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Two parts '54 Precision, One part Thunderbird

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by loopy reed, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. jimilee

    jimilee Tele-Holic

    Age:
    47
    702
    Dec 19, 2017
    Chattanooga
    Gotta change your strings occasionally whether you think they need it or not.
     
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  2. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee Tele-Afflicted

    May 29, 2011
    La Crescenta, CA
    What? Change bass strings? Unheard of. ;)
     
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  3. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Yep! It is. And thank you!

    I thought about going with the grinder/flappy method but it was too scary. I know it wouldn’t turn out as nice as the example you provided!

    One day I’ll try it though.
     

  4. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    I change mine out every month or two! About to put new ones on my 4003 before hitting the road for a couple of days.
     

  5. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee Tele-Afflicted

    May 29, 2011
    La Crescenta, CA
    Must be roundwounds. Flats get better with age. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
     
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  6. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Yup. GHS round boomers. Flatwounds give away my secret that I’m not a real bass player.
     
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  7. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Sanded smooooooooooth to 320

    Had to stop because I kept sweating all over it. I’ve lived in the south all my life and will never get used to the humidity.

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    I’m really tempted to try building a neck for this thing. That would be another first for me.
     
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  8. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Looking sweet!
     
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  9. Tonetele

    Tonetele Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    Normally don't look at bass builds ( that's ignorant of me I know) but this one's good. Mahogany is such a lovely wood to work with and that style Bass has Sting written all over it. Good job loopy reed.:)
     
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  10. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    Great job!!
     
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  11. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Made my first dumb-dumb mistake. I was outside getting ready to do the grain filling and sealer stuff, and I dropped it on my cheap little work bench.
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    I’m gonna try steaming it out with a soldering iron first. If that doesn’t work, I’ll just use some wood filler.
     

  12. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Looks like it worked OK. Moving forward. Not mad anymore.

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  13. oyobass

    oyobass Tele-Meister

    238
    Feb 26, 2011
    SpanaGrahm, WA
    Wow, really nice for a first time build. I have one I started back in '79 that is still unfinished, lol
     
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  14. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Bout to hit it with some shellac as a sealer.

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  15. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Just one coat. Man this thing is pretty.

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  16. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Just waiting on shellac to dry now. Thanks everybody for the kind words and encouragement! I’m glad you’re all enjoying it
     

  17. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    I really wish it was getting a natural finish. I don’t normally like natural finishes but I can’t stop staring at it.

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  18. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    No time like the present!
     
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  19. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    You can change you mind
     

  20. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Haha, well, yeah, I could change my mind, but it isn't going to be my bass
     

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