Post Number: 22
|Posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 - 2:27 am: |
Pics #7, and #8 concern me.... any opinions?
I have sent a message to the seller on whether it's returnable if the neck is truly cracked...but, haven't heard back...
Post Number: 718
|Posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 - 6:34 am: |
Ol' #12 always pops into mind when I see things like this.
Something like that on one side should at least raise a simple question about the finish. But to have similar cracks on both sides needs investigation. I wonder if removing the strings, nut and base plate would provide a better view of possible separation, or repair along the top of the fingerboard. Kevin swears by gorilla glue.
Post Number: 1744
|Posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 - 12:21 pm: |
Looking at the picture where the nut is on the left (#8?) there's what looks to me like some de-lamination of the fret board. Personally I would pass on this one if I couldn't physically inspect it.
Post Number: 24
|Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 6:50 pm: |
He still hasn't responded.... I suspect the worse...non returnable...gonna be out of town "unavailable"... I get the gut some poor someone is gonna get the shortend on this if they aren't truly informed...sad...love the idea of zebra over maple...
Post Number: 467
|Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 10:38 pm: |
Yep, somebody has got themselves a good ol neck crack going there. Easy to repair but ugly to touch and look at. This guy initially seems to be skating around the issue a little bit, but the photos tell the story. Nice looking bass though.
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2012 - 2:14 pm: |
After reading his response to the additional questions regarding the "surface" cracks, I'd let this puppy go.
He did say he would "consider" returns if it was an issue. He does have 100% Pos FB, with 90 pieces sold/bought.
If I were interested, I'd low ball it and, if won, I'd send it to Mica and have it restored.
Just my observations on my Alembicless Sunday afternoon.....
Post Number: 13
|Posted on Monday, May 07, 2012 - 12:32 am: |
Just my 2¥: Definitely looks like someone did a home-brew repair using some kind of cyanoacrylate. A satin finish on the neck would not "flake" in such a fashion. My guess is that this bass has taken a hard fall sometime in it's past.
"If I were interested, I'd low ball it and, if won, I'd send it to Mica and have it restored."
Can't really restore this (to like-new condition) with a neck-thru. The most you could hope for is a best case proper repair. I don't think it would be cheap. It would definitely be playable if repaired properly, but the integrity of the neck (and lamination of the fingerboard by the looks of it) has been permanently damaged.
Post Number: 468
|Posted on Monday, May 07, 2012 - 2:48 pm: |
Atually, Glue is stronger than wood, if done right. The Mothership does repairs to cracks and so do other places. Of course, it does not look so great and I think it devalues the bass a fair amount, but in terms of play-ability, it is not much of an issue if correctly done.