My first sixties 4001

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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (wints) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:24 pm

berth wrote:
henry5 wrote:Looking cool Bert. I'd just consider a refin in Azure.... :wink:


That is the original color. And I am considering it, but I am considering JG even more as a JG with binding is somewhere on my wish list for quite some time now. ;-)


If it really was an original 60's AZG 4001, that's a very rare bass. With the mono output, late '68 a possibility also. It really should go back to it's former glory!

And congrats! :D
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (woodyng) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:29 pm

Another vote for leave it as is. I would rather have the original '60's wood wings than "corrected" wings made from new wood,which seems unlike restoration in a way. Personally i love the color and look of it as it stands!
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:07 pm

woodyng wrote:Another vote for leave it as is. I would rather have the original '60's wood wings than "corrected" wings made from new wood,which seems unlike restoration in a way. Personally i love the color and look of it as it stands!


Absolutely.
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (antipodean) » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:23 am

Cool find Bert, if just a bit rough. :D 8)

I love the "under and over" treble pickup cover....
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (berth) » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:11 am

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'68 4001|'73 4001 MG|''75 4000 MG|'79 4001 JG FL|'81 4001S AZG|'86 4003 MID/BT|'86 4003 Shadow|'86 4003S JG|'88 4003s Blackstar|'89 4003 Grey/BT FL|'96 4003S/8 FG|'98 4003S/5 JG| 05 650D|05 4004Cii/5 TG |08 660/12 JG||B-115|RB 30||
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (FabGearHead) » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:38 pm

It appears that at some point in time, someone cut a bevel on the body edges to remove the binding rabbit (ledge) and you can still see the short section of the binding and checkered purfling where the jack-plate was attached. The only way to do the job right in restoring this bass is to do what Bert has done and cut off the offending parts and make new body wing sections. I appreciate the thought that he put into his decision and it looks like he will do a first class job getting it restored.

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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (FabGearHead) » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:39 pm

Sorry! Should have spelled it "rabbet", not like the bunny...

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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (berth) » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:58 pm

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'68 4001|'73 4001 MG|''75 4000 MG|'79 4001 JG FL|'81 4001S AZG|'86 4003 MID/BT|'86 4003 Shadow|'86 4003S JG|'88 4003s Blackstar|'89 4003 Grey/BT FL|'96 4003S/8 FG|'98 4003S/5 JG| 05 650D|05 4004Cii/5 TG |08 660/12 JG||B-115|RB 30||
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (aceonbass) » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:17 pm

There is an alternative to replacing the body wings. Mill the top off if each wing till the rounded edges are gone. Then glue new maple caps on, restoring the original thickness. Follow this with new binding routes and binding. Larry Davis did this on one of his vintage restorations, and the work was undetectable.
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (berth) » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:35 pm

Would not have worked with this one. As you can see in the picture with the little part of binding left an awfull lot was shaven off from both top and bottom.
'68 4001|'73 4001 MG|''75 4000 MG|'79 4001 JG FL|'81 4001S AZG|'86 4003 MID/BT|'86 4003 Shadow|'86 4003S JG|'88 4003s Blackstar|'89 4003 Grey/BT FL|'96 4003S/8 FG|'98 4003S/5 JG| 05 650D|05 4004Cii/5 TG |08 660/12 JG||B-115|RB 30||
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (berth) » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:49 pm

And the last one sofar..

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'68 4001|'73 4001 MG|''75 4000 MG|'79 4001 JG FL|'81 4001S AZG|'86 4003 MID/BT|'86 4003 Shadow|'86 4003S JG|'88 4003s Blackstar|'89 4003 Grey/BT FL|'96 4003S/8 FG|'98 4003S/5 JG| 05 650D|05 4004Cii/5 TG |08 660/12 JG||B-115|RB 30||
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (aceonbass) » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:25 pm

Top notch work Bert!
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (s4001) » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:00 pm

Coming along nicely. Can't wait to see how it comes out.
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (teeder) » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:30 pm

Looks great!
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (Lewis90) » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:37 am

So what ever happened to this project? Is it completely restored?
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