hey guys, So I adopted this Peavey Fury for free and decided to make it my project bass. What this will hopefully end up as is my full time outlaw country dive bar bass. This will be my simple reliable bass I can grab and not worry about it getting dinged up or scratched at bars, like my other more expensive basses. It start with a dinged up black finish which I melted off with a butane torch and a metal scraper. I used the butane torch because I didn't really need to be careful about scorch marks in the end. It's all part of the look. After the strip and scorch I used a reddish/almost copper color stain and it's really turned out nicely with what I was looking for. The pictures do not bring out the detail of the grain and the red as it is in real life. I am now in process of applying some semi gloss poly coats for the finish. These pics are before the poly, The back is alittle closer to what it actually looks like color wise, but it's still not as "coppery". I just wanted to share what I'm doing and maybe get some feedback if anyone has anything to share. My plans for the hardware and such are still getting worked out. The neck is all maple with maple FB and is very glossy. With that In mind I'm also trying to figure out what pick guard color to choose. My step mother is a leather worker so i'm planning on getting a custom leather guard for this bass, but I can't think of what it should look like. I'm leaning twoards black.... If you guys have any suggestions or comments please feel free.