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Fender Marcus Miller Redux - Now Finished

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Had a Fender MM for years.

Loved it. Gigged it, played it daily for about 6/7 years.

My ex put us in a position and I had to sell pretty much everything to get us out of it.

I missed that sound - but still, years later hadn’t bought another - I wanted my original one, but the lovely guy who I’d sold it to (Nick) had lost track of who he’d sold it to.

I set out to find another - and found 2.

I was in a position to buy both. 
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Now, if you were on basschat 10 years ago - I actually ran a poll on what finish I should have put on my original MM as it was a bit battle scarred.

Anyhow - I’ve decided on my colour and I will reveal more later.

The natural one is rough, light and plays well - but the body has multiple dinks and inexplicably a sanded area on the back of the top horn.

So my plan from 2009/10 is about to come into play.

Tonight was disassembly.

Looks like my man has a window to do my work.

the process will take 6-8 weeks.

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The 6-8 week process - is that for the finish on the bass, or you to be finished with the bass and sell it on for another?!

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I bet it will look great in pink.

Seriously though, I'm looking forward to pics of the finished result. 

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4 hours ago, LeftyJ said:

I bet it will look great in pink.

Seriously though, I'm looking forward to pics of the finished result. 

Did debate burgundy mist.

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5 hours ago, Pea Turgh said:

The 6-8 week process - is that for the finish on the bass, or you to be finished with the bass and sell it on for another?!

Finish on the bass. 

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2 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

Did debate burgundy mist.

That’ll be my choice...  😉

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Between painting fences, posting some parts I’d sold on here and keeping the kids busy...

I’ve only just had the hour to do the prep before sending to Dave.

 

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There’s an area on the top horn which has been sanded already - and a number of dinks which will require some of Mr Wilson’s Magic.

But I’ve made him aware.

Tell you what, I enjoyed that.

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So, the body is going in the post tomorrow. Been mad busy...

might be worth actually sharing the planned colour now too...

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18 minutes ago, bassfan said:

I like the 2 tone pick guard 😂😂

Shurrup you

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3 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

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Oh my! 👀

  That is a seriously lovely colour combo! 👍

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weirdness...
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So body went in the post today to Dave Wilson, lovely.

Pickguard heading north east too - off to Howard.

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Body has arrived with Dave Wilson, as suspected...the dinks and knocks in the body means he may have to sand further than the sealer coat - they’re not massive holes or anything, but would be disruptive to a metallic paint job.

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It’s on the bench for final prep and possible (time permitting) undercoating today ☺️

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Just to say that I’m so glad I went with Dave Wilson rather than having a go myself.

@walshy beat me in the queue. And his latest absolutely looks the dogs danglies.

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Well...it ain’t no natural miller no more (spot Walshy’s gold leftovers)

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4 hours ago, Pea Turgh said:

Nice!

It is indeed!

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Looks like I’ve found the pickups to match my sadowsky pre...

I was stuck between the Aguilar 70’s and the Nordstrand 70’s.

Looks like @Normski saved them for such an occasion 😉

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