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BY Bg
#831405
back from hols... workbench is updating my sx bass and a random jazz bass for a guy on facebook - his mate hit hard times and a bass would cheer him up no end. Its a dunger but going to attempt a makeover.

The 100 buck SX will end up with gotoh tuners, approx 70 bucks with minimal shipping via ebay. A headjob that removes the stupid shape of thesx headstock, a Fender logo - cos everyone will be fooled by that and the SX neck plate. Going to attempt to remove the B so its 'Fender Precision ass'

The neck is going to be stripped and finished with tru oil, apart from the new logo.

100 bucks worth of rio grande pickups thanks to kev. I have a tortoiseshell pickguard on its way but not due till this week.
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BY Bg
#831406
oh I'm going to do photo love stories of each....
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BY WellyBlues
#831409
Bg wrote:back from hols... workbench is updating my sx bass and a random jazz bass for a guy on facebook - his mate hit hard times and a bass would cheer him up no end. Its a dunger but going to attempt a makeover.

The 100 buck SX will end up with gotoh tuners, approx 70 bucks with minimal shipping via ebay. A headjob that removes the stupid shape of thesx headstock, a Fender logo - cos everyone will be fooled by that and the SX neck plate. Going to attempt to remove the B so its 'Fender Precision ass'

The neck is going to be stripped and finished with tru oil, apart from the new logo.

100 bucks worth of rio grande pickups thanks to kev. I have a tortoiseshell pickguard on its way but not due till this week.


Are you sending the neck to Single Coil to fix the headstock? :rofl:
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BY WellyBlues
#831433
Could be worse, you could be Dazza. Anyway, no offence intended, just a bit of humour.
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BY AiRdAd
#831482
Single coil wrote:The gift that keeps on giving :problem:


You did a great job on the headstock. It is easily the best thread we have had on the forum too.
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BY Bg
#831489
jeremyb wrote:How much for a head job?


Don't go there, he split the last one _shudders_
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BY Bg
#832349
lazily didn't do photo love stories but the state of play is....
The jazz had a fret dress, crown and polish. It needed it but as with most Chinese necks, it was pretty straight to begin with.
Tone control and/or cap was stuffed, think more likely to be the pot but changed both anyway.

Its actually a not bad bass now, pickups are shit but its a player.
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BY Bg
#832351
My SX P bass has got a bit more out of hand. I've ordered bits from Tonelounge and a new gotoh bridge. I've completely overmortgaged it.... But its a keeper. And its cost me about 600 bucks all up?
BY Lostininverness
#832454
Bg wrote:lazily didn't do photo love stories but the state of play is....
The jazz had a fret dress, crown and polish. It needed it but as with most Chinese necks, it was pretty straight to begin with.
Tone control and/or cap was stuffed, think more likely to be the pot but changed both anyway.

Its actually a not bad bass now, pickups are shit but its a player.

No photos, didn't happen. :)
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BY Bg
#832466
I'll take photos of the sx when its had its full upgrade ;) Thats already had the fret dress, crown, and polish. Just waiting for tonelounge pro wiring to arrive :D
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BY bobiron
#833222
Just finished the work on this Hofner Senator 53 for a mate.
Fret level, crown and polish, bridge contouring and tail piece repair. general clean & setup.
Has a great vibe and quite bright sounding. At some point its its life it lost the pick guard and a pickup was installed.

ImageIMG_4391 by Bobiron, on Flickr