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Refoaming The First Warwick Ohsc

Discussion in 'Bass Hardware, Setup & Repair' started by Hoggles, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Hoggles

    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    The case for ole' Stella was in dire need of new foam. The old stuff was totally disintegrating and not protecting the precious cargo very well (at all). So I ordered some charcoal foam, adhesive (3M Super 77) and an electric meat carving knife. The end result was better than I expected. Snug as a bug. I still need to bevel the edge a bit to remove some pen marks, but all in all...it was well worth it.

    A few tips...

    These orange cases are a bit smaller than ones that followed. For the charcoal foam you'll want a thickness of 2.5" (6.35cm) on the bottom....and 1.5" (3.81cm) on top. Firm charcoal on the bottom and regular charcoal eggcrate on top. To get the 2.5" thickness for the bottom, you'll want to get a 1" and 1.5" thick piece of foam. That's so you can trace and cut out the shape of your instrument on only the 1.5" piece, leaving the 1" piece intact for protection on the bottom. The result is a perfect fit, where the eggcrate on the lid only presses into the neck, bridge, knobs...about a half inch. Not too much pressure...and leaving good protection, at least 1" thick, all the way around.

    And whatever you do...if you do decide to do this; invest the 10 bucks in a cheap electric knife. It's a legit way to cut foam properly...and you can use it for Thanksgiving later. Win win.

    Old Orangy
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    Oh dear
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    The old foam came out very easy. Not much old glue residue at at all. I used a plastic scraper and didn't bother trying to scrape off every bit of old glue/foam. Felt I would have done more harm than good.
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  2. Hoggles

    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Used a sharpie to trace
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  3. Hoggles

    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    And for those wondering what the very first case of any kind Warwick used.... it's this bag for the Nobby :eek::oops::)

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    Nice job!
     
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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Thanks!!

    Fretless Thumb might be next. A clunky "Rockcase" from '06 and another one where the bottom end is bent out from the Thumb slamming down during shipping. Pains me to think how much force it takes to do that. Amazing the cases weren't thought out better.
     
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    Nice work man
     
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