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Old 12-16-2012, 10:46 PM
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Here are the tuners I will be using. I will antique the handles to make them look more "french"


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Old 12-16-2012, 11:53 PM
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Thanks for the update-I've been wondering how it was going.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:47 AM
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:15 AM
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Here are the tuners I will be using. I will antique the handles to make them look more "french"
i heard that this will work: boil some eggs, mash them and put the metal parts you want to age completly in the mashed eggs and put this in a plastic bag.

i donīt know how long they have to stay there, so i would try it with something else from the same material first.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:59 AM
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Here are the tuners I will be using. I will antique the handles to make them look more "french"

The tuners are pretty, where did you source them?

I like your set up for the center strip. I am about to do the same thing with another bass... let me know how it turns out. I am not thrilled with the first one I did.

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Old 12-18-2012, 12:32 AM
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They are a custom order from Michael Abarientos in the Phillipines. A variation on an existing model with larger handles to look more "french". All brass, though.
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Your work looks great! Did you end up completing the restoration?
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:41 AM
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Still happening. Slow project. Just got the back joined again. Will post more pics soon.
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Any updates?
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great photos
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:13 PM
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I've rather enjoyed reading this thread on restoring an old French factory bass. Looks that Matthew has made it better than new.

Any final pictures of the restoration, and how does it sound? Did you set it up for orchestra or jazz?

Tried to post a picture of this finished bass from the Bresque Basses website, but the url requirement prevents me. Here's a link.
https://www.bresquebasses.com.au/restoration

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