Saving 1971 Mustang Bass

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Saving 1971 Mustang Bass

Post by Badabababa » Wed Apr 24, 2024 5:14 pm

The guitar did not survive the mod frenzy of the 70s and 80s.

The body was refinished at some point in its life, and a humbucker was added to the neck position.

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Another person replaced the original pickguard and pickups before it came to me.

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Is there an original finish under the top coat, as I see red?

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NOPE.

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To Be Continued...
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Re: Saving Butchered 1971 Mustang Bass

Post by DrippyReverbTremolo » Thu Apr 25, 2024 9:20 am

Nice project. Are you going back to stock?

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Re: Saving Butchered 1971 Mustang Bass

Post by Pacafeliz » Thu Apr 25, 2024 9:04 pm

:o they had put the dimarzio mudbucker UNDER the pickguard, like on a Marauder?! Genius!!!

Great project!
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Saving Butchered 1971 Mustang Bass

Post by Badabababa » Sat Apr 27, 2024 2:33 am

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DrippyReverbTremolo wrote:
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Nice project. Are you going back to stock?
Yes. I will try to bring back to it’s old glory. Good that this is a vintage project, I can relic out any imperfections ;D

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Re: Saving Butchered 1971 Mustang Bass

Post by Badabababa » Sat Apr 27, 2024 6:27 am

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That sealer is a pain in the butt

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Re: Saving 1971 Mustang Bass

Post by Badabababa » Sun Jun 09, 2024 10:53 am

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Progress photo dump for those who are interested

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Re: Saving 1971 Mustang Bass

Post by Fiddy » Sun Jun 09, 2024 11:23 am

Great thread. Thanks for sharing those pics.

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Re: Saving 1971 Mustang Bass

Post by SimonReeve » Sun Jun 09, 2024 12:25 pm

Badabababa wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2024 5:14 pm
The guitar did not survive the mod frenzy of the 70s and 80s.

The body was refinished at some point in its life, and a humbucker was added to the neck position.

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Another person replaced the original pickguard and pickups before it came to me.

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Is there an original finish under the top coat, as I see red?

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NOPE.

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To Be Continued...
I'm guessing that the toggle switch was for the pickup mounted under the pickguard? Looks like an interesting project right now.

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Re: Saving 1971 Mustang Bass

Post by Badabababa » Tue Jun 11, 2024 2:47 am

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Primer. Still learning how to spray a rattle can. :derp:

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Re: Saving 1971 Mustang Bass

Post by Badabababa » Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:49 am

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Olympic white undercoat *check*

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Re: Saving 1971 Mustang Bass

Post by Badabababa » Thu Jun 13, 2024 5:05 am

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Stripes are on. Ready to get CAR color coat! :-*

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Re: Saving 1971 Mustang Bass

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Jun 14, 2024 11:02 pm

GREAT!!! :w00t:
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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