I have this amazing STR [japan] bass that is my go to fretless bass. Although I have a few higher end basses, I have never liked " fancy " tops.
I am wondering how hard it would be to re-finish the top of this bass a darker mahogany color that is still slightly transparent but does not show the dramatic wood pattern differences so much.
I have done a fair amount of wood work [ remodeling cabinetry etc] along with some touch up on basses. Just wondering what it would take to make the wood able to absorb a darker stain without being blotchy etc.
Thanks for any information !!