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  • Wattage
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    Originally posted by Gearjoneser View Post
    That's a great picture.

    It's commendable of you to have hooked him up. I do a lot of tech work for cheap or free, mostly for the gratification of seeing an instrument come alive, but a total refinish goes above and beyond! The world needs more of this kind of thing.
    hell yeah

    I do a bunch of stuff for a local kid who is amazing but needs a guardian angel sort of. It's very gratifying. I can't tell you how much it meant to me when he got accepted into the college guitar program he was trying for because I showed him Segovia's scales. He was so psyched and so was I. I love this **** you guys have to know that by now. To help out good people, family and friends is what makes life worth it

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  • Gearjoneser
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    That's a great picture.

    It's commendable of you to have hooked him up. I do a lot of tech work for cheap or free, mostly for the gratification of seeing an instrument come alive, but a total refinish goes above and beyond! The world needs more of this kind of thing.

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  • Johnny the Kid
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    That is seriously some (bass) guitar porn.

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  • Wattage
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    Originally posted by ginormous View Post
    If he dings it, beat the crap out of him! lol
    If? haha this thing doesn't stand a chance that's why I wasn't too particular about it being perfect. Live in action.....the Beer Bomb

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  • ginormous
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    If he dings it, beat the crap out of him! lol

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  • Wattage
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    The bass player from my old band Mr Nasty - he's one of my closest friends, it's not like I'd charge him for anything



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  • Gearjoneser
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    You did all that work for free for your bass player?

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  • jeremy
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    Originally posted by Wattage View Post
    Show was great, we always have a blast up by you. How was the Lake?
    i always love the lake man. cool place, they give us dinner, drinks, individual rooms and breakfast in the morning. cant beat that. and the bar manager has a crush on me LOL

    that bass looks bad ass man!!

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  • Wattage
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    I'd show you guys the pics of it all done but I seem to have lost my phone -_-

    My buddy was thrilled to death when he got it, everyone was pretty stoked about it seeing it.

    Total feel good project.

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  • ginormous
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    I've got that same 3-point bridge/tailpiece on my LP bass. I hear there's an aftermarket version that's even better.

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  • Curly
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    cool project, Scott ... surprising how well you shot that flake!

    it's encouraging for me ... I've just started a super strat project ... first it was gonna be Reranch, now I'm thinking of using Testors spray lacquers, 'cause I've used them on a couple of pedals, and they worked well

    for some other neat looking flake finishes, here's Marty Bell's site:
    http://www.martybellfinishing.com/sparkle.html

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  • Wattage
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    All wired up

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  • Wattage
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    thx it's fun to look at

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  • TheLivingDead
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    Man, I love it!

    Great job all around.

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  • Wattage
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    it came to me with a mix of black and gold hardware and screws, everything is all black now.

    The knobs were a little tricky but I think they work pretty well, it's all for fun.

    I should have the neck on today if all goes well. The acrylic lacquer is very soft but it needs to be used for a show Friday night. After that it'll sit for a little while, I'll do a wet sand and some more clear and it should be pretty sharp.
    Last edited by Wattage; 08-28-2013, 02:33 PM.

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