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 Post subject: The Fam
PostPosted: November 25th, 2016, 6:58 pm 
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Happy Black Friday! I hope everyone survived all the awkward political conversations with distant relatives yesterday.

Because this will be the high water mark of my collection for a while (or at least that's what I'm telling myself), I thought I'd get a picture of all the ladies together.

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Left to right: Missy, Coffy, Pearl, Lisa, Apikalia, Princess Vespa, and in front: PJ Harvey.


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PostPosted: November 25th, 2016, 7:20 pm 
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Nice basses Tim!
Look at the grain on that L2K!


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PostPosted: November 25th, 2016, 8:14 pm 
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Nice new avatar!

The grain on the L2K is odd from a distance, but really cool close up. I actually just finished breaking it down to send it off for a refinish. But don't worry, it's going to be a translucent finish so you can still see the grain 8-)


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PostPosted: November 26th, 2016, 7:20 am 
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Tim and Paulo,

Sorry for hijacking the thread, but are either one of you going to see Peter Murphy at The Middle East?
We're going and we got a hotel for after the after party.

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PostPosted: November 26th, 2016, 11:24 am 
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I'll be out of town, visiting my dad for his birthday. Sounds like a sweet road trip, though!


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I had to look him up on Youtube and wikipedia and never heard any of his music...
But that's something to consider!
Sounds like you got it all planned up so it should be a good time.
I have no plans yet but if I be around I'll be happy to go check it out!

Tim, looking forward to see the progress of the refinish! :)


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PostPosted: January 13th, 2017, 3:20 pm 
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I might as well keep this one going.

I'm having my L2K Tribby refinished by http://mjtagedfinishes.com in Missouri. I'm getting their cinnamon burst with checking. It will cost roughly what I paid for the bass to begin with, but altogether it will still be less than a used USA model :D

Here is the before:

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And here are some pictures they just sent of the clear coat stage, pre checking:

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I'm pretty happy with the way it's turning out so far.


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PostPosted: January 13th, 2017, 9:12 pm 
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Beautiful!! :shock: :)
I can already picture it with the rosewood fretboard on it!


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PostPosted: January 13th, 2017, 11:32 pm 
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Wow! That looks pretty intense!

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PostPosted: March 11th, 2017, 12:52 pm 
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I got the body of my L2k back from MJT Guitars this week. The checking is subtle but looks amazing, but unfortunately I couldn't capture it with this camera. I will keep working on it.

The color, though :shock: ....

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PostPosted: March 11th, 2017, 12:55 pm 
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Next up is a full copper shielding job. Then I have to figure out how to rewire that spaghetti platter of internals from three months ago...


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PostPosted: March 11th, 2017, 4:43 pm 
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An "instant" classic! Looking forward to the completed pics!

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The rosewood board and black pickups will go nice with it! :)
It came out really nice!


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PostPosted: March 16th, 2017, 6:11 pm 
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...Copper...

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PostPosted: March 16th, 2017, 7:33 pm 
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Very nice job, Tim! That looks A+ professional!

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Very nice job, Tim! That looks A+ professional!


Thanks! But the cheap camera makes it look better than it really is. It'll get the job done, though.

But I managed to take a nice size gouge out of the the bottom edge of the bass while reinstalling the electronics last night. I don't know how I did it. I flipped it over and there it was. Oh well. Half-assed relic :P


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PostPosted: March 18th, 2017, 9:47 am 
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I called this my introvert St. Patrick's Day party :D But my wife really is Irish, so I stayed home on kid duty while she went out with friends.


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...Getting there...


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PostPosted: March 18th, 2017, 10:14 am 
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That's looking super.


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andrew wrote:
That's looking super.


Thanks! I'm trilled with the finish MJT did.

The silly fret decals are for my daughter. They represent the planets. The 12th fret decal says "Sally" for Sally Ride. The strap was a Christmas gift from my dad, but I think it kinda works even if it doesn't keep to the theme.


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