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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:23 pm 
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Perhaps the slant fret would have caught on a little more if the pickups, nut, and bridge weren't also slanted? That's what makes them look a little funny, in my opinion. *shrug*


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
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Insanely beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:56 am 
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Chemist, regarding the slanted pups, look at the guitars out there with pups that are quite madly slanted. One of the most attractive features of the old Mosrites were those crazy pickups, slanted so they looked like they were sliding off!

Even my old Fender Duo Sonic has one slanted. I really like this feature; keeps things from getting boring, visually speaking.

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:00 am 
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Paul, how's that '79 4001 refinish coming along? Inquiring minds want to know.... ;) Dang I wish I could afford to have you put checkered binding and walnut headstock wings on my MG 4003!


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:08 pm 
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Oh man, I think this one is gonna be FUN to play! How does it sound, Paul? I'm really curious, because it was never really playable while I've had it....


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:57 pm 
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Chemist, regarding the slanted pups, look at the guitars out there with pups that are quite madly slanted. One of the most attractive features of the old Mosrites were those crazy pickups, slanted so they looked like they were sliding off!

Even my old Fender Duo Sonic has one slanted. I really like this feature; keeps things from getting boring, visually speaking.
You know, after you said that, I realized my early 1970s Univox bass has slanted pickups, and it looks cool. So right you are! Weird then that the slanted frets never truly caught on.


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
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johnallg, the '79 4001 is being buffed out today. Then it's assembly, setup, and we're ready for pickup. (The owner is a local resident).

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
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johnallg, the '79 4001 is being buffed out today. Then it's assembly, setup, and we're ready for pickup. (The owner is a local resident).
Pics, oh pics, oh pics, please please please please.... (I need a fix 'cause I'm going down....) :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
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Pics, oh pics, oh pics, please please please please.... (I need a fix 'cause I'm going down....) :D

I'll agree with that, Johnallg! :) ....More pics of my BBR baby, Please, please!


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:13 am 
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Hmmmmmm.... "Blueburst Baby" has kind of a ring to it, doesn't it? I don't normally give my guitars names, but my two refins are so extraordinary they deserve to have names! "Bluesburst Babe?"

Paul, does it sound good for playin' the blues?


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