G3 Saga

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Re: G3 Saga

Postby godofthunder » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:23 pm

First the bad news. My G3 arrived with a busted truss rod, the nut broken right of and nowhere to be found. [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif] The good news: the seller has offered a full refund or a partial based on the cost of repair. The traditional remove fingerboard job will be between 400-600, not practical. Stew Mac has a truss rod rescue kit that cost $229, the tool removes wood around the broken truss rod allowing you to rethread the rod and install the adjustment nut. I paid 565 for the bass. I'm thinking I should take the full refund and run but part of me wants to try and rescue this bass. What do you guys think ?
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby drbassman » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:24 pm

Simple questions: how bad do you want it? And will you be happy with a repaired bass 6-12 months from now?
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby steveonbass » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:42 pm

Your first instinct is the right one IMO. Send it back. After the repair, it won't be such a deal because the bass has been devalued.
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby harleyyy » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:14 pm

prismacolor2 wrote:Your first instinct is the right one IMO. Send it back. After the repair, it won't be such a deal because the bass has been devalued.


Agreed, what if things go farther south on the repair attempt?
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby Ze Unknown K » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:55 am

That StewMac truss rod repair rescue kit works - my luthier did it on my seventies EB-0.

But G-3s aren't rare so you can always get one with a working truss rod. There is nothing on your particular specimen that makes it rare or especially collectible, black body and see-thru pups is probably the most prevalent G-3 combination.

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Re: G3 Saga

Postby godofthunder » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:24 am

Yeah you guys are right, I'll send her back. You really have no idea how hard it is for me lol. My life is pretty much taking things no one wants and making them useful and giving them a home. [smilie=icon_frown.gif]
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby Barklessdog » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:16 am

The right choice-

They are so easy to find it's just not worth it.
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby godofthunder » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:24 pm

After much thought I have decided to keep the bass. The Stew Mac truss rod rescue kit looks to be a good solution. I am confident in my ability to make the repair. I spoke with Stew mac tech support today they say it takes all of 15 min and is very successful. drbassman (Bill) has been kind enough to offer to split the cost and we can share it. I have emailed the seller asking for a partial refund on the bass. remember I only paid 565.00 for it, if he knocks off 200 and the "rescue" works I get a G3 for 365.00 . I know the practical thing to do is to send it back but I just can't stand to see it parted out. Also if this works just think of all the basses I can save !
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby drbassman » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:57 pm

Yeah, we can set up Scott and Bill's rescue service!
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby godofthunder » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:23 am

Ya know thats not a bad Idea Bill I was thinking the same thing ! I ordered it Fri morning and it shipped that day, should see it Tue. or Wen.
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby harleyyy » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:30 am

godofthunder wrote:After much thought I have decided to keep the bass. The Stew Mac truss rod rescue kit looks to be a good solution. I am confident in my ability to make the repair. I spoke with Stew mac tech support today they say it takes all of 15 min and is very successful. drbassman (Bill) has been kind enough to offer to split the cost and we can share it. I have emailed the seller asking for a partial refund on the bass. remember I only paid 565.00 for it, if he knocks off 200 and the "rescue" works I get a G3 for 365.00 . I know the practical thing to do is to send it back but I just can't stand to see it parted out. Also if this works just think of all the basses I can save !



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Re: G3 Saga

Postby Barklessdog » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:24 am

after that Non reverse shard you bought , it does not surprise me!
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby godofthunder » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:57 am

Thanks for all your replies guys, I know I'm going against the wind on this but it wouldn't be the first time.
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby SKATE RAT » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:39 am

good for you, its a noble man who rescue's an old Gibson
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