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moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 285
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 8:46 pm:   Edit Post

Is there any chance for a light touch of stain to golden-up the pickup ring? If it's going to be a timely addition then I can pass on it.
moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 287
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 7:32 pm:   Edit Post

The oil finish on the pickup ring is great. Let's move ahead with that please.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8323
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:55 pm:   Edit Post

Since we communicated after this post last night, I'll update that we were making an oil vs. light stain test. I'll also update that you've decided on stain. Onward!
moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 289
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 4:23 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you!
moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 291
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 2:23 pm:   Edit Post

Any cool news to report this week?
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8326
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:18 pm:   Edit Post

I know the last coat of oil went on that plate, but it's in the drying room, and it's waaaaaaaaaaaaay to stinky in there for me to sneak in and take a picture. If I pop over sometime this weekend I'll get one for you, otherwise it will be Monday.
moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 292
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:20 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you Mica. I look forward to the next update.
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 8331
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm:   Edit Post

I know you got the picture of the bridgeblock routed this week, and I wanted to surprise you with a picture of the ring with all the oil on it, but I was very lame and didn't realize I was on manual settings on my camera, and so the image was almost black. But I coaxed a little contrast out of it, so what the heck!

ring
moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 293
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 5:07 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Mica,

Could we possibly chat on the phone for a few minutes when you have some time?
Thanks
moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 294
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 2:27 am:   Edit Post

Christmas is coming early! It looks like I'll be picking up my bass soon, and in celebration of this glorious event I added a bit to the top of the Christmas tree!
Tinker Bomb
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1655
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:54 am:   Edit Post

^ Awesome
smokinbear
Intermediate Member
Username: smokinbear

Post Number: 200
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:46 am:   Edit Post

Cool😀😀😀😀
moongerm
Junior
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 49
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:08 am:   Edit Post

Nice!
moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 295
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 1:11 am:   Edit Post

Here are some pics Mica sent the other day.

harness
rack
Logo
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1657
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 7:22 am:   Edit Post

Hell yes. Loving this and can't wait to see it all put together. Really like that tailpiece choice. Reflective of the Alembic bird shape tailpiece, yet a definite nod towards to old school mustache bridges. Really, really nice.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3802
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 7:41 am:   Edit Post

OH YES ! _____ I like like it -----I like it alot .
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 1875
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 9:23 am:   Edit Post

Is that a big capacitor hanging off that wire in the electronics shot, up above the plate?

Looks great!
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1658
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:31 am:   Edit Post

Pretty sure it's a flux capacitor, Edwin. This bass is definitely going Back to the Future!
adriaan
Moderator
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 3177
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 1:31 pm:   Edit Post

Take me to the bridge - 76AC070 - I knew it looked familiar. Nice touch!
moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 296
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 4:45 pm:   Edit Post

Yep, that's in inspiration for the tailpiece choice. Thanks to Mica for making that happen. It's the perfect shape for this bass.
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 8344
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 5:25 pm:   Edit Post

Ha! The large cap one way to deal with the 5-pin output on this bass. I just noticed it when I took the picture, so it's something I have to be aware of when trying to fit a 5-pin in a Stanley bass. In this bass, there's loads of room, so no problem.
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 1876
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 1:03 am:   Edit Post

How does the cap get used in the 5-pin output? I'm not familiar with how that would be used in the circuit, especially an electrolytic. Is it some sort of on board power supply reserve or anti-ripple device?

TIA
Edwin
moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 297
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 1:53 am:   Edit Post

I must admit, I have no idea what that thing is...... I'd be interested in learning though! I really should have some basic understanding of what's under the hood :-)
moonliner
Advanced Member
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 298
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 5:04 pm:   Edit Post

Strings on, pickup ring off (for adjustment)

strings
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 1882
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 5:57 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice! The transformation is awesome!

Are the pickups spring mounted? I'm thinking I really should have done mine like this. Adjusting the height is a real PITA.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3817
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 5:58 pm:   Edit Post

That piece of Maple is really beautiful .
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3818
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:29 pm:   Edit Post

That piece of Maple is really beautiful .

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