72 Precision restoration

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72 Precision restoration

Postby BLUESMANVINTAGE » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:57 am

OK so here are a few pics ofthe Restoration I JUST finishedup for David Wilkins of the BABP.

it was a stripped 72 P that had been slightly molested with a sander. so a little bit of contour shaping was needed, and somelacquer Love had to be applied.
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Re: 72 Precision restoration

Postby GonzoBass » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:28 am

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Re: 72 Precision restoration

Postby Rob Francis » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:41 pm

sometines ya win sometimes aol throws ya off [smilie=fun_84.gif]
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Re: 72 Precision restoration

Postby DKWilkins » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:27 pm

lol! John did a great job on the bass... Kebo's seen the work as well. I don't have any pics so hopefully John's will make it through. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]

J really did a great job. Kebo reccomended him and I'm glad I went that route.
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Re: 72 Precision restoration

Postby DKWilkins » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:40 pm

Here's a before pic I took a couple of years ago:
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And a couple more:
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The neck didn't need anything; it has 39 years of honest wear and weather checking, some nice "flaminess" to the back of the neck.

Everything looks original except the knobs and maybe the tugbar. Here's a link to all the pics:
http://s95.photobucket.com/albums/l137/ ... ender%20P/

It's been my "George Porter Jr." bass for a while, alder, a bit over 8lbs and sounds and plays fantastic. I've always wanted it refinished back to the original 3TSB but didn't want it to look brand new. I explained all this to John and he refinned it in a nice 70's era 3TSB (but in NITRO! [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif] ) and very tastefully aged the body finish to match the existing wear to the neck, pickguard and hardware. The whole thing just really blends together nicely and looks so natural.
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Re: 72 Precision restoration

Postby steveonbass » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:30 pm

That bass used to be mine. Best neck ever. Difficult letting that one go. I was gonna refin it in aged LPB with all the wear. Glad you're enjoying it!!
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Re: 72 Precision restoration

Postby DKWilkins » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:39 am

ok, had a chance to snap a few pics this week. The whole lot of them are now up on photobucket at the link above.

Here's how she looks now:
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Some buckle rash...
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A few edge dings..
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Some light weather checking..
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A bit of arm wear.. just through the top two layers..
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A couple of natural wear shots of the neck/headstock/hardware so you see what we were matching..
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Re: 72 Precision restoration

Postby BLUESMANVINTAGE » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:13 pm

hereare a few of MY pics



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Re: 72 Precision restoration

Postby steveonbass » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:25 pm

WOW! - that is a great refin - love it!!
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Re: 72 Precision restoration

Postby DaveyG67 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:16 pm

That is VERY VERY NICE!! [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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Re: 72 Precision restoration

Postby harleyyy » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:27 am

DaveyG67 wrote:That is VERY VERY NICE!! [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]


ditto. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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Re: 72 Precision restoration

Postby hmagman » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:29 am

Great job! :drool
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Re: 72 Precision restoration

Postby rhythmplayer » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:10 pm

Very sweet! Nice work.
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Re: 72 Precision restoration

Postby DKWilkins » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:46 pm

John does nice work.. Some of his builds have been featured in the guitar mags. He has my (cough, cough) six string geetar :hid: that he's redoing in an aged Oly White, mint green guard, aged/amber neck, vintage tuners, and a Clapton type trem block. Going with some David Allen '54 Hot Vintage pickups (at John's suggestion).

If you need a new ax, a refin or a resto give John a shout!
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