. Decided to refurbish the black hardware on one of my basses as it was looking decidedly neglected after spending life in the cupboard under the stairs for way too long. In fact, the whole bass looked in need of some TLC. I stripped everything off, including washers and nuts from the controls, and sanded down to bare metal, doing a final clean with brake cleaner then primed the parts before applying several coats of Plastikote black spray paint. I put the various screws from the bridge and the tuner cover into the top of a cardboard box, pushed through small holes so that just the head was painted. I also removed all the grub screws, saddle screws, springs and adjusting bolts and put them in a container of penetrating oil. Cleaned all the knobs with an old toothbrush and soapy water. And eventually ended up with everything looking a lot better. Whilst waiting for paint drying/hardening I took the opportunity to thoroughly clean the neck, it was desperately in need of 'moisturising'. I see there's another thread gone up about this. I use small round cleansing pad wipes and nail varnish remover (alcohol based) followed by my own lemon oil mix - two parts extra virgin olive oil, two parts white vinegar and one part freshly squeezed lemon juice. Initially the wood is really clean and looks dried out by the alcohol - it is, but it's ok. The lemon oil, which I apply with the same type of cleansing pads needs to soak into the wood for at least 24 hours, but it works brilliantly and rejuvenates the rosewood really well - do NOT use on maple necks, and if you do try the 'recipe' make a sparing amount of it up, it does not keep! This was the rosewood before the lemon oil: And the type of grime to come out of the rosewood: And during soaking: Once everything has dried, paint has hardened, and neck given a final dry buff, time to put it all back together. A new set of strings on, full set up, and hopefully this will be getting used this year 🀞
  20. Really, really great that - production, vid, arrangement, playing, well - everything 😁 I liked that a lot πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ You sing and play too? 😳 Hats off πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
  21. BassTool

    First build!

    That's classed as a standard workshop on here 😁 you are in good company πŸ‘πŸΌ and will never be short of brilliant advice or opinion πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
  22. Amazing work πŸ˜²πŸ˜²πŸ˜²πŸ‘πŸΌ
  23. Well done Andy πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌwell deserved πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ can't say I didn't tell you so...πŸ˜† πŸ˜‰
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