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Crestwood Astral BB Hofner style bass

Big Mick 29 Jun 11 - 11:33 PM
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Subject: Crestwood Astral BB Hofner style bass
From: Big Mick
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 11:33 PM

I have had a hankerin for a while to play some bass guitar. I was at a community garage sale and saw this bass guitar sitting there in pieces. I decided to pick it up and rehab it. Neck looked good, needs a nut, I am going to have to rewire the electronics, and I will have to reset the neck. I have never done any of these things, but they certainly are within my abilities. When I started to look around the internet, I can find no mention, or any images of this guitar. It looks to be a late 60's or 70's knockoff of the Hofner violin bass that Sir Paul made famous. Here are some pictures:

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Big_Mick_2008/IMG_0132003.jpg
http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Big_Mick_2008/IMG_0131002.jpg
http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Big_Mick_2008/IMG_0137007.jpg
http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Big_Mick_2008/IMG_0139009.jpg
http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Big_Mick_2008/IMG_0201002.jpg
http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Big_Mick_2008/IMG_0202003.jpg

Can anyone shed any light on this thing? I thought it might be fun to refinish it, reset the neck, upgrade the electronics, and use it to get my chops right on bass guitar. Any and all comments are welcome, and if any of you can find a reference to it, I would appreciate a link. REMEMBER, we are talking about the Astral BB, not the Astral II that Jack White plays. There are plenty of references to that.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Crestwood Astral BB Hofner style bass
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 30 Jun 11 - 12:09 AM

You've got link problems, here they are fixed:


I have transferred Becky's corrections above. Thanks, Becky.

~ Becky in Tucson
(whose son has an Epiphone Viola)


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Subject: RE: Crestwood Astral BB Hofner style bass
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 Jun 11 - 12:16 AM

Geez, Becky. Take it a bit easy on a site moderator, willya??????? They worked when I tested them, honest they did!!!!! LOL. I am not sure what happened but I very much appreciate your fixing them, m'dear. I hope I don't get fired.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Crestwood Astral BB Hofner style bass
From: Jeri
Date: 30 Jun 11 - 12:19 AM

You stuck a '#' where a dot shoulda gone on some. (Feel free to delete this sometime.)


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Subject: RE: Crestwood Astral BB Hofner style bass
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 Jun 11 - 12:21 AM

Nah, it's good to get corrected when you make a boo boo. Back to the subject at hand. ***chuckle***

All the best,

Mick


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