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Chopper's Crusty Bass Guitar Make-Over - cOOter - 05-05-2015

Part 1: Chopper's Bass Guitar Make-Over

Dear Jesus, please let there be some chrome under all that crusty crime when I try to buff it off later.  Debilos-1

I have a week to fiddle and clean while the new 38mm bone nut makes it's way here from China.

Below is the Dave bloke I learns stuffs from - he's a good one at da bass fixin stuff  Book1

How To Setup Your Bass Guitar Again The Movie

Band


Re: PROJECT: Chopper's Crusty Bass Guitar Make-Over - Thunderbird - 05-05-2015

I guess I better drag out my amplifier then.

I've since found out its an ex cinema amp 120 watts mono, with 2 inputs, limiting and tone controls. It runs 6! EL36 / 6CM5s in push pull.

I have to find a suitable 12 or 15 inch speaker for her too, oh well more hunting around in the shed time.  Tears

Its a Philips EV44?? amp.

That bass has sat in the shed for over 30 years  Debilos-1

Tears
Wood_chop Smoking




Re: PROJECT: Chopper's Crusty Bass Guitar Make-Over - cOOter - 05-05-2015

White ants made a nest in my Acer laptop yesterday, but not your bass after 30 years  Debilos-1

Never heard of a Philips EV44. Nothing much on Google neither.  Book1

3 string bass sounded OK though my Sony home stereo I use for guitar, but that's a bit hard to go portable with.

Even your transistor amp would work well enough I guess.

It's not like we have a band called 'The CB Dickheads' or sumthin out on tour with 'no gig' Dimmock  Band

What speaker is in the transistor amp? Might be able to make a heller beast out of the two?

Tip shops are gay now days, so not sure where to source a second hand speaker from.

Might take a screw driver down to the arts center and see if there's any nice ones in the back row of the auditorium.  Glasses9

Chicken




Re: PROJECT: Chopper's Crusty Bass Guitar Make-Over - cOOter - 05-05-2015

White ants made a nest in my Acer laptop yesterday, but not your bass after 30 years  Debilos-1

Never heard of a Philips EV44. Nothing much on Google neither.  Book1

3 string bass sounded OK though my Sony home stereo I use for guitar, but that's a bit hard to go portable with.

Even your transistor amp would work well enough I guess.

It's not like we have a band called 'The CB Dickheads' or sumthin out on tour with 'no gig' Dimmock  Band

What speaker is in the transistor amp? Might be able to make a heller beast out of the two?

Tip shops are gay now days, so not sure where to source a second hand speaker from.

Might take a screw driver down to the arts center and see if there's any nice ones in the back row of the auditorium.  Glasses9

Chicken




Re: PROJECT: Chopper's Crusty Bass Guitar Make-Over - Thunderbird - 05-05-2015

After scratching around in the back shed, I found a 10 inch subwoofer and a Roland 15 inch 300 watt driver as well.

I have 2 transistor guitar amps one is a gay little practice amp from the 1960s , the other a home made one, ex a mates band from the 1970s and 80s. I think its either 60 or 120 watts.

I dragged it out and I'm going to pop the lid and see what's in there.

Its just the amp though no speakers.

I'm hoping to drag bertha the MENS amp out later on and see what's what in there.

6 big output bottles should make LOTS of noise.

Now I have to learn to play, I only got one lesson in the late 1970s

  Tears

Grandpa Wood_chop


Re: PROJECT: Chopper's Crusty Bass Guitar Make-Over - Thunderbird - 05-05-2015

After scratching around in the back shed, I found a 10 inch subwoofer and a Roland 15 inch 300 watt driver as well.

I have 2 transistor guitar amps one is a gay little practice amp from the 1960s , the other a home made one, ex a mates band from the 1970s and 80s. I think its either 60 or 120 watts.

I dragged it out and I'm going to pop the lid and see what's in there.

Its just the amp though no speakers.

I'm hoping to drag bertha the MENS amp out later on and see what's what in there.

6 big output bottles should make LOTS of noise.

Now I have to learn to play, I only got one lesson in the late 1970s

  Tears

Grandpa Wood_chop


Re: PROJECT: Chopper's Crusty Bass Guitar Make-Over - cOOter - 05-05-2015

12 Bar Blues Bass by Scott Whitley - Lesson 1 - 12 Bar Overview

If this monkey can do it, anyone can.

12 bar is a piece of cake - we'll walk ya through it no wukers  Wood_chop

Smoking


Re: PROJECT: Chopper's Crusty Bass Guitar Make-Over - cOOter - 05-05-2015

12 Bar Blues Bass by Scott Whitley - Lesson 1 - 12 Bar Overview

If this monkey can do it, anyone can.

12 bar is a piece of cake - we'll walk ya through it no wukers  Wood_chop

Smoking


Re: PROJECT: Chopper's Crusty Bass Guitar Make-Over - Thunderbird - 05-05-2015

Dug 2 of my 3 amps out.

The Philips one is indeed a 120 watter, Bulldog would cream his jeans.

It needs restoration though its had a hard hard life long before I got it, its a project for some rainy days.

Its an ex cinema type amp with 2 inputs and its been grafted rather crudely into an old guitar amp box that needs a 12 inch speaker.

The little one is a vintage Coronet amp, transistor but old germanium ones, it was working but got very noisy over time until all you could hear was shhhhhhhhhhhh.

Its got "Benowa High School Electronics Club" engraved on it  Tears

A can 'o freezer spray found the dud transistor and another old one from the junk box and she goes, it even has my really long guitar lead in it.

Buggered now so giving up for a day or 3.

Wood_chop Grandpa Smoking




Re: PROJECT: Chopper's Crusty Bass Guitar Make-Over - Thunderbird - 05-05-2015

Dug 2 of my 3 amps out.

The Philips one is indeed a 120 watter, Bulldog would cream his jeans.

It needs restoration though its had a hard hard life long before I got it, its a project for some rainy days.

Its an ex cinema type amp with 2 inputs and its been grafted rather crudely into an old guitar amp box that needs a 12 inch speaker.

The little one is a vintage Coronet amp, transistor but old germanium ones, it was working but got very noisy over time until all you could hear was shhhhhhhhhhhh.

Its got "Benowa High School Electronics Club" engraved on it  Tears

A can 'o freezer spray found the dud transistor and another old one from the junk box and she goes, it even has my really long guitar lead in it.

Buggered now so giving up for a day or 3.

Wood_chop Grandpa Smoking