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David Kennett from Flame Guitars appeared on BBC1’s Repair Shop on Wednesday. He was restoring the Fender bass of Tony Wilson from Hot Chocolate. There’s not a lot of detail, mainly a re-fret and distressing replacement parts, but it’s nice to see guitar repair featuring on mainstream media.

I missed the broadcast because I went to see @digitalscream’s gig, but watched it this afternoon on iPlayer Series 4: Episode 18: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0004b87
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  • CasperCasterCasperCaster Frets: 274
    @Roland thanks for posting that. I wasn't aware of it but I'll enjoy it when a get some spare time at the weekend.
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  • paulnb57paulnb57 Frets: 1359
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    Got it recoreded and will watch later, there are some very skilled folk on this programme.
    Stranger from another planet welcome to our hole - Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock 'n' roll

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  • sweepysweepy Frets: 2495
    Watched it last night, first thing he’ll do is take those bloody covers off and get someone to set it up, you could limbo under those strings ;)
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  • SteveRobinsonSteveRobinson Frets: 2177
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    sweepy said:
    Watched it last night, first thing he’ll do is take those bloody covers off and get someone to set it up, you could limbo under those strings ;)
    Agreed, the covers are for show only. And I suspect that with the bass being years in the shed, neck bowed, it's pretty much set like that. 
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  • breakstuffbreakstuff Frets: 6218

    Been waiting for this episode to come on. 

    Absolutely love this show and have seen every episode so far. Look extra forward to watching this one. 

    On a side note,the episode earlier in the series where the old gent gets his old radio restored is utterly magical. Such a lovely show.


    Laugh, love, live, learn. 
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  • MgeekMgeek Frets: 5
    I watched this yesterday and almost choked on my dinner...

    To deal with a gouged looking area on the back of the neck, he stripped *all* the original finish off, and planed the entire thing with a spoke shave, before putting an oil finish on it.

    Pics can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/338735022804158/photos/a.345000818844245/2959461617398139/?type=3&theater

    I'm by no means an expert, but personally I'd have gone with something far less drastic- perhaps drop filling that area with lacquer or sanding sealer(?) and blending it in to the original finish. Aside from the issues with it being a vintage bass, Jazz basses aren't known for their tree trunk necks, so I'd be concerned about it's continued existence, especially as it looked like it was already a bit of a banana

    Thoughts?



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  • SargeSarge Frets: 1607
    Did anyone else spot the ill seated frets on the handover?  Also I can't believe he shaved the neck so drastically  I suppose the lad could find a second use for it now, as a bow and arrow maybe? That guy was no luthier. 
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  • impmannimpmann Frets: 7867
    The guy is a member of this forum - see the thread elsewhere....
    Never Ever Bloody Anything Ever.

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  • andy_kandy_k Frets: 42
    they are showing re-runs now, did anybody see the violin restoration?
    Violin passed down 3 generations, went through Auschwitz, repair involved taking the top off, which revealed a late 19th century signature. Anyhoo, the fingerboard was off it, and was very worn-he even said you could see the fingerprints. Then he proceeded to glue it on, and planed all the wear off.
    I was thinking---why not put on a new fingerboard-to make the instrument playable, and leave the original intact.
    Also, when handed over-no mention of the sig, which he could have easily took a picture of.
    It sounded ok at the end, and a pro played a new composition for the owner, but I just felt he could have been a bit more sympathetic with the board, given its history.
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 1583
    I have to say that after the bass episode I haven’t watched any more and I deleted them from my planner. 
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