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 Post subject: Re: '79 4001 RESURRECTION
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:00 am 
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Wow, that's beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: '79 4001 RESURRECTION
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:41 am 
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CMUK, you're at .500. Nice try!

Thornton, about $1300.00. YMMV.

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 Post subject: Re: '79 4001 RESURRECTION
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:33 pm 
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Ah ha!

My second guess for the headstocks (L-R): 1997, 362 6/12, and your recent 4001->4003 restoration.

Closer?



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 Post subject: Re: '79 4001 RESURRECTION
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:55 pm 
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The finished product is stunning, especially with that awesome-looking checkered binding. Great job Jingle_Jangle!


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 Post subject: Re: '79 4001 RESURRECTION
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:41 am 
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Just like to say that this is my bass that Paul restored for me. I couldn't be happier. It's exactly as I'd wanted it, like a 72 FG 4001, with horeshoe and toaster pickups.

He's right to say that the poor old '79 was battered. I picked it up really cheaply here in SF. It had seen life for sure, but it played great, and despite the fact that it looked like someone had been using it for gardening, the neck was straight and in good shape. I played it regularly whilst I was getting the parts for it. I would like to point out at this juncture, that it wasn't me that did that to that poor bass.

The checkerboard binding is of German origin and was obtained privately through a forum member, as was the custom wound toaster pickup. The tuners are new Rickenbacker from Ed Roman guitars. Internals are all stock 4001.

It looks fantastic, and Paul's attention to detail is the best I've seen in almost 30 years of Rick ownership. The playabilty is right on, and I'll just have to fine adjust the pickups to try to get the horseshoe a little more prominent in the mix, as it's quite a bit quieter than the toaster.

All in all, perfect ! Thanks Paul !


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 Post subject: Re: '79 4001 RESURRECTION
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:53 am 
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Tell me more about this custom wound toaster p.u..


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 Post subject: Re: '79 4001 RESURRECTION
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:16 am 
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WOW! Paul, awesome work...


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 Post subject: Re: '79 4001 RESURRECTION
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:26 am 
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For a more complete pictorial and explanation, go to this link and start with the March 17 archive at the top:

http://www.rickresource.com/discus/mess ... 1142612316


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 Post subject: Re: '79 4001 RESURRECTION
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:34 am 
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Jingle_Jangle,

Sorry, I know it's a old post but God has given you a gift. Your work is awesome!!! Keep up the GREAT work!

Frank


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 Post subject: Re: '79 4001 RESURRECTION
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:07 pm 
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Beautiful work. That checkerboard binding is sooooo deeeee luxe!


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