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Can I ask, where you getting your bodies from?

I'm particularly interested in the Explorer one above, might be keen for a future project myself, seeing as I play in a Who covers band.

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7 hours ago, lou24d53 said:

Can I ask, where you getting your bodies from?

I'm particularly interested in the Explorer one above, might be keen for a future project myself, seeing as I play in a Who covers band.

I found them on ebay usa. 

 

one guy (rosser) did the 51, reverse and non-reverse bird bodies, but wouldn't do the explorer or V.

 

Explorer and V (gluff) cost a bit more, but he was the only one I could find to make them.

 

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Just arrived today...

20200305-143314-2.jpg
 

the V is Kelley green, too lazy to take a pic..

 

Just need to finish setup and wire it up.

 

8-C914-E0-F-8-EB9-4-BE6-8-FC1-ABEBAFA2-B

5-AB7-D064-2-A2-F-4557-B2-ED-425-F30-A6-

 

 

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36 minutes ago, AngelDeVille said:

ergonomics are for suckers

A well rounded musician should have no problem at all with those.

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On 21/02/2020 at 11:09, lou24d53 said:

Can I ask, where you getting your bodies from?

I'm particularly interested in the Explorer one above, might be keen for a future project myself, seeing as I play in a Who covers band.

I got an explorer body off ebay for £26 the user name is twincam

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I decided the roasted maple will work here best.  Had to drill extra holes so the decision is final.

 

7-FA21299-5-D83-4026-9-D92-133-E7-BE9871
 

ADB77-C76-C4-DE-4-CFF-85-F2-A59-A2-C2-AF
 

07-C8-CABB-D6-B9-4-EC9-87-A9-823-B9-FD7-

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, SpondonBassed said:

Did you apply the colour with a roller and acrylic?

I did a french polish with $.50 acrylic, and a coating of spray laquer.

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On 06/03/2020 at 16:01, SpondonBassed said:

Angular.

I think they are Seymour Duncan.  If you zoom in you can see... 

And it is spelt Aguilar, I think.... 😉

 

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Posted (edited)

I fitted the pickup and bridge covers, but can’t really see using them, I’m a few weeks out on the fretless neck but this will do tor now  

DA2-A3-ED4-E21-F-427-D-B139-603528286267

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I’m liking this thread - nice builds! I’ve had similar experiences - had a spare pickup so built a bass around it, can’t have it doing nothing!!

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On 28/11/2019 at 17:23, SpondonBassed said:

I agree re: the pickguard.  My eye keeps going to the lower right hand corner of the unfinished body as seen in the image above.  It's different to the bass on the left.

I suspect that the snipped corner is to attempt to circumvent any copyright issues. It's really obviously a Thunderbird anyway, but that may be enough difference to stop the lawyers sending "Da Boyz" round.

On 21/02/2020 at 19:48, AngelDeVille said:

I found them on ebay usa. 

 

one guy (rosser) did the 51, reverse and non-reverse bird bodies, but wouldn't do the explorer or V.

 

Explorer and V (gluff) cost a bit more, but he was the only one I could find to make them.

 

What's the quality of the body like? I'm thinking of getting one for my weird T-bird project as no-one seems to be selling any second hand T-bird bodies at the moment. Customs and shipping costs could make it a teensy bit expensive though.

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