Vintage Ventures Bass

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Vintage Ventures Bass

Postby duojet55 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:53 pm

I bought my wife a Pacific Blue Ventures bass as an anniversary gift. It should be here by Friday and will go nicely with her red Ventures guitar. Image

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Re: Vintage Ventures Bass

Postby Greg_L » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:08 am

Haha awesome!

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Re: Vintage Ventures Bass

Postby duojet55 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:00 am

The bass is a 1965 model! Here's the neck and body date.

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Re: Vintage Ventures Bass

Postby duojet55 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:08 am

I gave my wife Rachel the bass this morning and she freaked out! It has been hard keeping it a secret for this past week. I still need to replace the non-original solid-shaft pots and tone cap. I should have the new pots tomorrow. I also have a pair of the original smooth Mosrite knobs to complete the project.

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Re: Vintage Ventures Bass

Postby Picure » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:29 am

Congratulations on the anniversary! That’s one cool looking bass! But is that bridge on backwards? I always thought the metal part was to face the neck of the bass.

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Re: Vintage Ventures Bass

Postby duojet55 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:02 am

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You're right, Picture, they did have the string anchor reversed. These photos were from the seller. I reversed tha tailpiece to it's proper orientation when I disassembled the bass for cleaning. Also notice the Baldwin knobs on their pictures. Someone had replaced the pots with solid-shaft Stackpoles, so the original knobs wouldn't work. I rebuilt the electronics with two CTS 250 ohm pots and a NOS CTS wafer cap. The nice folks at Hallmark sold me the NOS early smooth Mosrite knobs. Here it is all done posed next to our '67 Mark I.


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