Author Topic: Restoring Mark's Custom Series II Bass  (Read 3630 times)

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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2015, 04:37:28 AM »
Looks great!

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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2015, 03:36:31 PM »
With the black goop sanded back, just a quick snapshot to show how snappy things are looking here:

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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2015, 04:37:10 PM »
I love it! Gosh it looks like a new build.

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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2015, 05:05:32 PM »
It just keeps getting better and better!

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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2015, 06:00:50 PM »
In the spirit of #tbt, here's a before the before picture:
 

 
I'm six years old and the bass is newborn!

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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2015, 06:15:05 PM »
Now that's a cool picture!!

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« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2015, 06:18:59 PM »
The update picture is pretty cool as well; and yes, it does look like a new build.

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« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2015, 06:24:33 PM »
Mica , Now that is Kool picture . What a trip it must be that you now get to monitor the rejuvenation of this fine specimen . I really like this Bass. The maple inlaying of the top seems somewhat John Cipollina inspired to my interpretation.  The electronics are  Molto Gustoso !
 
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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2015, 07:48:08 PM »
Mica, You need to get one of Erik with the bass for the photo album when it is finished. Something for him to look back on when he is older or now for that matter.
 
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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2015, 09:27:26 PM »
How cool is that Mica, that you found that photo?

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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2015, 08:52:41 AM »
That's the best photo ever, Mica! In addition to Erik with the bass, we definitely need one of you in the same pose...
 
ALSO - holy cow that thing looks amazing. It really does look like a new build.
 
like like like like like like like (where's the darned like button?!)

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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2015, 11:14:51 PM »
the picture explains the cracks  What a great bass. I would love it even with the oxidation, cracks 'n stuff.  
Incredible how this top was made, there weren't any cnc milling machines back then right?. Was the curvy piece on the top a hand cut job then??

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« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2015, 10:37:13 PM »
How beautiful! I'm so enjoying seeing the restoration of this beauty... and that picture with Mica and the bass, kind of takes me back to the Chicago gathering when I remember Erik going thru all the instruments to 'test' them

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« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2015, 01:58:46 AM »
Keith, I love your idea of taking the same picture with Eric once it is finished! That would be a special shot indeed! Mica, you could take the same shot too & use it in an Alembic Ad & say something like Alembic, ageless beauty! With the advances in photography, the restoration bass will look even better than it did when it was brand new.
Rusty
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« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2015, 01:39:28 PM »
The bass will be perfect... Now, if only I looked the way i did in 77 when i got the bass, I'd be a happy (and much thinner) man. I wonder if there's an Alembic for humans. I need a personal refin.