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Best of luck with your new purchase @Norwegian_blue. Not sure why I feel the need to know but what happened to the end of the body behind the string anchors? How would a bass get to badly worn in that area? Please don't take my comments in a critical way, I am just curious. I presume that the instrument is a real old bass, early 60s and the rust is real....
Glad yours worked out @Norwegian_blue
I really liked the look of what he was making and picked up one of his Precision's on Bass chat. Had it for a year or so. Never settled with it as it was very neck heavy. Wasn't keen on the finish "in the flesh", which was a very thin white nitro coat over what was a very thick poly sunburst i.e. suspect the body was a Squier or the like. Pickup was cheap tat, thin and "clicky", a proper fender Pickup improved the sound considerably, as did putting decent pots in it. The "ageing" of the metal parts was heavily overdone, so much so that the saddles would not adjust as they were rusted solid, had to cut them off with a Dremel and replace. The tuners were very stiff and "gritty" there was so much rust on them, a weekend bath in penetrating oil sorted them out, fortunately. Sold it to a guy in Denmark who was delighted with it, so maybe it was just me, though I'd sorted out most of its issue before I sold it on. Wouldn't have another one.
this was it, number 125:
wow - is it a relic'd usa model or a custom build ?