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    Overlord of Music andrewdosborne's Avatar
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    Great demo Waz - You've got a lot of tone options available with this bass, I especially like the split coil sound.
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    Waz really nice sound and nice build.

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    Thanks Guys.

    @ Ponch, the split coils was worth the extra expense & effort as it is now 2 guitars in one.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 Runner-up GOTM Oct 2018https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
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    GAStronomist wazkelly's Avatar
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    Real Parts package arrived today....

    Have not been able to get the action nice and even all along the neck with this build and part of the problem seemed to rest with how high string saddles are on the bridge, even when fully lowered and also the ridiculous break angle from saddles to base where the strings are fed through. I reckon the cylindrical shaped saddles are about 10 mm or more in diameter which looks bigger than on a traditional F style Bass bridge?

    Spotted one of these on Real Parts website when shopping for other bits and pieces and thought why not? It can only help lower action at bridge end a bit more than at present but also help to reduce sharp break angle, particularly on the low B & E strings. It has plenty of small allen key adjustable movement and final intonation will no doubt take much longer than usual but it should be worth it in the end.

    Hope to get stuck into this on Sunday along with a few other minor maintenance jobs on some other guitars and basses.

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    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 Runner-up GOTM Oct 2018https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 Runner-up GOTM Aug 2018https://goo.gl/T9BEY8

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    Hope it works for you, Waz. And let's hope the larger existing bridge doesn't leave any marks that the smaller new bridge can't hide.

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    GAStronomist wazkelly's Avatar
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    Thanks Simon.

    It has a smaller footprint and there may be some indentations left behind but reckon existing screw holes should end up being covered. Being my 1st build it was good enough at the time and those things are merely cosmetic. Need to make it more playable and as I play down near the bridge end my right hand should hide any tell tale signs, at least I hope so.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 Runner-up GOTM Oct 2018https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 Runner-up GOTM Aug 2018https://goo.gl/T9BEY8

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    looking mighty fine there Waz as usual

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    Just finished a Mosrite copy with the same problems. Took lots of sanding to make it look right. I applied about 6 coats of tung oil to the basswood body. I sanded with 400 grit between coats. Turned out pretty nice. Did major sanding before I applied any finish. Good luck on the project.

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    I just posted to the wrong thread. Will do better next time. Howard

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    Quote Originally Posted by phrozin View Post
    looking mighty fine there Waz as usual
    Thanks Phrozin

    Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 Runner-up GOTM Oct 2018https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 Runner-up GOTM Aug 2018https://goo.gl/T9BEY8

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