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Show Your Transparent Finishes

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nugun, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Nugun

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    So I'm putting together a jazz bass (always wanted one, not enough cash) and I'm stuck on what color I'm wanting to finish it at the moment. I know I want to give it a transparent finish seeing as it's going to be made of swamp ash, I just don't know what color yet. I'm having difficulty finding much in the way of transparent finishes and since I know how much Tb'ers like to show off their buys and builds, show them if you've got them! :hyper:

    tl;dr need help deciding on which trans finish, show yours.
  2. JayfromDeeKay

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    It ain't mine, but I really like this trans finish:
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  3. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny Supporting Member

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    The green may or may not work for you, but a simple oil stain on ash looks and feels great.
  4. scotch

    scotch Will play bass for fish tacos. Plus cash. Supporting Member

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    This is an ash bass I built recently. I need better pics, but I used dark grain filler & finished it with nitro lacquer- vintage blonde (very thin) with a pearly/white halo on the edges.

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  5. fretno

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    I have several but I just finished this one , finished in Tru-oil
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  6. Nugun

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    I've always loved these finishes and they're just gorgeous. I was thinking about going the staining route too, but I'm not sure on how difficult it would be to work with the wood and how it would absorb the stain. It can't be too difficult can it?
  7. fretno

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    A sunburst finish in figured maple - Fine Woodworking Video
  8. scubaduba

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    F Bass BN5. Natural Ash all the way around.

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  9. Sam_bass

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    Maruszczyk Frog. Transparant blue on an Ash top (matte).
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  10. Nugun

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    Natural ash is just so... sex. Pure sex appeal. I think if I can't make up my mind I might just go natural.
  12. mark beem

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    Lull M5V in Mary Kay White

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    Peavey Sarzo sigs in trans red.

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    Peavey TL-Five in trans red

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    Peavey TL-Five in trans black

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    Peavey Palaedium in amber & trans red
  13. Nugun

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    I take it you like your Peaveys mike? ;) Can't blame you though, they're stunning.
  14. mark beem

    mark beem Supporting Member

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    Thank you!! And yes, they're all fantastic! :)
  15. cnltb

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    I want that.... I really want that!!!....kind of finish on my soon approaching '51 style P-without the grain filler that is :).
    Up until 10 seconds ago I was going to go for natural or otherwise...unsure. :hyper:
  16. Nugun

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    Really appreciating everybody who has put something up so far! That ash needs to hurry up and get here...
  17. BassAgent

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    Here's a few I own or have owned:
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    Pedulla Pentabuzz - Flame Maple in Vintage Cherry Sunburst:

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