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Post subject: replacement body
Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:10 pm
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I have a 1999 Mexican Jazz bass in white that I want to recondition. The body had stickers (I know) on it and when removed the discoloration is pretty bad. I want replace the body and would like to know what years, if any, are interchangeable. The truss rod nut is at the headstock.

I know it may not be practical to do this but there's a history to the guitar.

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Post subject: Re: replacement body
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:03 am
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Why don't you paint the body ?

If the guitar has history, keep the original body


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Post subject: Re: replacement body
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:47 am
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Thanks for the suggestions. I've never done a body before and the finish looks very hard to reproduce. It's a shame, other than the light patches where the stickers were, the body is in excellent condition. I am putting everything back together for now but I'd still like to replace the body. I don't mind spending a couple hundred for a replacement but I want a proper Fender body. I've learned that there are substantial differences in model years and want to make sure everything will bolt together correctly.

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Post subject: Re: replacement body
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:57 am
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raschwar wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions. I've never done a body before and the finish looks very hard to reproduce. It's a shame, other than the light patches where the stickers were, the body is in excellent condition. I am putting everything back together for now but I'd still like to replace the body. I don't mind spending a couple hundred for a replacement but I want a proper Fender body. I've learned that there are substantial differences in model years and want to make sure everything will bolt together correctly.

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,Paint by a pro, it will cost less money than a new body and if you strip body by yourself even less money.


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Post subject: Re: replacement body
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:33 am
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stratele52 wrote:
Paint by a pro, it will cost less money than a new body and if you strip body by yourself even less money.

+1

Any auto body shop can probably handle the job.

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Post subject: Re: replacement body
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:37 am
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Retroverbial wrote:
stratele52 wrote:
Paint by a pro, it will cost less money than a new body and if you strip body by yourself even less money.

+1

Any auto body shop can probably handle the job.

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+1

And a cabinet maker shop.
Luthier.


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Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:33 pm
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Cabinet shops, by and large, do NOT have a dust-free drying chamber.

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Post subject: Re: replacement body
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:22 am
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Retroverbial wrote:
Cabinet shops, by and large, do NOT have a dust-free drying chamber.

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I don't know more about that, but my small city cabinet maker do a good tint job fo me.
Most of luthier or guitar tech I know, do very nice painting job with no dust free chamber


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Post subject: Re: replacement body
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:25 am
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Sure. And Fender's painters save on production costs by finishing their bodies out in the parking lot using rattlecans of Krylon.

You're right about one thing.

YOU DON'T KNOW.

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Post subject: Re: replacement body
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:08 am
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Retroverbial wrote:
Sure. And Fender's painters save on production costs by finishing their bodies out in the parking lot using rattlecans of Krylon.

You're right about one thing.

YOU DON'T KNOW.

:roll:
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Wrong.

I know many places and many peoples doing good paint job without dust free chamber.
Most luthier doing paint job don't have dust free chamber.

Painting a piece of wood is not a rocket science.
You may not know since few hundred years, people paint wood without dust free chamber. :lol:


Dust free chamber help ( and are a must ) for mass production. Small shop don't need it or can afford of it .

I'm wrong ? :lol:


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Post subject: Re: replacement body
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:35 am
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Worse.

Pathetic.

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