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BHC on JBB (Bad Horn Chip on Jazz Bass Body)

maumari
October 1st, 2010, 02:45 AM
I was ending the (perfect, I must admit) routing of a JB body when I got this on the cake

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m57/maumari/JAZZ%20Bass%20body%20chip/IMG_0360.jpg

imagine that I wanted to finish the body natural :confused:, so what?

After discussing it with the Saints, I opted for this fixing

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m57/maumari/JAZZ%20Bass%20body%20chip/IMG_0362.jpg

I found the corresponding piece of wood just cut from that place (my wife says I never throw away anything, luckily) and went for it

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m57/maumari/JAZZ%20Bass%20body%20chip/IMG_0364.jpg

squared it all, and glued it (crossing fingers)

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m57/maumari/JAZZ%20Bass%20body%20chip/IMG_0365.jpg

and hold it doing so

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m57/maumari/JAZZ%20Bass%20body%20chip/IMG_0366.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m57/maumari/JAZZ%20Bass%20body%20chip/IMG_0367.jpg

If it will not be a nice (almost) invisible fix, the JB will be a white one :wink: not natural...

to be continued....

Ciao
Mauro

guitarbuilder
October 1st, 2010, 04:01 AM
I've done that a few times. That is a tough place to do a repair like that. I would have probably put a bevel on and glued a piece to that to try and feather in the "butt" joint you get at the lower end of the new wood chunk.

maumari
October 1st, 2010, 01:37 PM
the (poor) result...

misaligned signs on the top (I can't imagine how I did it!!!)

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m57/maumari/JAZZ%20Bass%20body%20chip/IMG_0368.jpg

aligned sides

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m57/maumari/JAZZ%20Bass%20body%20chip/IMG_0369.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m57/maumari/JAZZ%20Bass%20body%20chip/IMG_0370.jpg

I'll wait the bevel to decide between the white color o the natural finish but I think it will be too visible, but in case of sunburst...:idea:

Ciao
Mauro