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Shipping from US

Post by grumpy_dog666 » 06 Apr 2009, 10:14

i want a new P-Bass.......

in discussions with a Canadian seller. Obviously trying to keep the costs down at the moment, i've asked to quote shipping with the neck removed. how difficult is it to re-attach the neck to the body?

simply just tighten some bolts?

or should i get it professionally done?
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Re: Shipping from US

Post by Aussie Mark » 06 Apr 2009, 10:41

Just tighten the bolts is all that's involved. There may be a shim or two in the neck pocket if it's a vintage bass, but if that's the case you'll easily see the place in the neck pocket where the shims go.

If you go to the trouble of shipping with the neck off to save yourself $100, it's pointless to have a professional reassemble the bass for you at this end, since he'll charge you close to $100 for a "setup".

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Post by ROON » 06 Apr 2009, 11:26

It's easy as pie mate. All's you needs to do, is firstly, gently thread the screw through the body and into the neck with your fingers. Doing this with your fingers means you can ease the screw back into it's original thread, and reduce the risk of stripping the hole. Once you're confident that it's threading correctly, tighten them with a screwdriver.

Don't tighten them any more than they feel they should be. If it feels like you're forcing the screw to get tighter, leave it there, or maybe even give it a half turn back.

Hope this helps. ;)
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Post by grumpy_dog666 » 06 Apr 2009, 14:10

thanks guys - probably going to buy it.........
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Post by ROON » 06 Apr 2009, 15:08

grumpy_dog666 wrote:thanks guys - probably going to buy it.........
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Post by Nigel » 06 Apr 2009, 19:51

I have found Canadian postage to be much more expensive than US postage for the few items I've bought there on TB. So figure the price out first.
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Re: Shipping from US

Post by grumpy_dog666 » 06 Apr 2009, 23:52

already commited to it.......i still reckon i got a good deal
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Post by grumpy_dog666 » 11 Apr 2009, 10:36

Speckled Jim wrote:I have found Canadian postage to be much more expensive than US postage for the few items I've bought there on TB. So figure the price out first.
ive been told, that Canada has some of the strictest customs. they 'attempt' to search 100% of all mail incoming and outgoing of the country, which half explains the higher postage costs.
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Re: Shipping from US

Post by Rod Trussbroken » 11 Apr 2009, 18:18

With neck in position, push the bolts through the neck pocket holes on the body to meet the neck (these holes are unthreaded). Reverse the screws anti clock wise about 1/4 turn until you hear a pop (or click). That indicates that the screws are seated in the threaded holes on the neck.

Merely screwing the bolts down can stuff things up big time...I know...I've done it :cry
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Re: Shipping from US

Post by grumpy_dog666 » 14 Apr 2009, 09:49

actually - the body holes were threaded but all is good.....

i'll throw up pics soon - she ROCKS!
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