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My first sixties 4001

Postby (berth) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:13 am

Last week there was this 4001 on our well known Dutch advertisement site marktplaats.nl . Original jack plate was gone unfortunately, but when I deduct features I think it must be '69. Mono output, no Horsie, no skunk stripe where the most important items in deduction.

The bad's are: McCartney'ized, Lousy paint job, no serial, TRC misses paint.
The good's are: Sounds good and plays good for a reasonable price. :)

I am considering new body wings with CB and a paint job at some time, but will play it for a while first.

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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (bottom4) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:15 am

Hmmm, full length MOP and no binding on the body... I'm by far no expert, but you may want to take a closer one at this one...

Or is the binding painted over?
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (berth) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:20 am

bottom4 wrote:Hmmm, full length MOP and no binding on the body... I'm by far no expert, but you may want to take a closer one at this one...

Or is the binding painted over?


berth wrote:
The bad's are: McCartney'ized
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (Colonel Sanders) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:53 am

Personally, I'd leave it as it is. It is pretty cool as is.

A refinish maybe...
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (berth) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:01 am

To me FWMOP and binding belong together. ;-)
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (T.A.R.) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:49 am

Congrats Bert! Very cool project.
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (jps) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:16 am

Cool find. 8) I too, would just leave it as is, for a while anyway, and just enjoy the bass. I like the pickups surround, there haven't been many show up with these square cornered surrounds.
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (Chris P) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:37 am

I do like the looks of the body too! Congrats, Bertrand!
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (ram) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:47 am

Congrats! If it is playing and feeling good, I think I'd just consider a refin and be done with it. Regardless of what you end up doing with it, a great find and cool project!
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (henry5) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:11 pm

Looking cool Bert. I'd just consider a refin in Azure.... :wink:
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (berth) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:21 pm

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. ;-)
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (henry5) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:46 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. ;-)


It was originally Azureglo???? Ouch. :( I know what you mean about JG though, that's still on my hit list '72-wise.

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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:48 pm

Oh that is cool. Congrats! 8)
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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (berth) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:00 pm

There is actually a piece of CB left.... ;-)

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Re: My first sixties 4001

Postby (ram) » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:09 pm

That's wild looking!
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