1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

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Re: 1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

Postby Bob Shade » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:55 am

I have replacement arms in stock if you need one

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Re: 1966 Ventures II GC Restoration

Postby 101Volts » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:22 pm

Bob Shade wrote:I have replacement arms in stock if you need one


I do believe I'll buy one from you too, thank you. :)

I'll let you know when.

- 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 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:27 pm

I think I'll have to make some more saddles for the old bridge and tap the bridge for larger screws since I messed the original bridge up, the strings I want to use on this are too big for the Hallmark bridge and I need the original brass rod "V" style saddles that are deep enough to hold the strings in a bit better (Ricky Wilson strummed pretty hard which is what I'm imitating here.)

No, I won't be shaving the non-stock E tuner to make room for the giant bass string I'll put on this; I'll just "shave" the string past the nut with a belt sander.

- 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 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:03 am

Well, it seems stupid but the stock bridge was already damaged; Now I'm considering using J.B. Weld to plug the oversized saddle holes on the stock bridge, then I'll clean up excess and re-drill and tap them to the right size. Maybe the saddles can finally stay put instead of moving. As for saddles, I could either continue to put washers under them or I could make new ones which should only take some brass rod and 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 06, 2018 7:18 pm

I'm most likely going to use Permatex Cold Weld to repair my stock bridge (again, the screw holes are too big) now; I've used it before and it gets hard to the touch in 8 minutes and cures in a day so it's easy to work with. I might use the spare Hallmark bridge for another project.

- 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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