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 Post subject: Double Neck Basses
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:25 pm 
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https://www.dropbox.com/sc/92tgngqbwclzetb/AACELIicq1l0OyDuiD-vTb70aCheck out this Electra Westone bass 1984 X695JB. My friend gave this to me but I am afraid when he figures out how wonderful it is he will want it back! I have set the neck and the action is fantastic and the shape of the neck fits my hand like a glove. So much better than my Fender Jaguar Jazz bass in feel, tone, speed, and sound possibilities. However it ways a freekin ton! The case is pretty beat up. What do you all think, should I recover the case or leave it in its natural scuffed up condition? I am afraid that if I recover it it would be like removing the original wood finish of an old antique piece of furniture. The guitar is in great shape, just has a little tarnish here and there, and it needs a new nut on the fret less neck. I live in Costa Rica and am having problems finding one. If I make one, what are they made of? And anybody know where I can find a blank?
I am really excited about having this bass. Can't wait for someone to ask me what it is.
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https://www.dropbox.com/sc/92tgngqbwclzetb/AACELIicq1l0OyDuiD-vTb70a


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 Post subject: Re: Double Neck Basses
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:16 pm 
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Hi there, and welcome to you and your Phoenix!!

The pic you uploaded doesn't appear to have made it; we'd all sure like to see it!! Can't imagine how on earth an Electra made it down to Costa Rica!!

As for the case; re-cover... no question! I've just built a case for my XV-1 and covering it was the cheapest part of the deal; I got an end of a roll of vinyl for very little money and did the job - looks a million bucks!!

The nut; well, if it's a standard Phoenix bass nut then perhaps one of Stewmac or similar nuts will do the job?

http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Su ... d_Saddles/

http://www.warmoth.com/bass/necks/StringNut.aspx

http://www.allparts.com/nuts-and-saddles

Good luck!

Do you have to take special precautions against the humidity in Costa Rica in regard to your guitars? I know I have to be a little careful here in Queensland, Australia in the wet season.....

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 Post subject: Re: Double Neck Basses
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:32 am 
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I will try again with the posting of a pic, but I don't know how to do it I guess. Yes it is very very humid down here. What precautions should I take? I will try and recover, but there is a lot of stitching on the ends of the case that I don't know how to do. I have made my own case for my Fender and it turned out very nice, but the darn thing weighs a ton. Thanks for the info on finding a nut for the fretless.
Here goes another attempt at a photo.
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/92tgngqbwclz ... uiD-vTb70a
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 Post subject: Re: Double Neck Basses
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:23 am 
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Is there a serial number on both of the headstocks and is it the same number?

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 Post subject: Re: Double Neck Basses
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:38 pm 
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The necks have different numbers for the last three digits. Both start with 401


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