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Epi Rock BAss Rescue

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I've been on the hunt for an Epi Rock bass is red for some time now. Haven't found one but I did find one in black off of eBay that was in rough shape.

 

eBay photos:

 

 

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The tone pot was stripped, the E tuner was a bad replacement and the neck was bowed.

 

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I replaced the pickups with some Symour Duncan Bass lines Quarter Pounders. Replaced all the tuners. Replaced the tone pot.

 

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Had Terrapin Guitars make a new pick guard for it.

 

http://www.terrapinguitars.com/

 

Terrapin makes great pickguards!!!!!

 

 

Cleaned 20 years of crud off of her. Added a bone nut. Added Schller strap locks. Straightened out the neck. New strings.

 

She nows plays well!

 

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Much much improved. This bass has LOTS of life left in her!

 

 

Still looking for one in RED!!!

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Nice job [thumbup] I love projects like that, there's something very satisfying about saving something that most people would not have given the time of day and giving it a whole new life. Congrats, I bet those Basslines sound great =D>

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Nice job [thumbup] I love projects like that, there's something very satisfying about saving something that most people would not have given the time of day and giving it a whole new life. Congrats, I bet those Basslines sound great =D>

 

 

Thanks! The Basslines do sound good. It's my 4th set of them.

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Thanks! The Basslines do sound good. It's my 4th set of them.

 

I'm a fan too, I have quite a few in some of my basses, most of them are P-bass style, but I do have a couple that are a P/J set up and they never let me down.

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Thanks.

 

(Sigh!) Shipping to the USA was way too high. I had to pass. Surely there's a red one in the USA!!!

 

HI Aoresteen - I left you message on in your personal profile.. I Just purchased an EPI Rock Bass - very similar to yours and I need a pick guard.

 

Thanks Brian

 

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Nice save,

 

I saved a Rock Bass also. It had a bow and a bad twist in the

neck. I ended up grinding the neck strait and making it fretless.

 

I liked the stock pickups. It sounded pretty cool,

 

Tabdog

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