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1 hour ago, 2020Jazz said:

Man...I had the guard off mine when installing the thumb rest, and wondered why I should put it back on when I don't even own a pick...In the end I reinstalled it because I didn't want to fuss with fixing the screw holes. This look, with a black stack pot control plate, would be the bee's knees in my lowly opinion.

Aha, the words 'nail' and 'head' come to mind, sir! :D 
In fact, I've always liked 'stealth' style basses so thought I might one day do exactly that with this one - black control plate, black bridge. Only thing would then be the neck/fretboard and headstock. The bass was originally fretted but years ago I had it converted to fretless with some high grade Indian Rosewood which I wouldn't want to lose. However, I guess I could try and source another neck with an ebony board and black headstock (or maybe a Status graphite neck?).

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9 minutes ago, Stingray5 said:

Aha, the words 'nail' and 'head' come to mind, sir! :D 
In fact, I've always liked 'stealth' style basses so thought I might one day do exactly that with this one - black control plate, black bridge. Only thing would then be the neck/fretboard and headstock. The bass was originally fretted but years ago I had it converted to fretless with some high grade Indian Rosewood which I wouldn't want to lose. However, I guess I could try and source another neck with an ebony board and black headstock (or maybe a Status graphite neck?).

Jus' sayin'...  ;)

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9 minutes ago, 2020Jazz said:

Jus' sayin'...  ;)

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Mmmm, nice - but for a stealth, it's gotta be all black. Sorry! :) 

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A clearer pic of my upgraded mex jazz, it’s had the adagio flats on it for about 7 years now, nice deep thump 

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1 hour ago, Stingray5 said:

Mmmm, nice - but for a stealth, it's gotta be all black. Sorry! :) 

I knew you'd say that, lol. I'd bet big money those great folks at Hipshot would sub in some not brass saddles if asked. 

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4 hours ago, Stingray5 said:

Mmmm, nice - but for a stealth, it's gotta be all black. Sorry! :) 

What, like...

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I had a guy suggest a black pearloid guard over on twatbass.com. I dunno. Seems like every brand has a different coloration. I'm thinking if I was to swap the guard it would be to this one. Kinda like the white binding...then again I like Stingray5's no guard pic...

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4 hours ago, tegs07 said:

US Bitsa

Edit: The eagle-eyed may spot the non-standard pick guard.

Ebay find US body that had been routed to be a PJ. Refilled route back to J cavity with basswood and copper shielded. Fitted a stock J pick guard and about 1cm square of copper shield visible! Could either peel of that bit of copper then colour match and get gloss finish or take the easy route....

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Where do you live so I can steal that neck, please? :D :D :D

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4 hours ago, tegs07 said:

US Bitsa

Edit: The eagle-eyed may spot the non-standard pick guard.

Ebay find US body that had been routed to be a PJ. Refilled route back to J cavity with basswood and copper shielded. Fitted a stock J pick guard and about 1cm square of copper shield visible! Could either peel of that bit of copper then colour match and get gloss finish or take the easy route....

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Looks great tegs, I’m not normally a fan of black blocks but it matches really well 👍

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4 minutes ago, 2020Jazz said:

Where do you live so I can steal that neck, please? :D :D :D

Keeping that on a need to know basis! It’s a 75 re-issue so did have to borrow a bench press and drill 2 holes...

There were a couple of Geddy Lee necks available on Stratosphere a few weeks back...

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13 minutes ago, 2020Jazz said:

Sweet! Is that Matte?

It is indeed. It's the Chris Kael (FFDP) signature model (without the oversized knuckleduster bridge bling fitted). Trouble is it makes me want to swap out parts on the Frankenspector to black (and Im not about to buy another Schaller 5string 3D in black and Gotoh tuners in black! Mr Nibody is all spent up)

 

 

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30 minutes ago, tegs07 said:

Keeping that on a need to know basis! It’s a 75 re-issue so did have to borrow a bench press and drill 2 holes...

There were a couple of Geddy Lee necks available on Stratosphere a few weeks back...

Yeah I saw one, and it's gone. I can't see buying one of those allparts repro necks.

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New addition to the fold.

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1 hour ago, ead said:

New addition to the fold.

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That’s a cracker ead ☝️

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1 hour ago, ead said:

New addition to the fold.

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 I was just talking about that pickguard, that looks great.

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2 hours ago, 2020Jazz said:

 I was just talking about that pickguard, that looks great.

It's just a printed sticker on a std p/guard.  I think I have a couple of spares if you want one.

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On 02/04/2021 at 21:50, lou24d53 said:

Ohhh...you doing a build diary I can follow...?

Here you go 😁

 

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On 07/04/2021 at 17:08, ead said:

It's just a printed sticker on a std p/guard.  I think I have a couple of spares if you want one.

I thought the U looking design was the sticker. What I'd like is a black guard with the white binding around the edge.

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4 minutes ago, 2020Jazz said:

What I'd like is a black guard with the white binding around the edge.

I’ve found most of the 3 ply black pickguards have the white edge as it’s the middle layer that’s white, the single ply is just plane black 

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26 minutes ago, 2020Jazz said:

I love that finish! :heart:

If I ever should get the money needed to have a custom bass made or the money to throw away on a refinish of my main I would have it painted in a similar way.

And I otherwise really don't like basses in a blue finish, in fact my absolute least favorite finish color, to put it mildly, and I normally favor a matte black finish, but the "Dark Night" finish is simply astonishing and has taken my place as my new favorite finish, Fender hit bullseye there!

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On 06/04/2021 at 20:52, 2020Jazz said:

Yeah I saw one, and it's gone. I can't see buying one of those allparts repro necks.

There’s a Squire Classic Vibe one in the accessories for sale section...

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