1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

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Re: 1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

Postby olrocknroller » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:02 am

While I had the guitar apart I put in an anti-shock circuit between the bridge and ground, Now I don't have to worry about dying from electrocution if I ever run into bad wiring in a building.

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Details please... Is that a fast-blow fuse or something? :idea:
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Re: 1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

Postby 101Volts » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:43 pm

The circuit is a 220k Resistor and a .001 Capacitor wired in parallel between the ground and volume pot, If you decide to add this to your guitars don't forget to wrap the circuit in electrical tape. And although it can minimize some shocks I made it sound better than it is; It won't save one from a gigantic zap. It's no substitute for making sure the ground is wired properly where you're playing.

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1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
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Re: 1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

Postby 101Volts » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:45 pm

The final parts I needed arrived about a week ago and Ed sent me a full set of Non-Roller saddles plus a switch tip; Thanks, Ed! I can now say without a doubt this is my favorite guitar ever and I doubt that will change, However I think I'll modify the guitar a bit in the future with nothing too drastic: I'll just make a wooden pickguard and try metal pickup covers. I also expect to refret the guitar when necessary with fretwire as close to the original size as I can get though I may use EVO fretwire for the zero fret.

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1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
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2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI

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Re: 1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

Postby woodchuck30 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:35 am

Hay Austin, what is EVO wire ????

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Re: 1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

Postby 101Volts » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:15 pm

woodchuck30 wrote:Hay Austin, what is EVO wire ????

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It's a golden-colored fretwire harder than the regular Nickel and Copper kind but it's not as hard as Stainless Steel.

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1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
1990s/Early 2000s Riff: ES-335 Copy
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Re: 1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

Postby 101Volts » Sat May 25, 2013 4:45 pm

Just for reference in this topic, Here's a link to another topic where I linked to a demo video of my Ventures II:

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1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
1990s/Early 2000s Riff: ES-335 Copy
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI

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Re: 1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

Postby 101Volts » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:16 pm

Note: Running with guitars in a yard sale-grade soft bag with a zipper on it might result in the zipper breaking and the guitar falling out; That is what happened to this Mosrite, And it held up a lot better than I thought it would've but it did fall on asphalt then slide on the asphalt before falling on its front face. Most of the damage was on the side where one of the strap buttons is on, And since then I removed some of the finish to prepare for a refinish. It really isn't dented as if it was hit by a train and it can be repaired.

I'm not devastated by this, It's a guitar after all but I am caring for instruments more now. Oh and I acquired a hard case for it, And this whole thing about dropping the guitar happened on a Sunday in November.

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1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
1990s/Early 2000s Riff: ES-335 Copy
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI

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Re: 1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

Postby Greg_L » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:24 pm

That sucks.

Question: So, why were you running with guitars? Video shoot? Dog chasing you? Zombies? Was it zombies?!?!?! :o

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Re: 1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

Postby 101Volts » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:47 pm

Greg_L wrote:That sucks.

Question: So, why were you running with guitars? Video shoot? Dog chasing you? Zombies? Was it zombies?!?!?! :o


No, I just felt like imitating Forrest Gump if I remember properly. I wasn't very careful with guitars prior to buying a hard case after this incident either, I was rough on them letting them fall on the floor and I broke another one - A Samick "Riff" Brand ES-335 Copy - And now the neck is in pieces though it's the cleanest neck break I've seen, The glue joint failed at the scarf joint.

In other news, The Brass Rail is fine and I let it sit in its case most of the time.

Austin
1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
1990s/Early 2000s Riff: ES-335 Copy
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI

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Re: 1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

Postby 101Volts » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:18 pm

Here are photos of the damage done, I shot them on November 11 according to the camera:

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Near the Zero fret; There's a dent close to the string guide area, Where the Low E string dented the wood and zero fret. The camera didn't focus very clearly up close.

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Dents/Scrapes

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More Dents/Scrapes

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Body Top (I removed some of the paint prior to shooting this photo)

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Body Back

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I removed more of the refinish since then, Not completely but a lot of the beige is off and the yellow shows now.

Austin
1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
1990s/Early 2000s Riff: ES-335 Copy
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI


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