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86 Squire Jazz... Updated Ice Blue jpg
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burstCasino



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This jazz bass was originally an off white (maybe olympic white). It looked ok but I wanted to try something different. The vintage 60s specs on this Squire were pretty close. Copper linings in the pickup and control cavaties. The neck had a slab board with truss rod in the right place and a phillips head. The neck is thin but has some nice flame to the grain.

I'm going with "Ice Blue Metallic" with a matching headstock. I want use a tortoise guard if I can find a nice one.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:09 am    Post subject: Wood guess Reply with quote

My guess is either a maple or poplar relative. Since it's a Squire, I'd lean toward poplar.

Unless, however you can easily dent the wood with your finger nail, then I'd say a relative of the SPF (spruce/pine/fir) family.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wood doesn't dent easily, plus its a 80s squire built in Japan. The japanese used lots basswood but also used some alder and ash back in early to mid 80s on the vintage series axes.

I'm guessing alder since the rest of the vintage specs were close to 60s period correct. No skunk strip on neck. Slab rosewood board. Flamey neck grain. Brass pickup and control cavities inserts with bridge pickup grounding strap. Individual alnico magnets in pickups (not ceramic). Pickups that were different sizes to compensate for string spacing.(bridge pickup is slightly longer) Rolled edges on fretboard with vintage fret size.

Saying all of that is still a guess on the alder.
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Little Bit



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While the Japanese traditionally have used basswood for many musical instruments it is a very fine grained wood and rather blond.

I do not believe that what I see is basswood.
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burstCasino



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ole Squire is getting close...

Here is an updated photo of the 86 Squire from a while back...

The Ice Blue Metallic stood up much better on the second coat.



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burstCasino



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just foolin' around...

Anybody know of a source of a good tortoise guard. The new ones from Fender don't do it for me... too much yellow and not enough dark red.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks nice. I wasn't ever sure I would really like that color, but i'm doing a 67 jazzmaster in that color for a customer and it looks cool.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great man!


Vegas, where the hell are the pics!?!
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Lon



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another blue bass, don't cha just love 'em. You don't see many bass IBMs. Great job!!!!
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ottokbre



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm gonna start a Tele-Bass soon. Nice Jazz!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice choice on color.....for my money, the white guard looks sweet. That era of Fender basses is one of the best buys going these days.......
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the ReRanch Ice Blue Metallic. Its got a bluer hue than some of the IBMs I've seen. Some IBM seem sort of washed out and closer to Inca silver.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joeglow wrote:
Looks great man!


Vegas, where the hell are the pics!?!


First one is with no flash and the second one is with the flash. I still have one more can of clear to put on it.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a couple of related blues - Ice and Lake Placid. I haven't polished the Tele yet but will soon. It is a maple body and I have some 1/4 pounders to put in it!

IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/Teletommy/DSC01802.jpg[/IMG]

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teletommy wrote:




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