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 Post subject: Re: Finding Vintage Parts - 1972 4001
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:20 am 
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Didn't Chameleon have the drummer in a sort of revolving contraption, and he'd spin around like he was in a clothes dryer? Rock On, Yanni!


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Vintage Parts - 1972 4001
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:04 pm 
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That is the veery same group!!! Yes, the Iron Horse what a blast from the past!
Glad to know there are others out there having lived through some of the same stuff!!!
Thanks for the RUSH of memories!!
zeldah


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Vintage Parts - 1972 4001
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:11 pm 
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How did this thread get hijacked from 'Finding vintage parts' to talking about bands and videos?


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Vintage Parts - 1972 4001
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:49 pm 
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True enough, let's get back to business. Yanni always makes trouble. I'll post pictures of the progress of the bass next, and reserve hideous memories for other posts.


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Vintage Parts - 1972 4001
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:41 am 
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Sorry,Beatlefreak...I guess that I'm the one who de-railed this thread.I'll try to stay on track from now on.


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Vintage Parts - 1972 4001
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:53 am 
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Right then, back on topic: PICKGUARD. Where should I go?

I've acquired an excellent '76 bridge for too much money, I'm bidding on a fully functional wiring harness (with Ric-O-Sound!) that I assume will actually accommodate the knobs I bought, and I'm sending my bridge pickup on a slow boat to Portugal.

What remains is a proper pickguard. I don't much care for black on Burgundyglo, so I won't bother to strip the green enamel off the old cracked one. Not being an (you said bad word) collector, I'm not adverse to a new custom pickguard, and I think pearl would look great. Here are my questions:

-Are some custom pickguard makers more desirable than others?

-Is there a potential issue on my '72 with a decision between one-ply, two-ply or three-ply? (In other words, will the knobs still thread if the pickguard is too thick?)

Mucho gracias for your sage advices.


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Vintage Parts - 1972 4001
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:03 am 
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Oh, and this time what resembles "a bad word" is actually a Freudian term which indicates an overly fussy nature.


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Vintage Parts - 1972 4001
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:20 am 
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YESsir, got the new wiring harness from a 1980 4001 in a frenzy of last minute bidding on ebay, 4 seconds to spare, and paid too much again. Or did I? Time will tell, gollum gollum.

Anyroad...who's got some good pickguard advice?


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Vintage Parts - 1972 4001
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:25 am 
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Try Pickguardian or Allparts.


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Vintage Parts - 1972 4001
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:55 am 
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Hey Lyle.
Just got back, as it were.
I'll be waiting for the treble pickup to arrive. As for a new pickguard for your 4001, well, you have seen my '79 4080 with white pickguards made by me 24 years ago. Also, the pickguard now on my November '70 21 fret 4001 was made by me four years ago. Meaning I don't think I have lost my touch as far as fashioning pickguards for Rick basses is concerned. If you feel like giving me a try...


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