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Dave W

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“Made from all new parts”
« on: September 25, 2016, 09:33:47 PM »

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Re: “Made from all new parts”
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 11:02:36 PM »
[F4] Flame On...![/F4] :rolleyes:
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Re: “Made from all new parts”
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 01:22:33 AM »
Baked maple?
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Re: “Made from all new parts”
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 06:36:12 AM »
Steve Marriott signature model?  ???

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Re: “Made from all new parts”
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2016, 08:05:45 AM »
I hope he sprayed clearcoat over all that rusty hardware so you don't get rust on everything when you play it.

... also how can something rust both red and green at the same time?

The wood finish is kinda OK (a bit hamfisted; coulda been more tasteful).
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Re: “Made from all new parts”
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2016, 09:49:48 AM »
The wood finish is fine if your goal was to make charcoal.  :)

But it's "luthier constructed" by a professional player so it must be great.


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Re: “Made from all new parts”
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2016, 09:56:32 AM »
I didn't read the text - did he say he burned it in (I thought it was stained and sanded back in a patchy fashion - if so then it could have looked a lot better if the guy took his time with it more)?
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Re: “Made from all new parts”
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2016, 09:59:11 AM »
He said he torched it. He must have intended it to look this way.

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Re: “Made from all new parts”
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2016, 10:04:56 AM »
I take it all back then.

The one good thing I can say about it is that it makes the Trussart stuff look more appealing (other than the price).
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Re: “Made from all new parts”
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2016, 01:34:59 PM »
Does it come with a tetanus booster?   :o

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Re: “Made from all new parts”
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2016, 09:58:30 AM »
Does it come with a tetanus booster?   :o

Yeah, looks like it was aged in a toxic waste dump.
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Re: “Made from all new parts”
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2016, 10:21:55 AM »
That's why the price is so low, so the buyer can afford that tetanus booster and maybe a series of rabies shots.

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Re: “Made from all new parts”
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2016, 11:21:42 AM »
The first thing I thought of was this by Tony Levin:

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Some years ago, while I was touring with King Crimson, there was a terrible fire at my barn. Everything in it was destroyed, including many basses and amps. I heard about it the same day, and drove home after that night's show. Of course I was saddened by the loss, and sifted through the remains. One charred relic of a bass caught my attention. Its blackened body was shrunk to half its size, with the pickup melted right onto the charred wood. The neck was gone - the truss rod had survived, but the heat had bent it in half. All four strings were annealed to the bridge, and stuck out at odd angles, one with a tuning peg melted onto its end. A sad sight. I took the bass to that night's show with King Crimson in New Haven - we set it up on stage next to the other basses- quite a sight. And it smelled awful. In doing that, Michele, my tech, noticed that it had no volume controls, which meant it must be the 3 string bass which Music Man had custom made for me, and which had been featured on a magazine cover only months before. They had put so much work into the bass, having to redesign the neck and pickup for only that one instrument. How could I break them the news that it was gone? I shipped them the bass, and preceded its arrival with the following fax:

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Hello Sterling. I am having some trouble with the neck of my custom 3 string, and have shipped it to you to adjust. Sincerely, t.l.

Days later, I received this answer:

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We have received your bass. Please be advised that this instrument is out of warranty. California no longer allows smoking in bars, which has substantially reduced the odor problem your bass exudes. We have otherwise checked it out and everything appears to be to factory specifications.
Regards.