NBD Squier Pino Pallidinon’t Edition

Discussion in 'The Bottom End' started by vonbladet, Dec 27, 2017.

    Dec 27, 2017
  1. vonbladet r00b

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    I was in Eng-ger-lnd and local pawn shop had this for 120 currency units on Christmas Eve but I have too many basses and really.

    On boxing day the shop (“store”) was closed and the bass was hidden behind the counter anyway.

    But today it was in the window for 84 currency units and how many basses is too many anyway?

    The action isn’t great and the relic job is absurd but it is after all strung with flats.
     
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  2. Dec 27, 2017
  3. Bob411 Something Funny

  4. Dec 27, 2017
  5. Mark Wein :mad:

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  7. Gary Blanchard Aging Hippie Folkster

    HNBD. It sounds too good to pass up.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2017
  9. PunkKitty Uppity bitchy old cat

  10. Dec 27, 2017
  11. Cool! I love what I have heard of Pino.
     
  12. Dec 29, 2017
  13. vonbladet r00b

    Pino is great. This is a red Squier P-bass with a tort guard played by an idiot.

    But having cranked the trussrod and almost decked the saddles (I think it wants shimming but I’m not THAT kinky) the action is now moderately playable. Next step will be plugging it in. (The electrics work, but I checked that in the store with a tiny guitar amp with the gain set fizzier than a shaken cole.)
     
  14. Dec 29, 2017
  15. Aahzz Habanero Evangelist

    HNBD
     
  16. Dec 29, 2017
  17. jp_nyc Kick Henry Jackassowski

    HNBD!
     
  18. Dec 30, 2017
  19. 12Pack Dyslexic b00n

    Noice. HNBD
     
  20. Dec 30, 2017
  21. emmaporkchop The face of emmaporkchop

    Nice! Congratulations
     
  22. Dec 30, 2017
  23. jelloman couch'd tater...

    Liar...cop0
     
  24. Dec 31, 2017
  25. vonbladet r00b

    Well they say you should capo the strings before you screw the neck off, especially with bass guitars. And I don’t even have a capo.
     
  26. Jan 2, 2018
  27. vonbladet r00b

    OK, so I cracked and shimmed it. The corksniffing luthiers say you absolutely shouldn't just put a strip of business card at the body end of the neck cavity, which is fine because I am not businessy enough to have a business card anyway. I used a ferry ticket instead. Ferry tickets are noted for their uncompromising transmission of sustain, it's the fresh sea air they are steeped in. It seemed fine when not under tension but now it's back up to pitch I'm starting to think I undercooked it and I may be back for a second round.

    Still if you're going to learn the kinks of teching, this is the bass to do it on.
     
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  28. Jan 4, 2018
  29. vonbladet r00b

    Shimming 2.0 has fixed the action, but exposed a fret buzz on the D-string, 12th fret. Using a bank card as a straight edge, the fret is clearly high there. Borrowing a triangular file off of a better equipped colleague to see if I can fix that too; for the rest it now plays significantly better than it looks, not that that's a high bar.
     
  30. Jan 4, 2018
  31. vonbladet r00b

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    Borrowed a file, scratched that fret up. Made ineffectual gesture at recrowning the dressed bit.

    Repeated a couple of times. It’s not done well, but it is done: no more buzz.
     
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  32. Jan 13, 2018 at 3:33 PM
  33. vonbladet r00b

    7729B0A4-ED00-4861-BB23-21D9A0BFDE1C.jpeg Saw Coco today with my kids and a bunch of loaners. Fantastic movie, with plenty of guitars and a lot of skeletons. (None of our party left early in tears, though.)

    I wasn’t going to sticker this guitar - I pretend to believe I’m looking after it for some future punka - but the skeletons said I really should so I have.
     
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