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 Post subject: Damaged Electra Case
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:47 pm 
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Anyone have any tips on how to repair a fairly big gouge on the corner of one of those brown plastic Electra cases? I was thinking fibreglass repair kit. Any thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Damaged Electra Case
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:10 am 
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Good idea use the mesh cloth and saturate with resin then apply resin to case and cloth to case to fill the void would look great but should be permanent.


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 Post subject: Re: Damaged Electra Case
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:28 pm 
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Yup sounds like the route to take. Bought it on fleaBay, seller intentionally hid the damage. It's so easy to be honest, too bad it doesn't come naturally to some people.


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 Post subject: Re: Damaged Electra Case
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:32 pm 
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14 Years on ebay and only two negatives one i just got for a vintage ric because the guy didnt understand what weather checking means


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 Post subject: Re: Damaged Electra Case
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:21 am 
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Weather checking: :hyper:

Just go to the NOAA website - and key in your zip code ........

Never mind.

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 Post subject: Re: Damaged Electra Case
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:10 pm 
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think you know what i mean even though electra's wont get them


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 Post subject: Re: Damaged Electra Case
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:32 pm 
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Shackleton, I bought a Ricky bass with hard case sight unseen for $300.00 on craigslist. I told seller I'll be there in 30 minutes as long as it's a Rickenbacker I don't care about condition. I get there, it's an old Fender case and inside, sure enough a Ricky 4001, deal!

When I'm home, I research it by serial numbers and features, turns out it's a 1967 Ricky 4001!!! This is a 10 grand bass in mint condition. It wasn't mint, but it was saveable. Painted with a brush, non original Fender bridge. After much more research, a full, proper restoration was going to cost me $2500-$3500, not being a bass player I didn't really want to do this, but out of respect for the instrument, I didn't want to do a poor restoration either.

Guys on the Rickenbacker forum smelled blood and started making offers from $600-$2000.00! I finally sold it to a guy who had the ability to give it a full and correct restoration, I sold it to him for $2200.00 no case. Oh, and the case? It was a late 60's Fender case :-) Ended up making a $2100.00 profit just by getting lucky and all I wanted was a knockaround Ricky bass...still don't have one. LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Damaged Electra Case
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:36 pm 
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As for weather checking, most vintage guys actually like it. Some spend hours trying to reproduce it in freezers and northern climates on their relics :-) And yes, you'll never see it on an Electra, not with two pounds of poly clear.


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