....so....I was sitting in my office today thinking about all things bass, and a thought came to me. I'd swap the necks from my Black fretted Warwick Rockbass Corvette and my Blue Fretless Warwick Rockbass Corvette. Why? Just for fun. This is what my blue one looked like a couple of days after I got it (with Ultra Jazzes in it at the time). I've been wanting a change for a while, and thought the Black would be nicer fretless, and I could have the blue one as my main fretted bass. So, I'm going to need to do some rewiring too, because I haven't been using my series / parallel swith much on the fretted, and think I'l go back to vol vol tone tone. So, on the way home I bought a stack of new pots, and a few caps, and headed back to make a start. Got home, pulled the strings off both basses (due for a change anyway ), pulled the neck off the black fretted bass - all good so far then pulled the neck off the blue fretless. Oh crap!!! A large chunk of the finish lifted from the blue one on the edge of the neck pocket when I lifted out the neck! Damn it! What am I going to do now? I guess I could glue it back down... ...or ...hold on - I was just thinking this afternoon that a natural finish would be sweet wasn't I? I'll refinish the bass!!! Something I've been wanting to try anyway, so why not? Off to the hardware store, pickup some paint stripper and some sandpaper...and get to work. Here's the body without any hardware with some paint stripper applied: Here it is after letting the paint stripper do it's thing, and a little scraping: All of the scraping done now....phew! The body is stripped back to the base clear coat, and ready to start sanding: Some initial sanding done now...it's actually a nice piece of timber - this is going to be a sweet natural finish! OK...enough work for tonight. More sanding tomorrow. I think I'll use Tung Oil as a finish - off to do some research on finishes now. More to come soon..... In the meantime - I'd love any advice on natural oil finishes....Tung oil, and the like.