Staining a new Warwick
I just received my brand new Corvette $$ German (thanks again to the good people at the Bass Place).
I got a great deal but had to settle for a color that I really don't love so much, the natural oil.
This one is likely to be a keeper for me so I am not worried about resale (which is pretty weak with Warwicks anyway), so I am thinking of getting it stained professionally some unusual color.
I will appreciate any suggestions, do's and don'ts etc.
Here is the photo from the Warwick site, I didn't get a chance to photograph mine yet.
Don't mean to rain on your parade but it might be difficult-I would expect the oil finish to be a sealing finish which means stripping it all off first. Could be a really huge job.
Having said that, the bass would look nice with a satin Burgundy finish. Good luck, nice bass.
I think you are right.
I was reading on the Warwick site about the natural oil finish and it seems to be more complex than it looks.
I suppose I will let it grow on me...
That's a great looking bass. I'd keep her how she is.
Keep it as is. It could change the tone to sand it down and refin.
Just use lots of Howard's Feed n Wax. The finish will take on a 3D look, the grain will pop and the color will darken over time. I wasn't crazy about mine but the color is really starting to grow on my over time.
Here is the actual bass, it has nice grain, I like the idea that it will get darker with time..
I am all Warwick now basses, amp and cabs...
This guy is the master and all you have to do is send him the body. He does work for a few small companies like Mike Lull, Lakland, USA Spector etc...He is sort of trusted :)
He did work for me in the past and was a reasonable turn around time and was surprisingly inexpensive besides being incredible.
Means2nend, you are killing me.
Just when I was mentally ready to forget about refinishing you post this link, there is some amazing work there.
I am not going to jump on it, wait and let it grow, but if I do decide to do something at least I know who to call.
It might make more sense to buy an older bass in poor cosmetic condition and send it to these guys instead of a brand new one.
You might be right....this was chipped like crazy and white and now look at it it's ruined :D
Wow they have even converted into a lefty:D
That is a gorgeous color and finish.
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