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Well. I think I've made a huge mistake. Because they didn't ship to Australia I used shitpito, thinking that it would just be the standard FedEx rate I pay for guitar imports (usually around $80 to $120). This thing is going to cost me upwards of $350 to post to my home down under :/ for the $700 it's costing me now I could have bought it at home with no paint defects. Live and learn I guess :/

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Hey guys, I actually ordered one of those from ebay and it arrived today. The finish looks totally fine. I inspected it pretty carefully and I don't see any issues at all. Maaaaybe a tiny scratch on the back, but its hardly noticeable. I'm pretty happy!

 

http://imgur.com/a/YIHQx

http://imgur.com/a/Vj6ln

https://imgur.com/a/eNLdI

 

The one thing I do notice though is my volume knob is super loose. I don't see any screws to remove the knob, so I'm not actually sure how to take it off to tighten it? Does it just pull off? I tried pulling a bit but am scared to pull too hard....

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Hey guys, I actually ordered one of those from ebay and it arrived today. The finish looks totally fine. I inspected it pretty carefully and I don't see any issues at all. Maaaaybe a tiny scratch on the back, but its hardly noticeable. I'm pretty happy!

 

http://imgur.com/a/YIHQx

http://imgur.com/a/Vj6ln

https://imgur.com/a/eNLdI

 

The one thing I do notice though is my volume knob is super loose. I don't see any screws to remove the knob, so I'm not actually sure how to take it off to tighten it? Does it just pull off? I tried pulling a bit but am scared to pull too hard....

 

Nice. It does say manufacturer refurbished or whatever, so it's possible that the finish has been repaired.

 

And you have to pull these ones off. It shouldn't break the control or anything - just pull until it comes off the potentiometer.

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Nice. It does say manufacturer refurbished or whatever, so it's possible that the finish has been repaired.

 

And you have to pull these ones off. It shouldn't break the control or anything - just pull until it comes off the potentiometer.

 

Congrats! Looks much cleaner than my blemished one from Musician's Friend. Mine has a good chunk of finish missing from the lower bout under the control cavity.

 

There is a video somewhere on youtube with Tim Stark demonstrating how to use a cloth to remove a knob.

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Congrats! Looks much cleaner than my blemished one from Musician's Friend. Mine has a good chunk of finish missing from the lower bout under the control cavity.

 

There is a video somewhere on youtube with Tim Stark demonstrating how to use a cloth to remove a knob.

 

Yep that did the trick. It took quite a bit of force to get the pot off (the cloth helped a lot), but it came off. Tightened the nut and now its working perfectly! Thanks for the tips (James too.)

 

Not sure if I got lucky or not, but the ebay deal definitely seems like a pretty good one.

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Yep that did the trick. It took quite a bit of force to get the pot off (the cloth helped a lot), but it came off. Tightened the nut and now its working perfectly! Thanks for the tips (James too.)

 

Not sure if I got lucky or not, but the ebay deal definitely seems like a pretty good one.

 

Way to go! How does it compare to what you're used to?

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Really tossing up whether to put a black or chrome MBK-2 in my black Cort, has anyone got a photo with a black one in?

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after finally getting a black Cort MBC-1 i have been looking at the red sparkle which is great but i can't help thinking it should have had a fender style bridge instead so it could be modded for an xy pad, it got me thinking i wonder if they will release new versions? i'd personally love to see a 7 string version and one with a Floyd rose! either bomber or son of delorean body style. they'd be pretty easily doable and it'd be great to have a few different options to choose from!

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after finally getting a black Cort MBC-1 i have been looking at the red sparkle which is great but i can't help thinking it should have had a fender style bridge instead so it could be modded for an xy pad, it got me thinking i wonder if they will release new versions? i'd personally love to see a 7 string version and one with a Floyd rose! either bomber or son of delorean body style. they'd be pretty easily doable and it'd be great to have a few different options to choose from!

 

I'm not sure really. I can't imagine they'd release a whole lot more than what there is now. They still do the proper MB/DL/DR/etc signatures, so I'd imagine they want to keep those a bit unique as well.

 

Also worth keeping in mind that the body shape is slightly longer on the MB-1 to begin with, so the cort probably wouldn't be able to fit an X-Y anyway (even with a hardtail Fender type bridge)

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Really want a Red one with black hardware tbh. Might have to make that investment #soon :ninja:

 

I take it you saw the latest post by them. They're waiting for you jackk

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I take it you saw the latest post by them. They're waiting for you jackk

 

I may or may not have done yes :LOL:

 

Gonna have to sort out my expenses in the New Year and then if it's feasible gonna look into it

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No one's contemplating selling an MBC1 with sustaniac upgrade are they?

 

I have a red sparkle with sustainiac. Depends if you're in the states or not I suppose...I could ship to the UK but that's probably not a cost you want to eat if not necessary.

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I have a red sparkle with sustainiac. Depends if you're in the states or not I suppose...I could ship to the UK but that's probably not a cost you want to eat if not necessary.

 

Would be looking for matte black I'm afraid!

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