Thursday, 30 April 2015

Bass Restoration - Reeve Headless Bass. . . .

I sometimes get emails asking what sort of condition 
I look for, when adding to the collection.
Well, the short answer is - as good as I can find.
That said, when you come to something unique, you
just have to go with what you have got.

So, for something a little different, I thought I would
show you something a little unusual - how it looked
when it came to me and after several updates, how
it looks when finished.

Not a common name in instruments but I now have two
and have come across several others.
My other one is "Mr Lee" - a twin neck.

This is exactly how it came to me, untouched.
I have plugged it in - there are some wheezes and crackles
but you can get a sound out of it - other than that, it comes
with the finger marks of the previous owner/player and no
attention from me, whatsoever!

Next post will be all about a first going over - check the truss 
rod, a brief investigate into the crackles and a general check,
before the work begins.

I'll leave you with this - what a great little feature - keeps the 
bass upright, when stood up and doubles as a tool for string
changing. Brilliant!! 

Cheers. :)

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Friday, 3 April 2015

Fender Japan PB 57. . . . . .

I am in the process of getting some shots together,
in order to carry on with the collection, as time
constraints have meant that the blog has not had
my full attention, so sorry to all those who drop in.

Here is a blast from the past! :)

Whilst I was going through some images on a memory
stick, I came across these two, which to date, have
not been seen on here.

I had three Fender Japan basses, at one time - this one,
another precision, with a rosewood neck and a lovely
None are with me now but these two pictures have 
finally surfaced and I thought they were worthy of
sticking up on here. 

Next time - another Reeve and some more Reeve content.

Cheers. :)

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