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VINTAGE FENDER NITRO LACQUER HELP???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by muddog, Nov 4, 2012.


  1. muddog

    muddog

    Mar 3, 2012
    Did Fender use a sanding sealer on there solid color alder bodies?
    exmp. so say a 1970 p bass in custom black. was the nitrocellulose lacquer painted right over the alder wood? or was it sealed first?
     
  2. Fender stopped using "nitro" to finish bodies in about 1968.
     
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  4. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    A 1970 Fender had a ton of poly on it.
     
  5. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    I think the top coat on the body and face of the headstock was still nitro in '70. Sealer was poly.(?)
     
  6. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    Sealer was Poly...Nitro On Top...after Nitro..More Poly
     
  7. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

    So, no point in the nitro, then! :rollno: Just marketing mumbo-jumbo.
     
  8. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    They started fullerplasting the bodies (sealing with poly) in like 59 or 60 I believe.
     
  9. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    +1

    I've never heard wood breathe ;)

    Before "FullerPlast" it was some other version of poly.

    I know that with acoustic instruments..putting ANYTHING on the wood is going to have an effect on tone.

    But my J & Ps aren't acoustics...
     
  10. so what's sealer color ? just clear ?
     
  11. miles'tone

    miles'tone

    Feb 26, 2008
    Wales, U.K
    I did away with both on my P-bass and just oiled the bare wood. Sounds louder and more growly playing it unplugged practicing at home. Makes no difference whatsoever amplified. Especially at a gig.
     
  12. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    There is information "out there" about the colors...at one time it was white-ish...making the early sunburst color 'brighter'

    Here's a GREAT link...

    http://home.provide.net/~cfh/fenderc.html

    It's explained mid article
     



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