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Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:24 pm
by wints
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

Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:29 pm
by woodyng
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!

Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:07 pm
by sloop_john_b
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.

Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:23 pm
by antipodean
Cool find Bert, if just a bit rough. :D 8)

I love the "under and over" treble pickup cover....

Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:11 am
by berth
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Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:38 pm
by FabGearHead
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.

Jim

Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:39 pm
by FabGearHead
Sorry! Should have spelled it "rabbet", not like the bunny...

Jim

Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:58 pm
by berth
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Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:17 pm
by aceonbass
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.

Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:35 pm
by berth
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.

Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:49 pm
by berth
And the last one sofar..

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Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:25 pm
by aceonbass
Top notch work Bert!

Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:00 pm
by s4001
Coming along nicely. Can't wait to see how it comes out.

Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:30 am
by teeder
Looks great!

Re: My first sixties 4001

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:37 am
by Lewis90
So what ever happened to this project? Is it completely restored?