Originally Posted by mattwallace
Does anyone have an opinions or theories on whether a bass's Lacquer/Finish/Color affects the sound of a bass?
Color - Yes, if you paint it red it will play faster
Regarding the other two.
You must consider a few things.
Some finishes allow the wood to breathe, some finishes seal the wood.
If you allow the wood to breathe then it ages, if it ages you will get a different sound (mature) out of it than compared to a wood that has been sealed.
Some sealers / laquers / finishes are heavier than others and applied on at different thicknesses
So common sense tells me that the weight of the finish will make a difference, but how one could test this I do not know.