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 Post subject: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: January 9th, 2017, 12:15 pm 
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Got this in pretty nasty condition, looked good from the outside but all of the screws where rusted and looks like someone spilled beer on it and it went under the pickguard and neck plate.
I wanted to polish it up so I went ahead and took the bridge off, pickguard and when I took the neck off 2 screws broke off while in the neck.
I had to put WD30 around them and heated them with the soldering iron and then I was able to remove them with a locking vise grip.
I cleaned the frets and oiled the fretboard and that was the story!
It's nice and clean now!
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 Post subject: Re: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: January 9th, 2017, 12:29 pm 
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Man, I'm so envious. Very cool!

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 Post subject: Re: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: January 9th, 2017, 12:33 pm 
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nice!


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 Post subject: Re: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: January 9th, 2017, 1:31 pm 
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Regret selling mine a few years ago. I had put a Seymour Duncan Basslines pup in it. Huge improvement and only needed a slight file of the pickguard to get it to fit.

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 Post subject: Re: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: January 9th, 2017, 5:13 pm 
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I tried a light gauge set of strings and it was okay, then I tried an used set of flats and to me it sounds much better with the strat pickup.
Maybe down the road I'll replace the PU but for now I'll enjoy the honky tone of the strat pu! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: January 9th, 2017, 6:55 pm 
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Glad it wasn't anything that couldn't be repaired without costing an arm and a leg.


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 Post subject: Re: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: January 9th, 2017, 7:51 pm 
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Nice resurrection! Got to say, that Rosewood fingerboard is beautiful!

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 Post subject: Re: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: January 10th, 2017, 5:22 am 
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Thanks!
It's not beat up but it has a more aged look to it!


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 Post subject: Re: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: January 10th, 2017, 10:13 am 
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Nice work!


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 Post subject: Re: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: January 12th, 2017, 7:30 pm 
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That looks really cool, great job fixing up an unloved lefty!


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 Post subject: Re: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: January 12th, 2017, 7:48 pm 
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Thanks guys!


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 Post subject: Re: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: February 26th, 2017, 1:19 pm 
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Good job Paulo!


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 Post subject: Re: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: February 26th, 2017, 5:36 pm 
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gravesbass wrote:
Good job Paulo!


Thanks Jim! :)


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 Post subject: Re: 77 Musicmaster
PostPosted: April 29th, 2017, 7:15 pm 
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Here are a couple of pics with the new pickguard in aged pearl with new pickup plus the matching couch!
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PostPosted: April 29th, 2017, 7:22 pm 
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Wow, that pearloid looks amazing on it. That choice didn't even occur to me, but it really looks great.

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PostPosted: April 29th, 2017, 9:54 pm 
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Ya know... the pearloid looks great, but I like the look of the original too... it gives it a sinister look... so, not sure which I prefer... :evil: :D

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PostPosted: May 1st, 2017, 4:04 am 
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Thanks Matt!
fivebass52 I agree with you that the both pickguards look good but I also like the tort on Matt's bass, can't go wrong with tort! :)


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