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Have you ever seen that? body is broken? Corvette $$ 5s

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by jako, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. jako

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    Hello all,

    I come back from a concert and I see 2 cracks on the body of my darling corvette $$.
    See pictures following :

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    I don't know what happened. The bass has never fallen. I have a solid rockcase for the travel (1 day in bus) and I am very meticulous about my bass or my amp.

    I'm very depressed.

    Could you tell me if you have an idea about the reason of this?
    Is it possible to repair?
    Do you think that i can continu to play like that?
    What should I do?

    Thank lot for your help.
     

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  2. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Hi there.

    I think those cracks aren´t from the wood, but only the clear finish.
     
  3. DiMarco

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    Looks to me like a bass that has fallen flat on its face while you were away for a minute and nobody told you about it.
     
  4. shaftbass

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    Yeah that looks like cracked laquer.

    Is that a factory finish or aftermarket?
     
  5. jako

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    Thank for your help,

    I don't think that the bass has fallen but I will ask to other members of my band if they have seen something.
    Is it possible that a sudden and important change of temperature, can product this effect on the finish laquer?
    Because in waiting to go up to the scene, it was very cold inside the room where the bass was (in the rockcase).
    Of course, on the scene, it was very hot.
    I have never seen that but I wonder if it is possible.

    This bass has been provided by warwick custom shop. It is the number #423 on Custom Shop gallery. serial number 031/076.
     
  6. Stroud

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    +1 on it being a crack in the finish. I suppose it could be the heat if the difference in heat was extreme and the change in heat was very sudden
     
  7. shaftbass

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    I agree with Stroud.
     
  8. BassFingers

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    I hate to tell you this but there's only one thing you can do, and that's send me the bass.
     
  9. markoism

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    Looking at the cracks the bass might have fallen face down and it might have cracked the laquer. I don't think the body itself is damaged as it isn't going with the grain and it'll have to be a big hit to actual split or crack the body itself. I could be wrong but I don't think you should be too worried.

    Take it to a pro luthier or the shop you got the bass from to see if its anything to be worried about.
     
  10. jako

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    lol. Thank for your help but I think that I'm going to keep it for long years. ;)
     
  11. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi jako,
    I know what this is - it is the old thick laquer. we used to paint them in Chech Republic. The laquer seems to be too thick and too hard, so it cracked. i've seen that before, I am almost sure there is nothing wrong with the wood, so don't worry, take ot as a battle scar, and continue playing that bass.

    lovely grain btw!
     
  12. jako

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    @markoism :
    Yes, I'm agree with your analyze concerning the the grain of wood but I'm sure (90%) that there wasn't been an incident with the bass.

    I will show it to a pro luthier for to be sure.

    Maybe, somebody knows if I sould do or apply some thing on the laquer to stop the cracks? or it needn't?
     
  13. jako

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    Thank a lot at all.
    I'm reassured.
    as said Florin, I'm going to take these cracks as a battle scars.

    I will check regularly if the cracks increase.

    Have a nice day. :)
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks Jako!
     
  15. Gastrok

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    one word: mojo
     
  16. Augie

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    By any chance was the palce that did this laquering the place that does the Spector Euro basses? Seriously the laquer looks the same, crystal clear, great finish and about a foot thick! And i have seen a couple of the BO euro basses with similar cracks, the unfinished neck has expanded slightly, as timber does over time, but the rigid and brittle finish has no give in it so it get these small cracks in stress points. I have also seen some Spectors that have had minor bumps get finish cracks from them them..maybe be careful of these older HP basses if they have similar (or the same....;)) finish
     
  17. jako

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    My bass has been factured in 2010 by custom shop, it was a real cost for me. I think that it is a few damage after only 3 years to use, to have this default. I wonder how this will progress with time.
    This corvette $$ stays a wonderfull and nice bass, with very good sound. Like we like here.
     
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