Tuesday, August 28, 2007

WTD Bass Guitar- Final

The Finished WTD Bass- Trust me, I could've fixed this guitar in Photoshop faster and easier!
Well, here it is ( and me too) with the "What The Duck" Ibanez SR 490 Bass Guitar that I won from Aaron Johnson, Creator of the "WTD" Comic Strip.
The Bass is completely playable- ( Sorry 'bout that Aaron...) and sounds great!
I had a couple of people ask me why I would bid ( Won this on eBay) on a guitar with a broken neck in the first place; there were a couple of reasons:
1) I read "WTD" every day- it makes me laugh
2) It makes me laugh at others...
3) Aaron's going to go far ( He's been accepted into syndication) and I want to be sure to cash in on his name later!
Be sure to go take a look at http://www.whattheduck.net/ and enjoy the photography humor- you won't be dissapointed.
Thanks for the sweet bass Aaron!

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

What The Duck Bass Guitar Update

* Time for a patient update*
The Guitar is in recovery now- As you can see, the front of the headstock sustained the most splintering- but overall- I'm pleased with how it's turning out!
My next step is to let the stain cure 12 hours; then I'll buff it down, spray a clear coat over it, buff, and repeat till it looks like new- or at least as close as I can get!
( I used to do Guitar repairs for a music store called the "Pied Piper long ago- and this really brought back a lot of memories! Fun stuff...)

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Monday, August 20, 2007

WTD Bass Guitar

OK Everybody; The "What The Duck" Bass from "WTD" Creator Aaron Johnson is finally here!

Check him out at http://www.whattheduck.net/ and buy something- he needs the money for a new bass!
Front artwork on the Ibanez Bass

As some of you know, Aaron is also in a band called "Sweet Jelly" , and during a gig, his Bass took a dive and broke the headstock off. I am attempting to :
A) repair the guitar to playablility.
B) If it isn't reapirable to play; at least have a place for guitar hooks to hold it on the wall of my office!
Here is a photo of the damage:

the break was fairly clean, so I am clamping the "wound " together with hopes it will be strong enough to restring. There is a veneer of Mahogany wood on top of the headstock that may be too damaged to repair , I have the "flecks" that came off of it- so we'll have to wait and see how bad the joint is after it's unclamped.
I'll give an update on the "patient" in a few days with better photos of the artwork, signings, and the overall instrument.
Keep your fingers crossed!! :-)
I took the clamps off this morning, and while the joint is dry- it needs to cure. The overall break is just a seam in the wood now, so I'm hopeful. There was some splintering on the headstock that will take some work cosmetically to make it look right.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

"What The Duck" Ibanez Bass Guitar Winner


If you're a photographer and haven't seen the "What The Duck" online comic strip; Where have you been!
That being said- The artist and creator , Aaron Johnson is also a musician with the band called Sweet Jelly - He recently put his old bass on ebay and said that if a WTD fan won the bass, he'd sign and put a WTD sketch on it as an "incentive" to bid for it.
I won the bid for the Bass- and after being emailed by Aaron with the preliminary idea for what he wants to put on the bass- All I can say is I CAN"T WAIT TO GET IT!
Awsome! Thanks Aaron!

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