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7 hours ago, AngelDeVille said:

Neck was the most expensive part of my 51.


body off eBay , I spent about $3 for the paint job.

 

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Location: Albuquerque?

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This is the only snap of mine I can find...

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10 hours ago, Jus Lukin said:

I love a Tele II bass. My Squier has been bastardised into a hippyish jack-of-all-trades so can be many things, but I'm still a huge fan of that whopping great neck pickup! (Photo to follow, as I'm on my laptop and any snaps I have are on my phone!)

@meterman, I'm pretty sure the Squier Precision TB was just Sunburst, although I share your love of that colour- Butterscotch Blonde, maybe?! I dunno, all those colour names seem to belong to the world of audiophiles and wine snobs, but yeah... that one. It feels like the archetypal Tele II bass colour.

I always think of it as a sort of Dijon mustard / Colonel Mustard colour if that makes sense?

Both your basses there look awesome by the way. 👍 The Squier is probably what I'll get if I can find one used.

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10 hours ago, AngelDeVille said:

Neck was the most expensive part of my 51.


body off eBay , I spent about $3 for the paint job.

 

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Love it!

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42 minutes ago, meterman said:

I always think of it as a sort of Dijon mustard / Colonel Mustard colour if that makes sense?

Do you mean more like the 50's colour? I think that tends to be more on the very first Precisions and reissues thereof. I don't think I've seen any late 60's/early 70's Tele basses in that colour, but the white they did does yellow off somewhat over time! This is that 50's get-up...

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18 minutes ago, Jus Lukin said:

Do you mean more like the 50's colour? I think that tends to be more on the very first Precisions and reissues thereof. I don't think I've seen any late 60's/early 70's Tele basses in that colour, but the white they did does yellow off somewhat over time! This is that 50's get-up...

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Ah right, I'm wrong then! 😂

The colour I really like is the buttery colour, like on my old Bullet or like  @yorks5stringer 's Tele bass. It really pops with a maple neck and white scratchplate. Like this (not that I'm obsessed or owt)  ⬇️

 

 

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3 hours ago, meterman said:

Ah right, I'm wrong then! 😂

No, not wrong, I just wanted to make sure we were talking about the same colour! I agree, that yellowed finish with white plate is so cool. I tried an original in that scheme once, sounded amazing although I couldn't keep it from clipping the amp I was plugged into! I set that mighty pickup quite low to balance with the others, and I don't think the new versions are as hot as the old ones with the CuNiFe magnets.

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9 hours ago, meterman said:

Ah right, I'm wrong then! 😂

The colour I really like is the buttery colour, like on my old Bullet or like  @yorks5stringer 's Tele bass. It really pops with a maple neck and white scratchplate. Like this (not that I'm obsessed or owt)  ⬇️

 

 

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Hate to be a pedant but that is not mine , no crack: here's mine and not so yellow either, I think the refin colour was vintage white?

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11 hours ago, yorks5stringer said:

Hate to be a pedant but that is not mine , no crack: here's mine and not so yellowimageproxy.php?img=&key=d49e236f730b63a2 eitherimageproxy.php?img=&key=d49e236f730b63a2imageproxy.php?img=&key=d49e236f730b63a2, I think the refin colour was vintage white?

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D'oh! Absolutely right, sorry yorks5stringer, my error, that'll learn me to only post when fully awake! Amazing work you did on that btw, the patch up looks flawless in the photo 😎

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On 26/05/2020 at 14:03, kodiakblair said:

 

Single coil P-basses and Tele basses are my favourites. I've built a few so have an idea what works and what doesn't.

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I’d be interested to know your opinion of this one 

Ive often been tempted but not yet bought one

Thanks

 

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On 26/05/2020 at 10:18, meterman said:I need a bit of advice about which bass to buy. Unfortunately I haven't got megabucks to spend and there's no option to try basses out in stores, at least not for a while.

I used to have a brilliant USA Fender Bullet Deluxe bass (you know, with the Mustang pickups and Tele bass neck) it was my absolute favourite to play but I had to sell it

When I got my Fender Bullet Deluxe it was a real bargain, nobody seemed to want them or know much about them but that's changed now. I'll certainly never find one in my 'Tesco Value' budget! Unless I find a stripped or modded one but the chances of that happening are pretty slim I'd guess. I know there's the MIJ Squier versions but I never see them anywhere, they seem to be rarer than the USA Fender models. 

I really appreciate any help or advice you can give me on this! 🙏

Cheers - Lee

Lee 

Ive got two black/maple MIJ Squier Bullet basses

Pm me if interested 

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14 hours ago, Wotcher said:

Budget plate change courtesy of Fablon

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Tidy job there mate 👍

The grain on that bass is stunning btw. It's a looker!

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3 hours ago, gareth said:

Lee 

Ive got two black/maple MIJ Squier Bullet basses

Pm me if interested 

PM'd 👍

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16 hours ago, Wotcher said:

Budget plate change courtesy of Fablon

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Ah yes, Blue Peter's 'sticky backed plastic'

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5 hours ago, meterman said:

Tidy job there mate 👍

The grain on that bass is stunning btw. It's a looker!

Thanks Meterman, it’s a veneer but looks really good

3 hours ago, yorks5stringer said:

Ah yes, Blue Peter's 'sticky backed plastic'

Here’s a couple of pics of one I made earlier 

 


 

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4 minutes ago, Pea Turgh said:

Odd thing about the postage.  But that is a lovely looking instrument.

says he'll do it for £15 but don't know why he wants to put off BIN?

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21 minutes ago, meterman said:

Very nice!

Might be worth searching for the Freya Guitars version. They are an Irish outfit with the same business model.

 

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