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p-bass project (2008)
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2008-07-29
Recieved the body back from RS Guitarworks. Bolted on the neck and bridge and test-fit the pickguard.
2008-07-11
Wetsanded out the clearcoat then dulled with a Scotch-Brite pad. Installed tuners.
2008-06-22
Applied three initial coats of nitrocellulose clearcoat.
2008-06-19
Applied the Fender waterslide decal to the headstock.
2008-06-18
Shot the headstock and heel of the neck with Fender Vintage Amber and an initial coat of clear nitro from The Guitar ReRanch.
2008-06-17
Recieved the neck from Musikraft. Aged the back of the neck and masked off the fretboard and shot two initial coats of clear nitro.
2008-06-04
Recieved the Tuners, Knobs, Bridge, and String Tree from RS Guitarworks.

2008-06-02
Recieved the case from Musician's Friend.

2008-05-30
Ordered aged tuners, knobs, string tree, and bridge assembly from RS Guitarworks.

2008-05-28
Ordered a Brown Tolex Fender Hardshell Case w/ Gold Interior from Musician's Friend.

2008-05-24
Recieved a repro 1962 red-dime capacitor from Luxe Guitars. Aged some electronics and wired up the pots and switch.

2008-05-24
Recieved a 1965 Bridge Cover from eBay.

2008-05-23
Drilled the pickguard for the thumbrest and pickup cover. Also aged the pickguard.

2008-05-19
Received some odds and ends: Seymour Duncan Antiquity II P-Bass pickup and custom neckplate from eBay and some 1962 headstock decals:
2008-05-16
Shipped the body out to RS Guitarworks for finishing and aging.

2008-05-15
Received the body and pickguard from Warmoth and also a pickguard shield, thumbrest, pots, jack and strap buttons from GuitarPartsRescource.com.

2008-05-07
Placed an order with Musikraft for a P-Bass neck:
  • P-Bass Headstock Profile
  • Maple Neck
  • Indian Rosewood Ringerboard
  • 20 Frets
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Aged Real Clay Dot Position Markers
  • 6105 Fretwire
  • Medium C Neck Profile
  • Rolled Fretbaord

    2008-05-05
    Ordered a custom stamped serial aged neckplate from Ron Kirn via eBay.

    2008-05-02
    Ordered a standard alder Fender Precision Bass body and celluloid tortoise pickguard from Warmoth.

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