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G&L Gun Oil tint question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TimBosby, Feb 25, 2013.


  1. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    Question about G&L's hand-rubbed gun-oil tint option on necks...

    Do they feel "sticky" and glossy like an old poly neck? Or are they more like a satin or oil finish?

    I generally prefer satin necks... hate the nasty thick gloss. I need my necks to feel fast and smooth, but NOT like bare wood.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. BoomBoomOGTL

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    They're thick poly gloss.
     
  3. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    Boo. The term "gun oil" made me think.... I dunno... oil...smooth... :meh:
     
  4. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    mine is more like waxed unfinished wood
     
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  6. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    Anyone know if G&L uses the same neck finish as are on USA Peavey Millenniums? Because I looove USA Peavey Millennium necks.
     
  7. Templar

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    The two that I've had were very nice, not sticky. But it's nothing like a typical oil finish like EBMM or a US Masters. My impression was the GNT was not quite as glossy or as thick as a typical "gloss" finished neck.

    To be honest I don't know how G&L applies that finish, but if you told me it's a blend of satin and gloss I could believe it.

    That said, if you have sticky hands like a tree frog, you might want to first check one out in person.
     
  8. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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  9. Warhawk

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    As far as I know G&L doesn't have a "hand rubbed gun oil finish" in their options. What they do have are different neck tint options.

    http://www.glguitars.com/instruments/USA/options/bass.asp

    What is referred to as "Gun Oil Finish" is actually "Vintage Tint Gloss" and it is a colored polyurethane gloss finish.
     
  10. Warhawk

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    Ya beat me to it Tim!

    I don't have the tree frog hands problem but if you want the color there's now a "vintage tint satin" option which should be a lot less sticky than the gloss.
     
  11. Dave W

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    Yep. This is how mine is. It's a tint, and the actual finish is gloss.

    I usually hate gloss finish, but this is pretty nice.
     
  12. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    ok, so my 2011 sb-2 is clear satin, and the 83 l2k is vintage tint gloss

    the vintage tint gloss is like what was on my gibson grabber and you need to polish it sometimes or it will get pretty sticky, not as much nowadays though, cause people don't smoke in clubs or bars anymore
     
  13. Vinny D

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    I thought G&L stopped offering the Gun Oil Tint (G.O.T) a few years ago?

    I have (2) basses that have it, a SB-2 fretless and a ASAT.
    I enquired to G&L about buying a matching fretted neck for the SB-2 and they told me they no longer offered the GOT.

    At least that is what I was told :meh:

    It has that orange'e cheeto's look to it.
    [​IMG]
     

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