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1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION
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Author:  RockNRollChemist [ Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION

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*

Author:  crazyrick [ Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:29 am ]
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Insanely beautiful.

Author:  jingle_jangle [ 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.

Author:  johnallg [ 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!

Author:  Melibee [ 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....

Author:  RockNRollChemist [ Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION

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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.

Author:  jingle_jangle [ Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION

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).

Author:  johnallg [ Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:05 am ]
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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

Author:  Melibee [ Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:16 am ]
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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!

Author:  Melibee [ Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1975 481 SLANT FRET RESTORATION

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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